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Wizard Weekend

Board the Wizard Express for magic and mischief.

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Friday 29th - Sunday 31st October 2021

The Watercress Line transforms into a place of magic and mischief for Halloween!

We have lots of spooky activities to keep the kids entertained. ALL activities run from 11am - 4pm and are included in your ticket price

  • Travel on the thrilling Wizard Express steam train
  • Walk in Harry Potter's footsteps over the famous railway footbridge where Harry received his Hogwarts Express ticket in the film!
  • Explore one of the real Hogwarts Express carriages used in the films
  • Be brave and get up close to hairy, scary, creepy creatures!
  • Watch wondrous owls and falcons
  • Take a ride on our spooky miniature railway
  • Be spooked by some scary characters (courtesy of Go Geek events)
  • Marvel at haunting magic performances
  • Learn how wicked witches broomsticks are made
  • Enjoy some Halloween activities

Dress up as a spooky character for your chance to win a fantastically spooky prize!

Whether you're a wondrous wizard, a ghastly ghost or a petrifying pumpkin, come along to the fancy dress competition in the marquee at Ropley, at 12pm and 2pm.

There are three age categories:

  1. Under 4's - 'Brand New Wizards'
  2. Age 4 - 8 year olds - 'Emerging Wand Talent'
  3. Over 8 year olds - 'Potion Masters'

Parking Information:

  • Ropley Station - FREE parking in the field. Postcode SO24 0BL. Disabled drop-off at Ropley station and parking in the field.
  • Alresford Station - Public car park, 30p per hour, £1.50 for over 4 hours (free Sundays and public holidays holidays). Coin only. This car park is operated by Winchester City Council. Disabled parking available.
  • Medstead & Four Marks Station - There is NO car parking at this station.
  • Alton Station - £9.30 weekdays & weekend-days, £3.50 off-peak. Pay with card or over the phone. Please be advised spaces may be limited here. This car park is operated by South Western Railway.