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“Decent day out”

Kirklees Light Railway
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Owner description: Travel behind Hawk, Owl, Fox, Badger, Jay or Katie, 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 Pennine foothills to our Shelley terminus where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding area. Visit the Shelley station Tea Room for refreshments or enjoy our large picnic area whilst the kids play in the outdoor play area. At Clayton West, 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 food and drink whenever the Railway is open. Special events held include: A Day Out with Thomas, Easter Eggspress, Steam & Diesel Gala, Halloween Ghost Trains and the Santa Specials. We cater for groups, school visits, childrens birthdays, private functions and we also offer Driver Experience courses. Open throughout the year - see our website for details.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Decent day out”
Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Price is a bit expensive for adults if taking children, but there are decent children's parks at either side with good amenities, including area to eat packed lunches at either side. Journey is just the right length of time (25-30 mins each way) for the kids but little information is given during it. You can see the staff are giving it their best so I must credit them for that.

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Dewsbury, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“disappointment at Shelley Station”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We have been here before and kids love the playground and the miniature train ride.
The Steam train ride to Shelley was enjoyable.
On this occassion, we visited during Feb half term. I paid £17 for one adult and 2 kids tickets. When we arrived at Shelley Station, the only thing open were the toilets!
We had planned on staying to wait for the next train back, using the Tea Rooms for a coffee for me and Ice lollies for the kids but it was closed.
So we killed ten mins in the small playground and returned on the same train. Seemed like a lot of money, £17, for the train ride and ten mins in the tiny playground. Had I been told when purchasing tickets that the Tea Rooms weren't open, I would not have bought the tickets knowing we would only be spending ten minutes at Shelley.

Visited February 2013
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3 Thank Dee R
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Santa express”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Brilliant for the children but an expensive trip. The gift my daughter received from Santa was not to be grumbled at though she adores it. Even now it is very much loved.

Visited December 2012
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Great for all the family”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

what a great attraction. Took the grankids here and they (supprisingly) loved it, lots of information around the park on trains and such and staff were very friendly

Visited June 2012
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Santa Express”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Fabulous evening train ride on a lovely small guage steam railway - well catered for families with lovely activities all year including Thomas The Tank Engine days - Santas grotto was excellent and santa quite realistic - good time had by all

Visited December 2012
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