• SteamLights Tickets are now on sale!


Brighten up the chilly winter evenings with a seasonal lights spectacular!

SteamLights will return to Bluebell Railway in 2021. 

Sparkle, glow and shimmer on a magical steam train covered by thousands of colourful lights.

Illuminate the dark landscape as you journey and feast your eyes on an amazing light show along the way.  With festive displays, music and narration, this is a steam train experience not to be missed!

  • Before boarding, witness the big switch on as we light up the darkness of Sheffield Park Station
  • Board for the magical journey and be seated in the luxury of your own compartment with your party; keeping your visit safe and enjoyable.  Add a special picnic box stuffed with tasty treats and drinks at time of booking and we will put them in your compartment to make the journey extra special!
  • Journey through the Sussex countryside under cover of darkness, bringing shimmering light and colour as you go.  Along the way, enjoy festive scenes among the trees and clearings and a colourful light show orchestrated in time with music and narration. A multi-sensory feast!
  • Arrive at Horsted Keynes Station and disembark for 30 minutes to take photographs of your spectacular train covered in lights.  The atmospheric country station adorned with lights and festive decoration provides the perfect backdrop.
  • As you return to Sheffield Park, enjoy a second chance to sparkle through the countryside and view the festive scenes you may have missed the first time.

The whole experience will be approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a separate service to Santa Specials – Santa will not be appearing on our SteamLights service. 


First Class Compartment (seats up to 6 adults) – £170.00

Third Class Compartment (seats up to 8 adults) – £130.00

Table (seats up to 4 adults) – £110.00

Accommodation for wheelchair users: 

Wheelchair accommodation is available for groups of up to four people. One carer can travel free with a registered disabled passenger.

The price for wheelchair accommodation is £35.00 per adult £17.50 per child.

Please fill in the form below if you wish to request a booking for wheelchair accommodation

SteamLights 2021 dates:

SteamLights will be running on selected dates from Friday 5 November to Saturday 8 January.

Add a picnic and make the experience extra special!

Adult picnic box – £12.50 for one

  • Savoury filled roll
  • Brie and sun-dried tomato quiche
  • Pork pie
  • Chipolata sausage
  • Rich fruitcake
  • Butter shortbread biscuit
  • Deep filled mince pie

Child picnic box – £6.50 for one

  • Savoury filled roll
  • Satsuma
  • Candy cane
  • Chocolate coins
  • Gingerbread man

A selection of drinks can also be added during the booking process.