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Whilst all is quiet at the Watercress Line our bears have been popping in to help out as our engineers, station staff and train crews have to stay home to help us all stay safe.

Each week we have a new set of activities, word games, colouring and facts sheet for you to download.


The bears and all our staff are really sorry not to have had the chance to meet any of our usual school visitors at Ropley this summer.

They would like you to know how much they have missed you and have organised a writing competition for pupils in year R to year 5 with a super prize.

The competition winner can bring their whole class to the railway for an education visit during the next school year!

Click here for competition details and information.

Everything is ready at Ropley for our first passenger trains on Saturday. The bears have been weeding and cleaning all the exhibits at Ropley. If you are lucky enough to have a ticket to ride on our special services in the next few weeks follow the Restoration Route around Ropley to visit the locos in the yard.

This week’s activity sheet is about brakes and stopping the trains click on Activity sheet 15 below.  

Birthdays this Week

Happy Birthday to Ben from Alton , who will be 8 on Saturday but unfortunately he is still shielding so can’t come and visit us yet. 


Are you or a friend missing out on your Birthday celebrations?

If you would like to give them a special mention on our page please ask a grown up to email educationlinks@watercressline.co.uk and our education volunteer will try to add them into our page the next week.