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Kirklees Light Railway

Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ, England
+44 1484 865727
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Santa Specials

Gets better every single year! A magical experience always. The staff are always wonderful. The elf... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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What a lovely evening we have had and we even got snow so that was an added bonus. Everything was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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 yesterday via mobile

Gets better every single year! A magical experience always. The staff are always wonderful. The elf and santa really have magical powers!

Thank HullBooboo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a lovely evening we have had and we even got snow so that was an added bonus. Everything was really organised not waiting long at all to see santa it was all really lovely. Everyone was really nice , all the staff were great....More

Thank gibbof
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there and thank you for taking the time to write a review of our Santa Specials! I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at the railway and with Santa. Our staff and volunteers do put a huge effort into making the experience...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my first trip to Kirklees Light Railway to experience the Santa Express - and it won’t be my last! What a wonderful experience. From the moment you board the train, it is a truly festive occasion. Christmas songs on the journey, a tunnel...More

Thank joannebyram
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Joanne Thanks for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our Santa Specials. We really do appreciate your kind words and are so glad you had a magical time with us at the railway. We certainly try to make Christmas extra...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the railway as a family of 5 adults and a very excited 3 year old who was celebrating her birthday on Saturday 2nd December. From start to finish the trip was magical. It was so well organised all the staff were so pleasant...More

Thank babsLancs
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there and thank you for such a lovely review! Firstly, a very happy birthday to the little one in your party. I'm so glad we could help make her birthday extra magical. Our staff and volunteers put such a huge effort into making our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with 4 and 2 year old grandsons, both Thomas fans. They loved it from small train trip round the pond, donkey rides, meeting fat controller and, of course, the engines. Well organised and credit should go to the many volunteers who do a wonderful...More

Thank Brenda H
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Brenda Many thanks for the five star review. I am so glad the little Thomas fans in your life had an exciting and worthwhile day visiting our Day Out with Thomas event. Our volunteers will certainly appreciate your kind words and I will ensure...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with some friends and there young children during the day out with Thomas event. It was particularly busy but thankfully there was plenty of car parking available. The cafe at Clayton West did some really nice grub and considering how busy it...More

Thank AndyArm2212
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Andy Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It's good to hear that the Day Out with Thomas was enjoyed by all in your party! However, I am troubled to hear you encountered an interaction that did not reach the high standards...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant! A fantastic event which is a must for any little Thomas fan out there! Thomas pulls the first trip on the line each day and then when he gets back gives children rides in the platform with a carriage whilst Mavis the diesel gives...More

Thank Chris H
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Chris Thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review! It's great to hear you and your Little Engineers all had a cracking day out - we really aim to make your day at the railway as enjoyable and as good value...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

This attraction has been going for some considerable time now and never fails to deliver something different every time you visit. We used to take our grandchildren to all the events and we, as adults, always enjoyed the experience. Give it a try what your...More

Thank Anne W
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thanks for the lovely review, Anne. It really is a pleasure to hear that you and your grandchildren have always enjoyed your days spent at the railway. Feedback like this really does make our day! We hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, Erin...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Beautiful countryside to experience on the trip, Christmas themed trips in December, a great day out with family if you love trainsMore

Thank Welovetrainsq2015
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm very pleased to hear you have enjoyed a great day out at the railway and, you're quite right, the surrounding countryside is wonderful! In addition to our Christmas trains, we run other themed events throughout...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

We were visiting the area and although had lived in Penistone 30 years ago had never been here before. It was halloween weekend and as we had a 2 yr old we came in the day. a family of 8 adults and 2 children. The...More

Thank Jill B
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write us a fantastic review, Jill. We are so pleased that you spent a day with us and took full advantage of everything on offer that day. It really is a great pleasure to hear that everyone in your...More

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Margaret E
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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