Santa Specials will leave Sheffield Park and head for Kingscote, some 9 miles away. Meandering gently through the delightful Sussex countryside, the journey will take you through the atmospheric Sharpthorne tunnel on the way to Kingscote.
Your return trip with us will last around 90 minutes. At Kingscote have your photograph taken with Santa in his special marquee and watch the locomotive move from one end of the train to the other before the return journey to Sheffield Park.
The Bluebell Railway’s Santa Specials are very popular, and for this reason we ask you to book in advance. We reserve seats for your journey at the time of booking with the traditional layout of “facing” or “back” to the engine.
Booking is very easy: Telephone us from 5th October on 01825 720806 with your credit card number for an immediate confirmation of your reservation – further details (including postal booking which opens on 1st July) are included below.
On-line bookings through the Bluebell Shop are also available (for third-class tickets only). First Class or Observation Car tickets can be booked by phone or post.
During a break in your journey there will be an opportunity to have your photo taken with Father Christmas and his sleigh at Kingscote Station.
All Santa trains (except for the Victorian Christmas specials) start from Sheffield Park Station where we have the Bessemer Arms bar restaurant. Festive and other luncheon menus will be available. Our self service restaurant “Puffers” will also be open, where you can enjoy anything from a cup of tea to a full meal and no reservations are necessary.
- Santa visits every child on board
- Every child receives a gift
- Children’s entertainer on every train
- Onboard refreshments available to purchase
- Free Children’s Roundabout at Sheffield Park