Educational Visits

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Education Group Visits

to the Watercress Line

Acylic Ropley Station

An Education Visit to the Mid Hants Railway, The Watercress Line, offers the opportunity for your pupils to learn about the present day operation of our preserved railway and to investigate its past life and times. Your visit can be teamed with the experience of travelling through the Hampshire Countryside behind a restored steam locomotive during our midweek running season.

Station Visits October 2018 -April 2019

Visits without train travel are bookable throughout the autumn and spring terms, Tuesday-Friday, on non-running days except during December and January.

Click the images below marked STATION VISITS for topics we offer.

Visits with train travel begin again on Tuesday 30th April 2019 and run in term time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Summer Term 2019

Summer Term 2019 departure times will be to a revised timetable. Click on the light blue boxes below for revised session timings and full details.

Autumn Term 2019

We will return to our standard offer timetable. Visits in the autumn term will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 26th September. Please click the white boxes below for full session details.


Bookings can be taken now to secure your preferred date.


To Book:  Please contact the Education Office for availability. Your date can be reserved with a £50 deposit.


Tailor made sessions: All our education sessions can be tailored to your curriculum. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Prices:  A Railway Experience, including education sessions and travel - £9 / student; accompanying adults 1 free / 10 students, others £14.


Most topics are also available as a Station Visit at our Alresford & Ropley Stations.

From February - November, on non running days, you can carry out the Learning Activities (without a train travel) basing your visit at our Station. Please contact the Education Office for current availability

Prices:  A Station Visit, including education sessions - £3.50 / student; accompanying adults are free. Minimum charge £45.

For details of facilities and timetables CLICK HERE.

For more information contact the Education Department

on 01962 733810. Email

 Summer term


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