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Kirklees Light Railway

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Afternoon Tea

firstly a massive thankyou to April first class food, first class service and a person who couldn't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Craigveryhappy
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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
Lovely little trains

The railway is a lovely day out for all. The trains run on a track to Shepley which is about 25... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MarpleTraveller
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Marple, United Kingdom
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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 3 days ago

firstly a massive thankyou to April first class food, first class service and a person who couldn't have done more to make our day a memorable one, a true star we arrived and went to the counter to redeem our tickets, the staff were polite...More

Thank Craigveryhappy
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so very much for this glowing feedback! It's a real pleasure to hear what a wonderful day out you had with us for a very special birthday indeed. Thank you for travelling all the way from County Durham to have your Afternoon Tea...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The railway is a lovely day out for all. The trains run on a track to Shepley which is about 25 mins away. The carriages and engines are small but it gives lots of opportunities to enjoy the scenery. On non event days you have...More

Thank MarpleTraveller
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! Just to clarify for potential visitors, our line runs from Clayton West to Shelley. Should you wish to get to Shepley (the neighbouring village with a main line railway station), there is a walk you can do and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice day out with the family, everyone had fun, the staff made us feel welcome and had lots of local and subject knowledge! I’d recommend anyone to visitMore

Thank develop3r
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and your great feedback. I am really pleased to hear that you had a fantastic day out and found our staff and volunteers both welcoming and knowledgeable (we try our best!). Hope to see you again in the future. Best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on Bank holiday Monday and got there early. The train trip was excellent and the whole family had a great time. Operators were so friendly and route was fantastic. Unfortunately when we arrived back we did not go back in the car home...More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, Matt. We welcome all feedback - both good and not so good - in order to continually improve. I would like to apologise for your experience in the cafe on August Bank Holiday Monday where...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (four adults) had booked a return ride on the narrow gauge railway as a novelty and the inclusive afternoon tea was an addition which turned out to be the most memorable part of the day. The train is very small - very "snug" carriages...More

Thank elizabethallison
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review of our Afternoon Tea & Steam Experience! It's great to hear you had an enjoyable trip on Yorkshire's Great Little Steam Trains and even more delightful to hear our afternoon tea hit the mark with your party. I will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great place for families with children. Lovely train ride with very smart engines. Friendly staff. Brand new excellent play ground at Clayton West Well worth missing a train out and returning on a later on and staying at Shelley. There’s another playground and tea...More

Thank Matt B
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for the great feedback, Matt! We are so pleased to hear what a fabulous time you had at the railway and that you made the most of our facilities. I will be sure to pass your comments onto our volunteers who will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took our 3 yr old grandson here on a rainy afternoon so some of the facilities not open or usable; despite that we had a lovely afternoon. The café is very acceptable fayre at a reasonable price and the trains really lovely. The small steam...More

Thank verityLeeds
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely feedback. We're very pleased to hear you and your grandson had an enjoyable day out with us but it is a shame the weather wasn't on your side. We do hope that we can welcome...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit was a gift from my daughter for my birthday, really enjoyed it. Great for kids and big kids who enjoy steam engines. There are other attractions for kids as well, including Thomas the tank programmes! The smell of steam and smoke reminds me...More

Thank D8829SIgeorge
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review of the railway and your Afternoon Tea & Steam Experience. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you had a lovely day with us. We are pleased that we could provide some...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was wonderful to discover this little railway, that it had room for us, that it welcomed our dog as well as us, and that it ran for a couple of miles through delightful and hitherto unknown Yorkshire countryside. OK it wasn't big and flashy...More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our little railway - we're very pleased indeed that you discovered us and came to visit! We're even more happy that you had a wonderful time. We are very proud of our narrow gauge engines -...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 22 August and this railway was everything it needed to be. The stations at either end were clean and well presented, as were the coaches in which I travelled The locomotives are interesting and worth seeing, even when not actually running. I cannot...More

Thank tony_m_potter
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review, Tony, and for choosing to visit us. I am very pleased to hear you had an enjoyable day with us, although I'm sorry to hear your trip into Skelmanthorpe wasn't quite so successful! We very much appreciate your recommendation...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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