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Our Education Offer

An Education Visit to the Mid Hants Railway, Watercress Line offers the opportunity for your pupils to investigate and discover the present day life and past history of our Preserved Railway and can be teamed with the experience of travelling through the Hampshire Countryside behind a restored steam locomotive.

Choose your session from our range of topics. All our sessions offer cross curricular links and a choice of activities usually in 2 led session.. 

Our Canadian Pacific Restoration Project team also offers additional activities for CREST Discovery Days and after school activities linked to STEM subjects. Click to find out more about our Canadian Pacific Restoration Project.

We can tailor your chosen Education Session to fit your curriculum or attainment levels. If you have students that require additional resources, differentiation or practical assistance please let us know and we will be happy to adapt your session to make it accessible to your whole group. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

All of our Education Sessions provide an exciting cross curricular project for any stage, giving you a broad range of topic choices to inspire your learners. 

There are 3 types of visit to choose from:

  • Railway Experience Your visit includes an atmospheric return journey along the Watercress Line behind one of our restored heritage locomotives, stopping off at Ropley Station for your sessions led by our education team and your picnic lunch.

  • Station Visits - Enjoy one of our education sessions based in our period stations on non running days.  

  • Explorer Journey - Take a self-led return journey along the Watercress Line, enjoy the atmosphere and scenery and stop off at a station of your choice along the way. 

KS4 and Post 16

Our working Heritage Railway also offers the opportunity for pupils to explore how the line is kept open today, its role in tourism, the local community and local economics. You can use the line and our restored period station buildings or the Engineering Workshops and Yard at Ropley as inspiration for art and photography projects.

For details of prices and how to book please click here.

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