As the first preserved standard gauge passenger line in the world, Bluebell Railway is a heritage line taken straight out of the history books. Take a trip into the world of yesterday with a series of steam trains operating between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead on a variety of different steam trains, entirely dependent on the type of experience you want to re-live. Bluebell Railway is largely run by volunteers and constantly works to continue with the preservation of these historic trains, so it is a great opportunity for all train enthusiasts to take the chance to visit and travel in these beautiful trains.

Plus with a variety of events available throughout the year, including a number of railway exhibitions as well as a beautiful Afternoon Tea Lounge, where you spend a glorious afternoon drinking classical teas as you steam through the Sussex countryside from the choice of either the Ashdown, Chelwood or Balcombe cars on board the Wealden Rambler tea train. This event is incredibly popular and special rates are served for Valentine’s, Mother s and Fathers day and at Christmas.

For those who are fans of all types of vintage vehicles, Bluebell Railway also offers a Vintage Bus Day on the 5th October which offers a few free vintage bus routes operating to and from the railway, and for those interested in the collection of toy and rails, every year in April Bluebell Railway hosts a Toy and Rail Collectors Fair. Take a trip to Bluebell Railway to admire the craftsmanship and possibly pick up a few more pieces for your collection, or take your children to the fair to share your love of the craft.

Plus as Bluebell Railway is a mere 30 minutes drive from Wickwoods Country Club, hotel and spa, it is an easy to reach, informative day out for all the family. After a long day at Bluebell, allow yourself to relax in one of our luxurious spas, or cool off in one of our indoor pools.

Whether you plan on spending a relaxing weekend away or you would love to benefit from the use of our many facilities by becoming a member, contact Wickwoods for more information. You can reach us by calling 01273 857567 or by emailing us at with your query. We will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. Or to Request Membership Information simply click one of the links on this page and fill in the form provided with your details and we will get back to you. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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