Kingscote Station was built in 1882 by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway.
Regarded as our most tranquil and picturesque station, Kingscote has been restored to the British Railways period – mid 1950s.
The station was known as being one of the quietest stations on the Brighton network, only serving a few local houses with the closest village of Turners Hill about three miles away. The station did boast a large timber yard resulting in goods traffic being the most important activity at Kingscote.
Today, the station boasts colourful flower beds and a children’s playground and is the pride of the station staff and the Friends of Kingscote (FoK) volunteer group that look after Kingscote for all to see.
Children’s Play Area
The only thing that disrupts the tranquil atmosphere of Kingscote Station is the laughter of children playing in the playground.
The playground is situated behind platform 2, and the perfect place for kids to let off steam.
The picnic area behind platform 2 is the perfect place to sit with a traditional picnic as you watch the trains steam past.
The Well House Kiosk
Do you fancy an ice cream, snacks or perhaps a drink? Grab some refreshments from The Well House alongside the picnic area.
Check here for opening times.
Kingscote Heritage Trail (KHT)
There is also a heritage trail at Kingscote to guide visitors and families around the station. At the station there are notice boards explaining the trail and a series of numbered QR coded viewing points. Find out more about the Kingscote Heritage Trail.
Associated with the trail are two quizzes; the first aimed at families with children up to about 8 years old, and the other for 9-13 year olds and interested groups.
Disabled Toilets & Baby Changing Facilities
Disabled toilet and baby changing facilities are available on platform 1.
Friends of Kingscote
The Friends of Kingscote (FoK) are a small team of volunteers who look after this station and the local lineside area. They are always looking for willing volunteers to help and donations to support their activities. For more information please take a look in the Guards Brake Van in the Goods Yard area or read about Friends of Kingscote.
Station Car Park
Unfortunately, due to local planning restrictions, there are no car parking facilities at this station.