About the Bluebell Railway Steam Through 60
Sheffield Park Station, is the most southerly station on the historic Bluebell Railway line. The station is located on the south-western outskirts of Ashdown Forest in the High Weald National Park (a designated area of outstanding beauty), in the glorious county of East Sussex.
The late 1800s Victorian station at Sheffield Park provides visitors with glimpses of our rich steam heritage with its many events held throughout the year. Steam locomotives casually weave their way up and down the line, stopping at Horston Keynes, and Kingscote before arriving at the final station in East Grinstead.
There is always plenty to see and do here, especially for the kids. For those that wish to experience life as a locomotive engine driver, footplate experiences are available (contact the railway beforehand). The locomotives that run can vary, but you can see 'what's running' via the Bluebell Railway official website.
The majority of the staff working on the Bluebell Railway Line are volunteers dedicated to the upkeep and running of this wonderful piece of British history. More volunteers are always welcome as there is always plenty to do in all the areas of the railway. Read more about volunteering on the official website or, if you area current BRPS member, go along to one of the 'Find Out More' days which are held each month.
Entry To The Event
Prices range from £11.50 for children to £23.00 for an adult ticket, if bought in advance online. Tickets bought on the day are about 17% more expensive, so pre-booking is definitely recommended. A family bundle can be bought for two adults and three children.
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The prices above are for one-day but savings can be made if you are going to stay for 2 or 3 days. For example, a family ticket for three days, bought online costs £126.50.
Services start running from 9.30am at Sheffield Park.
Somewhere to Stay in East Sussex
There is plenty of amazing accommodation in the local area. Within a 20 minute drive to Sheffield Park station are a 4-star hotel, The Wheatsheaf Inn in Haywards Heath (to the west) and The Buxstead Inn, a 3-Star Hotel and Gastro Pub in Buxted (to the east). For the more hardy among you there are a few campsites to choose from. Ouse Meadow Campsite, for example, is directly opposite the car park entrance. Although a little basic, it does offer the perfect spot to relax next to the river and means that you can forget about the car for a day or two while you are visiting the railway.
Getting To Sheffield Park Station
Getting to Bluebell Railway is fairly easy. Whichever direction you are approaching from, find your way on to the A275 which runs between North Chaily in the south and Wych Cross in the north. Use the A22 if coming from the north and the A272 if coming from the south. While on the A276 look out for the brown tourist signs for Bluebell Railway as you reach the River Ouse. You should spot the welcome sign and entrance to the Railway as you pass a low hedge overlooking the main car park.
Other Things To Do Around The Area
For something a little unusual check out the Llama Park in nearby Wych Cross. Alternatively, stick to the historic theme and try out the Wings Museum (about a 30 min drive) to the north-west in Balcombe. For something a little closer to the Railway spend a relaxing day or afternoon at Sheffield Park - this has some fantastic wooded areas, landscaped terraces, and lakes. Oh! and a tea room, that also serves food and snacks.
Dogs are allowed to travel on some of the trains, but you will need to purchase a ticket unless they are assistance dogs. Fold-able prams can be accommodated on most trains, as well as bicycles - but you will need to pay a little extra for that. Be sure to have a great day out on the railway and don't forget to visit the museum and shop before heading home!
When is the next Bluebell Railway Steam Through 60?
The Bluebell Railway Steam Through 60 is planned to take place at Sheffield Park Station, Sheffield Park, East Sussex, TN22 3QL, Friday 7th August, 2020. This is a Weekend Steam Event.
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