Ice Skating

 Ice Skating Returns to The Bluebell Railway

13-29 October 2023.

Fire and Ice!

Come Ice Skating on real ice at Sheffield Park Station in the unique and amazing location of the Locomotive Shed. Glide across the ice and see where the locomotives are prepared in the morning before they steam through the beautiful Sussex countryside. Enjoy the interactive exhibits in SteamWorks! also in the locomotive shed.

Skate sessions are 45 mins and each session starts on the hour. Times for these sessions can be found here

As well as ice skating, the Railway will also be running our “Giants Of Steam gala weekend between the 13th to 15th October, as well as running its popular ‘Kids for a Quid’  travel offer between the 18th to 29th of October, with any child (3-15yrs) travelling for £1 when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult. (Travel tickets can be purchased with an additional charge).

Why not do both and make a full day out with us at The Bluebell Railway!


ADULT- £15.00

CHILDREN- £12.50 (£17.50 for The Snow Sisters Ice Skating Days)

FAMILY- £50.00 (£57.50 for The Snow Sisters Ice Skating Days)


Reduced rates for groups can be 10 people or more. Group bookings can be made via our Customer Service Team. These can be made either on advance or on the day.

A booking fee of £1.95 is required when booking online.

Ice Skating tickets can be bought on the day of your visit, subject to availability

We are delighted to bring you some real magic during our Ice Skating days at The Bluebell Railway as we welcome The Snow Sisters on the 14th & 15th and 24th & 25th October at Sheffield Park. You will have the chance meet & greet both The Ice Princess & The Snow Queen (at intervals on all four days) at the ice rink within Steamworks, and you can also get to see them in action on the ice too with a spectacular display of skating from both of them throughout each day!

These timings for all four days are as follows:

9:10 to 9:30 /10:10-10:30/ 11:10 to 11:30/ 12:10 to 12:30/ 1:10 to 1:30/ 2:10 to 2:30/ 3:10 to 3:30/ 4:10 to 4:30/ 5:10 to 5:30/ 6:10 to 6:30

Why not grab your tickets now and have your chance to see magic on ice when you visit The Bluebell Railway!

Location of the event will be at Sheffield Park.

Group rates for larger parties will be available to book. Please contact our customer service team for more details.

Wheelchair users are welcome. Please contact our customer service team for booking.

Under 8’s should be accompanied by an adult when skating.

Ice skates are included with your hire.

Skating aids are available to hire if required with your session.


Participants must:

  • Be at least 4 years old. Under 8 years must be accompanied by a ticket paying adult
  • Be reasonably fit and in good health
  • Not attend the experience under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Ice skating is NOT suitable for:

  • Pregnant women
  • Anyone with a heart condition

Assumption of Risk:

Skaters and spectators are deemed to have knowledge of and assume the inherent risks which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Injuries resulting from collision or contact with other skaters
  • Injuries resulting from falls
  • Injuries that involve objects or artificial structures that are properly within the intended path of travel of the skater
  • Injuries resulting from wet flooring

Please note:

  • This event will take place at Sheffield Park Station
  • Tickets will be dispatched from 48 hours prior to event date
  • 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’re sorry but we’re unable to offer any discounts for this service


  • Tickets are valid for the date and time specified on the ticket only


  • We welcome children 4 and over on the ice rink. All children must be fully supervised at all times. Under 8 years must be accompanied on the ice by an adult. There is a viewing area for the supervision of older unaccompanied children.


  • There are toilets at Sheffield Park Station


  • There is free parking at Sheffield Park Station, including Blue Badge parking and two electric car charging points.


  • Viewing areas will be accessible via ramps. SteamWorks! in the locomotive shed is fully accessible.
  • Accessible toilets are available at each station


  • We’re sorry but no dogs, other than registered assistance dogs, are allowed in the viewing area.