Days Out in and around North Leeds


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Places to see railways and trains in and around Leeds

Elscar Heritage Railway

Elsecar Heritage Railway is South Yorkshire’s only Heritage Railway. Currently operating on a one mile section of track, passengers are pulled by a selection of steam and diesel engines, with a variety of coaching stock.

Run entirely by a team volunteers, the main operating day is a Sunday. Day ticket prices are £5 adult, £4 concessions and £2.50 children (3-16)
(Different prices may occur for special events)

The Railway Office, Wath Road, Elscar, Barnsley S74 8HJ. Tel: 01226 746746

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway

This is a great little railway line that is set within the Yorkshire Dales.  The journey is very scenic with open views of the countryside that go as far as the eye can see.  Often have family events with special character appearances like Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol, see website for more detail.

Bolton Abbey Railway Station, Skipton BD23 6AF. Tel: 01756 710614

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Steam and heritage diesel trains throughout the year! Special events, dining trains and footplate experiences. Check online for more information.
The Railway Station, HaworthBD22 8NJ. Tel: 01535 645214

Kirklees Light Railway

A Great Family Day Out! Climb aboard our little steam trains for a scenic railway journey from Clayton West to Shelley, in the beautiful South Pennine Foothills. Cafe, shop, playground, miniature railway, picnic areas and bouncy castle. Special seasonal events. Birthday parties.

Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Clayton West HD8 9XJ.Tel:  01484 865727

Middleton Railway

Middleton Railway is the world’s oldest working railway, offering train rides on weekends and school holidays. Museum, gift shop and toilet facilities. Special events throughout the year. Birthday parties.

The Station, Moor Road, Hunslet, LS10 2JQ. Tel: 0845 680 1758

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Visit the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and be transported back to the past aboard the world’s most popular heritage railway. Enjoy fun and exciting days out for all the family, with services running along the 24 mile line from Pickering to Whitby, on one of our steam or diesel pulled services.

12 Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ. Tel:  01751 472508

Pugneys Light Railway

Pugneys Light Railway is the scale miniature railway operating within Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield.
Our opening hours are 11am until 5pm on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays, weather permitting.
Fares are £2.00 return and £1 single.