This week (18-24th October)

Faversham evening carnival

We were delighted to win third place in the Best Tableau category of float with our Santa Specials float. Santa joined us for an early outing and was very popular with children and adults alike!

We handed out over 1,000 Santa Specials leaflets which has seen a marked rise in Santa Specials bookings (see below).

A massive thank you to Team Santa who helped with our carnival float, we were amazed to be the second float of the parade, behind the Faversham Carnival Queen.

There were amazing crowds through the town centre cheering us on and donating money to the carnival committee for future carnivals. We hope to do it again next year!


Santa Specials

Santa Specials tickets are now available for booking from TicketSource, for the weekends in December before Christmas and Monday 20th December. Some trains have already sold out. This year’s fares are:

  • Adults (anyone aged 16 or over or children who do not wish to receive a gift from Santa): £13.50 – fare includes return trip and seasonal refreshments
  • Children (aged 3-15): £13.50 – fare includes return trip, a quality gift from a selection in Santa’s Grotto and a personalised Christmas card
  • Infants (aged under 3): £10.00 – fare includes return trip, a quality gift from a selection in Santa’s Grotto and a personalised Christmas card
  • Adult members (aged 16 or over or children who do not wish to receive a gift from Santa): £7.00 – fare includes return trip and seasonal refreshments
  • Child members (aged 3-15): £10.00 – fare includes return trip, a quality gift from a selection in Santa’s Grotto and a personalised Christmas card.

Saturday 4th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Sunday 5th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Saturday 11th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Sunday 12th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Saturday 18th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Sunday 19th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm – please note: there is a group booking on the 12pm train which is only open for the group’s members to book
Monday 20th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

Green, plain text = plenty of tickets still available
Orange, bold, underlined text = limited number of tickets still available
Red, strike through = train sold out


What’s happening this month (October)?

  • Saturday 23rdWork Weekend – please email info@sklr.net if you would like to meet at Sittingbourne Viaduct station for a Works Train/car to Kemsley Down at 10am, returning about 4pm
  • Sunday 24thWork Weekend – please email info@sklr.net if you would like to meet at Sittingbourne Viaduct station for a Works Train/car to Kemsley Down at 10am, returning about 4pm

What’s happening next month?

  • Saturday 6thWork Weekend – please email info@sklr.net if you would like to meet at Sittingbourne Viaduct station for a Works Train/car to Kemsley Down at 10am, returning about 4pm
  • Saturday 6thGravesend Model Railway Exhibition – organised by the Gravesend Railway Enthusiasts Society (GRES) at Northfleet Schools for Girls, Hall Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 8AQ. 10am to 5pm – standard rate: £5, accompanied children under 16: free
  • Sunday 7thWork Weekend – please email info@sklr.net if you would like to meet at Sittingbourne Viaduct station for a Works Train/car to Kemsley Down at 10am, returning about 4pm
  • Sunday 7thGravesend Model Railway Exhibition – organised by the Gravesend Railway Enthusiasts Society (GRES) at Northfleet Schools for Girls, Hall Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 8AQ. 10am to 4pm – standard rate: £5, accompanied children under 16: free
  • Saturday 20thWork Weekend – please email info@sklr.net if you would like to meet at Sittingbourne Viaduct station for a Works Train/car to Kemsley Down at 10am, returning about 4pm
  • Sunday 21stWork Weekend – please email info@sklr.net if you would like to meet at Sittingbourne Viaduct station for a Works Train/car to Kemsley Down at 10am, returning about 4pm

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