On the Water, Railways & Transport

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Bewl Water

Lamberhurst

The site is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the heart of the High Weald. Bewl is open all year and offers a range of activities, including fishing, sailing, cycling and boating, trips on the Bewl Belle and an adventure playground. With two food outlets on the shoreline, a stunning Boat House Bistro and café, as well as ample parking facilities a visit to this stunning reservoir is a must.
OPEN DAILY: Admission £2 per car. For more information, Tel: 01892 890000

Bluebell Railway

Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex

The Bluebell railway operates along an 11 mile track between Sheffield Park and the ancient market town of East Grinstead. A round trip lasts for one and three quarter hours and offers a chance to see how we travelled in days gone by.

The locomotive shed at Sheffield Park is open every day and the museum is open whenever the trains run. Trains run every weekend and daily Easter to October and climbing on board and sitting back is a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.

Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway

Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne

Travel behind the famous one-eighth scale miniature locomotives as they meander for nearly a mile around the beautiful country park. Enjoy a pleasant stroll around the five-acre lake where nature and wildlife may be seen in their natural habitats. Or relax in the prize-winning tea gardens with a beverage, lunch or Cream Tea from the railway style cafe. Picnic areas, model railways, maze and the Railway Gift Shop. Also for the children is an adventure playground to help “let off steam” and a play area for the under 5’s.

Follow A22 to Lottbridge Drove then brown signs to ‘mini railway’. Parking is free.

For further details telephone (01323) 520229 or visit www.emsr.co.uk

Goodwood Aerodrome

Goodwood, Chichester

From its historic roots as a hub for some of the most heroic Battle of Britain pilots, Goodwood Aerodrome has evolved into one of the country’s leading flying schools. You too can experience the thrill of a flight in a war plane. Or alternatively step into one of our ultra-modern fleet of aircraft and experience life from a whole new perspective, high in the skies above the beautiful Sussex countryside.

Hollycombe Steam in the Country

Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants

Enjoy all the Fun of the Fair; steam railways and Hollycombe’s steam engines of national importance. You’ll be supporting a registered educational charity which relies solely on the money it receives from visitors. Pay once, and return again all season for free on most open days.

Experience the thrill of the world's oldest mechanically operated Fairground Ride; the world's first white-knuckle ride the Razzle Dazzle; and the views of the South Downs from the top of Hollycombe's famous Big Wheel. All set in picturesque Woodland Gardens, with a superb Azalea Walk, at it's best in May.

Hollycombe has a cafeteria and excellent Gift Shop with a wide range of Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise.

Kent & East Sussex Railway

Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent

The K&ESR owes much of its charm to its origin as the world’s first light railway. Originally opened in 1900, the tightly curved line with steep gradients is typical of those rural railways that were developed on shoestring budgets to bring the ‘iron horse’ to sparsely populated areas.


Re-opened by volunteers as an attraction in 1974 following its demise in the 50’s, today it is one of Britain’s most loved, most original heritage railways, running steam and diesel trains for 10½ miles from Tenterden in the Kentish Weald through the Rother Valley brushing past Northiam to Bodiam in East Sussex – where it terminates a stone’s throw from the magnificent Bodiam Castle.

An ever-evolving range of special events provides interest for all ages whether you’re a regular visitor or one who has yet to discover the unique charm of the line.

Spa Valley Railway

West Station, Nevill Terrace, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Welcome to the Spa Valley Railway!

We're open every weekend until 2nd November, plus selected weekdays (mainly during the school holidays - see timetable).

Tickets may be purchased online, or are available on the day of travel from our stations. We recommend you book in advance where possible, particularly on Special Events days

We are proud to be wheelchair friendly, and the majority of our trains are equipped with ramps to permit ease of access for visitors with reduced mobility. Buggies, prams, bicycles and dogs are all welcome, and carried free of charge!