Sunday, 10 April 2016

Kirklees light railway


So, Liam took the last two weeks off work to help around the house and with Jared during my recovery period, we had already bought tickets to the Kirklees Light Railway prior to the operations so we decided to go instead of wasting the tickets. If you don't know anything about the place then its a small steam train railway line between two villages of Clayton West and Shelley. We picked up Liams mum and set off to Clayton West which is a little place situated between Wakefield and Huddersfield. Parking is free and tickets for the train are £7.50 per Adult and £5.50 for children over 3. The ticket allows you to ride all day except when they hold special events. At Clayton west there is a playground, a mini train ride, a cafe, the shop and you can have a look at the trains in the train shed. The train ride is about 20 minutes long so you quite easily get your moneys worth. The route takes you through some of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and you go past Emley moor mast which can be seen for miles around.  We went for the Easter Eggspress event so when we arrived at Shelley station we were met by the Easter bunny, he needed the children's help to find his food. The children had to run around the play area to find carrots, once the children had found a carrot they could take it to the Easter bunny for a little chocolate egg. There was a special prize, hidden in the play area were 3 golden eggs, if you were lucky enough to find one of these then you won an Easter egg. There were plenty of things to do at Shelley station, there was a tram ride, life size snakes and ladders, connect 4, a bouncy castle, the arts and craft's tent, puppet show along with the play ground as previously mentioned. For adults there is a bbq and a cafe. It was a great day out and did not break the bank. If you are considering going to the railway I would strongly suggest purchasing your tickets online, the trains have limited seating so booking your seats is the best way to ensure your not waiting around. A link to their website can be found here. We all throughly enjoyed ourselves. There was something for everyone and I would definately go again.