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Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line

New Alresford, Hampshire, England

5 star Rating 5/5 (1 review)

  • Thomas the Tank at Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line in Alton
  • 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

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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


  • 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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Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line

New Alresford

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