may, 2023

sat27maymon29maySteam Up Festival

steam up festival

Event Details

Take your little train spotters for a trip on the Kent & East Sussex Railway for the Steam Up Festival, with plenty of family fun on the agenda.

When: May 27 to 29

Where: Kent & East Sussex Railway

Ticket price: From £15. Daily adult, child, family and senior citizen Freedom Tickets and a special Steam Up Weekend Pass, covering all three days, can be purchased online at a discount, so advance booking is recommended. Walk-in ticket prices will be higher. 

Find out more and book here

More information from organisers:

Leading the heritage line-up at the Steam Up Festival will be Battle of Britain locomotive 257 Squadron, the biggest engine ever to ride the line in one of its last appearances in Kent before it returns to the Spa Valley Railway in June. In contrast, the railway’s smallest locomotive ‘Marcia’ will be in action for a true ‘little and large’ experience. There will also be a top roster of other steam and diesel engines, including much loved ‘Swiftsure’, ‘Sapper’ and newly returned to the rails ‘Hastings’.

Fun for all the family. There will be plenty of non-train activities to enjoy, with a miniature railway at Northiam, children’s fun fair rides and traction engines at Rolvenden and Northiam, plus displays of classic cars and 1960s scooters at Tenterden, where platform tickets will also be available for those not planning to travel. The Tenterden Tea Room, Gift Shop and Museum will be open and there will also be an extended tea room offer at Northiam station with home-made cakes to enjoy.

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may 27 (Saturday) - 29 (Monday)

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