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1940S Weekend BWLR

1940s WW2 Weekend at Bredgar Railway

4th June - 5th June 2022

There will be visiting themed displays from local groups and a schedule of authentic re-enactments to really immerse in the experience

Come and visit our picturesque full size railway with steam and diesel engines in the heart of the Kent countryside. Set in parkland and woodland, this is a beautiful location with a number of attractions including rides on our passenger steam trains from Warren Wood station through to Stony Shaw and back again.

There's a huge model railway, museum, tractors and farm equipment, steamrollers, the UK's only American 105 ft aerial ladder fire truck!

This special June Event day is 1940s / WW2 themed! So feel free to come dressed for the occasion whether that be a service uniform or a fabulous tea dress. There will be visiting themed displays from local groups and a schedule of authentic re-enactments to really immerse in the experience!

We are pleased to announce that Lt Palmer of the Royal Engineers will be with us this weekend with his Bomb Disposal school called 'Fantastic Bombs and where to find them' which takes the public through life as a child, a member of
the public and as a bomb disposal officer during WW2. He'll teach you what they do, how they deal with bombs and what you should be looking out for via some of the most unique interactive activities out there! Can you defuse his bomb without setting it off? Will you survive bomb reconnaissance training? Do you want to get your hands on the bombs that all come with stories?.....also why not sign your children up for an evacuee holiday?

Complete your visit with a stop at our renowned Station Tea Room for a 'proper' coffee and some fabulous cake. Alternatively grab something hot from the BBQ and set out your picnic blanket for a fantastic day out.

This year we are proud to be welcoming the Yew Tree Farm School to Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway! They are joining us as permanent residents from April with their collection of animals, farming and gardening classes. This 1940s WW2 Event Day they will be welcoming our visitors to their farm to meet and feed the animals.

Book online in advance for the best price: (Bookable up to 5 days in advance of the event)
Adults: £15
Child: £7.50 (4 -16 yrs)
0-3 years - FREE
Family: £40 (Up to 2 adults and 3 children)

BOOK HERE: https://bwlr.co.uk/tickets-online/

Tickets will also be available on the gate on the day for the following price:
Adult: £20
Child: £10 (4-16 yrs)
0-3 years - FREE
Family: £50 (Up to 2 adults and 3 children)

Card payments are accepted on the gate and at the Tea Room and BBQ. 

Tickets and Pricing

Book online in advance for the best price: (Bookable up to 5 days in advance of the event)
Adults: £15
Child: £7.50 (4 -16 yrs)
0-3 years - FREE
Family: £40 (Up to 2 adults and 3 children)
Tickets will also be available on the gate on the day for the following price:
Adult: £20
Child: £10 (4-16 yrs)
0-3 years - FREE
Family: £50 (Up to 2 adults and 3 children)
Card payments are accepted on the gate and at the Tea Room and BBQ.

Location

Address

Swanton Street, Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent
ME9 8AT

Groups welcome
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop
Suitable for families
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