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Kirklees Light Railway

Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ, England
+44 1484 865727
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VERY GOOD NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY

Visited as part of a large party (pre-booked) and we were made very welcome with an intensive... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Arthur C
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Enjoyable family day out

Visited with our 4yr old and 20 month old. We played in the play area, went on the mini electric... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
23rachael
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ, England
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+44 1484 865727

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited as part of a large party (pre-booked) and we were made very welcome with an intensive, (that is every 30 minutes rather than every 40 minutes) service in operation with all their operative locos in use (five steam, one diesel).A 3.5 mile run through...More

Thank Arthur C
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Arthur Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We were very pleased to welcome your group to the railway this past weekend and are thrilled to hear you had an enjoyable time. Indeed we do try to offer our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with our 4yr old and 20 month old. We played in the play area, went on the mini electric train, traveled on the large steam engine, played in the sand pit and had a cup of tea at the end of the track and...More

Thank 23rachael
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rachael Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your day at the railway. I'm so pleased you had a lovely day out and managed to get lots of enjoyment from our facilities! A big thank you, too, for your kind...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We (my wife, our 3 he old son, out 6 week old baby and myself) visited KLRW on recommendation of a friend. It was so much better than we had expected. Reasonably priced, the day rider tickets for the railway were great value for money....More

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

Hi Gary Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the railway. We are so happy that the railway surpassed your expectations and that the entire family had a lovely day out! We do try our best to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A two hour driver experience was the catalyst for a great day out for all the family. From Grandad driving a train; through to Grandson playing with the train sets in the excellent cafe and all the family enjoying the atmosphere and countryside on a...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely and heartfelt review! It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family to the railway and we are thrilled you all had such a wonderful time whilst with us, especially on your Driver...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely day out. The attraction is reasonably priced. The train journey is just long enough for small people (25 minutes each way) and the all day ticket allows more than one trip. There are well equpped parks at each and a cafe...More

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

Hi Julie We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review! It sounds like you had a fun day out and that you made the most of your time with us, which is always a pleasure to hear. We do like to pride...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Took all my family here for a day out and it was very enjoyable. When we arrived it was a gala day which we did not know about. This put the admission price up but with all that was happening it did not matter. My...More

Thank MillerMad
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hello and thanks for your lovely review. I'm glad you stumbled upon the Gala and had the opportunity to see not just our home fleet but some beautiful visiting engines too. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future! Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

We came for the Thomas the Tank Engine day a few weeks ago. Sadly the weather was not great, but it didn't stop us having a great time. There were plenty of activities to keep the children happy such as donkey rides, face painting, short...More

Thank Sezsmee
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review of your Day Out with Thomas. I'm very pleased to hear you had an enjoyable day! We do try to put on lots of activities for our young Thomas visitors both at Clayton West...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Went here with my grandson who had been with school id always wanted to visit i must say I wasn't dispointed the price is fantastic when you get to shelley there's a park for the kid's to play so you can go back on the...More

Thank sinbadthebus
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review and I'm glad you finally got to visit! It's great to hear you had such a lovely time and I really hope we'll see you again soon. We are very proud of our bridges and...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

We went August Bank holiday Monday 2017, £24 for a family ticket 2 adults and 2 children is about all its worth, The train ride takes about 25 mins to the other station, but when you arrive there is little to do, the play area...More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do welcome all feedback - both bad and good - with the aim of constantly improving and giving our visitors only the very best experience. With regards to our facilities at Shelley, plans are...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Went on Sunday at around 11ish. Plenty of parking and trains were going quite regularly. Under 3's free and a family of 5 costed £27 for all day riding. Train journey is great and lasts 25 minutes one way. Small tea room, toilets and bouncy...More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks for your really thorough, lovely review. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with us and that's what we all work towards! I really hope we'll see you again very soon. Best wishes Erin @ KLR

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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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