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Santa Specials 2020

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Nothing stops Santa visiting the Bluebell Railway!   


First Class Compartment - £170.00

Third Class Compartment - £130.00

Compartment Sizes

Sheffield Park Services 

First Class compartments are designed to seat up to 6 adults 

Third Class compartments are designed to seat up to 8 adults

East Grinstead Services

 First Class compartments are designed to seat up to 8 adults 

Third Class compartments are designed to seat up to 10 adults  



It may be slightly different this year, but we still aim to give you a wonderful and safe festive experience with all the traditional sights, sounds and aromas of Christmas.

  • Get into the mood with some Christmas music while having your tickets checked
  • Board your train in your own private compartment for a safe and enjoyable journey
  • Mince pies and chocolate coins waiting for you on board
  • Enjoy the trip up to Horsted Keynes through the winter countryside
  • Visit Santa in his parlour with an opportunity for a photo
  • Collect your special present from Santa’s Workshop
  • Enjoy the traditional inclusive fairground attractions – all carefully spaced apart
  • Take time for a glass of delicious mulled wine on sale on the platform
  • Rejoin your train to return to Sheffield Park or East Grinstead
  • Pick up Christmas gifts at our market stalls and shops

The whole experience will take around 2 hours from Sheffield Park and 2 hours 15 minutes from East Grinstead and we ask people to arrive in good time to allow for social distancing measures. 

For more details visit our Covid-19 Safety Measures page.

When booking tickets, please check carefully for your required station of departure - Sheffield Park or East Grinstead.


Event start times

From Sheffield Park                        10am & 12.45pm

From East Grinstead                       11am & 1.45pm

 

For your safety:

  • Face coverings - Face coverings must be worn whilst at the railway, although their removal is acceptable while seated onboard
  • Socially distanced seating - Our onboard seating capacity has been reduced to allow for a comfortable, socially distanced journey
  • Pre-packed food - All meals are hygienically pre-packed

Please visit our COVID-19 safety measures page for more information.


Please note:

  • Children under 3yrs (and babies) travel for free and do not require a ticket
  • Seats are not allocated or reserved for children under 3yrs (and babies)
  • All food and drink on this service is by pre-order only
  • Tickets are valid for the service and date specified on the ticket only
  • Tickets only valid for the class of travel booked - no upgrades are available
  • We regret that prams/buggies/pushchairs cannot be taken on this service. They may be left in the care of the station staff at the departure station
  • Seats are in a compartment. We will not allocate compartments for shared used. If you are travelling with friends and family, please make the booking in one name.
  • Passengers in wheelchairs can travel in our specially adapted carriage on trains departing from Sheffield Park. Please email enquiries@bluebell-railway.co.uk or call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 if you would like to book seats for wheelchair using passengers.
  • No dogs are permitted on this service except for registered assistance dogs. 

Seating:

  • Compartments are allocated automatically. Parties from separate bookings will not be seated in the same compartment
  • 1st Class compartments on Sheffield Park services are designed to seat up to 6 adults
  • 3rd Class compartments on Sheffield Park services are designed to seat up to 8 adults 
  • 1st Class compartments on East Grinstead departures are designed to seat up to 8 adults
  • 3rd Class compartments on East Grinstead services are designed to seat up to 10 adults

Accessibility:

  • We are pleased to offer a specially adapted area for wheelchair users on services from Sheffield Park Station only
  • Owing to social distancing guidelines, however, space in this area is limited to parties of 4 or less people
  • To book these seats please email enquiries@bluebell-railway.co.uk or call our Customer Services team on 01825 720800

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