The Bluebell Railway is based at Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex, between Haywards Heath (7 miles) and Uckfield (8 miles) and runs for some 11 miles between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead. The Railway's four stations, its locomotives and rolling stock cover a period of railway history from the 1870s to the 1950s and, as such, provide children with a unique insight into a way of life that has largely disappeared from Great Britain today.
Projects based on the Bluebell Railway will contribute towards Key Stages 1 & 2 of the National Curriculum.
Visits can be tailored to meet specific teaching needs relating to the syllabus or to provide experience of specific events, such as wartime evacuation exercises.
Trains normally depart from Sheffield Park Station for the 1 hour & 45 minute return journey.
Fares (All Adults & Children)
|School Rate||£9.50 per person|
|School Rate + Evacuation Package||TBC for 2014|
Provision for disabled visitors - a carriage for wheelchair bound or mobility impaired visitors is normally available.
Reserved accommodation on trains - seating in open plan carriages is reserved for groups starting their journeys from Sheffield Park.
Toilets - facilities are available on board most trains (not disabled) and at all four stations.
Picnic areas - these are available at Sheffield Park, Horsted Keynes and Kingscote, while covered areas are available beneath platform canopies and in the Waiting Rooms at both Horsted Keynes and Kingscote. Snacks can also be eaten on board the train.
Refreshments - full refreshments facilities are available at Sheffield Park, while a buffet car serving light refreshments is normally available on the train.
Gift shop at Sheffield Park Station - a souvenir pack can be made up in advance of your visit.
Free parking at Sheffield Park.
Guided visits to booking offices, signal boxes, engine sheds and to the footplate of a steam locomotive.