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Bluebell Railway

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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.
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Sheffield Park Station, Uckfield TN22 3QL, England
+44 1825 720800
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Reviewed today via mobile

Booked the Halloween Train Trip 2 months in advance to be emailed today cancelling the event less than 2 weeks before Halloween. Now unable to book any other event of interest to us as fully booked. Not acceptable! Possible first ever visit to the Railway...More

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Reviewed today

Just enjoyed very nice steam and cream treat from our daughter with polite, courteous young staff serving on the train. However when the trip was booked on the telephone, my daughter explained that my husband has had a stroke and therefore his mobility is a...More

Thank Rosemerl5
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's important to note that this review isn't about the railway itself but our dropping by to eat in the restaurant. We were surprised that you are supposed to buy platform tickets to go in the restaurant! We didn't pay as it seemed weird? Anyway,...More

Thank 455Douglas1948
Bluebell_Railway, Manager at Bluebell Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comments, 455Douglas1948, and your recent visit to the Bluebell Railway. As well as access to the restaurant, a platform ticket permits you to visit our museum, shop and (after its reopening at the weekend) our engine shed, or simply just sit...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife treated me to a wonderful birthday dinner treat in the Christine Pullman car pulled by the Union of South Africa Class A4 steam locomotive. What a wonderful night out it was from beginning to end travelling in the restaurant car beautifully restored to...More

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An absolute MUST in your life. This was a 63rd birthday surprise for my Mum, a lover of the old steam engines and all things mechanical. Beautiful drive from the East Coast to arrive at a stunning and idealic location in the middle of East...More

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Bluebell Railway is a family friendly centre. On their open days you can expect train rides in authentic carriages being pulled by steam engines from 70 years old to well over 100 years old. All of these engines and coaches have been rescued, rebuilt...More

Thank b_b_firestorm
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had previously visited The Bluebell Railway as child. Since then, the line has been extended to East Grinstead and the station sits adjacent to the main line station. A reasonably priced atmospheric static buffet car awaits customers after buy their tickets at East Grinstead...More

Thank Thewanderer5
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I were sent for afternoon tea on a train as part of my retirement present and we were looking forward to it very much. The weather on the day was very wet and quite cold, but as we were going to be...More

Thank chrisandtwink
Bluebell_Railway, Manager at Bluebell Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments, chrisandtwink, and for your recent visit to the Bluebell Railway. We are sorry to read of your disappointment following your recent visit for afternoon tea. You have not stated when you visited, and so we cannot advise on the cause...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took our 2 children hear for our sons birthday treat. He is a massive train fan with Gresley's A4 Mallard as his favourite. The Gala had one of the A4's visiting "Union of South Africa" and the chance to get on a train pulled...More

Thank Rara2528
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I spend the most lovely Sunday on a gentle journey from East Grinstead to Sheffield Park. It was an amazing experience to see how we once travelled and what a shame it is that travel now isn’t so romantic. We had looked...More

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Bluebell_Railway, Manager at Bluebell Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments, littlegibster, and your recent visit to the Bluebell Railway. We are sorry to read of your disappointment with the food available at Sheffield Park. You do not give the time and date of your visit, so we are unable to...More

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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
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
26 May 2018|
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Response from Bluebell_Railway | Property representative |
Our station at East Grinstead is about a mile from the centre of the town. The town itself has plenty of pubs and restaurants, as well as historic buildings. We have a buffet on site at East Grinstead, converted from an old... More