Get ready for a fun-packed Summer Sizzler at The Watercress Line

May 31, 2022

All the family are invited to celebrate the Great British Summer at a special weekend event coming to The Watercress Line next month.

The fun-packed Summer Sizzler, featuring entertainment, activities, steam train rides and delicious seasonal food, will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June.

Visitors will enjoy live vintage music spanning the 1940s to the 1970s; traditional summer fete games and learn new circus skills with Juggling Jake.

There will be plenty of mouth-watering food and drinks to choose from, including strawberries and cream at Alresford’s West Country Buffet, and a selection of locally produced sausages available at Ropley’s T-Junction – sure to make your tastebuds sizzle!

Real ale, cider, wine and soft drinks will be at the Beer Junction. Hot drinks and snacks will be served at Queenie’s Travelling Teapot! Or enjoy your own tasty treats in the picnic area overlooking the South Downs at Ropley.

The Summer Sizzler will also include unlimited rides on The Watercress Line’s steam locomotives to enjoy the 10 mile route from Alton to Alresford and allow passengers to hop on and off at each of the four heritage stations.

Young visitors can let off steam at the loco playground and sandpit – and jump on board the miniature railway for fun rides.

The Watercress Line’s Acting Managing Director Alison Houghton said: “Let’s celebrate the start of summer with fun, games and much more at this sizzling weekend event on the 18th and 19th June.

“Visitors of all ages will find plenty to keep them entertained all day. This weekend event is sure to be popular, so please book ahead on The Watercress Line website.”

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