Birthday Parties

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Give your child and their friends a Birthday Party to remember at the Spa Valley Railway!

We are pleased to be able to offer Chidren's Birthday Party's on most non-special event operating days, this is Green, Yellow and Purple in our timetable. We can provide reserved seating for up to 64 people in one of our heritage carriages for two train rides over the whole line on Green & Purple days only, yellow can be two return trips if boarding the 13:00 service only.

By prior arrangement we may be able to run Birthday Party's during our Santa Special season and on other events, the cost of which will vary.

Our packages are available below, please check our calendar here first to see what timetable we're operating on that day!

Package A - Green Timetable

Board our 14:45 service at Tunbridge Wells West for the diesel train ride to Eridge, upon arrival at Eridge the steam engine will attach to the train ready to take you back to Tunbridge Wells West. You will then experience a round trip by steam as you compete two full journey's on the Spa Valley line. Arrival back at Tunbridge Wells West being at 17:15.

We will reserve part of a carriage for your party which you can decorate and provide your own catering if you wish! 

Length of visit - approximately 3hrs

Package B - Purple Timetable

Board our 14:45 service at Tunbridge Wells West for two train rides to Eridge and back in our very historic diesel train 'Thumper'.

You will have half of a carriage reserved for your party and you can bring decorations and provide catering if you wish. We can if booked in advance and for a minimum of 10 provide child snack boxes too. You will arrive back at Tunbridge Wells West for 17:15.

Length of visit - approximately 3 hours.

Package C - Yellow Timetable

Board our 13:00 service at Tunbridge Wells West for a return trip to Groombridge and back, all hauled by a steam engine!

We will provide you with a reserved carriage for your private party which you can decorate and provide your own catering if you wish!

The way our yellow timetable works means once you return to Tunbridge Wells West at 14:00 you will have an hour with the train stationary before its next journey down the line so you can continue to enjoy the party until 14:45. If however you'd love to spend another hour with us then you can travel at no extra cost on our 15:00 service which will return you to Tunbridge Wells at 16:00.

Length of visit - approximately 2 to 3 hours dependent on if you opt to have a second train ride.

Prices are shown in the table below:


Package A (Green Timetable)

Package B (Purple Timetable)

Package C (Yellow Timetable)









A non-refundable deposit of £30 is required and confirmation on final numbers for snack boxes must be received a minimum of 14 days prior to the booking. A minimum of 10 is required and may be subject to a delivery charge if on a national holiday.

For further details and to book please contact our Catering Manager here

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