Children’s Parties

A party at Kemsley Down on the Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway is something your children and their friends will vividly remember. A steam train ride, a party and so much more….. how much depends on you. We will ensure the venue is decorated for the party. Just tell us what you would like!

Parties are normally held in the Footplate Cafe at Kemsley Down, but subject to weather conditions may be held outside. The maximum number of children that we can cater for in the cafe is 20 on a normal operating day. If the Marquee is available this may be offered as an alternative to the cafe. A deposit of the minimum charge is required at time of booking and is non-returnable unless cancelled more than 14 days prior to the party.

Fare 1

Fares on a day when the railway is operating (Less than 15 persons)
Each Adult: £7.50
Each Child: £3.50

Fare 2

Fares on a day when the railway is operating (15 or more persons travelling)
Each Adult: £6.50
Each Child: £3.00

Fare 3

On a day when the railway is not operating  (Minimum charge £250.00)
Each Adult: £6.50
Each Child: £3.00

Details of the 2022 operating dates can be found here.

Party Food

Each child in the party will get a selection of sandwiches (special fillings can be arranged to your requirements), crisps, biscuits  and as much orange or blackcurrant squash as they can drink.
Cost: £5.00 per child
Minimum charge: £50.00

Birthday Cakes

You are more than welcome to bring your own Birthday Cake. We can provide plates etc on request.

Booking for Children’s Parties normal operating days should be made at least One Month in advance.

For a special steaming Two Months notice is required and the minimum train hire charge of £250 is required to be paid one month in advance. Additional fares for passengers in excess of the £250 will be charged on the day.

Catering charges must be paid for in advance. If you are uncertain of your numbers please pay the minimum charge for the party you require to secure your booking and make the final settlement on the day.

For more information please email

Click here for the booking form

Cheque made payable to SKLR Ltd

Booking forms should be returned to:
SKLR Parties, PO Box 300, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2DZ or email to