You can take a ride on a heritage diesel or steam train to get out of town for a spring walk in the beautiful Wealden countryside. Hop on and off as you wish at High Rocks, Groombridge village and Eridge. 

The Spa Valley Railway travels through the stunning High Weald countryside and is easily accessible for all.

View our events calendar for special May Holiday train rides and events. Kids love it and buggies, bicycles and dogs are all welcome free of charge.

Whether it be a classic afternoon cream tea or an immersive dinner experience full of laughter and drama the Spa Valley Railway has lots of exciting events planned for the holidays! We advise you to book soon, these are extremely popular.

Get on board at the Tunbridge Wells West station and explore the High Weald.

Spa Valley Railway at Groombridge Station - photo by David Hodgkinson
Spa Valley Railway Black Steam Engine
Man of Kent Spa Valley Railway Credit HUGH WAGHORN

Penshurst Place is a former Tudor home of the Sidney family. See how the legend of opulence lives on in this stunning estate and manor home, once Henry VIII’s hunting lodge.  The Tudor cycle route from Tonbridge to Penshurst is a pastoral joy to travel along too. Refreshments available in the cafe.

Take the kids along the woodland trail and the playground and wear ’em out outside!

The Hop Farm is also fun for all ages! From their Driving School, Animal Farm, Bumper Boats, Crazy Golf and Giant Jumping Pillows you are bound to have a good time.

There are also inflatables, childrens rides and slides to top off a fun day out!

Give the kids a day to remember with hours of fun playing in the Enchanted Forest at Groombridge Place. (Accessible on the Spa Valley Railway)  It’s a magical world of mystery and intrigue with giant tree swings, a raised board walk with zip wires and rope swings, wooden bridges, a maze and Crusoe’s World with its recreated pirate ship.

Groombridge Place will be open every day in May half term with a BBQ at Crusoe’s World (subject to the weather) for all.

Pirate play at Groombridge Place
Pirate play at Groombridge Place