Things to do at Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway RH&DR review
The RHDR has a special place in my heart as it is somewhere we went to the first time we went to Dymchurch to meet Chris’s mum. She lives right by the crossing near Dymchurch station and we go there every time we visit to see the trains at the platform. Chris used to catch the train to school each day when he was younger.
A rover ticket allows you to travel along the line and get off to explore the local area. Hythe has a café and nearby is a canal for a leisurely stroll. A short walk from Dymchurch station is the sandy beach, funfair and Martello Tower. New Romney station has a play area, café, shop and model railway exhibition (entry is included in the rover ticket). Dungeness has two lighthouses, a power station and a nature reserve as well as a restaurant and picnic tables at the station itself. The train stops at 7 different stations.
There are 13 different engines to look out for during your visit: 11 of them are steam engines that date from the 1920s and 30s. There is something special about a steam engine and watching it speed past while you walk through a field of wheat is quite something!
Special events run throughout the year and there are various timetables so it is best to check their website before you intend to travel. Tickets can be booked online for a 10% discount but a booking fee is added. The shops cater for children and adult enthusiasts with a range of Thomas the Tank Engine items and Hornby etc models.
Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.
FAQ and Further Information Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
Is there food and drink available?
The cafes provide light refreshments as well as meal options. There are other places to eat near to some of the train stations.
What are the main things to do?
Railway journey with 7 different stops. Including walks, beach, play area, model railway exhibition, lighthouses and more. There are toilets, a shop and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher priced – Event days can cost more. On non event days an adult Romney rover ticket costs just under £19.00 and £9.30 for a child aged 3-15. Under 3’s are free.
Is there parking?
There is free parking.
When are they open?
The RH&DR railway has many different events and a varied timetable. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dogs are permitted but not in indoor areas. They are permitted on the trains.
Are they accessible?
Information on accessibility We strive to ensure all of our best facilities are wheelchair accessible.
Guest post written by Laura, writer at www.loopyloulaura.com
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