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Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited

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Although I have lived in Kent for 40 years this was my first visit yesterday when I came here with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian Y
Ivor the Engine special

This is our 3rd or 4th visit this year to the S&KLR. We are never disappointed. The train journey... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thepleb
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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Sittingbourne Viaduct Station, Sittingbourne Retail Park, Sittingbourne ME10 2XD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I have lived in Kent for 40 years this was my first visit yesterday when I came here with my son. I am not sure why people complain about the setting or the industry - after all it was an industrial railway and you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 3rd or 4th visit this year to the S&KLR. We are never disappointed. The train journey is always a winner with our two children, 6 and 4 years old. The treasure hunt for the children always keeps them entertained and the refreshments...More

1  Thank Thepleb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best experience. Sittingbourne is not the nicest of places to begin with and this train takes you on a tour of the industrial side of town. By industrial I mean recycling centre, a scrapyard and some boggy horrible fields. At the end of...More

2  Thank Gfunk44
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Great time short ride to the engine shed and tea rooms , Very interesting if you like old rolling stock

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Attended the beer festival on the saturday afternoon in glorious sunshine, The range of beers was very good, the price charged was very reasonable and the free pint on entry was a nice touch. the staff there were very good nothing was to much trouble...More

2  Thank andrew s
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I have lived in Sittingbourne for over 20 yrs now and first time I have been on this. Great afternoon out and to say the staff are all volunteers, they are polite, courteous and very helpful. Thank you so much. Looking forward to the Beer...More

Thank Barking T
Stopem, Public Relations Manager at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thanks for the great feedback - we really do try to be friendly. How did you find out about us? We look forward to seeing you again during Steam & Beer.

Reviewed 11 April 2018

We live about 20 minutes from Sittingbourne but only discovered the light railway after our plans were scuppered by a last minute cancellation. Its a pleasant train journey (this particular engine was over 100 years old) and run entirely by volunteers who do a fantastic...More

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Stopem, Public Relations Manager at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for your review - we’re delighted you had a nice afternoon.

Reviewed 21 December 2017

What a waste of money, you spend 10 minutes on a train (nice engine but shed like carriage) to go to a museum which is more of a workers yard and just as untidy. We did the santa special and the actually santa experience was...More

Thank Lloyd B
Stopem, Public Relations Manager at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

I’m sorry we didn’t live up to your expectations. The coaches are pretty similar to that originally operated when it was an industrial railway. As a volunteer-run organisation, with no external funding, we try our hardest to provide an experience that passengers enjoy but some...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Bought tickets to take our two year old twin grandsons to ride on the train to see Santa. Got the first train of the day and Santa was at the station ringing his bell and say hello to all the children. We boarded the train...More

Thank marmitepotato
Stopem, Public Relations Manager at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Thank you for the great review! We are really pleased you had a good time. Trains will be running from Easter until the end of September.

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Went here recently and it was a great afternoon . The ride was great and there is lots of things to look at . The staff were very friendly

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Stopem, Public Relations Manager at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We’re glad you had a great afternoon!

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