• We are turning 60 years old!

    Steaming Through 60

Bluebell Railway's Diamond Anniversary

Our heritage railway is turning 60 years old in summer 2020!

Come and help us celebrate all our achievements over the past 60 years, with festivities planned across the railway from 7 – 9 August.

We will also be running our most intensive timetable ever, with six trains operating on every day of the weekend.

Timetables, tickets and further announcements coming soon!


What's On

Stay tuned for our further details and announcements

Sheffield Park

  • Music on the platforms
  • Special archive displays in the museum
  • A special focus on Stepney in SteamWorks!
  • Loco workshop open
  • Family entertainment

Horsted Keynes

  • Music festival
  • Display of past film productions
  • Kids Kingdom in the Paddock
  • Children’s entertainment and facepainting
  • Garden games and nature trails
  • Carriage & Wagon tours and demos
  • Cavalcade on Sunday evening


  • Garden party
  • Stalls and competitions
  • Floral displays
  • Tea and refreshments tent
  • Miniature railway
  • Kingscote Vineyard wine tasting
  • Children’s playground open as usual

East Grinstead

  • A photographic display of the Northern Extension Project
  • 1960s music, including Rosie Retro and Peggy Rose
  • Grinsteade Buffet open

PLUS there will be plenty of food and drink, as well as a display of 1960s cars across our stations!