• Santa Specials

Santa Specials

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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 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.

EAST GRINSTEAD CUSTOMERS: To maintain social distancing, we ask passengers joining us at East Grinstead for the 11am service to arrive at the event time stated on your ticket. If you are booked for the afternoon service, please arrive at 2pm.



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:

Wheelchair accommodation tickets costs £25 per person, with one carer travelling free with a registered disabled passenger. Up to two additional passengers can be added per booking for £25 each.


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Start Times

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