Tickets are available ONLINE ONLY - please do not call, message or email to make a booking as we are working on a skeleton staff in the office.
PLEASE NOTE: all tickets booked in one transaction will be seated together without any social distancing. If you are booking for friends/family who are in separate 'social bubbles' it is imperative that you place separate orders for each 'bubble.'
A social bubble is classed as one household + one other SINGLE ADULT who lives alone OR one other SINGLE PARENT FAMILY with children under the age of 18. Please note that a childcare bubble is NOT a social bubble. These are the current Government definitions, not ours!
Meet Santa & his jolly helpers inside their cosy grotto, filled with sacks of presents for the good girls & boys.
Whilst waiting to see Santa, adults will be treated to a mince pie and festive tipple and children will enjoy biscuits and juice in our heated marquee. Santa will also be bringing one of his cheeky elves along to help keep everyone entertained!
Children will have an opportunity to write their letters to Santa, complete activity sheets, make a Christmas wish upon our Wishing Tree, make up a bag of special reindeer food to take home with them and have a run around on the outdoor adventure playground.
You can start or finish your Christmas experience with a FREE whizz around the duck pond miniature railway - included in the price of your ticket.
REMEMBER! You are permitted to take photographs & videos in our grotto at no additional charge, so charge up those batteries..
All Christmas services last for approximately 1hr 30m and are return trips.
The 2020 Santa Specials have been meticulously planned to allow for social distancing on the stations, platforms, trains and grotto. This means only HALF the usual number of tickets will be available this year. We expect demand to be high so please do have a couple of date/time options ready in case your preferred slot is sold out.
Concessions, family tickets, discounts, vouchers, promotions, passes & offers are NOT available/valid on Santa Specials.
All bookings incur a £1.80 booking fee per transaction (not per ticket).
Advance booking is necessary - the Santa Specials WILL sell out!
PLEASE NOTE: the age on the ticket dictates the age-appropriate gift given by Santa. If your child's age is towards the end of a category, we advise moving up the the next age category.
Under 12 months
1 year old
2 years old
3 - 5 years
6 - 9 years
10 - 13 years
14 - 17 years
Tickets will be on sale ONLINE ONLY from 9.30am on Saturday 1 August 2020 from www.kirkleeslightrailway.com
This year, we are unable to accept bookings over the phone or in person as a result of reduced staffing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please cooperate with us on this.
Please do not book onto these services if you are not happy to adhere to the above measures. Thank you.
Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable unless the service is cancelled by the railway. If a service operates as scheduled but a ticket holder is unable to attend/use their tickets, no refund will be given.
The Kirklees Light Railway will do its best to operate the advertised train services. 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.
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