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Enjoy a Fun Day Out with Thomas at the Kent & East Sussex Railway

Families are invited to come along to the Kent & East Sussex Railway in Tenterden on 16th &17th and 23rd & 24th February 2012 to meet everyone’s favourite steam engine, Thomas the Tank Engine.


Thomas will be making exclusive appearances at Tenterden station with some of his friends including Sir Topham Hatt, The Fat Controller.

Tickets cost £13.50 per adult and £10.50 per child and include a one-hour train ride to Wittersham Road behind one of the Railway’s engines, the chance to enjoy Thomas & Friends station scenarios as well as a daily fun-packed programme of children’s events with Uncle Myles and Charlie the Clown.

There will be a giant television screen playing Thomas DVDs for children to watch. Families can also enjoy face painting, roundabout rides, skittles, hoopla and colouring activities.

There will be regular Annie & Clarabel rides at the station behind Thomas, a free sticker for every child and an A5 size Junior Engineer’s Certificate which is available from Mrs Kindley. Children can also help to fill an
engine’s boiler with water.

There will be a fun sing-along session and a special coal cake presentation for Thomas each day.

Watch Punch & Judy shows at 11:30am, 12:50pm and 2:10pm, and enjoy Uncle Myles and Billy the Magic Rabbit’s magic show and balloon modelling at 3:30pm every day.

Other delights not to be missed include the Thomas Model Railway Layout and an Imagination Station as well as the special Thomas Souvenir Shop, which will be selling gifts to help families remember their special day.

In the Tenterden station refreshment rooms, visitors can enjoy a variety of hot and cold meals supplemented by a delicious take away BBQ.

Ticket Prices

Fares include a one-hour return train journey as well as all the activities shown above.
Adult: £13.50
Child: 18 months -15 years inclusive £10.50

Those wishing to make their day extra special can upgrade their ticket to a first-class seat for an extra £3 per adult and £2 per child. Babies under 18 months are free of charge, providing they do not occupy a seat.

Trains depart promptly so visitors are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before departure. On each day the Kent & East Sussex Railway opens at 10am to allow visitors to take full advantage of all the activities on offer.


To book tickets contact the Kent & East Sussex Railway booking office on 01580 765155 weekdays between 9am and 5pm, weekends between 9am and 1pm or visit the website

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