Gifts & Experiences

Gift Vouchers

Looking for a perfect experience to give as a Christmas or birthday gift?

Gift Vouchers can be used to pay for anything across Bluebell Railway including travel, dining experiences, membership to the Preservation Society, Gift Shop and Restaurant. Available in £20, £10 and £5 denominations, they also come with an attractive card.

Gift Vouchers can be purchased from our Shop at Sheffield Park station, from the Grinsteade Buffet at our East Grinstead station or via our online shop.

Steam and Vine

The Bluebell Railway and Bluebell Vineyard are delighted to join forces and offer an ideal gift for any wine connoisseur and steam train buff!

A little bit about……… Bluebell Vineyard

Set amidst bluebell-strewn woods from which the vineyard derives its name, Bluebell Vineyard Estates is a family-run vineyard and winery with a passion for producing world class sparkling wines. Established in 2005, the vineyard has more 70 acres under-vine stretching across East and West Sussex and produces award-winning English sparkling wines.

The Estate offers visitors offer a true ‘grape to glass’ experience, with an insight into grape growing and winemaking in England. The relaxed, fun and informative tours take visitors through the art and science behind winemaking, before a tutored tasting of the award-winning wines in the Estate Tasting Room.

Bluebell Vineyard is just 5 minutes down the road from is the world famous Bluebell Railway – in fact on some days the chug chug chug of the locomotive can be heard from Vineyard! Climb on board, sit back and tuck into a traditional ploughman’s lunch while you enjoy a journey through the beautiful Sussex countryside all the way to East Grinstead and back.

The Bluebell is nearing its 60th anniversary and from its beginnings in 1960 it has grown into one of the largest heritage railways in the country and an extremely popular tourist attraction while still holding onto the traditional values of a small branch line railway.

Your ploughman’s lunch consists of a crusty roll, cheese, salad and pickles and can be collected from the Bessemer Arms restaurant at Sheffield Park Station and your return journey up the line will take 1 ¾ hours.

To book your experience please contact Bluebell Vineyard 01825 791561

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Driving Experience

Ever wanted to drive a steam train at Bluebell Railway?

Then our Full Steam Ahead day might just be what you have been looking for!


The Bluebell Railway will be running some a very special days for lovers of steam. Come along and experience first-hand firing and driving one the Railway’s fleet of historic steam engines

B.R.5 MT No.73082 ‘Camelot’ will be on duty for this exciting day over the entire length of Bluebell line between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead.

The train will comprise 4 carriages for the exclusive use of the participants. Included in the price of £650pp is the opportunity to both fire and drive the engine, breakfast on arrival at the Bessemer Arms and a buffet lunch on board.

It will be a full day starting at Sheffield Park 8.00am finishing at Sheffield Park at around 5.00pm. A maximum of 2 guests per participant are welcome for an additional cost of £30 per guest.

That special birthday wish, retirement present, corporate team building exercise or just the chance for a dream to come true – this could be answer.

Please note we can only accept bookings for participants aged 18-75.

For more details call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 or visit us at the Sales Office at Sheffield Park Station or the Travel Centre at East Grinstead Station.


The cost is £650.00 per participant.

Supplement of £30 for each guest (maximum 2 guests per participant).

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Or why not try a turn on one of our smaller engines?

On selected dates you can visit Sheffield Park Station and enjoy a ‘turn’ on the footplate of ‘Bluebell’- a small P class engine.*

£170.00 per person

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