What’s on at the Bluebell Railway in 2018?
Lots of fantastic events for all the family to enjoy! Some familiar favourites, and some new events for 2018, there’s something for everyone!
17th – 18th March – Steaming Towards 60 – a celebration of the origins of the Bluebell Railway
23rd – 25th March – Diesel Gala 2018 – come and see 3 visiting locos that have never been to the Bluebell before
30th March – 2nd April – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – a “mad” tea party, children’s games & small animal farm
16th April – 17th May (selected dates only) – Bluebell Specials – see Spring in the Sussex Weald
25th April – Sussex Belle – enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch aboard one of our 1st class dining carriages
28th April – Toy and Collectors’ Fair – a cornucopia of railwayana and collectables at Horsted Keynes station
13th May – Southern Classic Car Show – visit Horsted Keynes station for a feast of classic cars.
18th – 20th May – Branch Line Weekend – lots of fun with Bluebell Railway’s small locos and a special visiting loco
25th – 29th May – Visit of 60163 ‘Tornado’ – travel behind “Tornado”, enjoy a Teddy Bears’ picnic & see Paddington™
16th June – Trackfest – an afternoon of music with great bands including ‘Modern Romance’ and ‘The Jive Aces’ CANCELLED
23rd – 24th June- Model Railway Weekend – model railway layouts around the railway
30th June – Track Trek – evening sponsored walk along the railway line
28th July – Toy and Collectors’ Fair – a 2nd chance to enjoy railwayana and collectables at Horsted Keynes station
18th July – Sussex Belle – enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch aboard one of our 1st class dining carriages
11th – 12th August – Steam through the Ages – Travel through 100 years of history in one day
8th – 9th September – Shareholder’s Weekend
8th – 9th September – Beat the ‘Back to School Blues’ Weekend – Kids for a Quid all weekend
19th September – Sussex Belle – enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch aboard one of our 1st class dining carriages
28th September – World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
7th October – Vintage Bus Running Day – Enjoy a trip on a vintage bus!
2nd – 4th, 9th – 11th, 16th – 18th October – Autumn Tints – See the High Weald in all its glorious Autumn colour
12th – 14th October – ‘Giants of Steam’ Autumn Gala – Return of the Giants.
20th & 21st October – ‘SteamWorks! Family Festival – a special event to celebrate the opening of our new innovate, interactive exhibition
24th – 28th October – Hallowe’en Scream Train – bring the children for a spooktacular steam ride!
29th – 31st October – Halloween Experience: Dystopia Station – A perfectly preserved attraction that will steam you into dystopia…
3rd November – Footplate Extra! – a rare and exciting experience to drive and fire one of our larger engines!
1st, 8th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd December – Golden Arrow Christmas Dinner trains.
1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd December – Santa Specials – a Christmas visit to the Bluebell Railway is a magical experience!
3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th December – Festive Feast – nostalgic Christmas train ride & delicious Christmas Lunch
21st December – A Horsted Christmas – A Victorian Christmas at Horsted Keynes with Santa and his reindeer
24th December – ‘Twas the train before Christmas Santa Special – A magical Christmas Eve Santa Special with a special Christmas Eve box for the children
3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th & 12th December – Festive Feast – Enjoy a train ride and Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings
31st December – Golden Arrow New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner – Steam into the New Year!
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