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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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Christmas train ride

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ruddock28
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to the Santa Special for four years, we bring our six grandchildren and it is absolutely magical! So well organised, the 'elves' go out of their way to entertain the children with balloon animals etc. The Santa himself is brilliant, by far the best we've seen and the gifts are excellent. Yes, it's expensive but well... More 

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

Thank you for your review of our Santa Special event. Fantastic to hear that you are regular aboard our trains and feel it is worth the money. We will look forward to seeing you again this year. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Kirklees today for the Santa experience. At first I thought the tickets were a little pricey for a Santa's visit but.... it's fantastic kids loved the train ride (approx 25 mins) the BBQ, Xmas quiz and the Santa visit. Definitely worth a visit 🎅🏻

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

Thank you for your review of our Santa Special event. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your experience and felt it was worth the visit. We look forward to welcoming you again this year. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at Kirklees Light Railway, which was a festival of lights. On entering the cafe found a play area which kept the children entertained whilst we awaited the train to take us to the North Pole. Food and service were great. An announcement was made to go outside to see our train chugging down the track, with information on where... More 

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

Thank you for your review of our Santa Special event. It is great to hear you enjoyed your experience aboard our Twilight trains and we look forward to welcoming you again this year. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely evening out among great staff in nice surroundings. Entertaining for kids and adults alike, especially the mulled wine

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

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Wow! At first i thought the tickets were a bit pricey but by the end I realised they were well worth the money! My mum bought the tickets as an early Christmas present for me and my 4 year old daughter, the train was amazing, as were the decorations, the santa was fantastic and actually sat for a good 10mintues... More 

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

Thank you for your review of our Santa Special event. It is great to hear you felt your visit was good value for money and you enjoyed your visit. With regards to the BBQ man you will be glad to hear that we made sure that he cheered up for the rest of the festive period. We look forward to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We have been regular visitors over the years including two birthday parties for our son which were both fantastically well organised and run. Today we had our first experience of your Santa Specials and we were amazed. Brilliant experience for the kids and adults and excellent value for money. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for your review of our railway. It is lovely to hear that you are regular visitors and enjoyed both the Children's Birthday Party and Santa Special experiences. We will look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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