Whistlestop Valley

In a nutshell

Ride all day through West Yorkshire on the light railway historic trains. Whistlestop Valley has events that are super for young children.


Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD8 9XJ

Contact details

Tel: 01484 865727

Web: www.whistlestopvalley.co.uk

Activity type

Birthdays, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities, Trips and Transport

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Under 5s

Price guide

£27.95 Return ticket

(2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)

Whistlestop Valley details...

Little railway, BIG adventures!  At Whistlestop Valley you’ll find the real narrow-gauge steam engines of the Kirklees Light Railway, outdoor playgrounds, The Pillow jumping pillow, The Firebox café, The Clayton Flyer miniature ride-on railway, The Turntable dessert parlour, a gift/toy shop, The Shed indoor activity area and loads of good old fashioned family fun!

A return ride along the scenic 3.5 mile line in West Yorkshire can be completed in just over an hour, or you can extend your visit by hopping off for a bite to eat, a scoop of ice cream, a play in one of the two fabulous playparks or a bounce on The Pillow.

Whistlestop Valley is usually open to the public on weekends, Bank Holidays and local school holidays, with special toddler/pre-schooler days on selected term time Mondays and Fridays.

There are a host of special events throughout the year to keep your little ones entertained: from Dinosaur Ranger Adventures to The Wizard Express, from Halloween Ghost Trains to Mrs Claus’ Christmas Adventure, and not forgetting the sell-out Santa Specials in November/December.

Excellent value birthday parties are also available with a package that includes a train ride, food and party games for up to 20 children with an accompanying adult ticket provided for free charge for every party child attending.

There is a large free car park at Clayton West Station. Please check the attraction’s website for the most up-to-date opening times.

Train Fares

Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children) £27.95

Family PLUS (2 adults, 2 children + 1 other person) 31.95

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Whistlestop Valley Events

Bus & Coach Rally at Whistlestop Valley

Open 2nd October 2021 - 3rd October 2021

Visit Whistlestop Valley on Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd October for a bus and coach rally at Clayton West Station!

Santa Specials for 2021 at Whistlestop Valley

Open 27th November 2021 - 24th December 2021

The kids will love to see Santa in his North Pole cosy Grotto at Whistlestop Valley from 27th November to 24th December, book early for this popular trip.

The Wizard Express at Whistlestop Valley

Open 25th October 2021 - 29th October 2021

The kids will love dressing up for the Halloween trains at Whistlestop Valley from 25th to 29th October, but beware they are fearsomely spooky!

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