• Santa Specials Join us for a magical day out

Santa Specials

PLEASE NOTE: This is a separate service to SteamLights. Please visit our SteamLights page to find and more and book tickets for our seasonal lights spectacular.

Nothing stops Santa visiting the Bluebell Railway!

After our successful season last year, we aim to give you another wonderful, safe and enjoyable festive experience with all the traditional sights, sounds and aromas of Christmas.

  • Get into the mood with some Christmas music while having your tickets checked
  • Board your train in your own private compartment for a safe and enjoyable journey
  • Mince pies and chocolate coins for you on board
  • Enjoy the trip to Horsted Keynes through the winter countryside
  • Visit Santa in his parlour with an opportunity for a photo
  • Collect your special present from Santa’s Workshop
  • Enjoy the traditional inclusive amusement attractions
  • Take time for a glass of delicious Christmas Punch on sale on the platform
  • Rejoin your train to return to Sheffield Park or East Grinstead
  • Pick up Christmas gifts in our shops

The whole experience will take around 2 hours from Sheffield Park and 2 hours 15 minutes from East Grinstead. For more details visit our Covid-19 Safety Measures page.

When booking tickets, please check carefully for your required station of departure – Sheffield Park or East Grinstead.

Tickets for our 2022 Santa Specials will be on sale later in the year. Please sign up to our Newsletter to receive alerts about tickets.



Our 2022 prices will be confirmed later in the year.

2022 Dates

  • Saturday 26 November
  • Sunday 27 November
  • Saturday 3 December
  • Sunday 4 December
  • Saturday 10 December
  • Sunday 11 December
  • Friday 16 December
  • Saturday 17 December
  • Sunday 18 December
  • Tuesday 20 December
  • Wednesday 21 December
  • Thursday 22 December
  • Friday 23 December
  • Saturday 24 December