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Kirklees Light Railway

Address: Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ , England
Phone Number: 01484 865727
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Huddersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Owner description: Travel along behind Hawk, Owl, Fox, Badger or Jay, our five friendly little engines here at the...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Owner description: 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I have to agree with the other recent posts. The Santa Specials are really well organised, an enjoyable day out for young and old alike.

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Wombwell, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Well worth the money, my children's faces was magical. You spend 25 minutes on train upto Santas grotto then around an hour there, playing with elfs and seeing Santa. It's then another 25 minute train ride back. Only downside was the car park, is in need of lighting up.

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Bradford, England
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I've returned from a wonderful afternoon with my grandchildren 5 and 3 from the Kirklees light Railway Santa Special. It was special because all the staff were brilliant and Santa was the real thing. The gifts were good quality and the right age range. My grandchildren are thrilled with theirs. Mulled wine and mince pie for the adults with a... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We took our one year old to see Santa for the first time today. When I first booked the trip, I thought it was a little expensive but now I think it was definitely worth it. The train was small and cosy. As it was dark obviously I can't comment on the scenery. At Shelley, where Santa's grotto was there... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Took my little one on the Santa Express it was the 1900 one. My only criticism of the entire time is that the car park has no lights and the baby changing facilities aren't great other than that great place loads of fun and Santa is brilliant. It was pretty pricey but the toy was a good one

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Having a two and a half year old we are indulging in all things Christmas this year! We've done several grottos, but the one awaiting at the end of a fab steam train ride on the Kirklees Light Railway is by far the best we've encountered. The train journey is just the right length of time to sustain the excitement... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a regular haunt for us. The KLR is great to visit whether riding on the trains or not. The café is down to earth and there is a gift shop and playground. The special events are good value and wonderful for the kids (although very busy). My son also had his birthday party here - a great success.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Took my son we had a fab time will definetly go back enjoyed exploring and did loads of different activities great place

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Took my 3 yr old son and 6 yr old niece we had a fab day my son loved spotting the engines and telling his nan who they were, well worth the money, everything other than food is included in the price. we spent just over £40 on a family ticket but we were there all day, had a few... More 

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

Thank you for your excellent review, we are glad you enjoyed the Day Out With Thomas and we hope to see you at the railway again soon! More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Having done several Day out with Thomas days at different locations with our train mad 3 year old we did wonder in advance if a light railway/narrow gauge version would be a bit of a let down for him after several full-blown Thomas days else where in the season. We needn't have worried and if anything this was arguably his... More 

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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 soon! More 

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