Santa Specials 2017

Santa says:-

Tickets for the Santa Specials this year have been extremely popular and all dates are now fully booked. My friends at the Railway are hoping to add more seats so please keep an eye on the website for any updates or e mail them at with the dates you would like to visit and they will contact you if any seats become available.







A Christmas visit to the Bluebell Railway is a magical experience. Come along and enjoy a journey through the Sussex countryside, in all its winter splendour! Santa will be on board with a present and a chocolate treat for all children and he won’t forget the grown-ups-there will be a mince pie for them.

Sit back and enjoy the trip to Horsted Keynes where you will find:

  • A Victorian fairground
  • Christmas pantry on platform 3
  • Opportunity to have pictures taken with Santa
  • Special ‘Elf House’ for our younger visitors
  • NEW for 2017-As Santa uses the train for these journeys, his Reindeer can have a rest and will be happy to meet everyone. They will be in the paddock adjacent to the platform at Horsted Keynes and there will be ample time to meet them

Departures are from either Sheffield Park Station or East Grinstead Station. Your Santa Special experience lasts for around one and a half hours and booking is essential. All bookings need to be paid for in advance.

2017 Prices:

Adult 3rd class £22.00
Child (3-15) 3rd class £15.00
Toddler (1 + 2yrs) £9.00 (please note no seat is reserved for toddlers)

We understand that you may need to change the date of your booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate any changes you wish to make. However please note that most of the Santa Special trains are now filling up quickly and it may not be possible to make changes for you. We reserve the right to apply an administration fee of £2.50 per ticket. Please e mail us with any changes you wish to make to and include your original date of travel, booking reference and date that you wish to transfer to with a telephone number in case we need to contact you.

Please note your tickets are non-refundable unless we can re-sell your tickets.

If you require seats that are suitable for passengers using wheelchairs please contact us on 01825 720800.

While you are here why not enjoy a Christmas Lunch?

On Saturdays and Sundays a carvery service is available in the restaurant at Sheffield Park Station. There are only a limited number of seats available in our restaurant, so booking is essential and payment is due at the time of booking. If you wish to book for the carvery please contact us once you have purchased your seats for the Santa Specials.

Two courses £16.95 per adult. £8.50 per child.

Check out the menu here Christmas Carvery


Take a look at our Victorian Christmas


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