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Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line

New Alresford, Hampshire, England

5 star Rating 5/5 (1 review)

  • Girl dressed as Harry Potter at Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line in Alton
  • A blue Thomas the Tank Engine Steam train at Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line
  • Thomas the Tank at Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line in Alton

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line offers the perfect way to unwind and enjoy a slower pace of life, as you experience the nostalgic sights and smells of travel from a bygone age.

Take a nostalgic and educational trip on a heritage steam railway through 4 period stations, Alresford, Ropley, Medstead and Alton, each offering something different for you and the kids to experience.

Alresford has a charming Georgian town centre with lots of great independent shops, a picturesque river walk to enjoy, plus National Trust property Hinton Ampner is nearby. Ropley station allows you to walk in Harry Potter's footsteps over the iron footbridge where he received his ticket for the Hogwarts Express, which takes you into the Loco Yard where you look behind the scenes in the impressive engineering workshops, and get up close to the locomotives!

Medstead and Four Marks is a peaceful country station where you can watch the world go by, plus it's the highest station in Southern England! While Alton is a bustling market town with a lovely mix of modern shops and historic buildings, plus the Curtis Museum and Allen Gallery to visit.

The Watercress Line has special events for families throughout the year, including Day Out With Thomas at Easter, and again in August, meet Peppa Pig and Postman Pat, War on the Line, Wallace and Gromit, Wizard Weekend and Santa Specials!


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line's website
01962 733810

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission

Adults: £16.00

Kids (2-16): £8.00

Under 2's: Free

Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £40.00

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome.


Baby changing rooms at Alresford and Alton Stations. Disabled toilets at Alresford, Ropley and Alton Stations.

Guest suitability

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

Parking facilities

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


LOVED Day Out With Thomas

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 21.04.16

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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New Alresford

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