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Kirklees Light Railway

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

What a fabulous little find. I had 2 young ones and a teenager with me and we all enjoyed our time... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
fovantmum
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
An excellent day out for all ages, warm and helpful welcome. Truly memorable.

Three adults and one toddler visited the Kirklees Light Railway: I had been bought a Steam Train... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
sarahbR6950ZP
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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 Pennine foothills to our Shelley terminus where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding area. Visit Shelley Station Tea Room for refreshments or enjoy our large picnic area whilst the kids play on the outdoor playground. At Clayton West, the outdoor play area is ideal for children to ‘let off some steam’ whilst the adults browse the gift and model shop. The café serves hot and cold food and drink whenever the railway is open. Special events include: A Day Out with Thomas, Easter Eggspress, Steam & Diesel Gala, Halloween Ghost Trains and the Santa Specials. We cater for groups, school visits, children's birthdays, private functions and we also offer Driver Experience Courses. Open throughout the year - see our website for details.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“clayton west” (63 reviews)
“bouncy castle” (64 reviews)
“face painting” (41 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 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 5 days ago

What a fabulous little find. I had 2 young ones and a teenager with me and we all enjoyed our time there. Will defintely go again.

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments! We're thrilled you all had a fab time with us and we'll certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Erin @ KLR

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Three adults and one toddler visited the Kirklees Light Railway: I had been bought a Steam Train Driver Experience, this included tuition and 1 hr driving one of the 15" gauge trains. I can wholeheartedly recommend this outing. The railway track is set in beautiful...More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and very kind words! It's a real pleasure to hear just how much you enjoyed your Driver Experience Course and that the rest of the family also had a great day out. Our staff and volunteers truly...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Visited this attraction with my two young grandchildren on a Wednesday (Blue Timetable operating). We had an amazing day out. We bought all day rover tickets, and did two trips each way, using the play parks at each end, the one at Clayton West was...More

1  Thank Derek S
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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you SO much for your amazing review, Derek! It really is such a pleasure to hear what a wonderful day you and the kiddies had at the railway. I will ensure your feedback is given to our staff and - most importantly - our...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely day out. Princess and knight event on so lots of activities linked to that. Good price for family. Train ride was great, some gorgeous views. Ate in the cafe, food was lovely.More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your day at the railway and that the Knights & Princesses activities were a hit too! Thank you for choosing to visit us and we hope to see you again in...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We took our four year old grandson on the KLR and had a great time. the trains are fun, especially the steam ones, the new playground is brilliant, and all the staff are friendly and helpful. Well worth it.

Thank Robert W
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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you very much for this wonderful review! It's fabulous to hear that both you and your grandson had a great time during your visit and I hope we'll be welcoming you back for another adventure in the future. Best wishes, Erin @ KLR

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We came to the kinghts and princess weekend, and much fun was had by all. It was obvious that lots of thought had gone into keeping the little ones entertained; face painting, archery, donkey rides and jousting were all big hits! All the volunteers were...More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hello and thank you so much for your wonderful review! It's such a pleasure to hear the whole family had a grand day out at our Knights & Princesses Weekend, with a little something for everyone. We do try to be more than 'just a...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

This is such a lovely place with a train ride to Shelley and a new kids playground makes for a nice family day out. Defiantly woth a visitMore

Thank dwaite7
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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi there and thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review! We are thrilled to hear you love the train ride and the new playground at Clayton West and we look forward to seeing you again soon at the railway! Kind...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant place to take our little 19 month old train enthusiast. Lovely journey on a mini stream train with a choice of open or closed carriages, and an immaculate play area with slides, swings etc. A day ticket allows you to go back and...More

Thank Neil M
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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of the railway! It is a real pleasure to hear that you and your little enthusiast had a thoroughly enjoyable day out. Kind words such as yours really do make a difference!...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We chose this place without much research as a buyagift experience. The gift was unlimited train rides and afternoon tea. On arrival it was soon apparent that it is geared towards people with children and the kids quite rightly were loving it. Playgrounds and outdoor...More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hello Jon and many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your day at the railway. We are indeed a family oriented attraction but we do aim to have a little of something for everyone! We are really pleased to hear that...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We had planned to go to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and changed our minds when we spotted this last minute. Our little boy loves trains. It’s on an industrial estate and when you pull up it can look a little rough looking at 1st. But......when...More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi Sam & Wayne and thanks so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you spotted us on the way to our YSP neighbours, gave us a go and loved it! Whilst you're quite right that our main station's location at the top...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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