At the Watercress Line we have children's birthday parties all wrapped up! We have two party packages to choose from, both of which include your Station Master's Tea served in the West Country Buffet at Alresford station. You can choose to add a train journey to make your party a Birthday Express.
Station Master's Tea Party
Enjoy a delicious traditional birthday party served to you in the West Country Buffet at Alresford station.You have plenty of time to explore the station and see a steam engine* before your tea party of traditional sandwiches and snacks or children's hot meals.
Station Master's Teas are available at 3pm throughout the year on running and non-running days, but are not available during our special events.
Arrive at 2.30 / 2.45 to explore the station and see the steam loco arriving and waiting to depart platform 1 on running days.*
Price £5.95 per child
Maximum of 30 children
You can choose either a finger buffet or hot meal menu . Menu selections must be advised two weeks before the party.
You are welcome to bring along your own birthday cake.
Click here to download our party leaflet with menu and prices
Due to the nature of the Railway the recommended minimum age for the Station Master's Tea is is 2 years, but younger siblings are of course welcome to attend.
The Birthday Express Party
Begin your party with your steam train ride! Our fantastic spotter and activity sheets will keep your young guests entertained on their journey as they look out for important things along the way. After your journey you return to Alresford station for your Station Masters Tea in the West Country Buffet.
Birthday Express visits are available on standard running days only, they are not available during our special events*.
The train departs from Alresford station at 1.00 for the round trip to Alton, arriving back in Alresford at 2.35. Your party guests will have time to explore the station before the Station Master's Tea at 3pm in the West Country Buffet as above.
Due to the nature of the Railway the recommended minimum age for the Birthday Express package is 2 years, but younger siblings are of course welcome to attend.
Price £13.00 per child - maximum of 30 children
Accompanying Adult £14
Children under 2 yrs travel FREE
1 FREE adult per 10 children.
Small party bags can be prebooked for all parties at only£1.50 per child. Each bag contains a Watercress Line pencil, a locomotive postcard and Watercress Line button badge.
* The steam locomotive will only be available on standard running days, please see the calendar for details .
Call reservations on 01962 733810 for availability and to arrange your party, or click here to download the booking form.