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Join the KLR as we reopen after our winter closure for the 2020 season... What's more, if you're a local resident living near the Kirklees Light Railway, we've got something special for you to enjoy: our first Residents' Days of 2020! Residents from the specified areas below can travel for just £3 (adults), £2 (concessions) or £1 (children aged 3-16. Under 3s go free. This special offer applies to residents living within a two mile radius of our stations (Clayton…Find out more »
From 15 - 23 February 2020, it's Fancy Dress February at the KLR! All children who visit us in fancy dress between Saturday 15 February and Sunday 23 February 2020 will travel for HALF PRICE. That's just £3! In addition to the kids' half-price travel, there will be craft activities available in the heated marquee at Shelley Station. There's no need to book in advance and the activities are totally FREE for all valid ticket-holders. So, get digging in your…Find out more »
Click, click, click! https://www.kirkleeslightrailway.com/product.php?xProd=12 The Kirklees Light Railway’s Photography Days offer attendees an opportunity to use their digital cameras in a more creative way whilst photographing different areas of the railway. Attendees will have access to areas including the stations, the engine shed, lineside, the coaling and workshop areas. Courses are led by professional photographer, Dave Edmondson L.R.P.S, who will offer advice and guidance for taking good quality images in different settings. Dave will offer tips and guidance if participants…Find out more »
Join the beautiful ex-Fairbourne sister locomotives, Katie & Sian, as they work together exclusively on these special weekends in 2020. The locomotives will be hauling the scheduled passenger services on the following weekends: 7-8 March 2020 13-14 June 2020 15-16 August 2020 Standard ticket fares apply and tickets can be purchased on the day. Tickets need not be purchased in advance but, if you would prefer to do so, they may be purchased up to midnight the day before travel…Find out more »
My First Day Out with Thomas Join Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends, Percy, Toby, Mavis & Emily as they visit the Kirklees Light Railway from the Island of Sodor. The Fat Controller will also be on hand during the engines' visit to make sure they are all being really useful and behaving themselves. He will conduct an opening ceremony each day at 9.45am, assisted by Rusty & Dusty, the trusty platform sweepers! The first train of the day…Find out more »
Mum deserves to be spoilt this Mother's Day. Why not treat her to an all day rover ticket for FREE! The ticket for Mum will be valid all day on all trains, so you can make it a memorable family day out! TERMS & CONDITIONS *Advance booking is not available *Purchase from Clayton West Ticket Office on the day *Offer valid for adult/concession females only who must be travelling with at least one other person paying full fare *Not valid…Find out more »
Hop aboard the Kirklees Light Railway this Easter and travel by steam train to meet the Easter Bunny! The clumsy Bunny has dropped his crunchy carrots and needs your help to gather them up again. Everyone who helps the Bunny will receive a chocolate treat and, if you manage to find one of the Bunny's golden eggs, you'll win a special prize. There will be more chocolatey treats on offer for the winners of our Egg & Spoon Races: kids,…Find out more »
From Saturday 23 May to Sunday 31 May 2020, bring your child's favourite toy along for a ride on the railway and enjoy HALF PRICE fares for the children! That's a children's rover ticket, valid ALL DAY on ALL TRAINS and playgrounds for just £3! In addition to the kids' half-price travel, there will be craft activities available in the marquee at Shelley Station. There's no need to book in advance and the activities are totally FREE for all valid ticket-holders.…Find out more »
Do you have some spare time on your hands? Want to meet new people? Hoping to learn new skills or put old skills to good use? Then, try your hand at volunteering and join the Friends of Kirklees Light Railway! Join us for our Volunteer Recruitment Weekend on 30th & 31st May 2020 and meet some of our volunteers whilst having a go at some typical volunteer tasks. The Volunteer Recruitment Days will run 10am-4pm and you don't have to…Find out more »
🚂All aboard the Kixx Express!🚂 After the amazing response, we had last year we are delighted to announce that the Kixx Express will return again this summer thanks to our friends at Kirklees Light Railway. This is the perfect afternoon out with the family! For more information or to book your place please call 01302 618080 The train departs at 1 pm full of all the Kixx superstars and their family members and travels for about 35 minutes to Shelley.…Find out more »
Live la vida loca at the Kirklees Light Railway this June as we host our first ever Mexican night! La Vida Loco will be running for one night only in 2020 - Saturday 20 June 2020. Places are limited and advance booking is essential. Your evening will start at 7pm as you arrive at Clayton West Station for departure at 7.30pm sharp. Upon arrival at Shelley Station, our friends from the El Kantina will serve your supper of freshly cooked…Find out more »
Treat Dad this Father's Day with an all-day rover ticket for him for FREE! The ticket for Dad will be valid all day on all trains, so you can make it a memorable family trip. TERMS & CONDITIONS *Advance booking is not available *Purchase from Clayton West Ticket Office on the day *Offer valid for adult/concession males only who must be travelling with at least one other person paying full fare *Not valid in conjunction with any other voucher or offer *Offer…Find out more »
The Kirklees Light Railway is proud to join forces again with the Denby Dale Athletics Club for their annual Race the Train night. This fun run see athletes attempt to Beat Badger on the run back from Shelley Station to Clayton West! The running route is four miles long and has a 60 metre fall. The route follows footpaths, bridleways and there is a short section on some local side streets. The race is open to all, however, competing athletes…Find out more »
TICKETS ON SALE NOW Peter Rabbit™ will be hopping along to visit the Kirklees Light Railway's Stories & Steam Weekend in June 2020... On Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June, join the KLR for steam train rides & children's stories, family fun & amazing activities, with Peter Rabbit™ making personal appearances at intervals each day. In addition to your return steam train ride, all of this 👇 is INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET PRICE: 👉 Appearances from Peter Rabbit™ at intervals…Find out more »
Unleash your inner mixologist at our summer cocktail masterclasses taking place on the evenings of Saturday 11 July & Saturday 29 August 2020! Guests will arrive at Clayton West Station for 7pm, with the Cocktail Express departing at 7.30pm sharp. At Shelley Station, delicious platters of food will be served and the cocktail bar (cash only) will also be open! Our Master Mixologists will lead you through an exhilarating 45-minute masterclass where you'll discover how to make THE perfect summer…Find out more »
Sporting Summer School for children aged 4-10 years old Join the team from Kixx Huddersfield for their sports Summer School at the Kirklees Light Railway on Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th August 2020! The Summer School will start at 10am and finish at 2pm and includes: hours of fun sporting activities with the Kixx team, a return ride aboard Yorkshire's Great Little Steam Trains to Shelley Station & back and a ride on the Clayton Flyer duck pond miniature railway. All…Find out more »
Join the Kirklees Light Railway for some good old fashioned grub alongside a good old fashioned steam train ride on this scrumptious evening service. The Fish & Chips Flyer will be running for one night only in 2020 - Saturday 8 August 2020. Places are limited and advance booking is essential. Your evening will start at 7pm as you arrive at Clayton West Station for departure at 7.30pm sharp. Upon arrival at Shelley Station, our friends from the Big Yellow…Find out more »
Join us on Sunday 6 September 2020 for our annual Vintage Vehicle Rally hosted by the Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club. There will be in excess of 150 vehicles on display at Clayton West Station* so why not bring the whole family and enjoy the spectacular display of cars, vehicles and motorbikes. You can even view the vehicles FREE of charge! The vehicles will be on display between 10am and 4pm. Trains will be running as normal during the day (standard…Find out more »
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