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Kirklees Light Railway

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Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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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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Full steam ahead

Great day out with the family, especially if you bring your own picnic. At Christmas, be brave and start a sing song on your way to see Santa - or if you happen to be on the same... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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West Yorkshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great day out with the family, especially if you bring your own picnic. At Christmas, be brave and start a sing song on your way to see Santa - or if you happen to be on the same carriage as me... Join in will ya!

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Brit living in Trinidad
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a really fun place run by real enthusiasts who love their work. It has some great facilities for kids aged 8 and under. The train ride is great as is the cafe. There are things to play on round every corner. Love it :)

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visited Kirklees Light Railway today and was very impressed with the facilities to say it was run by enthusiast's. Only negative I could find it that at the Shelly station staff were in the process of packing tress etc away and we felt as though we were in the way. Overall we would recommend KLR to everybody however to make... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We like it here- run by enthusiasts, and lots to see. The railway ride to Shelley is really nice. Only thing we don't like is the cost- it is really expensive for 2 adults and 3 children, especially on Thomas the Tank days.

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

Thank you for your review, we are happy to see you enjoy visiting the railway. With regards to your comment about the cost of visiting, our prices for standard days have remained the same from 2010 to 2014 with no price increase. In 2012 we took the decision to make all of our standard ticket fares into "Ride all Day"... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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