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When your favourite steam train comes to the Watercress Line

Updated: Oct 14, 2023

My boy is train mad and loves playing with his brio set on a daily basis and watching episode after episode of Thomas the Tank Engine. So when I discovered that the Watercress Line runs 'A Day out with Thomas' I knew we had to go there.


It's really is a fantastically run day out. Your ticket includes as many journeys on the Railway line all day. All the trains are from the Thomas the Tank Engine series and you get to ride on the Steamy that is Thomas the Tank Engine. Each stop along the line has various Thomas the Tank Engine themed activities, from a miniature railway and fairground rides to colouring in and tattoos to greeting the Fat Controller himself so he can stamp your day out with Thomas Certificate.


My 3 year old had one of the best days in his life here and it was it was a lovely day out with Daddy and Nanny too. I couldn't recommend it more.


If you would like to book tickets for this bi-annual event visit:


Bertie the Bus greets you outside station
Terence the Tractor greets you outside station
Another steam engines for Thomas Tank Engine day at Watercress Line
boy looking out of window of steam train at Alresford station
Percy engine steaming through Ropley station
Thomas the Tank Engine at the Watercress Line

thomas tank engine day at the watercress line
crowds gathered around Thomas the Tank engine at the watercress line
Thomas the Tank engine at the Watercress Line
child enjoying the teacup ride
viewing platform on the train at the Watercress Line
The Fat Controller at the Watercress Line

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