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Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway

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Address: Lakeside Kings Road | Kings Road, Cleethorpes DN35 0AG, England
Phone Number: +44 1472 604657
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Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway is a fantastic way to see the resort of...

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway is a fantastic way to see the resort of Cleethorpes. Steam and diesel locomotives on the 15" gauge track take visitors on a two-mile journey along the seafront, stopping at three stations. But the attraction is much more than a railway. It includes a tea room, The Signal Box Inn - reputed to be the world's smallest pub - a gift shop, locomotive sheds and workshops.

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Santa Special

If you have bought tickets for visiting Santa, you are in for a very special treat. Santas Grotto is amazing. A very talented person has created a truly magical experience that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Heather M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have bought tickets for visiting Santa, you are in for a very special treat. Santas Grotto is amazing. A very talented person has created a truly magical experience that any child / adult will love. Such hard work & dedication from everyone has transformed the station into CHRISTMAS.

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Thank Heather M
Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Came here yesterday as last resort thing to do and actually ended up having a fantastic time! The train fares are not expensive myself, my 13,12,8 year olds and 10mth old were all on a family ticket for £12 return including a little quiz to do with a chocolate bar/egg at the end! (Even the 10mth old got a treat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Im not normally one for writing reviews but feel that after visiting the Cleethorpes Light Railway it deserves to be recognised. We visited the railway yesterday (27/10/16) to catch the 1st train of the day at 11.05am. We were informed that there was a delay in the service as a couple of locos needed to be loaded onto a lorry... More 

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Thank Matt C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Always have a good time here, a great little railway and the kids always smiling and happy. Plenty of other activities around the railway too.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Called in here today and was very disappointed with the customer service in the cafe. Uninterested staff and long waits even when it wasn't very busy.

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1 Thank Giddybulldawg
CCLRManager, Manager at Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, responded to this review

Hello, We're sorry you had this experience with us. We will pass your feedback onto the Retail & Catering manager. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Visited on Sunday 02/10/2016 for the "Day Out With Thomas" event. Visited as a family group and this is clearly a popular event. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and knew how to cope with a busy event. My son and nephew loved seeing and hearing the trains. The trains are very well maintained and are great for the... More 

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1 Thank Crazybaresi
CCLRManager, Manager at Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, responded to this review

We're glad you had a good time with us for a "Day Out With Thomas". Thank you for the positive review! More 

South Devon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We drove over an hour to get here checked it was open before hand then told on arrival ticket only event worse still lady who told us was rude and grumpy family before us very disappointed especially kiddies oh well we can't say what it was like but do not appreciate being treated so poorly

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Thank charwig
CCLRManager, Manager at Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, responded to this review

We're extremely sorry you had this experience with us. It does state on our website that daily service ends at the end of September. Additionally, under our 'Timetables and Fares' section, it states the following: "Please note that the first two weekends in October are for a ‘Day Out With Thomas’ which is a ticket only event and not open... More 

Derbyshire,England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Having never ever been to Cleethorpes before we took advantage of a rail fare promotion and had a thoroughly enjoyable day including a return journey on the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. A great 4 mile return journey behind steam with sea, beach and parkland views with the added bonus of really friendly staff-what not to like. Highly recommended for all... More 

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CCLRManager, Manager at Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, responded to this review

We're glad you had a good time with us at the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. Thank you for the lovely review. More 

Tattershall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Came with my two children, aged 3 and 1. The lady in the ticket office was informative and the train was waiting for us. It was not busy so the driver let my oldest sit on the engine. My eldest has been worried about riding on trains before but all staff were helpful and eased any fears. He loved it.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Can't beat a little train ride with a beach, sea, duck pond and much more to see on this lovely little train ride. Pleasantly surprised by the whole of Cleethorpes. What a lovely location.

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