Kirklees Light Railway

Travel along behind Hawk, Owl, Fox, Badger or Katie, the five friendly little engines at the Kirklees Light Railway, the home of Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Trains.

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    Climb aboard the little trains for a scenic journey along the 15” narrow-gauge rail through the beautiful South Pennine foothills to the Shelley terminus where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding area. 

    Why not take advantage of the outdoor adventure playgrounds, picnic areas, bouncy castle (weather permitting) and miniature railway.

    Purchase some homemade treats in the Cafe and Tea Room.

    On general operating days, your tickets are valid all day so you can travel as many times as you wish throughout the day. 

    If you are feeling adventurous, why not take advantage of the vast network of public footpaths and hop on and off the trains at the different stations with your ride all day tickets. 

    Special events also run periodically throughout the year. Please visit the official website for details. 

    Pricing Information


    Concessions £6.50
    Child 3-16 yrs £5.50
    Child under 3 yrs FREE
    Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £24.00
    Family PLUS (Family ticket PLUS any fare) £27.00

    Prices vary on special event days.

    Opening Times

    Open every weekend throughout the year. Daily during school holidays.

    Please visit website or contact for detailed information


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


    The railway is located approximately 10 minutes from junctions 38 & 39 of the M1 off the A636 in Clayton West. 

    Follow the brown tourist signs. 

  • Facilities
    • Accessible by Public Transport
    • Guide Dogs Welcome
    • Disabled Toilets
    • On Site Parking
    • Dogs Welcome on Leads
    Attraction: Facilities
    • Baby Changing Facilities
    • Shop
    • Cafe
    • Toilets
    • Picnic Site
    • Cater for Corporate Events
    • Groups Welcome
    • Cater for Educational Groups
    • Pre visit Available
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Risk Assessment Available
  • Events
    Upcoming Events
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