Christmas at East Kent Railway

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  • Area Dover



Station Road
CT15 7PD

What3words location



Admission fees applicable

Useful info

  • Available: Family-friendly
  • Available: Car parking
  • Available: Public transport nearby


Santa by Train:

The big man in red is in on his way back to the East Kent Railway for the ever-popular Santa by Train event!

Every weekend from Saturday 18 November until Christmas Eve, you can enjoy a festive ride on a decorated train with onboard music, lights and entertainment and meet Santa in his Grotto. Each child receives an age-appropriate gift, sweets and a drink on the train.

Click here to book online.


Christmas Market:

Every weekend from Saturday 18 November until Sunday 17 December there will be a small craft fair at Shepherdswell, running alongside our Santa Specials. Go along even if you’re not riding the train and find some fantastic homemade crafts and Christmas gifts!

Free entry and free parking.


Festive Afternoon Tea:

Jubilee Carriages at Eythorne is open every weekend until Christmas Eve, 9am-3:30pm. Why not try breakfast in the newly renovated carriages? New for 2023 are festive afternoon teas – please call to book.