Wizard Weekend

Board the Wizard Express for magic and mischief

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Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th October 2017

All Halloween activities run from 11am - 4pm

Dress up as a Halloween spook and take unlimited rides on the Wizard Express steam train in our Harry Potter style coaches, one of which featured in the films.

Take a look at the Wizard Weekend day sheet and start planning your visit!

We have lots of spooky activities to keep the kids entertained:

  • NEW! Meet the Gringott’s goblin actors from Harry Potter! Michael Henbury and Brian Wheeler will be signing autographs
  • NEW! Take part in our daily fancy-dress competition for your chance to win a hard back illustrated copy of 'Harry Potter and Philosopher's Stone'
  • On the very footbridge used in Harry Potter films, borrow our Hogwarts costumes to dress up in character to take a selfie
  • Watch owls and falcons 
  • Be brave and get up close to creepy creatures
  • Marvel at haunting magic performances
  • Take a ride on our spooky miniature railway
  • Learn how witch's broomsticks are made
  • Try your hand at some Halloween crafts
  • Get your face painted into something scary (£3 pp)


Adult £17
Child (aged 2-16 yrs) £9
Child under 2 FREE
Family (2A + 2C) £43

Advance tickets include all booking fees and tickets cost the same on the day.

Please note: Entry to this special event is by travel ticket only. Tickets 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.

Parking Information:

Free parking is available in the field at Ropley SO24 0BL

Car parking and disabled parking is also available at Alresford and Alton stations. 

Alresford: £1.50 or free on Sunday

Alton: £2 Saturday - Sunday


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

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