Exciting Family Days Out
Climb aboard for a journey back in time along the historic East Kent Railway.
Drive a Train
Our tailor made Railway Experience Days make the perfect gift for birthdays and Father's Day.
The Knees Woodland Miniature Railway has been running since 2015.
The Walmer Model Railway Carriage is open to the public on all running days.
Why not stop off for a break at Shepherdswell and visit our splendid Colonel’s Cafe?
The railway runs trains on most Sundays throughout the year. See our time table for details.
The Knees Woodland is over 350 years old, it contains a water tank which was once used to refill the steam engines and WW2 trenches.
Our miniature railway is yet another great attraction to be seen at the EKR.
Why not hold your party or celebration with us, to add that little bit extra to your special day?
Days of Steam
Relive the days of steam. Join us for our special steam days. A great day out.
There is something for all the family at East Kent Railways. Come and check out what's on offer.
Due to the lockdown effective from November 5th all train services are suspended.
Our Cafe at Shepherdswell will be open Friday to Sunday for Takeaway only, the Cafe at Eythorne is now closed until further notice.
Our grounds at Shepherdswell will be open for you to take your exercise and dog walking on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10am and 3pm.
We remain committed to returning to operation as soon as we are able.
Santa By Train – We expect to be able to operate December dates but we will update you as soon as we have confirmation. November bookings have been contacted on the 6/11/2020 via email to reschedule.
Maintaining the railway and its overheads during time remain expensive and present a significant cash burn on already depleted reserves – if you are able to donate to our funds to help us through these unprecedented times then we would really appreciate it.
Thank you from all of us at East Kent Railway.
The East Kent Railway has 2.5 miles of track to maintain and it’s expensive! You can help keep East Kent Railways up and running!
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The East Kent Railway has so much to offer
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.
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.
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.
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.