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Bluebell Railway

Sheffield Park Station, Uckfield TN22 3QL, England
+44 1825 720800
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Full day out

Visited the railway on Saturday 24 June 2017. We travelled from St Pancras to East Grinstead and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Best Heritage Steam Railway To Date

Came here on Tuesday 20th June 2017 and it was great. Similar to the Kent & East Sussex Railway but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:15 - 17:15
Sheffield Park Station, Uckfield TN22 3QL, England
+44 1825 720800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the railway on Saturday 24 June 2017. We travelled from St Pancras to East Grinstead and it is 2 or 3 mins walk from this station to the Bluebell Railway across a car park. Unfortunately, it could have done with a couple more coaches...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here on Tuesday 20th June 2017 and it was great. Similar to the Kent & East Sussex Railway but it is all steam hauled rather than a steam/diesel mixture like the other one. Very professionally run by volunteers that completes the nostalgic feel to...More

Thank 375Christopher1983
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great visit - started at Sheffield Park, interesting station- museum, old carriages and enthusiastic volunteers seemed happy to help. Lovely clean comfortable coaches and a very pleasant journey. We had lunch and a pint in the pub, which was very nice too.

Thank Lyn P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had dinner on the Bluebell’s Saturday evening ‘Golden Arrow’ dining train. There is plenty of parking at Sheffield Park but the Railway gives diners the option of travelling by train from East Grinstead. Arriving at Sheffield Park about 45 minutes before the scheduled...More

1  Thank Philary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip on steam train. Can't fault it. Nice to stop at east grinstead for a coffee and walkround. Recommended!

Thank kimmyf666
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled on the railway on Sunday 18th June 2017. The organisation is superb and very professional staffed mainly by volunteers who dress in period clothes to add authenticity. The museum at Sheffield Park station is well laid out with lots of interesting exhibits from...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent evening. Fish and chips tasty and very well cooked, not at all greasy. Delivered in individual boxes well packaged and served hot. Bread and butter (not margerine) to accompany. Chocolate cake with cream for dessert plus tea or coffee. Very friendly service.

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well...how happy memories, can be taken from the past. The steam train and the old carriages, took me back to a time of good memories... You start the day with a lovely bacon bap I'm the standing buffet carriage and then join the train for...More

Thank Rockyoflondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived just as a train was due to leave the station and enjoyed a full English breakfast on the platform as we watched it depart. There is an interesting museum where children can dress up as a train driver, porter etc and the engine...More

Thank cruiselady88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came along to have our anniversary meal was in the Ashdown carriage . Settings very good only things that let them down was the veg was very hard wouldn't say cooked properly even wife struggled with it and she likes her veg like that....More

Thank sheriffLancingUk
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Is there a dress code for the Murder Mystery evening?
25 April 2017|
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Response from Bluebell_Railway | Property representative |
We ask for smart clothing (i.e. no jeans or trainers), but beyond that there's no dress code.
Ken G
The web site doesn't give any details of the departure time and return time of the Dinner Pullman on a Saturday. Perhaps some better information should be added as other railways appear to manage to show such times, e.g. Kent and East Sussex. So, what are the times?
21 March 2017|
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Response from Bluebell_Railway | Property representative |
The Saturday evening Pullman train usually departs at 7:30, ken1green. For operational reasons some trains depart at a different time, and details of the departure time are quoted on the tickets and in the booking... More
Hi we have a trip booked on 08/10 linked in with brighton i360, are we able to bring a small picnic to have on the train journey? Thank you
6 September 2016|
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Response from Bluebell_Railway | Property representative |
Hello 16bagpuss. Looks like we've been beaten to it! Not a problem at all to bring your own picnic. If the weather is kind we have picnic areas at Sheffield Park and Kingscote stations, but if it the weather isn't conducive... More