*Notice to booked customers*
The railway is currently closed until further notice and our customer services staff have been placed on temporary leave (furloughed). This means they are unable to respond to emails and telephone calls for the time being under the terms of the Government’s job retention scheme.
We appreciate your patience at this very difficult time and once we are able to re-open we will contact you to rebook your trip onto one of our future rescheduled services to suit your available dates.
Thank you for your understanding.
Traditional Afternoon Tea as you steam through the beautiful Sussex countryside.
Enjoy a relaxing journey, travelling in one of our four comfortable 1950/60’s lounge or restaurant carriages on our dedicated Afternoon Tea train, the Wealden Rambler.
Your traditional Afternoon Tea includes a choice of luxury teas, followed by a selection of delicious sandwiches and mouthwatering cakes, tarts, scones and shortbread.
The Wealden Rambler runs on a selection of Saturday and weekday afternoons, and other special days throughout the year from February to October.
Trains depart from Sheffield Park for a return journey to East Grinstead and back, of approximately 1 and 3/4 hours.
Departure times vary.
Afternoon Tea Menus (click to open)
We offer traditional, vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan menus. Owing to the nature of the experience we are unable to offer variations to these options.
Please state at the time of booking which menu you would prefer.
For a lovely present for that special someone, why not purchase Gift Vouchers? Gift Vouchers are available online from our shop or in person from our shop at Sheffield Park station. (Gift Vouchers are valid for one year from date of purchase. Your journey may be taken after the voucher expiry date, so long as booking is made before that date.)
Add a little extra – add a celebration pack to make your trip extra special!
Table Celebration Pack – £7.50 per table
Card, Balloon, table Sprinkles
- All trains depart from and return to Sheffield Park station. On some days, it may be possible to travel from East Grinstead station to join the Wealden Rambler using one of our normal service trains. On some days it may also be possible to return to East Grinstead from Sheffield Park on one of these trains. Our Customer Service Team (01825 720800) will be able to advise for which days these options are available.
- Your Wealden Rambler ticket includes travel on connecting Bluebell Railway services and your trip on the Wealden Rambler but is not valid on any of our other train services.
- Departure times may vary, please check when booking.
- This service is a premier service and, as such, the dress code aboard the train is ‘smart dress’ and guests adherence to this code is appreciated. Guests wearing jeans and/or trainers may not be allowed to board.
- We welcome children over the age of 5 years on the Wealden Rambler, and children. We regret that it isn’t suitable for children or babies under the age of 5. All children must be fully supervised and need to remain seated throughout the journey.
- Dogs (other than registered assistance dogs) are not permitted on the Wealden Rambler.
- We regret that owing to the age and design of the carriages used for this service, we are unable to accommodate wheelchair-bound passengers. If you have mobility issues and would like to travel on the Wealden Rambler, please call our Customer Services Team on 01825 720800 who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.
- We are currently unable to accept payment by credit/debit card or cheque for drinks and sundries on this service. Payment can be made by cash only until further notice.