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Home Education at the Railway

There are a variety of ways for children who are educated at home to take part in learning opportunities at the Watercress Line. Whether you are looking for traditional led visits, information for projects, experience visits or child-led learning activities the railway can offer a unique learning destination.


For more information please contact the Education Officer

education@watercressline.co.uk  or 01962 733810

Home Educator's Days

Throughout the year we offer dedicated Home Educator's days with engaging and interactive sessions that cover a broad spectrum of subject areas. Our learning sessions are conducted at one of our period stations and feature hands on activities, opportunities to question, explore the station and engine yard and for role play. Keep an eye on our website for updates or send the education office an email expressing your interest. You can book as a group or individually for Home Ed Days.

Dates and Topics for our Spring Home Educator days will appear here in November. If you would like to sugest one of our education topics for our next sessions please email.

Spring 2018 Dates. 

Bookings will be open for next years sessions in 2018, email education@watercressline.co.uk for further details. 

Date for your diary:
Wednesday 14th March.   Topic to be confirmed.


Morning or afternoon sessions will be available, 10 -12 or 1-3. Stay / come earlier for lunch and to explore Ropley station. Self led trail sheets available.


Group Visits

Our education sessions aren't just for school groups! Organised Home Educator groups can book an education visit to the Watercress Line. Information about the sessions that we offer can be found on our dedicated web pages or alternatively, contact the Education Office who will be happy to work with you to develop sessions to fit your learning objectives.

NB: there are minimum numbers and costs that apply for education group bookings, please contact us for further information.


For more information please contact the Education Officer

education@watercressline.co.uk  or 01962 733810

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