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Visitor Information: Special Event fares & discounts
Traction Engines at Horsted Keynes - Derek Hayward - 21 August 2010 High Weald Dairy at Horsted Keynes - Derek Hayward - 15 August 2010 178 and 592 approach Kingscote - Derek Hayward - 7 August 2010

2018 - See our Timetables and Calendar.
Tickets may be obtained on arrival; or book online in advance for our Bluebell Bonus discount
Special Events Special Offers & Opportunities Premier Dining Other Catering Services
December - Santa & seasonal services:
  • 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24 Dec: Santa Specials - Sold Out
  • 21 Dec: A Horsted Christmas - New for 2018 - Your own private compartment in Victorian and Edwardian carriages for all the fun of our Victorian Christmas Fair at Horsted Keynes - Compartments still available for the trains from East Grinstead

After Christmas our normal steam-hauled and steam-heated public trains resume:
* 26 Dec: Service 1 timetable
* 27 Dec - 1 Jan: Christmas Holiday timetable
Tickets available in advance or on arrival

Some of our 2019 Event Dates

15-17 March - Branch Line Weekend

19-22 April - Easter Weekend - Easter Egg Hunt with prizes for all children who take part

27 April - Toy & Rail Collectors' Fair at Horsted Keynes

17-18 May - Trains after dark with stations and museum open late into the night

25-27 May - STEM weekend with fun Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities for children

14-16 June - Steam and Beer Festival with traction engines, music and steam trains

29-30 June - Model Railway Weekend - Layouts, traders and live steam miniature railway

27 July - Toy & Rail Collectors' Fair at Horsted Keynes

10-11 August - Steam through the Ages with a Summer Fair at Horsted Keynes, meet Queen Victoria at Sheffield Park, and visit the 'Seaside' at Kingscote.

24-26 August - Teddy Bears' Picnic - Children who bring Teddy along get free travel!

11-13 October - 'Giants of Steam' Autumn Gala - visiting locomotives to be announced

26 Oct to 3 Nov - Witches and Wizards - a Spooky week of Hallowe'en goings on at Horsted Keynes station

Bluebell Bonus
Book online in advance for discounts

We are a Blue Peter Badge Attraction


  Driving & Firing Experiences:
  New dates for 2019!



Gift Vouchers

Elephant Van - children's play carriage at Horsted Keynes

Children's playground at Kingscote

Steam and Vine
in conjunction with Bluebell Vineyard

BRPS Membership
Many benefits including travel and shop discounts

Coach Groups

School Groups


Christmas Golden Arrow Pullman - Sold Out



New Year's Eve Gala Golden Arrow Pullman - Sold Out



Murder Mystery evenings on the Golden Arrow.
Download 2018 and 2019 details



Hotel Package
Mini-break: meal on our Golden Arrow Pullman, choice of top local hotels, unlimited travel on Bluebell and visit another local attraction





Christmas Festive Feast - Steam train ride from East Grinstead plus Christmas Lunch - 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 Dec - Sold Out other than 12 Dec

Rail Ale evening trains from East Grinstead

Fish & Chip evening supper trains

Restaurants, bars and other catering at:

Sheffield Park,

Horsted Keynes &

East Grinstead


Stepney Lunch Boxes


Children's Parties





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