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Bluebell Railway

1,377 reviews
About Bluebell Railway
Founded in 1959 and still steaming! We run steam trains between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead on over 200 days each year, and are open even when no trains are running.
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Hours Today: 10:15 - 17:15
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Uckfield, England
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US$24.80 per adult
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a fantastic day being shown around Sheffiled park station and engine sheds, then learning how to drive a steam engine all hands on for an hour, it was a superb birthday present. The staff were all helpfull and full of information and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Hamstermum37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today, I was lucky enough to take part in a footplate experience at the Bluebell Railway and it was incredible. For those that don't know, the footplate experience gives you the opportunity to have a go at driving a steam engine for an hour, under...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Ashley V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely Christmas Dinner on the Bluebell Railway. When we arrived there was mulled wine and if you didn't want it you could buy a drink at the bar. Unfortunately we weren't offered any canapes although we kept seeing them being offered to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank sue P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I bought this package as a present for my elderly father. He had a great time and took away lots of good memories that I know he will be talking about for weeks to come. I would like to give my thanks to the staff...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank amie_p
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

We took our 19 month old son on the Santa Special which cost £50 for my husband, son & I. We were squashed into a carriage with 4 other adults and 2 other children, uncomfortably making 9 passengers in total, even though there were actually...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank EggyPuff
Bluebell_Railway, Manager at Bluebell Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments, EggyPuff, and your recent visit to the Bluebell Railway. Children as young as your son did not have an allocated seat on our Santa Special trains, and this was made clear on all promotional material. Whilst we are sorry that...More

Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

We did the Gala evening meal for New Year’s Eve and what a night it turned out to be! The whole evening was magical and most certainly the best way to see in the New Year. The staff were so attentive and very smartly dressed...More

Thank Alibongos
Reviewed 2 January 2019

A perfect day out in the weird week between Christmas and New Year, the new Steam Works exhibition was very well put together and very interactive for all ages, it’s a good refresh of the space and good to see the locos in light rather...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bottomleybradley2015
Reviewed 2 January 2019

Took our 3 year old grandson on the Santa Special, he loved it. Father Christmas was great and the present was a good choice, tailored towards age group. The rides at Horsted Keynes were good but mainly tailored towards under 8's. Reindeers sweet. Staff friendly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HIPPOCAT50
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

We took our two granddaughters aged three and five on the Santa Express departing Sheffield Park on 8th December 2018. We had a table seat for four which was lovely. The girls were given chocolate coins and we were treated to a warm mince pie....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Debbie001328
Reviewed 30 December 2018

The main problem I would guess with running an event like this is the co-ordination. The potential of something not going to plan is probably very high. This is why when something goes especially well, it makes the whole event just that little bit more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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anna h
7 February 2019|
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Response from Bluebell_Railway | Property representative |
Yes, we've had visitors that young, and sometimes even younger - some babies born to railway parents go home from hospital via the railway! We have baby-changing facilities at all stations, however please be aware that... More
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HaloLondon
6 August 2018|
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Response from robertfs2017 | Reviewed this property |
You can get on any station, East Grinstead if you use the DIY store car park there is a time limit otherwise use the local pay and display Sheffield Park has better parking including overflow in a field
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Chloefinan21
29 July 2018|
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Response from Bluebell_Railway | Property representative |
Hello Velmz If you are starting your journey at Horsted Keynes you will definitely need to print your voucher. For journeys starting at Sheffield Park or East Grinstead it is easier if you have a printed version available... More
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