Let the train take the strain as you sit back, relax and travel through the heart of the English countryside by steam train.
You can choose to start your journey from either Alton or Alresford. There are four period stations along the line and your ticket gives you unlimited day travel with the opportunity to hop on and off as you wish at each station.
Bookings for 2019
We are currently finalising our Group offerings for the 2019 season. No bookings can be taken at present.
Book something a little extra (please note these activities have to be pre-booked):
- Enjoy a delicious lunch or traditional cream tea available Tuesday – Thursday from May to September.
- Get your group chatting with a 'basket of memories' and sharing memories of the days of steam travel with memory prompts including photos, artefacts and musical sounds from the 1940s – 1970s.
- FREE 'behind the scenes tour', join one of our knowledgeable volunteers on a guided tour to see see where and how the locomotives and carriages are skilfully restored.
- FREE talk on the history of the Watercress Line
Group bookings can be made on running days with discounted fares for 15+ and 30+ available on standard travel (non-event) days.
Free coach parking for coaches at Alresford station if pre-arranged and coach drivers receive a free tea or coffee in our West Country Buffet.
For the less mobile: For groups requiring disabled access we recommend starting your journey at Alresford. Please click here for additional details on access. We have a specially adapted carriage for up to six wheelchairs and ramps to aid boarding.
Combine your visit with a nearby attraction: Get the most out of your day by combining a visit with nearby attractions: Jane Austen’s House or Milestones Museum. To make life easier, we handle all your combined booking and payment.
We like to tailor your group visit so that you get the most out of your day, please e-mail Reservations - email@example.com