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, 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 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 amusement attractions – all carefully spaced apart
  • 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 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.

The Government has announced changes that came into force in England on Monday 14 September limiting the number of people who can meet socially. Visitors to Bluebell Railway have to be in groups of six people or fewer unless you are visiting as a household or support bubble which is larger than six. For more information please visit our Covid-19 Safety Measures page


Third class compartments – £130.00

First class compartments – £170.00

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

To book wheelchair accommodation, please fill out a contact form below. This is for wheelchair accommodation only:


  • 28 November
  • 29 November
  • 5 December
  • 6 December
  • 12 December
  • 13 December
  • 19 December
  • 20 December
  • 22 December
  • 23 December
  • 24 December

Start Times

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

Please sign up to our email newsletter to receive news alerts about tickets