Standard Travel & Kids for a Quid!

Selected dates throughout the year!

Spa Valley Railway » Children's Events

February 2nd and 3rd 2019: Groombridge only service due to engineering work.


Kids for a Quid!

Looking for something to do with the kids during the cold Winter months?

Well we've the solution at the Spa Valley Railway where all kids on will travel for just £1 on the first operating weekend of the year on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd February. Class 207 DEMU 1317, affectionately known as 'Thumper' because of the engine noise, is in action and with Kids travelling for just a quid it means a whole family (2A + 2C) can enjoy the day out for just £22 on 2/3 February (or £26 on a running day to Eridge), not bad for a day out in the High Weald! 1317 has built in heating to keep you nice and toasty as you journey along the line.

Built in the 1960's, 1317 operated on our line and surrounding ones from then right up until closure on 6th July 1985 so travelling on board our 'Thumper' really is part of history! 

We also operate trains to our Green or Purple timetable with our Kids for a Quid promotion on selected dates throughout the year.

Further Kids for a Quid dates:
• Operating dates between the 16th & 24th February.
• 9th to 11th and 16th to 18th April.
• 25th to 27th May. 
• Selected mid-week operating days in June, July and August.
• 28th December to 1st January 2020.

You can either book online in advance to save time at the ticket office or just turn up on the day, advanced booking is NOT a requirement. If you decide to choose and eTicket please ensure you either print it or have access to it on mobile device/tablet. 

Kids for a Quid uses Heritage Diesels on Purple Days and Steam and Heritage Diesel on Green days, please check before you visit as to whether steam is operating (subject to availability).

Booking information

If you select an e-ticket please ensure you print it off and bring it with you on the day! All tickets are valid for a return journey on the Spa Valley Railway.

Note that a £10 admin fee applies to all booking alterations. Seats are NOT guaranteed.

Click here to view our refund, cancellation and alterations policy

Booking with vTicket