A great idea for a fun, family day out is to visit to the lovely spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent and go on a train journey!
Nevill Terrace, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5QY
Tel: 01892 537715
Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities, Trips and Transport
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
Visit the Spa Valley Railway in Tunbridge Wells and enjoy a destination at every station! This delightful railway operates heritage steam and diesel services from Tunbridge Wells West to Eridge, via High Rocks and Groombridge.
All the family will have a fun day out and thoroughly enjoy travelling through the beautiful Kent and Sussex countryside. You can choose to hop off at any of the stations on your journey to explore the lovely villages. It is possible to purchase a combined train ticket with an entry ticket into Groombridge Place, which is a great destination for children.
Children will also thoroughly enjoy High Rocks, with its acres of breath-taking sandstone rocks interlinked with bridges which provide a lovely walk. High Rocks Halt is actually set in the gardens of the High Rocks Inn. This is an ideal place to sit and watch the trains go by!
The Spa Valley Railway offers special railway experiences too, including Driver and Signalman Experiences, Afternoon Tea, Fish and Chip Suppers and High Weald Belle Dining. There are also very special event days for children, with Thomas the Tank Engine, Peppa Pig or Paddington Bear as well as other fun characters. Remember to book your tickets early for the popular Santa Specials!
The Spa Valley Railway can be found next to Homebase and Sainsbury’s in Tunbridge Wells. Please visit the website for full details of all the experience days and to book your tickets online. Click here for the full list of Spa Valley Railway family events. There really is something for everyone at the Spa Valley Railway, so don’t delay to pop down for a visit! It’s a great day out which is suitable for all ages and will ensure lasting memories.
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