insideKENT Magazine insideKENT October 2018 Issue 79 - Page 62

VISITKENT HALLOWEEN HIGH JINX AT THE KENT & EAST SUSSEX RAILWAY THE KENT & EAST SUSSEX RAILWAY WILL BE RUNNING TRAINS ON TUESDAY 23RD OCTOBER TO THURSDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2018 AND WILL HAVE A VARIETY OF FREE ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THEIR TICKET PRICES TO KEEP THE YOUNG ONES ENTERTAINED THIS HALLOWEEN HALF TERM. PASSENGERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME DRESSED AS WIZARDS OR WITCHES FOR SPELLBINDING ADVENTURES. Enjoy a train ride from Tenterden to Bodiam with on-train Halloween-themed craft activities for the children to complete. At Bodiam station there will be ‘Bugs and Beasts’ for viewing, accompanied by talks about these fascinating creatures and there will be an opportunity for handling some of them for a lucky few! At Tenterden station there will be face painting and magic shows throughout the day. On-train catering and wheelchair access is available on the 10.40am, 1:15pm and 3.35pm departures. Pre-order lunch, munchboxes or cream tea options to take advantage of onboard refreshments. The magical Bodiam Castle is a short walk from Bodiam station. Presenting a valid train ticket at their booking office also entitles passengers to discounted entry to the castle. The Station Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden will be offering plenty of tasty options including hot and cold lunches and afternoon tea (prebook). Free admission to the award-winning Colonel Stephens Museum at Tenterden is included 62 with train tickets too; there is also free parking at Tenterden and Northiam stations. TravelCards are valid for unlimited travel on the day of your visit (Monday to Sunday). A Family Travelcard is great value at just £38 for two adults and up to three children (aged between 3 and 15 years). Children under 3 travel free with paying adults. FRIGHT NIGHT EXPRESS ON FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2018 Visit the railway from 5pm in your spooky finery to enjoy pumpkin carving, face painting, fun in the photo booth and purchase a hot snack from the station restaurant. Be entertained by the beats of the Drumskullz alongside a display by the live firebreather before boarding the train for a 7pm departure. On board the train, children will receive a munchbox for the journey and the whole family will be entertained by a magician. Upon arrival at Northiam station, there will be a firework display before departure for the return journey to Tenterden. The train arrives back at Tenterden at approximately 8.45pm; there is free parking at Tenterden station. Fares for Fright Night are £18 inclusive per person – adults and children (aged 3-15) and tickets must be booked in advance. Visit www.kesr.org.uk for booking and further info. HALLOWEEN HI JINX PRICING INFORMATION Admission prices include all-day travel on the trains and all of the activities outlined above. Save 10 per cent when buying tickets online before 1st October. Adults £16.20; children (3-15 years inc.) £10.80; family – two adults and up to three children or one adult and up to four children – £36.20. Admission prices when booked after 1st October are: adults £18; children (3- 15 years inc.) £12; family – two adults and up to three children or one adult and up to four children – £38. The timetable on the website www.kesr.org.uk gives times of train operation.