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Kirklees Light Railway

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Address: Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ , England
Phone Number: 01484 865727
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Description: Travel along behind Hawk, Owl, Fox, Badger or Jay, our five friendly...
Travel along behind Hawk, Owl, Fox, Badger or Jay, our five friendly little engines here at the Kirklees Light Railway the home of Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Trains.Climb aboard our little trains for a scenic journey along our 15” narrow-gauge rail through the beautiful South Pennine foothills to our Shelley terminus where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding area.Visit the Shelley station Tea Room for selections of seasonal refreshments. Children can play in the outdoor play area and on a summers day enjoy our large picnic area.Upon returning to Clayton West passengers can take pleasure in the many facilities available to them. The outdoor play area is ideal for children to ‘let off some steam’ whilst the adults browse our extensive shop. The Café serves hot and cold seasonal food and drink whenever the Railway is open.Many special events held throughout the year including: A Day Out with Thomas, Easter Eggspress, Olly Owls Big Weekend, Steam & Diesel Gala's, Halloween Ghost Trains and the Santa Express.We cater for groups, school visits, childrens birthdays, private functions and we also offer Driver Experience Courses.Open every weekend, school and bank holiday throughout the year.
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Another enjoyable day out for all the family

The Easter Express was our second visit to Kirklees (Thomas the first), but the third trip by my daughter, husband and grandson who also went on the Santa Express last Christmas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Susan M
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Easter Express was our second visit to Kirklees (Thomas the first), but the third trip by my daughter, husband and grandson who also went on the Santa Express last Christmas Eve when they were staying with us. I really cannot add anything to what other reviewers have said about the Easter experience apart from the excellent food on offer... More 

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Kirklees L, Manager at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to our Easter Eggspress event. We are currently in the process of giving some TLC to our car park and filling in some of the pot holes. We are hoping to re-surface areas of the car park in the future as it is well used. We will... More 

west yorkshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My grand children and I spent a day at the Easter Eggspress and we had the most fantastic day out. Fantastic value for money and real good staff

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Kirklees L, Manager at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to our Easter Eggspress event. We hope to see you back at the railway again soon. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We arrived this morning to find our train at the station; ready to take us on our pleasant journey to Shelley station. The driver and guard were friendly and helpful, the happy tunes helped us on our way. Upon disembarking we were ushered into the play area to help the Easter Bunny find his carrots and some golden eggs, these... More 

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Kirklees L, Manager at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our Easter Eggspress event and we hope to see you back at the railway again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went on this railway a few weeks ago -very impressed! The staff were welcoming, and could not do enough to help. The ride itself is through beautiful countryside, in well kept carriages, pulled by a gleaming locomotive - all well looked after. Our engine was Badger. At the other end there is plenty to do, I think they have... More 

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Kirklees L, Manager at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you visiting the railway again soon. Hopefully you will have better weather on your next visit too! More 

Nottingham
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our trip to this narrow gauge line was ruined by the excessively loud and distorted music to which we subjected throughout our trip. My advice is to stay at the station or to find someone who will turn the music down or better still, off

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Kirklees L, Manager at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. At the Kirklees Light Railway we take all feedback seriously whether positive or negative as this enables us to continually improve the experience for our visitors. Thank you for the positive comments you make regarding our station. We have noted that on a review you have left on Facebook that you enjoyed 75% of your... More 

Manchester
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I went on the one hour Drivers Experience Course and it really gave me a flavour of what driving a steam engine in the old days was like. My tutor was excellent and I would thoroughly recommend the whole experience. These are very friendly and devoted people attempting to run a railway on a tight budget. They deserve your support... More 

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Kirklees L, Manager at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your recent Driver Experience Course. We hope to see you again soon at the Kirklees Light Railway! More 

Selby, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had great fun on the day we visited the KLR, a lovely family run steam railway with lots to do and see. The staff were fantastic, very cost effective for families and a great day out too.

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Kirklees L, Manager at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you visiting the railway again soon! More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
86 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Whilst in Yorkshire recently I paid a visit to the Kirklees light railway. It's not very long it is about a twenty minute run from one end to the other. Not a lot of other stuff there. The staff were very pleasant and friendly. It is worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Kirklees L, Manager at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Next time you visit, why not take advantage of our ride all day fares and have a trip behind each loco or jump off at one of our intermediate stations and take advantage of the vast network of walking routes around the railway. We also have the Buffer... More 

Mangalore
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150 reviews 150 reviews
60 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Much admired by children, Thomas will entertain along with Sir T Hutt. Its best to book online and reserve tickets for the ride to Shelly from Clayton West. Ample Free Parking. Cafe at the site offers wide range of local classic food. Hot n Cold. Dont miss. Value for money. Opening ceremony by The Fat Controller is a treat. Children... More 

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Kirklees L, Manager at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to a Day Out With Thomas. We hope you visit the railway again in the future. More 

Leeds, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Booked to take my Sons (eldest turned 3 in the week so nice present) and my Dad on the Thomas Day, we had a great family day on the Santa ride last year so were looking forward to returning. The setup is fantastic, well organised, helpful staff and decent facilities. These attractions must find it hard to be open enough... More 

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Kirklees L, Manager at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Day Out With Thomas. We hope to see you at the railway again soon! More 

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