Watercress Line Events

Day Out With Thomas, 30th March - 8th April

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends at the Watercress Line. Experience a ride on a real steam engine, shake hands with The Fat Controller, watch Rusty's show full of fun and magic and much more! All activities and rides are included in your ticket price. NEW! This year we will have vintage fairground rides at Ropley and a fantastic delicious new food offering.
Fares:  Adults £18 | Child (2 - 15) £12 | Child (Under 2) FREE | Family (2A + 2C) £54 


Watercress Festival, 20th May

This nationally acclaimed festival draws together the local community and food lovers from far and wide for a FREE day of food and fun to celebrate our local watercress! Alresford’s very own restaurants, pubs, butchers, tearooms, cafés, wine merchants and market traders are proud to showcase their products to festival goers as the entire length of Broad Street becomes a massive food market, with a huge fifty stall Hampshire Farmers’ Market providing the highest quality ‘local food for local people’. We will be running a free shuttle between Alresford and Ropley or make a day of it and purchase a standard travel ticket to experience the full line and everything the Watercress Line has to offer!

War On The Line, 16th - 17th June

Transport yourself back in time to the 1940s, against the backdrop of a Second World War railway, to experience the 'Blitz Spirit'. The event timetable will include all our standard departures plus additional services to be confirmed closer to the event. Each station provides you with a different experience of life in wartime Britain. Help run the recreated RAF Plotting Room, dance alongside GIs, learn about the ‘Home Front’ and wartime railway manufacturing or have your hair styled for the 40s. There is something different at every station. 

Adult £18 | Child (aged 2-16 yrs) £10 | Child under 2 yrs FREE | Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £46