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Kirklees Light Railway

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Kirklees Light Railway
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  • Average4%
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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...more
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Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent day out with young children, riding on the train. You can have lunch in the cafe, coffee and cake at the other end or take a picnic. Lovely play area for the children, just a fun day out.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sukie729
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience at the railway. We are thrilled you found your visit so enjoyable and that the kiddies had a wonderful time too (especially on the play areas!). We hope you'll pop...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

The railway runs for 3 1/4 miles over the lifted track bed of an old branch line. I is a 15" gauge line running from Clayton West to Shelly. it has six steam locomotives,everyone different. It passes through a tunnel 551 yards long.The sceanary is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Roger J
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your thorough review, Roger. We are very pleased to hear you had an enjoyable day with us despite the dreadful weather! I am also very pleased to hear that my recommended local taxi firm got you to where you needed to be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our kids really enjoyed this - mostly. Only bit I think I'd complain about is the train whistles - they're SUPER LOUD! I was holding our 2 year old to watch the train turn on the turntable. Seems they sound the whistle before every time...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TomWestYorkshireUK
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the railway, Tom. We're pleased to hear that - on the whole - you and your young family had an enjoyable visit. It's wonderful to read about how you all engaged in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great little railway. A great balance of child friendly attractions and railway exhibits. A location for the whole family.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 589Richard
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the railway. We're happy to hear you had a great experience and an enjoyable visit - we do try to provide a little something for everyone! Please do stop by again soon....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value and good quality day out. the children loved it, everything is well mantained and run, a lot of hard work must go into running this train and it shows, the special events they put on are a real hit with the younger children....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank phil123-32
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of the railway. It's great to hear how much you enjoy what we do and what we have to offer! Thank you for the recognition: we do indeed have a very hard-working team of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time. 25 minute ride to shelly and then back on board the light steam train. Kids loved it. Clean and safe play areas were a bonus and a big hit. Next a ride on the mini train (£1 per person). Then a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kerr r
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your Afternoon Tea & Steam Experience at the railway. It's a pleasure to hear that a lovely time was had by all the family! We will certainly look forward to welcoming you back again soon. I'll be...More

Reviewed January 7, 2019

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 January 7, 2019

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 January 6, 2019 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 January 7, 2019

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 December 29, 2018 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 December 30, 2018

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 December 23, 2018 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
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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2018

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

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dancebabe1984
February 26, 2019|
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Response from KirkleesLightRailway | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Our playgrounds are for the sole use of paying customers only. If you are not buying a ticket to ride on the trains, we request that you buy something in the cafe and/or shop before using the... More
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highgreen01
January 26, 2019|
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Response from KirkleesLightRailway | Property representative |
We have a full programme of special events throughout the year. It's probably easiest to take a look at the Special Events page on our website or the events section on our Facebook page. I hope that helps!
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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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