Day Out With Thomas

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends

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EASTER: 10 days from 30th March - April 8th 2018 (9.30am - 5.00pm)
SUMMER: 9 days from 4th - 12th August 2018 (9.30am - 5.00pm)

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends here at the Watercress Line. Come and experience a ride on a real steam engine, shake hands with The Fat Controller and take part in free Thomas themed activities in the Imagination Stations.

NEW - This year we will have brand new fairground rides at Ropley and a fantastic new food offering including Broughton Water Buffalo supplying their famous Buffalo Burgers and more,  plus the Cookie Bar Bus selling a variety of food and delicious treats from their vintage Routemaster  bus.  

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

  • An entire day's travel on the big steam trains that run up and down the whole line.
  • (Trains run approximately every 45 minutes from 9:45am to 4:45pm).
  • A Day Out With Thomas certificate.
  • Unlimited rides behind Thomas and Toad the Brake Van
  • Thomas themed children's entertainer
  • Rides on the Miniature railway
  • Chair-o-plane rides
  • Swing boat ride
  • Story corner and daily story time
  • 'Thomas & Friends' Transfers
  • Imagination Stations with Thomas play-sets, colouring and DVD shows


Adults: £18*
Child (2-15 yrs): £12*
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children): £54*

*A booking fee applies when buying online

Parking Information:

Ropley: We have FREE car parking in a large field next to Ropley station. Postcode SO24 0BL

Alresford: Pay and Display, free Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Alton: Pay and Display South West Trains car park.

Disabled parking available at Alresford and Alton stations. Disabled drop-off at Ropley station and park in the field.

Further Information:

Children of 14 years of age and under must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Trains run between 9:45am to 4:45pm.

The Imagination Station is open at Alresford and Ropley from 10.30am - 4.30pm, entry is strictly by travel ticket only.

'Thomas' gives short rides at Ropley station, he does not pull any passenger trains.

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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.

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