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Kirklees Light Railway

Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ, England
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A Super Fun Day out With Thomas

Booked ahead for the day out with Thomas for our train mad two year old, had an absolutely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PSAllWhiteNow
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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A wonderful day out - bravo to everyone at KLR!

I normally go into quite a lot of detail on these reviews, but sometimes there's no need. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DrMLawson
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked ahead for the day out with Thomas for our train mad two year old, had an absolutely fantastic time! Had received an email ahead of the day, which I had marked for later but then annoyingly could not find. This had information on about...More

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

Thanks for your lovely and very comprehensive review of our Day Out with Thomas event! It's a pleasure to hear what a fabulous time you all had and it seems you embraced everything the day has to offer, which is perfect. As you quite rightly...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I normally go into quite a lot of detail on these reviews, but sometimes there's no need. It is sufficient to say that this was one of those perfect family days out which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The site was clean and tidy, the...More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you SO much for this amazing review! We truly appreciate your kind words and recognition, and are absolutely delighted that you had a perfect day out with us. The staff and volunteers at the railway work tirelessly in order to give our visitors a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

beautifull place and great expierence! children were very happy spent time in here. fantastic time spent here we came from London.More

Thank Giedre K
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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely review! We are very pleased to hear that you and your children enjoyed your day with us. Thank you for choosing to visit the KLR on your trip from London - we truly appreciate your...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 playgrounds steam train little train ice cream and lovely coffee all in one place. Brilliant day out highly recommend.More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time out to write us a wonderful review! You've managed to hit the nail on the head with your fab little summary and we are thrilled to know you had a fab time with us! Thanks for choosing to visit the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been twice as our little grandson loves this place, and we are booked on the Thomas special as well in July. It's a lovely day out and over the winter they have revamped the playground at the main station and it's been done...More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you so much for your lovely review! We're very pleased to hear the railway is a big hit with you and the little train enthusiast in your family. The new playground is already proving to be a much-loved feature and we're glad...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting steam train journey. Mostly nice countryside Staff very friendly Wasn’t keen on cafeteriasMore

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Eunice and many thanks for taking the time to write a review. Thank you for the 4 'star' rating and your kind words about our staff and the trains/journey. I am disappointed to hear that the Buffer Stop Cafe and Shelley Tea Room were...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my children and now I'm taking my grandson , how things have improved. The outdoor playground is fun and exciting and at Shelley there is even a sandpit.The little trains are wonderful and all the family enjoyed the journey. I am so impressed...More

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

Hello and thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful review! We truly appreciate your recognition of our volunteers' hard work and also of our continued commitment to growing the railway as an attraction. We really strive for the railway to be the...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

highly recommended for a day out with children - cafe, picnic area, play ground as well as, of course the train rides

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thanks for your recommendation and review! We're really pleased to hear you enjoyed our little railway and we hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best wishes, Erin @ KLR

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Liked this. I travelled from Warrington and my brother-in-law gave me a lift from Dewsbury station. You can get from there Shepley station on the Penistone line (see my review on the Cork and Spindle where we had dinner) but it's a mile or so...More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks for your review, Dave. It's always nice to hear an enthusiast's thoughts on the railway! We are pleased to read that you had a thorough investigation of the surrounding transport links and the walking route from Sheply to Shelley Station - you are quite...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Thank you for a great day out yesterday! My son loved it. Very reasonable prices in the cafe, tasty food, great new playground at Clayton West was a big hit! Return steam train journey to Shelley. Another playground and cafe. Mini train journey around the...More

Thank Marie B
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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Marie Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It sounds like you and your son had a wonderful time with us at the railway 😁 Yes, indeed, tickets on a standard (non-special event) day allow unlimited rides up and down...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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