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Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway

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Address: Lakeside Kings Road | Kings Road, Cleethorpes DN35 0AG, England
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Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway is a fantastic way to see the resort of...

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway is a fantastic way to see the resort of Cleethorpes. Steam and diesel locomotives on the 15" gauge track take visitors on a two-mile journey along the seafront, stopping at three stations. But the attraction is much more than a railway. It includes a tea room, The Signal Box Inn - reputed to be the world's smallest pub - a gift shop, locomotive sheds and workshops.

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Amazing staff

I work with adults with learning disabilities and autism and we used this place as a venue to hold a meeting. The staff that work here were absolutely amazing to the people we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Molly E
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I work with adults with learning disabilities and autism and we used this place as a venue to hold a meeting. The staff that work here were absolutely amazing to the people we support and went above and beyond to make sure everybody was having a good time and was happy. The food was lovely and everybody enjoyed the scenic... More 

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56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My little boy is mad about trains hence the visit. I am not really interested in trains however despite this I had a really great trip as well as him. The views from the train of the sea were brilliant. The staff were so accommodating and kind to my child they could not have done more talking to him about... More 

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1 Thank Frowsremovals
CCLRManager, Manager at Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for the wonderful review! It's great to hear that you had a lovely time at our railway. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We will pass this review on to the staff, they'll be thrilled to hear your comments. Thanks. More 

N E Lincs
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59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

My daughter and son in law took their two boys, 5& 2 on the train the day before ChristmasEve. They had a great time despite the cold weather. Everyone was so friendly and happy and the visit to Santas grotto was magical. The boys were amazed! The gifts were of good quality too. A great, reasonably priced day out for... More 

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1 Thank GET_10
CCLRManager, Manager at Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, responded to this review

Hello, We're glad your family had a good time with us for our Santa Specials! I will pass this feedback onto our staff, they'll be happy to hear it! We hope to see you all again soon and thank you for the lovely review. More 

Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We have been to this light railway a few times and have always enjoyed it. Having a little boy that loves steam trains, and this being fairly local makes it a great choice for us. We have also been here when they had the Thomas day out event on which was good as there was a lot of extra things... More 

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1 Thank EmAndNath
CCLRManager, Manager at Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for the lovely review! We're glad you all enjoy yourselves when you do come visit. We will pass this feedback onto our staff as they love hearing feedback! Thanks again. More 

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

If you have bought tickets for visiting Santa, you are in for a very special treat. Santas Grotto is amazing. A very talented person has created a truly magical experience that any child / adult will love. Such hard work & dedication from everyone has transformed the station into CHRISTMAS.

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Thank Heather M
CCLRManager, Manager at Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, responded to this review

Hi Heather, Thanks for the lovely review you left us for our Santa Specials. We will be sure to pass this feedback onto our team, they'll be happy to hear it! More 

Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Came here yesterday as last resort thing to do and actually ended up having a fantastic time! The train fares are not expensive myself, my 13,12,8 year olds and 10mth old were all on a family ticket for £12 return including a little quiz to do with a chocolate bar/egg at the end! (Even the 10mth old got a treat... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Im not normally one for writing reviews but feel that after visiting the Cleethorpes Light Railway it deserves to be recognised. We visited the railway yesterday (27/10/16) to catch the 1st train of the day at 11.05am. We were informed that there was a delay in the service as a couple of locos needed to be loaded onto a lorry... More 

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Thank Matt C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Always have a good time here, a great little railway and the kids always smiling and happy. Plenty of other activities around the railway too.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Called in here today and was very disappointed with the customer service in the cafe. Uninterested staff and long waits even when it wasn't very busy.

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1 Thank Giddybulldawg
CCLRManager, Manager at Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, responded to this review

Hello, We're sorry you had this experience with us. We will pass your feedback onto the Retail & Catering manager. More 

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196 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Visited on Sunday 02/10/2016 for the "Day Out With Thomas" event. Visited as a family group and this is clearly a popular event. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and knew how to cope with a busy event. My son and nephew loved seeing and hearing the trains. The trains are very well maintained and are great for the... More 

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1 Thank Crazybaresi
CCLRManager, Manager at Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, responded to this review

We're glad you had a good time with us for a "Day Out With Thomas". Thank you for the positive review! More 

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