Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea

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

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 at The Bluebell railway, ‘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.


Price: £65.00 per person

(Table For Two) £130.00 (Table For Three) £195.00 (Table For Four) £260.00

The Wealden Rambler 


May  23rd, 25th, 29th, 30th

June 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th

July 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th, 28th

August 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 29th, 31st

September 12th, 14th, 18th, 26th, 28th

October 3rd, 5th, 9th, 17th, 24th, 26th, 31st

November 2nd

Please note: Departure times are fixed and we are unable to offer refunds if customers arrive after departure.

Please arrive no less than 20 minutes prior to departure for these services.

The 2024 Wealden Rambler Menu can be found here

The allergy sheet for this service menu can also 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.


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


  • Tickets will be dispatched 48 hours prior to travel date
  • Tickets are valid for the date and time specified on the ticket only
  • For any reasons for changing any Bluebell booking, you will be required to pay a £10.00 surcharge if you wish to change/amend your booking.


  • 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


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


  • There is free parking at Sheffield Park Station


  • 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 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)


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