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Spooky Wizard Weekend returns to Watercress Line

26 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

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Tourist Information Centre Gift Shop
Address: Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line, The Railway Station, Station Road, New Alresford SO24 9JG
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This event returns with an exciting array of activities from Saturday 26 October and Sunday 27 October, 11am to 4pm.   Visitors are invited to dress up as Halloween spooks for a chance to win a special prize in the Watercress Line’s daily fancy dress competition.

Take unlimited rides on the Wizard Express steam train in one of the Watercress Line’s Harry Potter style coaches and walk in Harry’s footsteps on the Kings Cross footbridge.  Visitors are also encouraged to borrow the railway’s Hogwarts costumes to dress up in character and take a selfie.

Little ones will have the opportunity to watch how to make a witch’s broomstick, get their face painted into something scary and try their hand at some Halloween crafts.

While spectacular owl and falcon displays take place, a host of creepy crawly creatures and the spooky miniature railway promise to entertain the whole family.


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The West Country Buffet can be found on the platform at Alresford serving delicious hot and cold food, snacks and drinks

South facing picnic area at Alresford and Ropley, both offering excellent views of the trains

Dogs travel free on the line

Parking is available at Alresford and Alton stations

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Adult: £17
Child (age 5 – 16): £9
Child under 5: FREE
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): £43

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11am – 4pm

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The Watercress Line is located just off the A31, about seven miles from Winchester

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One free carer per registered disabled full fare paying visitor

Ramps are available at all stations to aid boarding and there are two wheelchair accessible carriages.

Disabled toilets are available at Alresford station in the Old Goods Shed, Ropley Station and Alton station.

The railway is a dementia friendly attraction.