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Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'


Type:Steam Railway

The Railway Station, Station Road, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG

Tel: +44 (0)1962 733 810

Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'


Experience the golden age of steam! Whether you are taking a trip down memory lane or making new ones, sit back, relax and travel ten miles through the heart of quintessential English countryside by steam train.  Our fares give you all day unlimited travel, so you can explore each of our four period stations (Alresford, Ropley, Medstead & Four Marks and Alton), get behind the scenes at our engineering workshops and discover the nearby beautiful towns all on one ticket. It is the perfect day out for the family!

We also hold special events… sample our menu on our fine dining train, relive War on the Line, meet Santa on a steam train, solve a murder mystery, or treat the kids to a ‘Day Out With Thomas’! Check out our website for more information and dates.


Friday, 30th March 2018 - Sunday, 8th April 2018

Day out with Thomas on the Watercress LineDay out with Thomas at the Watercress Line - EasterAll aboard for a Day Out With Thomas.
more info

Saturday, 23rd June 2018 - Sunday, 24th June 2018

Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'Dene Rally at Startergate FarmA collection of interesting things vintage from full size traction engines to classic motorbikes, cars, tractors and mini steam.
more info


Provider Preferences

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


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

Children & Infants

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

Parking & Transport

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

Leisure Facilities

  • Themed Nights


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

Payment Methods

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

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

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


Map & Directions


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2016/17 – Bronze Beautiful South Awards Winners 2016/17 – Bronze 2016
  • 1066 Country Award -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Highly Commended Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Highly Commended 2018

Opening Times

Open on selected days during this period (13 Feb 2018 - 1 Nov 2018)

* Please visit for exact opening times.

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