Santa Special

Santa Specials

1st December - 24th December 2017

Tickets will go on sale on the 1st August 2017 @ 09:30am

More information will be available later in the year.

Santa Specials

Climb aboard the Santa Express and travel in steam heated carriages to Shelley Station. Santa will be waiting in his cosy grotto with sacks full of presents for the children. 

Whilst you are waiting to see Santa, adults will be treated to a mince pie and "festive tipple" and children will receive a biscuit and juice drink in our heated marquee. The children will also be able to write their letters to Santa, complete an activity sheet or if they want to brave the cold, they are able to use the outdoor adventure playground.

Our Tea Room and Barbeque will also be available for you to purchase any refreshments required. 

Also, remember to bring your cameras as you ARE permitted to take photographs or videos in our grotto at no additional charge!

Twilight Santa Specials

Join us for a magical experience on the Twilight Santa Specials held on selected Friday evenings throughout December.

As the sun sets, travel aboard our floodlit train to Shelley in our steam heated carriages and see the surroundings light up as you travel.


How to book?

Tickets go on sale on the 1st August

Tickets for this event can be booked the following ways:

  • Online by clicking here
  • Telephone the booking office on 01484 865727
  • In person at Clayton West Ticket Office (during railway operating hours only)
PLEASE NOTE: Seats aboard all Santa Specials are allocated. If you need to add seats to your booking, please ensure you call the office on 01484 865727 so we can try and seat your party together.
Group Travel
Please contact the ticket office directly on 01484 865727 for more information.
We are only able to offer group travel discounts to organisations e.g. coach tours, charities, Girlguiding & Scout groups etc.


Off Peak Dates Peak Dates Twilight Trains Christmas Eve
Adult £ £ £ £
Under 12 months on adults knee
(no gift)
£ £ £ £
Under 12 months with own seat
(no gift)
£ £ £ £
Under 12 months on adults knee
(with gift)
£ £ £ £
Under 12 months with own seat
(with gift)
£ £ £ £
Children aged 1 - 2 years with own seat
(with gift)
£ £ £ £
Children aged 3 - 17 years with own seat
(with gift)
£ £ £ £

All bookings are subject to a £1.80 booking fee per booking.

2017 Present Age Categories

  • Under 12 Months
  • 1 Year Old
  • 2 Year Old
  • 3 - 5 Years
  • 6 - 9 Years
  • 10 - 13 Years
  • 14 - 17 Years


Please Note: The child ticket ages indicate the age appropriate gift given by Santa




Off Peak Dates
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Peak Dates


Twilight Santa Specials & Christmas Eve

 Please Note: Times highlighted in black are sold out


Cancellation & Refund Policy
The Kirklees Light Railway will do its best to operate the advertised train service. Should the KLR cancel an advertised train, tickets may be transferred to an alternative train (subject to availability) or a full refund may be given. If a train operates and a ticket holder is unable to use their tickets, no monetary refund will be given.