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Kirklees Light Railway

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  • Average4%
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Travel behind Hawk, Owl, Fox, Badger, Jay, Katie or Sian, our friendly little engines here at the home of Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Trains. Climb aboard for a scenic journey along our 15” narrow-gauge railway, through the beautiful South...more
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Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 yesterday

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

Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife booked the Santa Train to take our 16 month old son on. The train is very fitting to the whole production, a steam engine with wood benches in compartments for families for the 20-30 minute trip to "Lapland". The staff when we arrived...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sheffieldjim
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you SO much for this amazing and thorough feedback. Our staff and volunteers put such tremendous effort into making our Santa Specials as magical as possible for all our visitors, so we are over the moon to hear you've had a great time. I...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I took 2 children and one OAP on the Santa special 8/12/19 . It was very good , and the Santa was the best ever , the elf very good with the kids too . Sorry about my grandson coughing in his face ! The...More

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

Thanks for choosing the KLR Santa Specials and for taking the time to write us a review. We're over the moon that you had such an enjoyable experience with us. Our staff and volunteers do indeed work very hard - especially at Christmastime - so...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We took our children on the Santa experience on Friday evening when it got dark and it was magical. The trains were all setup with each carriage being called after a reindeer, all heated and cosy and the train had lovely lights on it. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank philr525
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Phil Thank you for coming to visit Santa on one of our Twilight Santa Specials and for leaving us such lovely feedback. We certainly do try to pull out all the stops so that everyone has a magical and festive time on our Santa...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The afternoon tea and steam experience was excellent and great value. The afternoon teas were high quality with vegetarian and vegan dietary requirements well catered for and the customer service was really good.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank k4hd8s03j
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea & Steam Experience at the railway! We hope you may pop back to see us again soon. Kind regards, Erin @ KLR

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner bought me this day trip with afternoon tea via BuyaGift and what a lovely day it was. The trains are wonderful to see and all the staff were so polite and friendly. The train was dog friendly so we all had a great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bagmarash
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to offer such thorough, delightful feedback on your Afternoon Tea & Steam Experience at our railway. We are thrilled to hear that the entire family (including furry friends!) had a terrific time. Our Afternoon Teas certainly are gaining a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 2.5 year old son loves Thomas so I booked us in for this special event. I just wanted to say I was so impressed with the way the event had been organised, there was so much detail and thought put into it. The staff...More

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

Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Anne. We are so happy to hear you all enjoyed a fabulous Day Out with Thomas. We certainly try to make the event as special as possible for all Thomas' fans so it's terrific to know we hit the mark...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Exciting time for the children. Small trains which can be cramped for adults but the children love it. I have only ever had terrible food here - maybe off days but haven't heard anyone say they enjoyed it. I would suggest taking a packed lunch.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SueS3066
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of the railway and we are very happy to hear the kids have enjoyed their days out with us. As such, it is disappointing to receive a 3 star rating when the majority of our visitors...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Grandchildren and this grandad love trains. It's really important to make sure a light steam railway survives. First it's steam and it's Thomas both part of my childhood and our history. We took a 15 month and 4 yrs old and they loved it. Not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thank you, Paul, for your terrific review of our little railway and our Day Out with Thomas event. We certainly appreciate your comments and your sentiments about keeping our small part of local history alive. We are delighted that both grandchildren and grandparents alike had...More

Reviewed November 1, 2018

This place is 100% excellent. The train trip is very well organised, the café has a great selection of food and drinks, the staff are all superb, helpful and friendly, the play park is awesomeMore

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JayJayLivingston
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

It's a pleasure to read what an enjoyable time you had with us! Thank you for choosing to visit us and for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We really appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you all back to...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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