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Kirklees
Light Railway

A journey on one of our steam trains through the glorious countryside and ancient woodlands, and through the longest tunnel on any 15 inch Railway in Britain! 

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With one of Whistlestop Valley’s Big Adventure tickets, visitors can travel in beautiful hand-painted wooden carriages behind one of Yorkshire's Great Little Steam Trains on the 15-inch narrow gauge Kirklees Light Railway.

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Rides & Activities

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We have outdoor playgrounds at both Clayton West and Shelley Stations 

Perfect for young visitors to let off

some steam!

Outdoor Play Areas

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The Clayton Flyer is our 71/4 inch gauge miniature ride on railway 

Enjoy a lap of the duck pond and see if you can spot any of our resident ducks or newts on the way around...  

 

All included in your Big Adventure or Little Adventure ticket.

The Clayton Flyer

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Our new converted engine shed offering indoor activities for visitors

Let the kids have a play in one of The Shed’s small activity areas, or enjoy your picnic whilst being sheltered from the Yorkshire elements. 

 

All included in your Big Adventure

or Little Adventure ticket.

The Shed

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The Pillow is our brand new jumping pillow which is undercover so the fun doesn’t have to stop on soggy days!   

Access is included in your Big Adventure and Little Adventure tickets.

The Pillow

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There are plenty of walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside

Why not use your Big Adventure ticket to hop off at one of our special stops and explore your surroundings on foot?

Walking routes

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Our well-stocked gift and toy shop is located at Clayton West

Selling an abundance of souvenirs, trinkets, toys, books and confectionary, there’s something for everyone!

Shop

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Eateries

The Firebox

Serving a variety of fresh, seasonal produce, The Firebox is Whistlestop Valley’s main eatery and is located within the main building at Clayton West.

The Turntable

New for 2021, The Turntable is our takeaway ice cream/dessert parlour at Shelley Station. Serving a range of Marshfield Farm scoop ice creams, sundaes, waffles, and more!

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Why not
have a picnic?

Picnic Areas

Should you wish to eat al fresco, or bring your own hearty packed lunch with you, picnic areas are available outside both Clayton West and Shelley Stations. 

 

With an abundance of outdoor seating and tables, you can watch the world go by whilst satisfying those rumbling tummies. There is also additional space within The Shed and inside the marquees at Shelley Station for eating your picnic.

 

Please tidy up after yourself, use the litter bins provided

and do not leave any rubbish behind!

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