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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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Wonderful day out for young children and parents alike!

Just back from a lovely day meeting friends from further north at the railway. We had a 3, 2 and 1 year old with us and made a day of it. Parked at Clayton West and got the early... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Sheffield
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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Just back from a lovely day meeting friends from further north at the railway. We had a 3, 2 and 1 year old with us and made a day of it. Parked at Clayton West and got the early train. Children had a brilliant time at Shelley station playing in the sandpit, climbing on the wooden train and bouncing on... More 

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Leek
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It had been a while since i had been to this railway, dropped in when passing, pleasant staff, tea rooms and a ride along the track, some of the views are now getting obscured by trees however.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went to the day out with Thomas at Kirklees Light railway and my two year old loved it. Enough to to do to kill a few hours and the ride on the train just made his day. Would definitely recommend for those people with Thomas the Tank engine fanatics in.

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

Thank you for your review. It is good to hear that you and your two year old enjoyed the Day Out With Thomas event. We hope you visit us again in the future. More 

Norfolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very good value for money. Staff excellent. Good parking facilities as were the toilets. The shop carried lots of items at all prices. The journey lasts about 1 hour and was very enjoyable. We recommend this to all.

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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. We hope to see you again at the railway. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We popped here to take my nephews (2 and a half and 9 weeks old) on the train. It was a lovely little ride although the dark tunnel got one of them a bit spooked. I do wish we'd made more of a day with it with a picnic etc.... Next time!

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

Thank you for your review, it is good to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us with your nephews. We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway again soon. More 

Kirkburton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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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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 

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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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