Friday, 2 September 2016

Peppa Pig at the Spa Valley Railway Sat 3rd September

See Peppa Pig at the Spa Valley Railway

Visit the Spa Valley Railway to see children’s favourite Peppa Pig on Saturday 3 September 2016.

Take a round trip on the train from Tunbridge Wells West to Eridge and see Peppa Pig at a station along the route.

The timetable allows a thirty minute stop so that you can see Peppa before continuing your journey.

There will be plenty of extra fun for all the family with balloons for every child and the steam trains will be operating throughout the day - you can even visit the cab with the driver!

Standard train fares apply, and there is no additional charge to see Peppa Pig. Trains will depart from Tunbridge Wells West at 10:10, 12 noon, 13:45 and 15:20.

Standard Tunbridge Wells to Groombridge fares apply (Adults £11, Children £5.50 or £28.50 for a family of 2+2).

For more information about the Spa Valley Railway or to purchase tickets online visit

Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5QY    Tel: 01892 537715

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Discounted Child Fares on Spa Valley Railway 13th & 14th August!

Take Teddy out for the day at the Spa Valley Railway

All accompanied children who bring a teddy travel for £1 on 13th and 14th August 2016 (and teddy goes free of course!).

We are running a standard service to the Green timetable during the day:

Spa Valley Railway Trains depart Tunbridge Wells at 10:10, 11:55, 13:20, 14:55 and 16:20, and Eridge at 11:10, 12:30, 14:10, 15:30 and 17:05.

Standard Tunbridge Wells to Groombridge fares apply (Adults £9, Children £4.50 unless they are accompanied by an adult and bring a teddy which reduces the fare to £1).

For more information about the Spa Valley Railway or to purchase tickets online visit

Experience Spa Valley Railway for a Great Family Day Out!

Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5QY    Tel: 01892 537715

For more days out visit

Friday, 22 July 2016

Kids for a Quid at the Spa Valley Railway in August

Kids for a Quid at the Spa Valley Railway in August

Looking for a great value family day out this summer – then look no further than the Spa Valley Railway where everyone can enjoy the popular Kids for a Quid promotion.

The railway, which has a destination at every station, offers amazing value this summer when Kids travel for just £1 when accompanied by an adult who travels for just £11!

A Family ticket for two adults and two children is just £22!

Kids for a Quid Trains will operate on Tuesdays in August to the purple timetable using the historic 'Thumper' 1317. 'Thumper' was built in the 1960s and used to operate trains on the line until British Railways closed it 30yrs ago.  He has since been lovingly restored by dedicated volunteers and offers visitors a unique step back in time to an era when our railway was a bustling through route to major towns and cities in Kent & Sussex.

Travel with the Driver for just £10!
Anyone aged 16 or over can travel up front with the driver on Thumper between Tunbridge Wells West and Groombridge or vice versa.   Book in advance to live the childhood dream and see how the 3 ½ mile line looks from the front of a Diesel engine!

Passengers travelling on the railway can choose to disembark at the famous High Rocks and visit the rocks themselves and perhaps choose to enjoy a lovely meal in the inn whilst watching the trains go by.  Or perhaps choose to visit Groombridge Place with its giant tree swings.  Joint tickets are also available with train travel and admission to Groombridge Place.  The attraction is just 15 minute walk from Groombridge Station.

For more information about the Spa Valley Railway or to purchase tickets online visit

Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5QY    Tel: 01892 537715

For more family days out visit

Monday, 18 July 2016

Finding Dory Event at Sea Life Brighton and 30% OFF Entry


Sea Life Brighton
16th July - 11th September

Dive into SEA LIFE this summer and learn all about Dory & friends.
To celebrate the release of Disney•PIXAR’s Finding Dory in cinemas nationwide from July 29th, 12 SEA LIFE centres in the UK will be hosting a special event from 16th July to 11th September all about Dory & her friends.Get 30% off entry to Sea Life Brighton with kidstodo voucher.
Children will follow a trail inspired by one of Finding Dory’s new characters, Hank a cantankerous octopus (who is actually a septopus!), to discover amazing facts about the real life versions of their favourite Disney•Pixar characters like Nemo and Dory, and also learn about the important of protecting their natural habitats in the wild.
Like Finding Nemo before it, the new film is likely to inspire an interest in marine life among millions of children, which is why SEA LIFE is delighted to be associated with it, and have created a fun interactive event for SEA LIFE guests all about Dory & her friends from 16th July.
Complete the Finding Dory trail by collecting the letters, unscrambling the clue at the end of your journey and you’ll earn an exclusive Finding Dory reward! 


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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Afternoon Tea in Kent on the Spa Valley Railway

New Afternoon Tea Service 

on the Spa Valley Railway 

in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Sumptuous Afternoon Teas can be enjoyed on The Spa Valley Railway on Saturday 13 August, Thursday 25 August, Saturday 10 September, Saturday 15 October and Thursday 27 October 2016.

Thursday Afternoon Tea:

Board your train at Tunbridge Wells West for 14:30 and take a seat in the wonderfully restored Bar Car ‘Kate’.  The train will depart at 15:00 for a complete return trip to Groombridge. The Afternoon Tea service will commence prior to departure and the train will return to Tunbridge Wells West for 16:00.

At Groombridge there’ll be plenty of time to look at the Steam engine once the trains returned to the platform.

Saturday or Sunday Afternoon Tea:

Board your train at Tunbridge Wells West for 14:40 and take a seat in the wonderfully restored Bar Car ‘Kate’.  The train will depart at 14:55 hauled by one of our powerful 1960’s Heritage Diesel Locomotives. Travel to Eridge station while enjoying a wonderful afternoon tea en route. At Eridge as your train arrives look out for the Steam engine which will haul your train back up the hill to Tunbridge Wells West. Return to Tunbridge Wells West will be at 16:00 - however if you wish choose to remain on the train for a further round trip to Eridge.

Afternoon Teas are £31.95 per person and include a selection of delicious three finger sandwiches with Smoked Salmon with Cracked Black Pepper & Lemon, Free Range Egg Mayonnaise with Rocket and Baked Ham and Wholegrain Mustard fillings.  Everyone can also enjoy a selection of homemade cakes alongside scones with jam and clotted cream.   A selection of teas and coffees will be available and as an extra why not enjoy a bottle of our sparkling Prosecco!

All the dining / afternoon tea trains must be booked in advance so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Vegan or Gluten/Dairy Free will need to be charged £2.50 extra per person.

Due to the fixed seating layout, bookings can be made for a complete table of two or four.

Prices include train fare and afternoon tea but exclude additional drinks of wines, spirits, beer, cider, lager and soft drinks.

For more information about the Spa Valley Railway or to purchase tickets online visit

Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5QY    Tel: 01892 537715

Monday, 20 June 2016

Summer Steam Festival at the Spa Valley Railway



Visit the Spa Valley Railway for a weekend of intensive steam action with two mighty industrial Steam locomotives plus an array of road steam engines, stationary engines, model railways, a ride on miniature railway and a selection of real ales & ciders!

The Summer Steam Festival will be centred round Eridge Station where steam and heritage diesel trains will run on a regular basis all weekend.  Visitors to the station can also see a variety of interesting road engines in the car park including Steam Rollers, Traction Engines, Vintage Cars and other vehicles.  Entrance to this is included for all those who purchase a Day Rover ticket or pay just £7.50 and spend all day venturing round the site and getting up close to these magnificent machines!  Also at Eridge will be a visiting miniature railway (at a small extra cost per ride).  Food will be available from the BBQ and a selection of real ales & ciders will also be available to purchase.

On the Saturday evening there will be the chance to enjoy the very popular Fish & Chip supper trains.

At Tunbridge Wells West see four model railways in the Victorian Engine shed including the railway’s very own 'G' scale. (just 50p to see the trains go round!) Also at Tunbridge Wells West will be a small cinema showing steam related DVD's including one of the 'Extension to Eridge' which opened in 2011.  Also in the Tunbridge Wells West engine shed see a Terrier steam engine undergoing a major restoration to have a brand new cylinder block.

At Groombridge, which is the crossing point for trains and the starting place for the Goods train on the Sunday, alight to see a selection of stationary engines, including those built to pump water, cut wood and just for show.  This splendid line up comes courtesy of the Sussex & Kent Weald Stationary Engine Group. On the Sunday afternoon there is a Land Rover show in the adjacent village carpark in Groombridge.

Tickets to the Summer Steam Festival are £17.50 per adult and £8.75 per child this includes travel on our trains and entrance to the festival itself.

For further details or to book tickets including a combined ticket to include admission to Groombridge Place (which is a 20 minute walk from Groombridge station) visit

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Father's Day 19th June 2016 - Dads Go FREE!!!

Father's Day Sussex

Sunday 19th June 2016


Where to take Dad on Father's Day in East and West Sussex. Free Entry for Dad and clay shooting, archery, bowling and so much more! Show Dad how much you care whether it's a day out, family lunch, BBQ and beer tasting. Dads have a special place in everyone's hearts so here's your chance to say a big thank and have an unforgettable day out. Visit Kidstodo Father's Day for more information.

Father's Day in East Sussex


30% Discount of Brighton Sea Life Centre Entry, click here to print kidstodo 30% off Voucher

Dad goes FREE this Father’s Day at Spring Barn Farm,
FREE entry for Dad, when accompanied by another full admission paying person! Come and enjoy all the fun of the farm with our daily activities schedule, include Meet the Small animals up close! Outside, race Dad on the go kart rack, whiz along the zip wire and bounce on the jumping pillows. Inside, see who wins on the wavey astra slide, and make Dad take a plunge on the mega drop slide! With soft play for Under 5’s and Under 3’s there is fun for all the family, whatever the weather.
FREE go at Clay Shooting on Father's Day at Knockhatch Adventure Park in Hailsham, East Sussex

Make your Dad's day special with a visit to  Bodiam Castle and we'll help you make him feel like the King of the Castle and treat him to Father's Day BBQ.  Celebrate Father's Day 19th June by treating Dad to a barbecue lunch in the tearoom between 2pm and 6.30pm at Sheffield Park and Garden (National Trust) in Uckfield. Treat your Dad to a delicious Ploughmans Lunch or scrumptious Cream Tea on board a steam train at Kent and East Sussex Railway

Father's Day Special Tea at Bateman's, East Sussex on Sunday 19th June 2016 from 2:30pm to 5pm. Hot mini Yorkshire pudding with gravy, posh fish finger roll, home-made mini pasty, served with a rustic sandwich and the ever popular Bateman's classic cream tea, washed down with a good strong cup of tea. Normal Admission Charges Apply.

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Father's Day in West Sussex


DADS GO FREE!! Fathers Day at Fishers Farm Park, Sunday 19th June 2016. A Father’s Day celebration for our Dads! Treat your Dad to a lovely family day out at Fishers this Father’s Day. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Saddle Rooms Restaurant, or perhaps a pint of Sussex ale at the bar? Relax on the leisurely tractor-ride or scramble up the climbing wall…there’s something for all ages (and all Dads!) at Fishers! And the best bit… all Dads visit FREE alongside a full-paying person! 

Dads Can Do - Amberley Musuem and Heritage Centre on Sunday 19th June 2016. FREE ENTRY for all Dads when accompanied by a child. Various events aimed particularly at Father's Day with different activities for Dad's to try. Visit kidstodo Fathers Day Sussex for more information 

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