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Children's Birthday Parties



COVID-19 UPDATE (23 February 2021):

We regret that we are not currently able to host birthday parties due to COVID-19 restrictions, which make hosting our parties impossible at the moment.  We are hopeful that we will be able to start to offering children's birthday parties again from the end of June 2021 subject to UK Government guidance.

Birthday Parties at the KLR

Parties can be booked on most standard Saturdays and Sundays (excluding special event days) at 11.30am, 12.50pm and 2.10pm.

Please email our team at info@kirkleeslightrailway.com to check availability.

Parties cost just £14.95 per child for a minimum of 12 children & a maximum of 20 children.

Parties last for almost three hours and include:

  • Party food served in our Party Carriage at Clayton West (see below for food options)
  • Return train ride to Shelley
  • Dedicated party host
  • Party games at Shelley Station (taken care of by our hosts)
  • Ride on miniature railway around duck pond (subject to availability)
  • KLR invitation PDF template
  • One free adult per child on the train (all other additional adults/siblings will be charged at full price)
  • A complimentary family ticket for the birthday child to return (Ts & Cs apply)
  • A complimentary child ticket for each child attending the birthday party to return (Ts & Cs apply)

Party food options – please pick FIVE items of food from the choices below:

  • Chicken goujons
  • Chips
  • Pork sausages
  • Vegetable sticks
  • Crisps
  • Buns
  • Biscuits
  • Mixed sandwiches
  • Margherita pizza slices

Unlimited juice & water is included.

Extra food choices can be added at a cost of £1 per item per head (so for a party of 12 children, each additional item of food would cost £12).

A £50 non-returnable deposit is required at time of booking and final numbers and food choices are required a week in advance. The balance of the party is to be settled at the close of the party.

Ready-made party bags are available for £2.50 per bag and include:

  • Balloon
  • Bouncy ball
  • Party blower
  • KLR pencil
  • KLR eraser
  • Plane or Unicorn Glider
  • Small age appropriate toy (e.g. slap band, wind up mouse, superhero mask, flashing ball etc.)

Food & refreshment packages are available for the adults at an additional cost: 

Additional Item for Adults

Cost per Head

Tea/filter coffee (self-serve in take-out cup)

£1 (min. 10 people)

Hot chocolate (self-serve in take-out cup)

£1.50 (min. 10 people)

Bowl of chips (for 2 people)


Sandwich platter

£2.50 per person (min. 10 people)

Tea/filter coffee (self-serve in take-out cup) & tray bake slice

£3.50 (min. 10 people)

Lunch bag (cheese/ham sandwich + crisps + tea/coffee)

£5.50 (min. 10 people)

For 10 adults or less, there is the option to pre-order items from the café menu.  Items must be ordered at least 7 days in advance of the party & items will be charged at café prices (no discount)

 To make a booking, please call the railway on 01484 865727 or email info@kirkleeslightrailway.com.

Terms & Conditions

  • A £50 non-refundable deposit is payable at the time of booking

  • The minimum number of children for a party is 12 (therefore the minimum cost will be £14.95 x 12 = £179.40)

  • We can accommodate a maximum of 20 children per party due to the size restrictions of the Party Carriage

  • The party organiser must call the railway at least seven days in advance of the party to confirm numbers, food options and any special requirements. If the party organiser fails to do so, we cannot guarantee food choices or any special requirements


If you would like to book please contact us