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An excellent day out for all ages, warm and helpful welcome. Truly memorable.

Three adults and one toddler visited the Kirklees Light Railway: I had been bought a Steam Train... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sarahbR6950ZP
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Leeds, United Kingdom
A super day out

Visited this attraction with my two young grandchildren on a Wednesday (Blue Timetable operating... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Derek S
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London, 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...more
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Park Mill Way | Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Three adults and one toddler visited the Kirklees Light Railway: I had been bought a Steam Train Driver Experience, this included tuition and 1 hr driving one of the 15" gauge trains. I can wholeheartedly recommend this outing. The railway track is set in beautiful...More

Thank sarahbR6950ZP
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and very kind words! It's a real pleasure to hear just how much you enjoyed your Driver Experience Course and that the rest of the family also had a great day out. Our staff and volunteers truly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this attraction with my two young grandchildren on a Wednesday (Blue Timetable operating). We had an amazing day out. We bought all day rover tickets, and did two trips each way, using the play parks at each end, the one at Clayton West was...More

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

Thank you SO much for your amazing review, Derek! It really is such a pleasure to hear what a wonderful day you and the kiddies had at the railway. I will ensure your feedback is given to our staff and - most importantly - our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely day out. Princess and knight event on so lots of activities linked to that. Good price for family. Train ride was great, some gorgeous views. Ate in the cafe, food was lovely.More

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your day at the railway and that the Knights & Princesses activities were a hit too! Thank you for choosing to visit us and we hope to see you again in...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018

We took our four year old grandson on the KLR and had a great time. the trains are fun, especially the steam ones, the new playground is brilliant, and all the staff are friendly and helpful. Well worth it.

Thank farthingstravels
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you very much for this wonderful review! It's fabulous to hear that both you and your grandson had a great time during your visit and I hope we'll be welcoming you back for another adventure in the future. Best wishes, Erin @ KLR

Reviewed 10 June 2018

We came to the kinghts and princess weekend, and much fun was had by all. It was obvious that lots of thought had gone into keeping the little ones entertained; face painting, archery, donkey rides and jousting were all big hits! All the volunteers were...More

Thank wmartin603
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Hello and thank you so much for your wonderful review! It's such a pleasure to hear the whole family had a grand day out at our Knights & Princesses Weekend, with a little something for everyone. We do try to be more than 'just a...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018

This is such a lovely place with a train ride to Shelley and a new kids playground makes for a nice family day out. Defiantly woth a visitMore

Thank dwaite7
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Hi there and thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review! We are thrilled to hear you love the train ride and the new playground at Clayton West and we look forward to seeing you again soon at the railway! Kind...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant place to take our little 19 month old train enthusiast. Lovely journey on a mini stream train with a choice of open or closed carriages, and an immaculate play area with slides, swings etc. A day ticket allows you to go back and...More

Thank Neil M
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of the railway! It is a real pleasure to hear that you and your little enthusiast had a thoroughly enjoyable day out. Kind words such as yours really do make a difference!...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018

We chose this place without much research as a buyagift experience. The gift was unlimited train rides and afternoon tea. On arrival it was soon apparent that it is geared towards people with children and the kids quite rightly were loving it. Playgrounds and outdoor...More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hello Jon and many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your day at the railway. We are indeed a family oriented attraction but we do aim to have a little of something for everyone! We are really pleased to hear that...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We had planned to go to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and changed our minds when we spotted this last minute. Our little boy loves trains. It’s on an industrial estate and when you pull up it can look a little rough looking at 1st. But......when...More

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KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi Sam & Wayne and thanks so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you spotted us on the way to our YSP neighbours, gave us a go and loved it! Whilst you're quite right that our main station's location at the top...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Clayton West station is easy to find and has a huge (free) car park. Brand new play area is great and along with little ride along train kept my 8-year old amused until the train was ready to leave. Journey is 25mins and takes in...More

Thank Nick P
KirkleesLightRailway, Marketing Assistant at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hi Nick and thank you very much for your five 'star' review! We indeed have a splendid view from our line - one that is hard to rival! - with Emley Mast dominating the otherwise rural skyline. And, until 2021, there's also the twin temporary...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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