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Watercress line steam railway

Experience the Golden Age of Steam Travel.

Ever wondered what it is like to travel across the Watercress Line? Take a quick journey across our railway from Alton to Alresford.




Thomas is here from 6th - 14th August 2022 (10am - 5pm)


Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. Experience a ride on a real steam engine, shake hands with The Fat Controller. This year we are celebrating Thomas the Tank Engine's 75th Anniversary! All activities and rides are included in your ticket price.

There are plenty of activities to keep the family entertained for the whole day - ALL included in the ticket price:

  • Unlimited rides behind Thomas the Tank Engine at Ropley
  • Unlimited rides with Diesel and Toad at Alresford
  • Unlimited travel on the big steam trains that run up and down the line
  • 'Rusty & Dusty' entertaining children with magic and fun at Ropley
  • Unlimited rides on the miniature railway
  • Fat Controller signing certificates (given on arrival) at Ropley
  • Vintage fairground rides
  • A Passport To Adventures full of activities for children to do throughout the day with a sticker on completion
  • Story Time with Rusty & Dusty and the Fat Controller
  • 'Thomas & Friends' temporary tattoos
  • A Day Out With Thomas colouring-in certificate
  • Thomas themed activities with Thomas play-sets, colouring and DVD shows






Venue Details

Opening Times:

Monday 09:45 to 16:45
Tuesday 09:45 to 16:45
Wednesday 09:45 to 16:45
Thursday 09:45 to 16:45
Friday 09:45 to 16:45
Saturday 09:45 to 16:45
Sunday 09:45 to 16:45


Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line', Ropley, Hampshire, SO24 0BL




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