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Kent & East Sussex Railway

Kent & East Sussex Railway near Sandhurst, Kent

Kent & East Sussex Railway
Station Road
Tenterden
Kent
TN30 6HE
01580 765 155
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Crafts by the Rails
Saturday, 29th June 2019, 10:00am
to Sunday, 30th June 2019, 5:30pm
(2 day event)

The Kent & East Sussex Railway is the country's finest example of a rural light railway. The line owes much of its charm to its origin as the world's first light railway. Originally opened in 1900, the tightly curved line, with steep gradients, is typical of those rural railways that were developed on shoestring budgets to bring the 'iron horse' to sparsely populated areas. Typically, stations bear the name of the nearest village although these can be miles away from the actual line - a result of geographical conditions and available funds.

Re-opened by dedicated volunteers as an attraction in 1974, following its closure to passenger traffic in the 1950's, today The K&ESR is one of Britain's most loved, most original heritage railways. Running steam and heritage diesel trains for 10½ miles on the preserved central section of the original line from Tenterden, affectionately known as 'The Jewel of The Weald', the line runs through the Rother Levels, a marshland valley so difficult to appreciate in any other way but by train, to Bodiam in East Sussex - where it terminates in the shadow of the magnificent National Trust Castle.

Whether you are interested in heritage, shopping, nature, food and drink or recreation there is an ever-evolving range of special events and offers that provide temptation and interest for all ages, whether you're a regular visitor or one who has yet to discover the unique charm of the K&ESR. Either way, you will find a warm welcome and we're sure your day will be a truly memorable experience.


Event

What's On in Sandhurst?

  • Northiam Midsummer Festival

    Saturday 22nd June @ 11:00am
    Location: Northiam

    Northiam Midsummer Festival & Family Fun Day Northiam Playing Fields Saturday 22nd June, 11am-5pm Free admission (donations always welcome!) Craft ... more

  • Northiam Midsummer Festival

    Saturday 22nd June @ 11:00am
    Location: Northiam

    Northiam Midsummer Festival & Family Fun Day Northiam Playing Fields Saturday 22nd June, 11am-5pm Free admission (donations always welcome!) Craft ... more

  • Crafts by the Rails

    Saturday 29th June for 2 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    Weald Crafts and K&ESR are hosting a Fair at Tenterden Town Station, displaying various hand-made items by local crafts people ... more

  • Ikarus Inc

    Wednesday 17th July @ 7:30am
    Location: Sandhurst

    Open air theatre coming to Sandhurst Playing Fields on Wednesday 17 July with a play set in the 1950s in ... more

  • Summer Family Fun Days

    Wednesday 31st July @ 10:30am
    Location: Tenterden

    Affordable family fun days at Tenterden Garden Centre Activities include: - Face Painting - Cullen's Conjuring - Circus Workshop (11-12, ... more

  • Summer Family Fun Days

    Wednesday 14th August @ 10:30am
    Location: Tenterden

    Affordable family fun days at Tenterden Garden Centre Activities include: - Face Painting - Crazy Science Tent - Circus Workshop ... more

  • Charity Boot Fair

    Monday 26th August @ 7:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Bank Holiday Charity Boot Fair - Jempson’s Superstore, Peasmarsh. Hard-standing pitch from £5 (donated to Rye Day Centre) gates open ... more

  • Outdoor Cinema - The Greatest Showman

    Wednesday 28th August
    Location: Ticehurst

    This one off special outdoor cinema event is not to be missed. All proceeds go to Hospice in the Weald. ... more

  • Rother Valley 10k Run

    Sunday 15th September
    Location: Northiam

    Bookings are open for this year's Rother Valley 10k on September 15th - www.rothervalley10k.co.uk. It's a challenging linear road race ... more

  • Great Dixter Autumn Plant Fair

    Saturday 5th October for 2 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Northiam

    Specialist nurseries from across Europe Entrance: included within a garden entry ticket (£9.50). Free for Friends, Annual Ticket holders and ... more

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