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Industrial Heritage, £5-£7



This 15 inch narrow-gauge railway was once an old branch line which has since been extensively redeveloped to become an all-weather attraction, hugely popular with adults and children alike.
We hold regular special events such as the Easter Eggspress, Day Out With Thomas (Thomas the Tank Engine), Steam Gala's, Halloween Ghost Trains and Santa Specials.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

In addition to the steam trains there's a well-stocked shop, cafe, outdoor play areas and miniature train ride around the duck pond

Opening details

Trains run all year round at weekends and school holidays. Please check the website or call 01484 865727 for latest opening dates and times.


Please note prices may vary for Special Events


Park Mill Way,
Clayton West,
Near Huddersfield,
West Yorkshire,



See location of Kirklees Light Railway on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 256111  Lat: 53.59672 Long: -1.61329

By Road:
Follow signs for A636 towards Denby Dale, the railway is located about 3.5 miles before Denby Dale at Clayton West.

Public Transport:
Buses run regularly from Huddersfield, Holmfirth, Leeds, Wakefield and Barnsley.
The local stations at Denby Dale and Shepley are easily accessed by local buses.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Denby Dale station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

In addition to the steam trains there's a well-stocked shop, cafe, outdoor play areas and miniature train ride around the duck pond

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesChildren's menu