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Kirklees Light Railway

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Address: Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1484 865727
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Travel along behind Hawk, Owl, Fox, Badger or Jay, our five friendly little...

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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Wow! At first i thought the tickets were a bit pricey but by the end I realised they were well worth the money! My mum bought the tickets as an early Christmas present for me and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! At first i thought the tickets were a bit pricey but by the end I realised they were well worth the money! My mum bought the tickets as an early Christmas present for me and my 4 year old daughter, the train was amazing, as were the decorations, the santa was fantastic and actually sat for a good 10mintues... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been regular visitors over the years including two birthday parties for our son which were both fantastically well organised and run. Today we had our first experience of your Santa Specials and we were amazed. Brilliant experience for the kids and adults and excellent value for money. Highly recommended.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when i booked this Santa Special my first reaction was that it was overpriced. we did book early as we missed out last year as it was fully booked. i now know why as this is a very good value for money trip, and all 4 of the children had their eyes wide open and thoroughly enjoyed it from start... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have kids that like trains....they will LOVE this place! Whilst its not just for kids, it is a really great day out for families and its reasonably priced too. The Cafe is good as well. Very highly recommended.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expected abit more with the trains, at the end of the line on the 1st part of the journey there is no way to leave if you didnt need to return to a form of transport after, you HAVE to go back to the station, good if you need a coffee or kids have a quick play for a couple... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant day out - especially if you go for a themed event when they have all the extra activities on - we've been to Easter and the Gruffalo ones, highly recommneded! Only let down is lack of food choice for vegetarians. Children enjoyed the train ride on the steam railway, the arts and craft activities, bouncy castle, playground, mini railways... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though live locally it was first time we had been. Overall really good experience. Price was a little on the high side but you can see where cost goes. Well maintained and brilliant for kids - and adults !!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

I genuinely think this is one of the most overated attractions I've ever been to. I cannot understand why it's so popular. It's overpriced and there's very little to do and the ride itself on the train is over really quickly. I've given it 2/5 because of the friendly staff otherwise it would be a 1/5. I know the majority... More 

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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

What an amazing trip. After previously visiting the KLR before and knowing the railway we decided to book on the Halloween scare train. We couldn't find fault with how the event is run. The staff were amazing and dressed up in fancy dress and did everything possible to keep visitors entertained. Without giving too much away the trip up the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

My grandson had his birthday party here and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. There is a special carriage for birthday parties, but that has a maximum number of children, which we expected to exceed, and the birthday parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead my daughter chartered a special train just for the party, on his actual birthday, which was... More 

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