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Kirklees Light Railway

535 reviews
About Kirklees Light Railway
**NEW SEASON STARTS ON 9 FEB 2019** Travel behind our beautiful engines here at the home of Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Trains. Climb aboard for a scenic journey along the 15” narrow-gauge railway, through the beautiful South Pennine foothills. Upon reaching Shelley Station, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding area. Visit Shelley Station Tea Room for a snack or drink & enjoy our large picnic area whilst the kids play on the outdoor play park. At Clayton West, the outdoor play area is ideal for children to ‘let off some steam’ whilst the adults browse the gift and model shop. The café serves hot and cold food and drink whenever the railway is open. Special events include: A Day Out with Thomas, Easter Eggspress, Gala Weekend, Halloween Ghost Trains and Santa Specials. We cater for groups, school visits, children's birthdays, private functions & also offer Footplate Experiences and Afternoon Tea. Open from February to December - see our website for details.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a 14-year-old with Asperger syndrome, and I really enjoy visiting the railway with my mum as I love trains. It is one of my favourite places to go, and I've visited for lots of special events. I'm very interested in the history of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alvin1246
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review and for your five star rating. We are absolutely thrilled to hear that the railway is your favourite place and we'd like to thank you for your continued support. It's wonderful to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoy our days out here, we have been a lot of times now but it is very local to me and the girls love it and the price is fantastic! I can’t suggest anywhere better for something to do with kids that are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michaela P
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this wonderful review, Michaela! We certainly appreciate your kind words, great recommendation and your continued to support of the railway. We lool forward to seeing you all in the future for more fun days out! Best wishes, Erin @ KLR

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the KLR all year round but this is our fav! I initially booked the tickets the day they went on sale and we knew what to expect as we had been before. The decorations and the train and the whole experience is lovely....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank leahlufc
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you for such a heartfelt, amazing review of our little railway and the Santa Specials in particular. We are so pleased to hear you had another fab time with us this past Christmas and just want to take a moment to thank YOU...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started with a cappuccino at Clayton West station. It is a great coffee machine they have. Lovely. The train ride was fab and Father Christmas was brilliant. He was a really good laugh. The mulled wine went down a treat. Can you sort the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hoteltraveller-7
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a fab review of our Santa Specials especially at this busy time of year! We're pleased to read you and your family had a superb time visiting Santa at the KLR this year. I'll ask Santa...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Full marks to the staff for throwing themselves in to the Christmas spirit! They helped create a fantastic atmosphere for a visit to the best Santa we’ve ever seen! A 25 minute trip on a steam hauled light railway (with exciting lights in the tunnel)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MikeEaglescliffe
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Mike, for your wonderful and thorough review of our Twilight Santa Specials. We're over the moon to hear what a fantastic time you had! We are very privileged indeed to work with THE actual Santa every year so it's good to know he...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with our 3 year old and friends with their 3 year olds. It was fabulous from start to finish. good parking, good prices, plenty at the cafe, lovely carol singing, good train ride, the staff were great. The Santa was the best...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kellyanne2017Sewart
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a fab review of our Santa Specials. We're thrilled that you and your friends enjoyed a wonderful time with us and that Santa was very well received (we're very privileged indeed that THE Santa chooses the KLR...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I went on one of the Santa specials twilight express nights and I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised, firstly by the cafe at Clayton West which did a very nice hot chocolate, we also enjoyed listen to the live music...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank superdad316
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of our Twilight Santa Specials this Christmas. We're very pleased to hear we surpassed your expectations - our staff and volunteers certainly try their absolute best to make these experiences special for everyone! Quick tip if...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with grandchildren aged 5 and 7 on the santa express. The leisurely steam train ride through the country through a tunnel to arrive about 25 mins later in the "north pole". The staff were great and helped the children with treasure hunts, trips on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank helenw305
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review our Santa Specials, especially at this busy time of year! We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time at the 'North Pole' recently and we'd like to say thank you for choosing the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely tradition for the past few years has been to go on the Santa Express, magical for the kids when it's dark and this year was a great as ever. The staff are great as are the Elves and Santa once we reached the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bird762014
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review of your time visiting our Santa Specials. It's wonderful to discover that the railway has become part of many families' Christmas traditions and we are truly thankful for your continued support. Your warm words will...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018

A great day out, whether there is a special 'Thomas day', 'Santa special', or just an ordinary weekend. Great friendly staff, the vast majority of which are unpaid volunteers. Great setting and top class facilities. Highly recommended.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank karl_hoyle
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Hi Karl Thanks for taking the time to write such a super review of the railway. We certainly appreciate your kind words and I'll ensure our volunteers read this too as it will make their day. As you quite rightly state, many of the people...More

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MargaretE656
February 17, 2017|
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Response from Kirklees L | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. We have been closed since Christmas and I'm afraid we're not open today (17th February). Our first day of opening this Year is 18th February (tomorrow). We are open now for the weekends and... More
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Smileitsjustareview
September 11, 2015|
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Response from Kirklees L | Property representative |
Unfortunately, the Thomas characters only appear at the railway on our Day Out With Thomas event days. We still operate steam trains on our other operating days, however these aren't dressed as the Thomas characters.
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dswdenise
August 23, 2015|
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Response from Kirklees L | Property representative |
You can email us directly at info@kirkleeslightrailway . com
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