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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”, have a Teddy Bear’s picnic & see Paddington

16th June – Trackfest – an afternoon of music with great bands including ‘Modern Romance’ and ‘The Jive Aces’

23rd – 24th June- Model Railway Weekend – numerous 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 – Autumn Steam Gala – Keep an eye out for details of visiting locomotives.

29th – 31st October – Halloween Scream – for those who yearn for a more dark & scary experience….

1st – 31st December – Santa Specials and other seasonal specials (details will be available later in the summer)

 

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