Often hear yourself singing the words ‘can he fix it’? Then a visit to Diggerland.com is a must. Bob the builder fans, and their parents will love it, as will most of the family.
As the name suggests, it’s full of real, full size diggers and JCBs which the whole family can ride on, dig with and even catch ducks with (honest!). And I speak from experience when I say it’s much more difficult than it looks!
You can drive a dumper truck or tractor around a muddy, bumpy track and if doing so, I’d suggest that unlike me, you don’t let your ten year old take control of the wheel. For a usually competent driver of go-karts and all things suitable for that age group, the tractor was less successful and I was concerned that we were going to have to take out insurance as we used the wall to grind to a halt.
The diggers also offer a couple of theme park style rides, with Spindizzy taking first place in the ‘I feel sick’ stakes (my mum is 64 though, so she is forgiven!). My son and I, however, loved it!
Aside from the thrill of the diggers there are bumper cars (at an additional £1 per car), some very slow go-Karts, and rides in 4-wheel drives. The picnic area is spacious, has 5 or 6 tables, zip-ropes, a fort and a couple of vehicles for the children to explore.
There is an inside café offering light refreshments. We only had drinks but the service was quick and friendly, and the prices very reasonable. Here you’ll also find a soft ball area, air hockey, some amusements and a bouncy castle so you can have a coffee in peace while the children explore.
For children over 90cm to adults of 65 years, entry is £19.95, reduced to £16.99 if bought in advance. There is the opportunity to ride all day and with queues being extremely short this is possible and you could certainly get your monies worth. Personally, we found half a day was plenty.
Diggerland also offer ‘experiences’ including dumper and JCB racing, but I saved them for another day.
Note: Tickets for this visit were kindly provided by Diggerland.