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Day Out With Thomas

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends

In these unprecedented times, we regretfully have had to cancel the Day Out With Thomas event that was due to happen at the Watercress Line on the 8th - 16th August. We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment.

We are looking to put on a Day Out With Thomas event later in the year which we hope you will be able to attend. Please keep an eye out on our website and social media channels for more information. We hope to welcome you back very soon.

If you have already booked a ticket to this event, Quay Tickets will be in contact with you shortly about a refund.

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. Experience a ride on a real steam engine, shake hands with The Fat Controller. This year we are celebrating Thomas the Tank Engine's 75th Anniversary! All activities and rides are included in your ticket price.

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 at Ropley
  • Unlimited rides with Diesel and Toad at Alresford
  • 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
  • Fat Controller signing certificates (given on arrival) at Ropley
  • Vintage fairground rides
  • A Passport To Adventures 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
  • Thomas themed activities with Thomas play-sets, colouring and DVD shows
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Adult: £20

Child (2-16yrs): £14

Child (under 2yrs): FREE

Family (2 adults and 2 children): £60


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.

Alton: Pay and Display, £9.30 all day Mon-Fri, £3.50 all day Sat-Sun. 
There will be no parking available at Medstead & Four Marks Station.

Further Information:
Trains run between 10am to 4.45pm.
Thomas themed indoor area is open at Alresford and Ropley from 10.30am - 3.30pm, entry is strictly by travel ticket only.
Thomas the Tank Engine gives rides at Ropley station.

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.

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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.

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 festive Santa Specials. Find out what's coming up at the Watercress Line here.