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Kirklees Light Railway

All aboard for My First Day Out With Thomas!


Join the Kirklees Light Railway for trainloads of fun and a day of anniversary celebrations!

Take a train ride with Thomas, the number 1 blue engine. Meet The Fat Controller who will be keeping all of the celebrations in order and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty in a birthday singalong.

Plus lots more to enjoy, including:

• Unlimited rides behind Thomas, Percy, Mavis and Toby
• Unlimited rides on the miniature railway
• Return journey to Shelley pulled by a real steam engine
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities


Length of Thomas ride?
10am train to Shelley – 25 mins
Platform rides at Clayton West from 11am – 3-4 mins
The 10am train is the only train pulled by Thomas to Shelley Station. Another narrow gauge steam engine will pull all other 25 minute journeys. After the 10am service, Thomas returns to Clayton West Station for 11 am and continues to give rides along platform 3 throughout the day.

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes, the platform rides on Thomas after 11am are unlimited

Opening and Closing time of each event:
9.30 – 17.00
The final outbound service of the day will be the 15.00 departure from Clayton West Station. The final inbound service from Shelley will depart at 16.30 (arriving at Clayton West at approx. 16.55).

Specific characters appearing at the event:
Thomas, Percy, Mavis, Toby, Emily.

Railway Information

  Opening times

Opens 10.00am to 17.30pm




We have a large free car park located at Clayton West Station. There are no car parking facilities located at Shelley Station.


Park Mill Way
Clayton West
West Yorkshire

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