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 collectibles 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 collectibles 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
19th September – Sussex Belle – enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch aboard one of our 1st class dining carriages
7th October – Vintage Bus Day – Enjoy a trip on a vintage bus from one of the Railway’s stations.
12th – 14th October – ‘Giants of Steam’ Autumn Gala – Return of the Giants.
29th – 31st October – Halloween Scream – for those who yearn for a more dark & scary experience.
1st, 8th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December – Golden Arrow Christmas Dinner trains.
1st – 31st December – Santa Specials and other seasonal specials (full details will be available later in the summer).
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