Autumn on the Watercress Line

The Watercress Line

The Railway Station
Station Road
SO24 9JG

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Tel: 01962 733810

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Opening Times

Open (10 Feb 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Tickets can be pre-booked in advance of your visit or bought on the day. Please see The Watercress Line's website for further details.

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: Pay & display car park, operated by Winchester City Council. Disabled parking available.

Alton: Pay & display car park, operated by South Western Railway. Please be advised spaces may be limited.


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.


Saturday, 25th May 2024 - Sunday, 2nd June 2024

Day Out With Thomas at The Watercress LineDay Out With Thomas at The Watercress LinePeep, peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at The Watercress Line. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet some of your favourite characters and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement!
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Saturday, 15th June 2024 - Saturday, 15th June 2024

Sunday, 16th June 2024 - Sunday, 16th June 2024

All Change at The Watercress LineAll Change at The Watercress LineCelebrating the changes of road and rail, music and more, through the '50s & '60s!
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2024 On the day Adult price£28.00 per ticket
2024 On the day Child age 5-16 years price£14.00 per ticket
2024 On the day Family (2 Adults and 1 Child or 1 Adult and up to 3 Children) price£56.00 per ticket
2024 On the day Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)£78.00 per ticket

Children under 5 go free

Advance ticket prices:

Adult: £24.00
Child: £12.00
Family (1 adult and up to 3 children): £48.00
Family (2 adults and 1 child): £48.00
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £67.00

Advance tickets are available from The Watercress Line's website.

One free adult carer per full fare paying disabled person. Dogs and bicycles go free.



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


  • 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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