Summer is upon us and that means trips to organise and kids to keep busy… Spa Valley Railway is probably the closest steam engine experience you can get, unless of course your willing to fork out hundreds and experience the Orient Express, maybe one day but for now this will do.
Spa Valley Railway is in Kent, not to far from London and you can purchase tickets on offer from Groupon. We booked for 4.20pm on a Sunday afternoon, I think that was the last train for the day so the carriages were slightly dirty and tables sticky. Having said, that customer service was excellent, staff were friendly, helpful and went the extra mile to smile.
Parking wasn’t an issue, there’s a Sainsbury’s and Homebase right outside the station which offers two-hour free parking, parking restrictions are not applicable after 5 so we didn’t have to rush back. The station is old and beautiful and quite easy to locate. There is however, no area to have a picnic but the staff were nice enough to let us sit in the outdoor waiting area to have our picnic.
I would definetly recommend it, so go for it!