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Home Attractions & Tours Family Steam Train Trip at Mid Hants Railway in Alresford Hampshire

Family Steam Train Trip at Mid Hants Railway in Alresford Hampshire

1 day
Valid for 20 months
Alresford - Hampshire
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Step back in time as you board the carriage of a stunning steam train. Visit Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’ and enjoy a unique family day out in the Hampshire countryside. Explore each of the four stations, including Medstead and Four Marks, Alresford, Ropley and Alton. The scenic market town of Alresford is the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll. Stop off at The West Country Buffet and savour some delicious cakes or relax in the picnic areas at Alresford and Ropley. Follow the Young Engineer’s Trail, travel on the miniature locomotives or browse the gift shop at Alresford. Children are free to explore the playground at Ropley. The line measures 10 miles long. This ticket offers unlimited travel throughout the day. Hop on and off at any of the four stations adjoining the South Down National Park.

In a Nutshell
  • Full steam ahead for a great family day out
  • Receive unlimited travel for one day
  • Two adults (17 or over) and up to two children (5-16)
  • Trains are both dog and bicycle friendly
Key Info
  • Availability Description
    Weekdays and weekend dates throughout the year, subject to availability. Book at least three months in advance.
  • Participant Guidelines
    Two adults (aged 17 or over) and two children (aged 5-16). Children under two travel for free and dogs £1 each. Trains and stations are accessible for wheelchair users. Dogs are welcome and free.
  • Weather
    The weather should not affect this experience but if conditions are extreme please contact the station before leaving home.
  • Duration
    Departure times vary between 10.10am - 5pm. Full details are posted with tickets after the booking has been made.
  • Numbers on the Day
    Each train holds approximately 250 passengers.
  • Other Info
    Participants can board and alight unlimited times throughout the day (at a choice of four destinations). There will be no Watercress Line trains operating to or from Alton station until the end of July 2019 due to work being carried out as part of a large highway improvement scheme. There will still be trains running to and from Alresford, Ropley and Medstead & Four Marks.


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Family Steam Train Trip at Mid Hants Railway in Alresford Hampshire