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Romney Hythe and Dymchurch railway are supporting passengers with Autism and other special needs during the afternoon of the 20/12/2019 by making a few changes:

  • Our Christmas light won’t be flashy! They’ll still be on for those who want to feel the magic but they’ll be on constantly with no flashes, sparkles or fades.
  • We’ll turn our music down! Christmas carols will be played below our normal volume.
  • We won’t shout about Santa! Our tannoy announcements will be switched off during this period.
  • There’ll be less whistling while we work! We’ll keep train whistling to a minimum and only whistle where it’s necessary.
  • We’ll take our time! Whilst this Santa Special benefits from one hour at New Romney we will welcome fewer children meaning less rushing for those nervous visitors.
  • Skip the queue! Santa’s Grotto is where you’ll queue to see the full array of our decorations but if this isn’t fun for you we’re happy to give a return time to bypass the Grotto.

What Santa wants you to know:

  • There will still be a couple of whistles on the journey from Hythe to New Romney and return.
  • Our level crossing systems make a 2 tone bleeping sound (for safety) when the trains cross them. This will happen a couple of times on your journey.

Tickets can be booked by clicking the following link,

  • Ofsted Outstanding
  • The Cedar Federation
  • Ifield Smile
  • KsENT
  • SEN Specialist Schools
  • International School Award
  • Kent County Council
  • Arts MArk
  • Healthy Schools
  • Sport England
  • iNet