Reindeer Specials At The Bluebell Railway


Join us for a family Christmas event that you won’t want to miss, coming to Kingscote station this winter at The Bluebell Railway.

From November 23rd to December 13th, ride on our steam railway from East Grinstead to Kingscote, where you will get the chance to meet and see festive reindeer at the station!

You will get the chance to meet Dasher & Comet, our very friendly reindeer at Kingscote station, which will be the location for a magical winter event the whole family will enjoy.

Not only that, we are also delighted to inform you that Santa will be at Kingscote station during these days, where you can meet and greet him and grab a photograph of him alongside the Reindeers!

Don’t miss out and join us to meet the reindeer at The Bluebell Railway this Christmas!


NOVEMBER 23, 24, 29 & 30

DECEMBER 6, 7 & 13


Adults- £ 34.00 (Travelling In The Unique LNWR Observation Coach) £32.00 (Standard Travel)

Children- £27.00 (Travelling In The Unique LNWR Observation Coach) £25.00 (Standard Travel)


East Grinstead station is open from 3:15 pm each day of the event. There will be two trains per day heading to Kingscote.

They will depart East Grinstead at 4 pm & 6 pm

The return service from Kingscote will depart at 5:10 pm & 7:10 pm

East Grinstead station will close at 8 pm.


All journeys start and finish from East Grinstead station.

The rail journey will take between East Grinstead & Kingscote ONLY.  You will not be able to travel to this event from both Sheffield Park & Horsted Keynes stations.

Access to this event is via rail transport only. There are no parking facilities at Kingscote, and you will not be able to access the station other than by rail and with the ticket purchased for this event.

The overall experience time is 1 hour 20 mins in total.

Time at Kingscote for each session is up to 1 hour in total.

Journey time between both East Grinstead & Kingscote is 10 mins in either direction.

Refreshments will be available at both East Grinstead & Kingscote stations on the day this event is taking place.


We are very confident that our reindeer are exceptionally well-treated, and we have personally visited their home.  The animals are in superb condition as you will be able to see, and they have very strict ‘union’ rules as to hours of work. They are well-loved and nothing is left to chance concerning their welfare.   They were born on a local 50-acre farm where they are free to roam. They are attended by caring and knowledgeable handlers with years of experience, who will be able to answer all your questions concerning the animals in the wild.


Guide or assistance dogs are allowed on these services. Dogs other than in this capacity are not allowed on these services.


Customers with vouchers should book directly with customer services (01825 720800 or bookings@bluebell-railway,com). We regret that we cannot process vouchers when booking online at this time.


This service is suitable for wheelchair users, with limited capacity for each service.

If you or a member of your party have mobility difficulties and would like to travel on this service, please call (01825 720800) or email ( and we will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.


Tickets are available to purchase until midnight the day before travel.


Any cancellation must be made up to 2 weeks prior to the day of travel.


We regret members’ tickets and other discounts are not available for this event.

 Please note – if you cannot see dates and times on the booking calendar of the tickets page, this means that these dates/times are no longer available or sold out.

Photos kindly supplied by Jon Bowers & James Cummins