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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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great little day out

great day out for all the family lovely little train ride through some great yorkshire countryside and very reasonably priced

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Kirkburton, England, United Kingdom
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Kirkburton, England, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

great day out for all the family lovely little train ride through some great yorkshire countryside and very reasonably priced

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

Thank you for your excellent review, we hope to see you back at the railway again in the future. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We decided to have our sons 3rd birthday here...best party ever! Stress free experience for us parents and the kids had a magical time. The place is lovely with great facilities. The party was well planned out and very varied so the kids were constantly entertained! 17 children there majority between 2 and 3 years old and not 1 tear... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review. It is good to hear that your son and his friends enjoyed his birthday party with us. We hope to see you visiting the railway again in the future. More 

Leeds
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Been here with my three year old a few times now. Will come again. And again. Excellent for kids. Nice narrow gauge railway with steam engines. Things to do at the main station (mini train ride, kids park area, shop, cafe) and similarly at Shelley station at the end of the line. Great day out.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway again soon. More 

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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a great little railway, lovely scenic trip to Shelley and wonderful to hear the old train noises 😀 would recommend

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

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again in the future. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

What an excellent couple of hours, pleasant train ride, lovely scenery with nice stop off cafe and lucky to see the Morris Minor Club show. Great on a rainy day and probably beautiful with the sun shining

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

Thank you for your lovely review. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the poor weather didn't spoil the journey for you! We hope you visit us again in the future and that you visit us on a day with better weather. More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went along for a family day out, what a lovely pleasant trip, excellent scenic views, along the way to Shelly,the trains & carriages are very good,everyone was very friendly & helpful,and the food at the cafe was very nice, well worth a visit especially with children, will defiantly visit again.

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

Thank you for your excellent review. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your visit and you will visit us again. We look forward to welcoming you to the railway again in the future. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We went along for the Thomas the Tank engine day. You do need to book train tickets before the day and they aren't cheap, but the kids absolutely loved the day. There is loads to see and do, the cafe is chaos on the day, but we took a picnic and there is loads of space to sit and eat.

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

Thank you for your review of our Day Out With Thomas event. It is good to hear that your children loved their visit to the event. All additional attractions such as face painting, donkey rides, platform rides, bouncy castles and more are all included in the ticket price as well as the main return train ride to Shelley. The cafe... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We visited here just on a whim as we were passing. What a pleasant surprise, we struck lucky as there was free entertainment bouncy castle, donkey rides, little train, plus other things which we didn't really have time for as the grandchildren were happy playing in the park. We heard lots of positives about the train ride and will certainly... More 

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

Thank you for your excellent review. You visited us on one of our special event days (Olly Owl's Big Weekend) so we had lots of additional activities happening throughout the day. These activities on selected special event days are all included in the ticket price once you have purchased your train tickets, so you can take advantage of them as... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

great staff, clean and fun a plenty. loads of value added face painting donkeys bouncing call plus trains and Peppa pig. great memories thank you.

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

Thank you for your excellent review and you enjoyed our Olly Owl's Big Weekend event which featured appearances from Peppa Pig. We hope you visit us again in the future. More 

Littleborough, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a great little railway! It's very well run by the enthusiastic volunteers and there are lots of other things to do, including a reasonably priced cafe, extensive shop, donkey rides on some summer Sunday's and, of course, Thomas the Tank Engine weekends. The Fat Controller is wonderful.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. The donkey's attend some of our special events throughout the year including our Day Out With Thomas event. We hope you visit us at the railway again soon. More 

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Address: Address: Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ , England
Phone Number: 01484 865727
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Huddersfield

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