At the Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway (SKLR) you will find two standard gauge steam locomotives and where the area overlooks Milton Creek, you can see across to the Conyer bank and out into the Swale Estuary and the Isle of Sheppey beyond. It also has an award-winning wildlife garden and a children’s play area, with special events including a Steam and Beer day, Easter Egg Hunt, Teddy Bears Picnic and Santa Specials. The railway dates back to 1905 when its main life as transportation for raw materials for paper manufacturing began. This railway comprises two stations you can travel between as well as visit the small exhibits museum, the engine shed and sidings at Kemsley Down station. There is also the Grovehurst Dockside Miniature Railway to explore behind the café at Kemsley Down.
May to September
Sunday & Bank Holidays
Museum closed for repairs.
Compartment: £20: six passengers i.e. a family of 2 adults+ up to 4 children or up to 4 adults + 2 children, 5 or 6 adults are not permitted.
Booking fees apply.
Kemsley Down station is only accessible from the Saxon Shore long distance footpath. Sittingbourne Viaduct Station is accessed by a 20 step flight of stairs. Each rake of coaches has at least one vehicle that will admit standard sized wheelchairs. Two wheelchairs are available for loan free of charge.
Sittingbourne Main Line station is just a few minutes away from SKLR's Sittingbourne Viaduct Station.
For Sat. Nav. users please use ME10 2XD
There is no road access to Kemsley Down station, but there is a footpath.
Cafe • Picnic Area
Picture Credit: © The Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway.