Christmas Leave

Experience Christmas on a WWII railway

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26th - 27th December 2017

"We'll meet again, I do know where, I do know when, I know we'll meet again..."

This Christmas, the Watercress Line invite you to join civilian and military re-enactors and experience the atmosphere of a WWII Christmas on the railway.

Whether this is a trip down memory lane, or a chance to make new memories, it is the perfect place to bring your family and guests after Christmas.

On both the 26th and 27th December, our period stations will host re-enactors and the general public enjoying wartime music, steam and seasonal merriment. Do come and join them for this unique experience.

Your ticket will include all day travel on the railway, and you can hop on and off at all 4 stations enjoying the 40s entertainment on offer.

Click here to see images from previous Christmas Leave events. 

Click here for our Re enactor Post with news and information on Christmas Leave and our summer War On The Line events.


Adult £17
Child (2-16yrs) £9
Child under 2 years FREE
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £43

Advanced fares include all booking fees and tickets cost the same on the day. Parking is Free in Alresford on Bank Holidays and Sundays.


10.50 12.00 12.50 2.00 2.50 4.00
Medstead   11.04 12.15 1.04 2.15 3.04 4.15
Ropley   11.16 12.27  1.16  2.27 3.16  4.27 
Alresford arr   11.24 12.35  1.24  2.35  3.24  4.35 
Alresford dep 11.00  11.45 1.00 1.45 3.00 3.45  
Ropley 11.16  12.00  1.16 2.00  3.16  4.00   
Medstead 11.27  12.15  1.27  2.15 3.27  4.15   
Alton 11.40 12.28 1.40 2.28 3.40 4.28

The Company does not guarantee that the trains will arrive or depart at the times stated and reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend any train without notice, or to substitute a different train should this be necessary for whatever reason.

Please note: Entry to this special event is by travel ticket only. Once tickets are purchased they cannot be changed or cancelled for any reason. Site/platform tickets, intermediate fares and discount vouchers, including Tesco Clubcard vouchers, are NOT VALID for this event.

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