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Step back in time at the Bluebell Railway

blueblee-3From short trips through seasonal specials and dining events there is always plenty on offer at the Bluebell Railway thoughout the year.

Each visit see trains full with families and friends – from young babies to grandparents as well as some dedicated train enthusiasts.

The route is longer now that it extends to East Grinstead and despite very steamy windows on the day we went , it was a relaxing way to pass a couple of hours. In previous years we had been with young children who have life long memories of the Santa Specials and seeing Thomas the Tank Engine.

The shop at Sheffield Park station offers a host of gifts , many train inspired for that relative that can be soooooo hard to buy for .

bluebelle-2Do check out their website before heading out – it changes throughout the year as well as showing details of all the seasonal specials. You may need to book in advance for some of the events so always check in good time .

Here are some of the highlights but do visit their website to check the events are still running

Diesel Gala – 31st March – 2nd April

Flying Scotsman visit – April

Shareholders weekend – 22nd and 23rd April

Bluebell Specials – 24th – 28th April, 2nd – 5th and 8th – 10th May

Branch Line – 13th and 14th May

Lego Weekend – 27th and 28th May

Collectors Fair – 29th April

Fathers Day Event – 18th June

Model Railway 24th – 25th June

Craft and Food Festival – 1st and 2nd July

Collectors Fair – 29th and 30th July

Steam Through the Ages – 23rd and 24th September

Autumn Tints – 2nd- 6th, 9th- 13th, 16th- 20th October

Halloween Scream Train – 27th October