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The Children's University

Welcome C U Students     

The Watercress line is happy to be a Learning Destination and to help you to gain credits towards your Bronze Silver or Gold certificates.

We have Click and Print activity sheets just for children’s University students to download before your visit. If this is tricky or you have forgotten to do this before you came don’t worry, just ask for a copy when you arrive, available from the Information Office at Alresford or the Shop at Alton, just show your CU Passport.

You can base your investigations around lots of different topics:

•    Victorians to vacuum brakes

•    Red Admirals to restoration

•    Boilers to beech trees

There are 3 versions of activity, just click on the images and just choose the one that suits you best.

CU1CU 2CU3
                Level 1                                       Level 2                                          Level 3

What do I need to do?

Build your own time line on the back of the sheet. You might like to investigate engineering facts, the people who have worked on the railway, buildings, bridges, engines or your own ideas. The choice is yours.

To get your Passport stamped make sure you visit the Information Office on the platform at Alresford station and get a special locomotive stamp on your passport.


C U Parent's Corner

Click here to download a Parents Fact Sheet

The notes are designed to help you and your child discover more on your Children’s University visit to the Watercress Line. As a Children’s University Learning Destination, we hope you will find a visit to our railway stimulates your child’s interest in a wide variety of topics from Victorians to vacuum brakes; Red Admirals to restoration; Boilers to beech trees.

We have devised special Children’s University activity sheets for them to complete as part of their visit. The tasks are at three levels; please help your child to select the one that they will find enjoyable.

Printed copies of the guide and the activity sheets are available from the Information Office at Alresford or the Shop at Alton, just show your passport for a free copy; or you can print a copy at home.

Your  Freedom of the Line ticket gives you all day travel and allows you to get on and off at the stations along the line. Follow the link for timetable information to plan your day.


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