Kirklees Light Railway

In a nutshell

Ride all day through West Yorkshire on the light railway historic trains. Day Out With Thomas events and other events that are super for young children.


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

Contact details

Tel: 01484 865727

Web: www.kirkleeslightrailway.com

Activity type

Birthdays, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities, Trips and Transport

Suitable for

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

Price guide

£27.95 Return ticket

(based on family of 4)

Kirklees Light Railway details...

Little railway, BIG adventures!  At the home of Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Trains you’ll find real narrow-gauge steam engines, outdoor playgrounds, a café, a miniature ride-on railway, an ice cream parlour, gift/toy shop 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 or a play in one of the two fabulous playparks.

The Kirklees Light Railway 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.

The railway has 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 the 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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Kirklees Light Railway Events

Young Engineers at Kirklees Light Railway

Open 11th June 2021 - 9th July 2021

Take your toddler on a trip at Kirklees Light Railway and enjoy train rides and a hungry engineers afternoon tea on Mondays and Fridays.

Dinosaur Ranger Adventure at Kirklees Light Railway

Open 14th August 2021 - 15th August 2021

Kirklees Light Railway welcomes their palaeontologist pals on the weekend of 14th and 15th August for some dino themed fun.

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