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Kirklees Light Railway
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Took our 3 year old grandson on the Railway, and it was great fun. The ride was longer than expected, which is good, and all the trains looked magnificent. There are nice playgrounds at each end of the track and overall it was a very enjoyable experience. What took the shine off it slightly was the cost; £7/adult, only a £1 off for concessions and charging for children 3 and over. Also, gift shop prices were very high.

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Kirklees L, Manager at Kirklees Light Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the railway and made use of our facilities such as the adventure playgrounds.
With regards to the price for the visit, we haven't increased our fares since 2010. Also, once you have purchased your tickets, they allow you to have as many trips on the railway as you wish throughout the day.
With regards to the gift shop prices, we have a wide range of stock which is varied to suit customers needs. The price of our stock ranges from souvenirs such as pencils and pocket money toys which start at 50p right the way through to large branded sets which are very competitive prices with other Heritage Railway shops.

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

I booked an evening special train for a 90th Birthday celebration attended by 50 people. Tea and coffee were served as guests arrived, the train trip was a great experience enhanced by friendly, accommodating crews, and the buffet supper served on our return was comprehensive and satisfying. All the staff made a real effort to ensure that everyone had an enjoyable visit and remained with us until late in the evening.

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

I came here on May 17th with my three year old grandson, and the day was one the most magical experiences we have had together. We had so much fun, and his imagination was stimulated by all the activities they provided, from donkey rides to face painting to all the train related stuff, rides on the platform on Thomas and fun with the fat controller, to the ride along the line to Shelley.

An amazing super fun day out and looking forward to the next.

Thank you Kirkless railway for this.

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Kids had a great time, enough to keep you busy for a couple of hours, probably not something you could frequent too often as there is not enough other things to do besides the journey itself, but the kids loved it as a one off.

Thank Ben C
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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

We had a big group of people that wanted a steam train ride while on holiday. I tried at least 10 steam train companies but none of them had any train running as it was midweek
However I found Kirklees light railway I spoke to Nicola who advised they did not have a service but would be prepared to fire a train up for my group
And that's what happened my group have just come of the train and had a wonderful time
They would all like to thank them for giving them the opportunity to travel with them and to thank all
staff for being so friendly
So if you have. Group and need a train ride give
Nicola a call and I'm sure she will help you out and your group won't be disappointed
Well done

Thank daisyKentUk
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