Engine Shed: AUTISM DAYS at the Bluebell Railway

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Bluebell Railway

Sheffield Park station

Uckfield

TN22 3QL

United Kingdom

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Engine Shed is running a special day for autistic children and their families, with inclusive activities and a steam train ride.

About this Event

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PLEASE NOTE: these tickets have sold out, BUT we have more places available on the same days with an earlier start. For details , go to:

https://engineshedbluebell2.eventbrite.com

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Engine Shed and the Bluebell Railway would like to invite to you to a very special day for autistic children and their families.

  • We'll have the Engine Shed's huge Tomy and Brio train sets to build and play with
  • You can visit the railway museum and the loco shed
  • We'll finish the day with a steam train ride to East Grinstead in our own reserved carriage.

The event is designed and run by autism professionals, so you can be sure of a relaxing, inclusive and enjoyable day.

Who can come?

Child don't need a formal diagnosis, and the event is suitable for autistic children of any age. Siblings, friends and family are very welcome to come along too.

Children will need to be supervised by an adult at all times.

What's happening on the day?

The activities will be at Sheffield Park station. You can get there by train (see details below ) or come by car - whichever is easier. At the end of the day, we'll travel together in our own carriage on the steam train to East Grinstead and back.

The Bluebell Railway's facilities - cafe, shop, museum etc - will be open as usual.

Schedule for the day:

11am-1pm : The Engine Shed will have its huge Tomy and Brio train sets to build and play with at Sheffield Park station.

1-2pm: TIme for lunch, and a visit to the railway museum and loco shed.

2.15-2.55pm: Steam train ride to East Grinstead in our own reserved carriage.

3.15-4.05pm: Steam train ride back to Sheffield Park.

Getting there by train:

  • It is possible to get to the event by train using the Southern service from London Victoria to East Grinstead. You'll need to travel on the train which arrives at East Grinstead at 10.20am. This train leaves London Victoria at 09:20am and calls at Clapham Junction and East Croydon.
  • When you get to East Grinstead, you can then catch the Bluebell Railway steam train which leaves their platform at 11am. This steam train will get you to Sheffield Park at 11.50am, where you can join the activities in the station building.
  • At the end of the day, we will ALL be travelling on the steam train to East Grinstead which arrives at 2.55pm. You can then catch the 3.06pm or 3.36pm Southern services to London Victoria.

Accessibility: Due to the historic buildings and railway carriages at the Bluebell Railway, this event is unfortunately not suitable for people in wheelchairs. However, if they are able to use a stair lift, or able to get in and out of a train, we would be very happy for them to attend.

Last year's event

Here are some photos from last year's event, so you can see what it was like.

Social Story

To help with the day, we've put together the following video as a "social story", Please watch it yourself and show it to the children who are coming. It includes specific information about what to expect on the day and why. We've used lots of photos of the railway, including all the places we will visit. We hope it helps.

Date and Time

Location

Bluebell Railway

Sheffield Park station

Uckfield

TN22 3QL

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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