A HAMPSHIRE heritage railway will be welcoming a special guest during the May Half Term.

Day Out With Thomas will be at Ropley Station on the Watercress Line from May 25 to June 2.

Attendees will be able to ride behind Thomas on the railway and watch two brand-new Rusty and Dusty outdoor shows.

The shows will feature Sir Topham Hatt, Percy, Diesel and Toad – and Terence the Tractor will also be visiting the railway for the first time.

Hampshire Chronicle: Day Out With Thomas will be at the Watercress Line from May 25 to June 2Day Out With Thomas will be at the Watercress Line from May 25 to June 2 (Image: Mattel)

Day Out With Thomas will see Thomas decorated with bubbles and young fans can have a photo taken up close.

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Children can enjoy Thomas and Friends activities in the play pod zones at Ropley and Alton, as well as story time sessions and Thomas giveaways for every child.

Visitors can also take unlimited rides on the Watercress Line’s miniature railway and enjoy children’s vintage fairground rides. Refreshments will be available at Ropley’s T-Junction and at a variety of food and drink stalls.

Rebecca Dalley, Watercress Line CEO, said: “Join us for Day Out With Thomas: The Bubble Tour this May half-term.

“We have a great programme of Thomas & Friends entertainment to make it an unforgettable day out. Please make sure you book your ride with Thomas when you purchase your tickets online”.

For more information, visit the Watercress Line website.