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Kirklees Light Railway

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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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+44 1484 865727
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Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank Anne A
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days 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 1 week ago 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

Thank SueS3066
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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

Thank A3303XQpaulh
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bought our tickets on Groupon in advance for £14 for a family ticket. Massive free carpark to park in. Short walk to get your tickets then onto the train. We caught it a Clayton West and went to Shelley which takes about 20 minutes. We...More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of the railway. We are really pleased to hear you and the kids had an enjoyable time with us. We hope you will come back to see us again in the future. Best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic event and our little one loved it, so much for the kids to do all Thomas related from refilling Thomas’s boiler to dancing with dusty and rusty. Even had a selfie with the fat controller. Wrap up warm though it’s cold up thereMore

Thank adamtX8565ZJ
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of our Day Out with Thomas event. It's fantastic to hear that you and your little one had a thoroughly enjoyable day! We hold our Thomas events approximately five times a year but it sounds like you came during the...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

I've visited all the steam railways in Yorkshire and I must admit the Kirklees Light Railway is by far the best day out we've had. I admit it's probably not for the hardcore steam enthusiast but for families its fantastic. We ate in the café...More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Officer at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

What an accolade! Thank you so very much for your amazing feedback. We are over the moon to hear how much you love our little railway and it's great to know that our narrow gauge engines can hold their weight against the 'big boys' of...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

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 17 September 2018

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 11 September 2018 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 11 September 2018

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 9 September 2018 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 9 September 2018

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

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MargaretE656
17 February 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
11 September 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
23 August 2015|
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Response from Kirklees L | Property representative |
You can email us directly at info@kirkleeslightrailway . com
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