Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea

A traditional afternoon tea in Sussex as you steam through beautiful countryside.

afternoon tea at Bluebell Railway in Sussex

Relax and unwind as you  travel in one of our four comfortable 1950/60’s lounge or restaurant carriages on our dedicated Afternoon Tea train, the Wealden Rambler.

Our traditional Afternoon Tea includes all the favourites, including delicious finger sandwiches, mouthwatering cakes, and scones with jam and clotted cream.

You will have a choice of luxury teas and coffee to enjoy as you take in the surroundings throughout your return trip to East Grinstead from Sheffield Park. The journey is approximately one hour and 45 minutes.

The Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea service is runs on selected dates throughout the year. Please visit our Timetables and Calendar page to see when this service is running.

We are also running The Wealden Rambler Chocolate Afternoon Tea. Details of 2023 dates will be released soon.

Price: £60.00 per person

(Table For Two) £120.00 (Table For Three) £180.00 (Table For Four) £240.00

The Wealden Rambler – 2023 dates

Tickets for the services below are now available.

  • April 1st
  • April 8th
  • April 13th
  • April 20th
  • April 27th
  • April 29th

The 2023 Wealden Rambler Menu can be found here

Please note:

  • All trains depart from and return to Sheffield Park Station
  • Departure times are fixed and we are unable to offer refunds if customers arrive after departure
  • We are pleased to advise that we are now able to take card payments on board this service, cash payments are also accepted.

Discounts:

  • We’re sorry but we’re unable to offer any discounts for this service

Tickets:

  • Tickets will be dispatched 2 weeks prior to travel date
  • Tickets are valid for the date and time specified on the ticket only

Children:

  • We welcome children 5yrs and over on this service. We regret that it isn’t suitable for babies and children under the age of 5. All children must be fully supervised and remain in their seats throughout the journey

Facilities:

  • There are toilets at Sheffield Park Station and on the train for this service

Parking:

  • There is free parking at Sheffield Park Station

Accessibility:

  • Because of the age and design of the carriages used for this service, we regret we are currently unable to accommodate wheelchair-bound passengers.
  • If you or a member of your party have mobility issues and would like to travel during this event, please call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.
  • Accessible toilets are available at each station, but we regret we have no “Changing Places” toilets, or accessible toilets on our trains

Seating:

  • Seating is at tables and these are automatically allocated by our booking system.
  • We do not allocate tables for use by more than one party.
  • If you are booking for a large group, the automatic seating process may not seat you all in the same carriage. If you would like to book for a large group and be seated in the same carriage, please email our Customer Service Team at bookings@bluebell-railway.com or call on 01825 720800 (10am-3pm)

Dogs:

  • We’re sorry but no dogs, other than registered assistance dogs, are allowed on this service