Famed Bluey and Bingo from the popular children's TV show are coming to The Watercress Line, August 9-11.

Young fans can meet their favourite Heeler sisters for photo-ops at Ropley Station. Ensuring summer of smiles, the duo promises regular appearances for fans to savour. Alongside, there's family fun with steam train rides along the scenic railway route.

Children’s activities include miniature railway rides, a play area at the locomotive playground, scavenger hunts, and following a Young Engineers Trail.

Exploring the carriage workshop, locomotive shed galleries, or outdoor games in the picnic area at Ropley Station add to the appeal.

For the peckish, the lineup ranges from the West Country Buffet at Alresford Station to Ropley's T-Junction and Alton kiosk.

Visitors can also buy Watercress Line souvenirs to take home from the gift shops.

Watercress Line CEO Rebecca Dalley said: "We are thrilled to welcome Bluey and Bingo for their first visit to The Watercress Line – young fans of the TV series will have the chance to meet them and have photos taken with the delightful doggy duo!

"Book your train tickets online now to avoid missing out – we’re predicting this event to sell out."