Day Out With Thomas

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends

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SUMMER: 9 days from 3rd - 11th August 2019 (10am - 5.00pm)


Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. Experience a ride on a real steam engine, shake hands with The Fat Controller. 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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Adults: £20
Child (2-16 yrs): £14
Child (under 2 yrs): Free
Family (2 adults and 2 children): £60

*An online booking fee applies

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 

Alton Railway Station dep 10.20 11.20
Four Marks arr 10.40 11.40

Four Marks dep 15:45 16:45
Alton Railway Station arr 16:05 17:05

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

StageCoach 64 will also run from Alton Station to Medstead Station Approach every half an hour on Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sundays

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.
There will be no steam trains operating to or from Alton 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.

© 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 Linehere.