Events for Bluebell Railway

Model Railway Weekend

Bluebell Railway

Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex

31st July 2021 - 1st August 2021

Enjoy steam train rides, explore our stations and visit the exhibitions!

Join us at the Bluebell Railway for our Model Railway Weekend. This firm favourite is back for 2021.

Come and see a variety of layouts across the railway and experience unique access to non-public areas such as the Maintenance Shed and Locomotive Workshop at Sheffield Park Station and the Carriage and Wagon Workshop at Horsted Keynes Station.
Have you ever attended a model railway exhibition before? Well expect an array of tiny worlds, all expertly modelled and brought to life by the steam and diesel locomotives that wind their way along the tracks. It takes patience, time and skill to bring these fascinating layouts to life.
We have a great selection of Model Railways featuring including N gauge, O gauge, double O gauge and gauge 1 layouts from across the country.
To complement our displays, we also have several trade stands offering a variety of modelling products including engines, rolling stock, and local produce. Don’t forget you can also visit our railway shop where we have a great selection of products available from beginners sets to full layouts.
During this event, we are running a busy steam hauled service from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead Stations across the weekend.

60 Plus 1

Bluebell Railway

Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex

6th August 2021 - 8th August 2021

Bluebell Railway turned 60 years old in 2020, so come and join us for our belated diamond anniversary event.
Help celebrate our achievements from over the last 60 years with a packed weekend of displays, activities, music, festivities and, of course, steam engines.
All our stations will be open for this event and a busy timetable will be running. Why not travel up and down the line, hop on and off at any of our stations, and enjoy all the Bluebell Railway has to offer!
Looking for that festival atmosphere? Head to Horsted Keynes Station and visit our events field to enjoy good food and live bands playing classics from across the last six decades. On Saturday we have steam services late into the evening and entertainment from local bands.
Exclusive access will be available each day to restricted areas across the railway including our carriage and wagon sheds, locomotive works and running sheds with guided tours throughout the weekend. Kids Kingdom will provide fun and games suitable for all ages. For the big kids, brake van rides and diesel driving taster experiences should appeal!
To top-off the weekend festivities, on Sunday afternoon we are planning a locomotive cavalcade of all our working engines.
Food and drink will be available to purchase on both days at Sheffield Park Station (Bessemer Arms and platform kiosk), Horsted Keynes Station (George V Buffet, and there will be an Ice Cream Van, Hog Roast, and Shepherd’s Hut), Kingscote Station (Well House for drinks, snacks and ice-cream), and East Grinstead Station (Grinsteade Buffet).
All event areas will be open until 9pm or until the last train departs from that Station.
This will be a celebration of six decades of what Bluebell Railway does best!


Bluebell Railway

Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex

5th November 2021 - 8th January 2022

Brighten up the chilly winter evenings with a seasonal lights spectacular!

Sparkle, glow and shimmer on a magical steam train covered by thousands of colourful lights.

Illuminate the dark landscape as you journey and feast your eyes on an amazing light show along the way. With festive displays, music and narration, this is a steam train experience not to be missed!