Welcome to East Kent Railway
East Kent Railway has something for everyone
From our award-winning visitor centre to our beautiful woodland walks and our lovingly restored heritage trains to our informative museums the East Kent Railway has something to offer all the family to enjoy.
There is something for the Whole Family
A Fantastic Day Out
Once a thriving industrial line serving the Kent Coalfield, the four-mile round trip takes you on a scenic journey between the pretty villages of Shepherdswell and Eythorne.
Rolling countryside, steep chalk-lined cuttings and the fascinating Golgotha Tunnel make this a visit to be remembered.
Santa by Train 2019. Absolutely fantastic was had on the Santa train the volunteers worked so hard to engage with the children and made it a memorable experience for not only the children but us grandparents as well the price
Just a Dude – Dover
My son absolutely loved the Santa train. It was magical from start to finish and created a real idea of Christmas for him. Travelling to the north pole through the tunnel is just fantastic. Will defo be back next year!
Neil – Northampton
A beautiful place & friendly staff "We called in for 3 hours on Saturday and was made very welcome by everyone. My wife & daughter had 2 rides on the narrow gauge train and we all had food and 'Must
Gordon M – West Malling
"A great day for a very modest price. Trips up and down on the main line size train (note not steam but diesel but still enjoyable, Many children having a great time. Friendly service in the cafe with a good
Teddy – Canterbury
A lovely little treat for Easter Sunday, £1 each. A fantastic setting for a train ride with a beautiful little station in Sheperdswell. Nothing beats daffs and spring sunshine. The train ride is great and the staff all really friendly.
Visitor – Margate
A fun and inexpensive afternoon trip (especially with children)” Heritage train rides available here circa 1957. Over the Bank Holiday entry was £1 per person. There is a miniature steam railway for the kids.
Sheila C – Folkestone
Heritage railway was only charging £1 person for rides and my grandson aged 2 and a half was thrilled as he loves trains. Shepherdswell is a lovely setting. The staff (volunteers) were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.