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Kirklees Light Railway

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Address: Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ, England
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+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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Halloween train

So where do I start Halloween ghost train was absolutely fantastic but it says three years and over well ! my daughter is four and it was so scary she had her head underneath her... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So where do I start Halloween ghost train was absolutely fantastic but it says three years and over well ! my daughter is four and it was so scary she had her head underneath her dads arm pit most of the night but for over seven would be fantastic I have to tell you that I found it really scary... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable trip on the train as a last minute activity. Slightly expensive for the journey itself however lovely stop for the children to play at the play grounds. Fun experience but I think once you have done it that's enough. Four year old niece enjoyed the train trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great visit. There is plenty of free parking right outside the venue. The train ride experience is very good, with great views of the local countryside and Emley Moor Mast (dress for the weather). There's a well stocked café with friendly staff and a good playground. The shop is good too with a range of railway toys.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Have taken our granddaughter on the Santa Special for the past 3 years, she's now almost 5 and she has loved every one of the trips. Santa himself is lovely and the elves play a really good part. We also took her on a Thomas the Tank engine special day the last 2 years and she really enjoyed those too.... More 

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Thank pammiejean2
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

went on halloween took grandchildren had a super time put on a great show for all will be going again this year very spooky loved it so did kids

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Well worth a visit - And not just for special dates. There is plenty to entertain young ones and older alike, We are already making plans to visit again ....... We looked at the engines in their sidings, the staff took time to talk to us about how the trains worked in a simple language we understood, All the staff... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

After visiting here a couple of years ago for the Thomas day out (Amazing, great value, lots to do included in the price) we visited mid December for the Santa Special. Although Santa himself was very good and my child got a good present, we found it all quite average for the price. We got half a cup of mulled... More 

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Kirklees L, Manager at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take on board all feedback from customer visits to help improve the visitor experience in the future. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our Day Out With Thomas event however, our Santa event offers a completely different experience. It is great to hear that you found the visit to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

So went on the Santa train ride to Shelley to see Santa overall would say it was good for the kids. You do have to remember it is a light railway so the train is small and compact and pretty rickety but adds to the journey. The tickets are a little pricey and when you get to Shelley the marquees... More 

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Kirklees L, Manager at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your visit to our Santa Specials event. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back this year. More 

Lincoln.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

What a lovely outing! Went with my Son,daughter -in-law and 2 year old grand-daughter. The little carriages were all names after reindeer and all the helpers were in Christmas jumpers or dressed as elves. Christmas music played all the way to Shelley (the North Pole)! There were lights and laser lights in the Shelley tunnel which all adds to the... More 

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Kirklees L, Manager at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of our Santa Special event. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Kardemena
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

It's our third consecutive visit to see Santa here and it doesn't disappoint. A great team of people including Santa's elves make the visit a must. Santa is truly wonderful, he speaks to each child in his magical way (very authentic). Well done Stuart and his team.

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Kirklees L, Manager at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of our Santa Special event. We look forward to welcoming you again this year. More 

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