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Kirklees Light Railway

Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ, England
+44 1484 865727
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Children and train enthusiasts only

Very pleasant however aimed primarily at children who I could see absolutely adored the trains. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
s-pestic
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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Great day out with kids

Went here years ago with my children and then recently with my grandson. What a difference! Loads... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mandy C
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ, England
CONTACT
+44 1484 865727

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very pleasant however aimed primarily at children who I could see absolutely adored the trains. I would however say that the coffee shop was exceptional with all the food homemade - delicious - I would go again just for the coffee shop. The problem was...More

Thank s-pestic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here years ago with my children and then recently with my grandson. What a difference! Loads to do apart from the train so it's easy to spend several hours here and go on the little train and the playground too.More

Thank Mandy C
KirkleesLightRailway, Events Co-ordinator at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Mandy Many thanks for your kind words - it's always nice to hear that people have returned to the railway again, and especially that you have noticed a difference since your first visit. We aim to make sure there's plenty for visitors of all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time we have been to this event and yet again we loved every minute. We booked a family ticket some time ago and went on the 10am journey actually on Thomas (10am is the only train which is actually pulled by...More

1  Thank leahlufc
KirkleesLightRailway, Events Co-ordinator at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks very much for such a positive review - I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves just as much on your second visit. Everyone at the railway does their best to make these events a special occasion and magical experience for all our visitors,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely few hours, visited for a family 4th birthday party and had a great time. On arrival we went on the park, then was called to go on the stationary party train for buffet food (which was very good!!) we were then sent back to...More

Thank Hayleysw
KirkleesLightRailway, Events Co-ordinator at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Hayley Thank you for your review and feedback - I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the railway, and have spoken to our parties manager. All birthday party groups are assigned a dedicated party host throughout their visit, to welcome them at Clayton West...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter loves trains so I arranged this visit. I paid £7.50 and under 3 was free. Which was a very good price. We awaited the train when it arrived my daughter was elated and full of excitement. We watched the train reverse and then...More

Thank aisha m
KirkleesLightRailway, Events Co-ordinator at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your positive review - I'm glad you both enjoyed your visit to the railway, and found plenty to do. We are in the process of finalising plans for a brand new play area at Clayton West, after which we will turn our...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to take my youngest 2 boys on a train has they had never been on one before (aged 5 and 1). We did the trail and went on a ride on the train which is fantastic for the children. We enjoyed ourselves...More

Thank marlonr1971
KirkleesLightRailway, Events Co-ordinator at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your positive review and 5-star rating. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us, and we will look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards Jack @ KLR

Reviewed 16 June 2017

I have organised evening special trains for the Huddersfield Railway Circle for a few years, but this event to celebrate our 70th Anniversary this week was just outstanding. Around 60 members and guests enjoyed ideal weather for the trip over the line, with photo opportunities...More

Thank Mike S
KirkleesLightRailway, Events co-ordinator at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mike Many thanks for your kind words - I will make sure they are passed on to Stuart, Sue and all staff involved. It's very gratifying to hear that your event went off so well, though I am sorry I wasn't there to see...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017

We took our 2 year old boy for a visit here and we couldn't have been happier. All the staff were so friendly and helpful. We thought it was great value for money. The train rides were excellent and a good length, with lots of...More

Thank SoffyLondon
KirkleesLightRailway, Events co-ordinator at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review - I'm glad to hear you all enjoyed your time with us, and hope we can welcome you again soon. Kind regards Jack @ KLR

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We visited at the end of the day . We were passing and decided to visit. We booked our tickets for the train ride . Then had a walk round . It's a great place to take the children . Plenty of play areas. The...More

Thank gothicwax
KirkleesLightRailway, Events co-ordinator at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your positive review - I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Railway. The tickets are priced as rover fares, valid for unlimited travel all day, with the aim of simplifying the booking process for all our visitory....More

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my siblings and nephew and niece. I booked through group on and showed my qr code at the counter in the ticket office - really quick and simple! The train ride was 25 minutes long through the countryside and we enjoyed hearing...More

Thank Sweetiepx
KirkleesLightRailway, Events co-ordinator at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your detailed and positive review - I'm glad to hear you had such a good time, and we'll hope to see you again sometime :) Best wishes, Jack @ KLR

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Margaret E
17 February 2017|
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Response from | 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 | 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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You can email us directly at info@kirkleeslightrailway . com
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