Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line | Day Out With The Kids

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Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • New Alresford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

Come down  and meet Thomas the Tank Engine and friends with Day Out With Thomas, 10th - 19th April!

Pick up your golden ticket and experience the golden age of steam travel at Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line.
Get up close with the locomotives at this historic railway and treat your family to a day out on a steam train. Make sure to stop off at Alresford’s charming Georgian town centre with lots of great independent shops, a picturesque riverside walk and local landmarks. Top tip: A trip to Hinton Ampner, a nearby National Trust property is a must.
Walk in Harry Potter’s footsteps over the iron footbridge where he received his ticket for the Hogwarts Express, or visit the Loco Yard where you can look behind the scenes in the impressive engineering workshops and get up close to the locomotives. A day out here is certain to have mini-train enthusiasts jumping up and down with glee!
  • Visit a Harry Potter filming location 
  • Great independent shops and riverside walks
  • Experience the golden age of stream travel
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Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults: £16.00
Kids (5-16): £8.00
Under 5s: Free
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £40.00

Travel & Contact Information


The Railway Station, New Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG, England

Phone number

01962 733810



Click here to visit Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Alresford Station Car Park (coins only)
Per Hour: £0.30
Over 4 Hours: £1.50

Alton Station Car Park (pay with card)
Weekdays: £7.50
Weekends: £2.00

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Baby changing rooms at Alresford Station. Disabled toilets at Alresford and Ropley Stations.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Due to the nature of the heritage buildings, it is not very suitable for wheelchairs. There are two wheelchair accessible carriages. 

Yes, Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome


LOVED Day Out With Thomas 5 out of 5 stars

What a fun day we had with our two little ones (age 2 and 4). There were tea-cup rides, rides on Thomas, bouncy slide, Thomas train sets to play with... all included in the price. The events the Watercress Line put on are fab for the family - kids will love it! They do two Thomas events in the year (Summer and Easter) and a Wizard Weekend too (October). Totally recommend it! :)

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