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Trips are arranged under four exciting, curriculum-linked themes

Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future

Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - ’Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone

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Watercress Line Heritage Railway

Ropley Station, Alresford, SO24 9JG. England

Let off steam at this living history railway! Experience the nostalgic sights, sounds and smells of steam as you travel through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside, adjacent to the South Downs National Park. Your journey can take you through any of the line’s four stations. (Alresford, Ropley, Medstead and Four Marks or Alton.)

They offer a wide range of educational visits and learning opportunities for schools to visit the railway. These range from the Little Locos express visits for Key Stage One to their evacuee experience for Key Stage 2 and their STEM bridge-building challenge for schools and other learning groups.

Venue resources

Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 14.56MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 14.56MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Venue Details

Contact

watercressline.co.uk/education-experience/

Address

Ropley Station, Alresford
SO24 9JG. England

Opening Hours

10:30-2:30 March to October