Let the train take the strain as you sit back, relax and travel through the heart of the English countryside. Whether you are taking a trip down memory lane or creating new ones, itís the perfect way to unwind and experience the nostalgic sights, sounds and smells of steam travel from a bygone age.
New for 2017! - As part of your ticket you can join a FREE talk... Learn interesting facts from a choice of 6 fascinating talks we now have on offer as part of your group ticket. All topics are related to the Heritage Lottery Funded Canadian Pacific Project. Each talk is approximately 1 hour including a PowerPoint presentation. Talks must be booked in advance.
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Group visits to the railway are often combined with another nearby attraction, including Jane Austenís House Museum and Milestones Museum to give you a full dayís itinerary and the best value from your coach hire. Enjoy a delicious lunch or an afternoon cream tea on-board to add to the experience. You can also book an afternoon leisure learning session with memory prompts to get your group chatting and sharing memories of the days of steam travel.
Along the line the railway has an impressive engineering works and Loco Yard, where an enormous amount of restoration work is carried out on locomotives and carriages. With charming period stations along the way, at the other end of the line the station in the bustling market town of Alton is only a mile or two away from the aforementioned Jane Austenís House Museum in nearby Chawton.
Group bookings can be made on running days throughout the operating calendar with discounted fares for 15+ and 30+ available on standard travel (non-event) days. Catered journeys are available Tuesday Ė Thursday from May to September, subject to availability and for a maximum of 60 people. Combined attraction bookings can all be made via the Watercress Line for added ease. The railway has a specially adapted coach for up to eight wheelchairs and ramps to aid boarding for the less mobile.
Free coach parking is available for coaches at Alresford station if pre-arranged at the time of booking and coach drivers receive a free tea or coffee in our West Country Buffet. For groups requiring disabled access we recommend starting your journey at Alresford, full details can be seen on our Disabled Access page.
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We like to tailor your group visit so that you get the most out of your day, so please make an email enquiry or telephone Reservations on 01962 733810.