• Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Nothing stops Santa visiting the Bluebell Railway!

It may be slightly different this year, but we still aim to give you a wonderful and safe 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 waiting 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 fairground attractions – all carefully spaced apart
  • Take time for a glass of delicious mulled wine on sale on the platform
  • Rejoin your train to return to Sheffield Park or East Grinstead
  • Pick up Christmas gifts at our market stalls and shops

The whole experience will take around 2 hours from Sheffield Park and 2 hours 15 minutes from East Grinstead and we ask people to arrive in good time to allow for social distancing measures. 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.

General tickets for this event have sold out but we still have accommodation for wheelchair users and their party. Due to social distancing guidance, parties in these areas are limited to 4 people.

To book wheelchair accommodation, please fill out a contact form below:


Third class compartments – £130.00

First class compartments – £170.00

The price is per compartment, not per person.


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Start Times

  • From Sheffield Park: 10am & 12.45pm
  • From East Grinstead: 11am & 1.45pm

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