Day Out With Thomas

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends

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EASTER: 10 days from 13th - 22nd April 2019 (9.30am - 5.00pm)

SUMMER: 9 days from 3rd - 11th August 2019 (9.30am - 5.00pm)

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Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends here at the Watercress Line. Experience a ride on a real steam engine, shake hands with The Fat Controller. All activities and rides are included in your ticket price.

We will have vintage fairground rides at Ropley and a fantastic delicious new food offering.

There are plenty of activities to keep the family entertained for the whole day - ALL included in the ticket price:

  • Unlimited rides behind Thomas the Tank Engine and in Toad the Brake Van at Ropley
  • Unlimited travel on the big steam trains that run up and down the line
  • 'Rusty & Dusty' entertaining children with magic and fun at Ropley
  • Unlimited rides on the miniature railway
  • Vintage fairground rides
  • A Passport To Friendship full of activities for children to do throughout the day with a sticker on completion
  • Story Time with Rusty & Dusty and the Fat Controller
  • 'Thomas & Friends' temporary tattoos
  • A Day Out With Thomas colouring-in certificate
  • Imagination Stations with Thomas play-sets, colouring and DVD shows

FARES*
Adults: £20
Child (2-16 yrs): £14
Child (under 2 yrs): Free
Family (2 adults and 2 children): £60

*An online booking fee applies

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Parking Information:
Ropley: We have FREE car parking in a large field next to Ropley station. Postcode SO24 0BL.
Alresford: Pay and Display, £1.50 for the day or free Sundays and Bank Holidays.
There will be no parking available at Medstead & Four Marks Station.

The Watercress Line's Alton Station is currently closed so there will be a FREE connecting Watercress Line bus service running to and from Alton Station available every day (Saturday 13th - 22nd April):

Alton Railway Station  dep  10.20     11.20

Four Marks                      arr   10.40      11.40


Four Marks                      dep  15:45     16:05

Alton Railway Station    arr   16:45     17:05

This is a limited bus service so a seat can not be guaranteed.

Further Information:
Trains run between 9:45am to 4:45pm.
The Imagination Station is open at Alresford and Ropley from 10.30am - 3.30pm, entry is strictly by travel ticket only.
Thomas gives rides at Ropley station.
There will be no steam trains operating to or from Alton station

Accommodation:
Try the beautiful Watercress Lodges, a self catered holiday retreat set in relaxing farmland surroundings overlooking our Ropley station (where Thomas will be) and the South Downs. Choose from Lodges, Glamping Safari Tents, Tipi Tents or pitch your own.

© 2019 HIT Entertainment Limited.

The Company does not guarantee that the trains will arrive or depart at the times stated and reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend any train without notice, or to substitute a different train should this be necessary for whatever reason.

Day Out With Thomas at the Watercress Line is a family-friendly, fun attraction in Hampshire. If you are looking for things to do in your area or a place to go with kids all year round, we have plenty of kids events throughout the year, from fantastic Family Fun Days to our spooky Wizard Weekend. Find out what's coming up at the Watercress Line here.

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