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The Wheatsheaf Carnival 27th August 2023 Camberley

Face painting for children aged 3 and over from 4pm-6pm raising funds for Woking and Sam Beare Hospice


The Watercress Line provide a team of facepainters at this event every day between 29th March and 7th April. Fascinating Faces will be on the team on the 29th March and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th April.


Details below.

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Experience a ride on a real steam engine
Shake hands with The Fat Controller
Take part in Thomas themed activities in the Imagination Station
Make their day a Day Out With Thomas and book your tickets now!

The entrance price includes all the above and much more including:

An entire day’s travel on the big steam trains that run up and down the whole line. (These trains run approximately every 30-40 minutes from 9:35am to 4:30pm).
A free Thomas sticker and Day Out With Thomas certificate
Ride with Thomas!
FREE rides with ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ at Ropley, in either ‘Thomas’ Carriage or ‘Toad the Brake Van’.
FREE rides in ‘Diesel’s friends’ cab at Alresford.
FREE rides on the children’s roundabout, at ‘Ropley Upper Level’ station.
Be sure to look out for ‘Sir Topham Hatt, The Fat Controller’ and other characters like ‘The Policeman’ and ‘The Vicar’.
Lots To Do!
FREE Bouncy Slide in the picnic area at Ropley.
FREE Mr. Wizard shows, including Punch & Judy, in the picnic area marquee at Ropley.
FREE Face painting & transfers in the Imagination Station at Alresford.
PLUS FREE games, colouring and ‘Thomas & Friends’ DVD shows at the Imagination Station.
Plenty of Facilities!
FREE parking at Ropley Station.
PAY AND DISPLAY parking at Alresford and Alton Stations.
FREE buggy park, picnic storage, baby feeding and nappy changing at Ropley Station.
TOILETS are available on all steam train services, and at all stations.
BABY CHANGING at Alresford, Ropley & Alton.
SOUTH WEST TRAINS regular service to Alton from London Waterloo.
Refreshments & Shops
HOT & COLD food and drink available from The West Country Buffet at Alresford.
REFRESHMENTS available from stands at Ropley.
ON BOARD snacks available from the buffet car on some services.
PICNIC AREAS overlooking Alresford and Ropley stations.
Day Out With Thomas GIFT SHOPS at Alresford, Ropley and Alton stations.
You can book in advance and jump the queues OR you can pay on the day.
Please download the information sheet with the train timetable and what to see here!

On the Day Fares
Adult £16
Child (age 2 – 16 yrs) £10
Family (2A+2C) £48
Child under 2 yrs FREE

Advance Fares
Adult £15*
Child (age 2 – 16 yrs) £9*
Family (2A+2C) £46* *All advance fares plus booking fees.

Important Information
The Watercress Line advise arriving before lunch to make the most of your ‘Day Out With Thomas’.
Trains run between 9.35am and 4.30pm.
The Imagination Station is open at Alresford from 10.30am – 4.30pm, entry is strictly by travel ticket only.
‘Thomas’ gives rides at Ropley station, he does not pull any passenger trains.

Please note: Entry to the Day Out With Thomas event is by travel ticket only. Once tickets are purchased they cannot be changed or cancelled for any reason. Site/platform tickets, intermediate fares and discount vouchers, including Tesco Clubcard vouchers, are NOT VALID for this event.