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Autumn on the Watercress Line

Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

The Railway Station
Station Road
Alresford
Hampshire
SO24 9JG

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Opening Times

Open on selected days during this period (16 Feb 2020 - 25 Oct 2020)

* Please visit www.watercressline.co.uk for exact opening times.

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

The Watercress Line is located just off the A31, about seven miles from Winchester.

Alresford Station Road: SO24 9JG             
Ropley Bighton Hill: SO24 9SQ 
Medstead Station Approach: GU34 5EN 
Alton Station Road: GU34 2PZ

It is recommended that visitors start their journey from either Alresford or Alton. Parking is available at Alresford and Alton. 

Alresford: 30p per hour, £1.50 for over 4 hours (free Sundays and public holidays holidays). Coin only. This car park is operated by Winchester City Council. There is additional parking at Perins school on levels 2 and 3 during school holidays.

Alton: £7.50 weekdays and £2 weekends (pay with card or over the phone). Please be advised spaces may be limited here. This car park is operated by South Western Railway. 

Public Transport Directions

Train: The Watercress Line have a mainline link at Alton station, where South Western Railway operate platforms 1 & 2 and the Watercress Line runs from platform 3. Please purchase your Watercress Line tickets on arrival at Alton from our shop on Platform 3.

Events

Saturday, 30th November 2019 - Tuesday, 24th December 2019

Santa Specials at The Watercress LineSanta Specials at The Watercress LineTravel on The Watercress Line in a festive train carriage for a magical trip where Santa and his jolly helpers visit you in your seat with a gift. Grown-ups get treated to white wine and mince pies, whilst children enjoy a soft drink and a gingerbread man. Each child will also receive an activity…
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Thursday, 26th December 2019 - Friday, 27th December 2019

Christmas Leave on the Watercress LineChristmas Leave on the Watercress LineCome along and join civilian and military re-enactors and experience the atmosphere of a WWII Christmas on the railway with The Watercress Line. The period stations will host re-enactors and the general public enjoying song, dance, steam and seasonal merriment.
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£16.00 per ticket
Child age 5-16 years£8.00 per ticket
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children)£40.00 per ticket

Children aged 4 and under go free! One free adult carer per full fare paying disabled person. Dogs and bicycles go free.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Catering Provided
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Dogs welcome
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays

Leisure Facilities

  • Themed Nights

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Off-road parking
  • Parking (charge)
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Delta
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Smoking Some Areas
  • Some no smoking areas
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun - Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

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  • Average
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Recent Reviews:

  • steve01957
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    Great preserved railway
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 5th November 2019
    This is how railways should be run, great engines, great staff and volunteers, beautiful stations, all very well kept, the tea rooms offer great food and good value Read full review
  • 103er
    Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 8th November 2019
    It was a visit as an outing from work. We were made very welcome by all the staff, and the breakfast bap in the buffet at Alresford went down a treat with a mug of tea. A couple of round trips on... Read full review
  • Gussie May D
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    I've driven a steam train!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th November 2019
    Having watched the video, I bought the driving experience for my friend's Christmas gift last year and liked the look of it so much that I treated myself, too. I'm so pleased that I did! We went... Read full review

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