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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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We came here yesterday with my 2 daughters (7+9yrs ) and nanny and grandpa. The girls played on the park area, had a ride on the small track train (50p a ticket) and then we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We came here yesterday with my 2 daughters (7+9yrs ) and nanny and grandpa. The girls played on the park area, had a ride on the small track train (50p a ticket) and then we purchased tickets for the scenic train ride to shelly (30 mins down the line) where there is a further park area, and 2 free bouncy... More 

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Dunstable
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48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Called in here on the off chance and found that they were closed. But we were welcomed and I was given full access to wander round the engine shed, camera akimbo. So the place is very welcoming and accommodating and well worth even the off chance visit. It has an interesting range of locomotives and enclosed carriages to amuse the... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review, we hope you manage to visit us again when we are open and operating so that you can see our engines in steam. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is literally just down the road from where I live so it's one of our 'go to' activities for weekends and holidays. The staff are, without exception, friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. It is well sign posted from the main road so it's easy to find and we've never had any trouble parking. The cafe is basic - sandwiches,... 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! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Today my husband and i took our Grandchildren out for the day to have a day with Thomas at Kirklees light railway. We have had a lovely time and the weather was kind to us. Here are the positive and negatives of the day. POSITIVE Loved the way everything was free once there, donkey rides, face painting, temporary tattoos, to... More 

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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, we take all comments whether positive or negative seriously as it helps us to improve the customer experience. We are glad you felt that the event was good value for money and our staff are child friendly. We will pass your comments on to our staff and volunteers... More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Absolutely brilliant time today at Kirklees light railway for day out with Thomas my little boy who is 3 loved it thank you to all the staff and would love to visit again in the future you got so much included for the money my partner and I felt like tipping the staff I.e for the face painting all the... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review regarding our Day Out With Thomas event. We hope to see you visiting the railway again soon. More 

Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Excellent day out with plenty to do. We arrived at 09:30 in time to watch the fat controller and the opening ceremony... there was plenty to do with a small railway track around a duck pond, bouncy castle, face painting, donkey rides, kids park / play area, gift shop, food area and Thomas and all his friends which you could... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review regarding your visit to our Day Out With Thomas event. We hope to see you at the railway again soon! More 

Sheffield
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

My little boy of two loved going on the Thomas train and the little train can't believe so much is included in the price even had a donkey ride ! Most places charge extras for everything, what a nice change ! The train ride lasts about 20 mins each way which to be honest is quite long enough for my... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review regarding our Day Out With Thomas event. We are glad your son enjoyed riding on Thomas. We hope to see you visiting the railway again soon. More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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