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“Birthday treat”

The Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Alton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Mid Hants Railway, also known as the Watercress Line, operates steam and heritage diesel trains between the picturesque market towns of Alton and Alresford in Hampshire, south west of London. As well as standard travel this preserved railway runs popular special events throughout the year along with Countryman and Watercress Belle dining trains and the Real Ale Train.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic day even if it was very muddy and raining. Definitely advise to wear wellies for days like this. Parking in Alton was very cheap on weekend we went £2 a whole day they're well welcoming and helpful especially in the shop my son loved talking to all the staff telling them how he enjoyed riding on Thomas and diseal. There was a quite a bit to do like finfair rides , puppet shows , arts and crafts. I would recommend bringing your own food and drink as they where quite pricey for what you get for your money. I would also take cash for food a d drink too. Shops take card though which was conveinant. We all had a lovely day hopefully it will be better weather next time we go.

Thank Rose L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it was a typical British summers day, the staff wore pleasent smiles and were great fun in the rain. My boys enjoyed all what was laid on but it became very busy from 1400hrs. I initially thought £50 for two adults + child (+ parking) was steep but to see what work is put into running the line then good luck.

Make sure you get there early (at least before 1000hrs) to grab a parking spot in Alresford.

1  Thank beas006
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the station which was a great setting. Had not booked to travel and it was very busy with a featured weekend. We will return in the coming weeks and book to travel.

Thank almyridafan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Didcot railway centre in December to attend a day out with thomas, but i have to say watercress is so much better! We enjoyed everything on offer and my little one was amazed by trains, rides, activities, shop....
Train ride behind Thomas is extremely short, but unlimited. The only reason why im not give it 5 stars is because of the cost. Very expensive day out (half day out). It was £50 for the 3 of us, i find that very expensive.

Thank sabinna15
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner on the train on the evening of Saturday March 24th 2018 to mark our 45th wedding anniversary. It was very professionally done in the first class dining car(s) - you couldn't fault it; everyone took the trouble to dress smartly and the volunteer staff were courteous and friendly without excessive familiarity.
96 covers prepared on the train! Well done everybody!
Gruff

Thank CornwallJay
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