The Lavender Line
Isfield Station
Nr Uckfield
East Sussex
TN22 5XB

Lavender Line News

30th December 2014

Lavender Line Special Events 2015

Throughout the year the Lavender Line hosts a number of special events which cater for both the rail enthusiasts and families. This year we have a number of events ranging from half term specials to gala weekends where you can see the railways fleet of steam and diesel locos in action.

Half Term Specials

Wednesday 18th February and Thursday 19th February

If your stuck for things to do during the February school half term why not take a visit to the Lavender Line and enjoy a day out behind one of our heritage diesels as we offer the perfect day out to entertain the kids! Take advantage of this amazing day out and enjoy one of East Sussex’s hidden gems.

First train departs Isfield at 11.00 and Worth halt at 11.15

Last train departs Isfield at 4.00 and Worth halt at 4.15

Cinders buffet located on Platform 1 is open from 9.00 with hot and cold food being served throughout the day

Special half term bargain prices

Mother’s day special

Sunday 15th March

This is one event Mums don’t want to miss! On Mothering Sunday we are offering the chance for any mum with a full paying child to enjoy a day of unlimited train rides with the family as Mums go free with any full paying child! There will be plenty of steam action throughout the day with Austin 1 taking the charge of the days service hauling train from 10.30 until 4.00.

Why not treat mum with a footplate taster, for just £5.00 you can ride the footplate on the steam engine with the driver and fireman for one round trip and experience what the slights and sounds are for the men driving the steam engine, a great experience for both families and enthusiasts.

First train departs Isfield at 11.00 and Worth halt at 11.15

Last train departs Isfield at 4.00 and Worth halt at 4.15

Cinders buffet located on Platform 1 is open from 8.30 with hot and cold food being served throughout the day

Normal prices apply

Good Friday Easter special

Good Friday 3rd April

Join us for the perfect way to kick off the Easter Weekend as we host a Good Friday special. Check out closer to the date for steam or Diesel but either way you won’t be disappointed in what we have to offer. With the days still crisp from winter there is no better way to enjoy the Sussex countryside than travelling in a Brake van with an open fire. Our Cinders Buffet will be open from 8.30am serving breakfasts with trains running a standard half hour timetable from 11.00am to 4.00pm on the hour and half hour.

We will also be hosting our craft making sessions throughout the day where kids can get involved with craft activities. There will also be face painting for kids to get them in that Easter spirit.

Steam roller ‘Roll on’ will be joining in with the day from lunchtime as she pays a visit to the Lavender Line. Why not pop over and see her as she simmers away next to the station. ‘Roll on’ will be at Isfield over the whole of the Easter weekend.

First train departs Isfield at 11.00 and Worth halt at 11.15

Last train departs Isfield at 4.00 and Worth halt at 4.15

Cinders buffet located on Platform 1 is open from 8.30 with hot and cold food being served throughout the day

Normal prices apply

Easter Sunday and Monday Bunny hunt with craft making

Sunday 5th and Monday 6th April

This event is a true family day out. With our resident steam engine ‘Austin 1’ in action both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday there will be plenty to see and do around the railway from steam train rides to Worth halt and Easter Bunny hunt where for just £2.00 per child you can hunt the Easter bunnies and win a prize at the end!

The railways adopted steam roller ‘Roll on’ will be in steam over the Easter weekend giving footplate rides and rolling demonstrations along the railways car park, something you don’t see everyday!

Why not take advantage of the Spring season and enjoy a great day out in the rural mists of Sussex, enjoy a full English breakfast in our Cinder Buffet, take a steam train ride to Worth Halt and take advantage of a day out in and around an unspoilt area of the weald.

First train departs Isfield at 10.30 and Worth halt at 10.45

Last train departs Isfield at 4.30 and Worth halt at 4.45

Cinders buffet located on Platform 1 is open from 8.30 with hot and cold food being served throughout the day

Normal prices apply

Fathers day specials

Sunday 21st June

Similar to our Mothers day event this is a day out that will surely bring a smile to Dads face. All dads with a full paying child get in for free including unlimited trains rides and full site access. Why not treat dad to a footplate taster, for just £5.00 you can travel on the footplate with the driver and fireman whilst soaking up the atmosphere of a working steam engine.

Austin 1 will be in steam for Fathers day providing trains rides to Worth halt. If you’re feeling really adventurous why not explore Worth woods at the end of the line and work up an appetite for Cinders buffet.

First train departs Isfield at 11.00 and Worth halt at 11.15

Last train departs Isfield at 4.30 and Worth halt at 4.45

Cinders buffet located on Platform 1 is open from 8.30 with hot and cold food being served throughout the day

Normal prices apply

Summer Holiday specials

Every Wednesday and Thursday in August

If you’re stuck for things to do during the long summer holidays why not take a visit to the Lavender Line and enjoy a day out behind one of our heritage diesels as we offer the perfect day out to entertain the kids! Take advantage of this amazing day out and enjoy one of East Sussex’s hidden gems.

First train departs Isfield at 11.00 and Worth halt at 11.15

Last train departs Isfield at 4.00 and Worth halt at 4.15

Cinders buffet located on Platform 1 is open from 9.00 with hot and cold food being served throughout the day

Normal prices apply

Lavender Line Gala weekend

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October

Our biggest Gala weekend of the year and one you don’t want to miss!!

Last years October Gala weekend saw a record number of visiting vintage vehicles over the event with 7 steam engines, 47 cars, motorcycles, Lorries and organs all of which crated a magical atmosphere. Not forgetting our very own loco fleet in action which left visitors choosing a train from 3 different platforms!

This year’s event though will be even bigger. With plans already underway to ensure it’s the biggest yet we are expecting visiting traction engines and steam rollers set to climb into double figures, vintage buses, classic cars, rural demonstrations throughout the weekend plus lots more!

More information on our Annual Gala weekend will be available closer to the time as well timetable details, locomotive movements and what’s happening over the weekend.

• Intensive timetables

• Steam engines

• Diesel locos

• DEMU Thumper unit 1133

• Visiting Vintage vehicles including, classic cars, traction engines, steam rollers, buses and lorries

• Rural living demonstrations

• Special prices apply

Keep an eye out on the website and the Lavender Lines Locomotive Facebook page for more information on this cracking event.

Lavender Line Halloween Fright Night

Saturday 31st October

We are very excited to announce that the Lavender Lines Halloween Fright Night is back for 2015 and is set to be spookier than ever!

On the evening of Saturday 31st October Isfield station will be transformed as we set the scene for Halloween, expect plenty of surprises, lots frights and a creepy Victorian station where a ghost train will await you. The steam train will be your transport as you make your way to Worth halt giving you a spooky journey with surprises along the way.

Around Isfield station there will be Halloween themed music, face painting, ghost stories, hot and cold snacks plus lots more! Why not join us for this very special evening where the setting of a Victorian station sets the spooky scene, ride the ghost train through the darkness and listen to the creepy ghost stories, this is one Halloween event you don’t want to miss!

This year is set to be better than ever with spooky plots and creepy settings, check out the website and Facebook page for more information closer to the event.

More details to come.

Lavender Line Santa specials 2015

More details to follow later in the year