Activities, Family Fun, Family Theatre, Half Term

Board the Wizard Express in half term at the Spa Valley Railway 

Bring the family along to take a journey on the Wizard Express on 15 February 2024 to laugh at Gherkin, the plucky young wizard, as he tries to find the perfect magic wand!

Packed full of comedy, magic tricks and special treats - it’s set to be another sell-out show, departing from Tunbridge Wells West at intervals throughout the day. The performance is brought to you by Radtastic Entertainment - the guys and girls behind Red Riding Hood & Dr Frankenslime’s Trick or Treat Express.

The fun begins at Tunbridge Wells West Station where Gherkin is trying out his magic under the guidance of his teacher. We all climb aboard the magic express, ready to embark on our exciting journey -  with the wacky characters giving out activity packs and colouring pencils to all the young sorcerers.

Upon arrival at Eridge station, everybody will make their way on to the platform for a magic trick or two.

Once Gherkin has the perfect wand in his possession, everyone will board the train again, ready to journey back to Tunbridge Wells - the sorcerers handing out treats to everyone along the way.

The times shown on your ticket (09:50 and 12:30) are when you must arrive to enjoy the pre-show which is at Tunbridge Wells West station. The train will then depart Tunbridge Wells West at 10:15 or 12:55 and return 1hr and 15 mins later. Please allow 2hrs for this experience and ensure you arrive at the times shown on your tickets.

The experience is £15.00 for adults, £14 for seniors, £8 for children and £38 for a family of 2+2.

The Spa Valey Railway will also be open on 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17 and 18 February 2024.

The ‘Winter Steam Up Festival’ takes place at the Spa Valley Railway on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 February 2024 when visitors can see some magnificent steam engines in action.

Tunbridge Wells West station is located just a pleasant 15-minute walk from the mainline train station in Tunbridge Wells on the line between Tonbridge & Hastings.

At Tunbridge Wells West station visit the shop to enjoy teas, coffees, hot chocolate and light snacks.  There are also catering outlets at Groombridge and Eridge serving hot and cold drinks and light refreshments.

To book visit and find out about all the railway experiences visit

Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY.

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