• 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.

 

Prices 

27 November – 12 December

First class compartment – £170.00

Third class compartment – £130.00

Table for 4 persons – £90.00

18 – 24 December

First class compartment – £180.00

Third class compartment – £140.00

Table for 4 persons – £95.00

The price is per compartment, not per person.

Sheffield Park Services First Class compartments are designed to seat up to 6 adults

Third Class compartments are designed to seat up to 8 adults

East Grinstead Services Some First Class compartments are designed to seat up to 8 adults, others will seat up to 6

Some Third Class compartments are designed to seat up to 10 adults, others will seat up to 8

Please complete the below form to request a booking for wheelchair accommodation.

Dates

  • Saturday 27 November
  • Sunday 28 November
  • Saturday 4 December
  • Sunday 5 December
  • Saturday 11 December
  • Sunday 12 December
  • Saturday 18 December
  • Sunday 19 December
  • Tuesday 21 December
  • Wednesday 22 December
  • Thursday 23 December
  • Friday 24 December

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