The Bluebell Railway, deep in the heart of the Sussex countryside, is the country’s oldest standard gauge heritage railway and will soon be celebrating its 60th anniversary.
But at the Bluebell you can enjoy much more than just a ‘train ride’! There are four stations, all steeped in period detail dating back to the 1880s, to explore and enjoy and a visit to the Railway offers a window onto a bygone era.
Events this Spring
There is lots going on at the Bluebell in 2018. Come along between March 30th and April 2nd and enjoy a train ride to Kingscote Station and then hop off and take part in a ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’.
With lots of things to do, see and join in with, including ‘Paint your own pottery’ a small animal farm, Alice in Wonderland characters and lots more. It is the ideal place to bring the family over the Easter weekend and let the children let of some steam!
18th to 20th May sees the little locos take centre stage at ‘Branch Line Weekend’ as the Bluebell recreates the heyday of the branch line it once was.
The Railway is delighted and excited to announce that the locomotive 60163 ‘Tornado’ will be making a whistle-stop visit to Sussex this May and will be at the Bluebell 25th – 29th May! This superb locomotive is the most recent one to be built in Britain and celebrates 10 years of steaming this year.
Also on the 26th, 28th and 29th May there will be ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ to enjoy on one of the trains. Why not bring the family along and enjoy the lovely scenery. A picnic tea for children is included in the price, and adults can add a picnic tea to their ticket it they’d like. Bring Teddy too – book a place for him and he gets his own ticket!
Lucky winners of this competition will receive a family ticket, which includes 2 adults and up to 3 children, to take a ride on a steam train on selected dates in May.
See the website for more details and to book tickets. www.bluebell-railway.com
There are 4 family tickets to give away! Please enter the competition using the form below. Close date is 31st May 2018