Santa Specials Join us for a magical day out
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.
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Do I buy tickets per person or per compartment?
Tickets are per compartment or per table for four. First class compartments can seat up to six people in Sheffield Park departures and eight people in East Grinstead departures.
Will I have to share my compartment?
No - tickets are sold per compartment and groups will not be sharing with other parties.
What is the difference between a first and third class compartment?
First class compartments contain plusher seats and are more luxurious.
Will there be toilets on the train?
Are there any discounts available?
There are no discounts available on this service.
Is this service accessible?
Due to social distancing guidance, parties with a wheelchair user are limited to 4 people. If you would like to book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are not permitted on this service.
Is there a cost for the amusement rides at Horsted Keynes?
What are the ages for presents?
Children aged 0 - 14 will be given presents. We have presents for 0 - 3 year olds, 4 - 7 year olds and 8 - 14 year olds.
Is there a car park?
We have a car park at Sheffield Park. If you are booked for the East Grinstead services, you can park in pay and displays in the town, or catch the National Rail service to East Grinstead - our station is a very short walk away.
Will there be platform only tickets?
Platform only tickets are not available during Santa Special services.