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Kirklees Light Railway

Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ, England
+44 1484 865727
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Welcome from Thomas and friends

Visited with 4 and 2 year old grandsons, both Thomas fans. They loved it from small train trip... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brenda H
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Holmfirth
Thomas Day Out

I came here with some friends and there young children during the day out with Thomas event. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AndyArm2212
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ, England
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+44 1484 865727

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Reviewed yesterday

Visited with 4 and 2 year old grandsons, both Thomas fans. They loved it from small train trip round the pond, donkey rides, meeting fat controller and, of course, the engines. Well organised and credit should go to the many volunteers who do a wonderful...More

Thank Brenda H
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Brenda Many thanks for the five star review. I am so glad the little Thomas fans in your life had an exciting and worthwhile day visiting our Day Out with Thomas event. Our volunteers will certainly appreciate your kind words and I will ensure...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here with some friends and there young children during the day out with Thomas event. It was particularly busy but thankfully there was plenty of car parking available. The cafe at Clayton West did some really nice grub and considering how busy it...More

Thank AndyArm2212
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Andy Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It's good to hear that the Day Out with Thomas was enjoyed by all in your party! However, I am troubled to hear you encountered an interaction that did not reach the high standards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant! A fantastic event which is a must for any little Thomas fan out there! Thomas pulls the first trip on the line each day and then when he gets back gives children rides in the platform with a carriage whilst Mavis the diesel gives...More

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

Hi Chris Thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review! It's great to hear you and your Little Engineers all had a cracking day out - we really aim to make your day at the railway as enjoyable and as good value...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction has been going for some considerable time now and never fails to deliver something different every time you visit. We used to take our grandchildren to all the events and we, as adults, always enjoyed the experience. Give it a try what your...More

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

Thanks for the lovely review, Anne. It really is a pleasure to hear that you and your grandchildren have always enjoyed your days spent at the railway. Feedback like this really does make our day! We hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, Erin...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful countryside to experience on the trip, Christmas themed trips in December, a great day out with family if you love trainsMore

Thank Welovetrainsq2015
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm very pleased to hear you have enjoyed a great day out at the railway and, you're quite right, the surrounding countryside is wonderful! In addition to our Christmas trains, we run other themed events throughout...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting the area and although had lived in Penistone 30 years ago had never been here before. It was halloween weekend and as we had a 2 yr old we came in the day. a family of 8 adults and 2 children. The...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write us a fantastic review, Jill. We are so pleased that you spent a day with us and took full advantage of everything on offer that day. It really is a great pleasure to hear that everyone in your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As 2 adults I did wonder if this would be a little babyish for us?! We were not disappointed! A very different Halloween night out with a twist, I won’t give away exactly what happens but it’s great spooky fun for all! I was genuinely...More

Thank Socialbutterfly50
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm so glad you were frightened by the Ghost Train! It is our intention to scare the big kids as well as the littler ones 😁 and to give everyone a spooktacular evening out....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids aged 5 and 7yrs to have a ride on the railway. Large free on site car park with signs from the main road pointing you in the right direction. We booked with Groupon so our tickets were only £13 for the family....More

Thank JOHNHEPPENSTALL
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, John. I am pleased you had a good morning out and enjoyed your time at the railway. The stories in the carriage are a little Halloween extra but it is hard to get the noise level...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

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 16 October 2017

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 8 October 2017 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 9 October 2017

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

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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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