Diggerland – a fab day out whatever the weather!

 

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I remember hearing about Diggerland years ago before I had children and wondered back then why on earth people would go to a “digger” based theme park. Two boys later and I can tell you that actually there is nothing better than to spend a day with real life diggers that they can operate and ride on – come rain or shine.

We visited the Kent site at the end of February at the start of their season, along with some of E’s school friends and we all had a blast. We weren’t blessed weather wise as it was cold and wet but it didn’t stop us from enjoying the day.

Having fun at @Diggerland_UK Kent today. Even if it is cold and rainy! pic.twitter.com/O7SK8yXgyE

— Suburban Mum (@suburb4nmum) February 28, 2015

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There were a good variety of rides to choose from – E didn’t know what to go on first. We didn’t have to wait very long for any of them which was fortunate as E (and daddy) were raring to go.

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On the Giant Digger

 

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This was E and daddy’s favourite of the day

Diggerland is a full day’s out worth of fun. We arrived at 10am when it opened and didn’t leave until 3pm. If you think diggers are just for boys I can assure you that girls will have just as much fun. There really is something for everyone. M who is 2 and under the 90cm couldn’t go on many of the rides but he was mesmerised just by watching and taking in everything that was going on around him.

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Dig around

 

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One of the few things that M could have a go on

 

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E and I enjoyed operating this (skidsteer) and going through a mud track with squelchy mud!
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Ground shuttle

There are four Diggerland sites around the UK – Devon, Yorkshire, Kent and Durham. The theme park is open at weekends from 10am until July (peak season) where it then opens all week.

Facilities

  • Digg Inn restaurant which serves a good range of reasonably price hot and cold refreshments
  • Softplay area (this is great if you have children under 90cm who can’t go on many of the machines or rides.)
  • Gift shop

Cost
Tickets are priced at £19.95 if you pay on the day or £16.99 if you prebook online. (for adults and children 90cm or over)

Verdict

Overall, we had a great family day out. M was a bit too young to be able to enjoy it fully which is why under 90cm go free so I would definitely like to come back when he is older so he can enjoy the Diggerland experience properly. Both E and Daddy (and even me) had huge amount of fun operating the diggers and although it did get a bit cold at times – this did not stop us from having fun. We simply spent some time at the indoor softplay warming up (the boys played whilst hubby and I warmed ourselves up with cups of tea and coffee!)

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What a day! E fell asleep within minutes of being in the car

Thanks for having us Diggerland – we will definitely be back!

Have you seen my Diggerland giveaway?
For a chance to win a family ticket enter here

(giveaway is open until Friday 24th April)

NOTE: Tickets were sent to me with the purpose of writing an honest review in exchange for the item. All images and opinions are my own.

12 Comments

  1. We have been offered tickets to review Diggerland, I can’t wait! Looks like you had a great time x #TriedTested

     
  2. We are hoping to go to our local diggerland soon 🙂
    #triedtested

     
  3. That looks like fantastic fun!

     
  4. You Baby Me Mummy

    Looks like such a fun day out x

     
  5. That looks awesome! I’ve heard of Diggerland but didn’t really know what it was – who’d have thought it was a land of diggers?! Will have to add that to the list when Baby L is a little older.

     
  6. We visited the Diggerland near us last summer and had an awesome time – there is so much to do! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

     
  7. Susanne Remic

    I always wondered about the appeal of Diggerland too… and then I had Luka!! Haha glad you enjoyed it x x

     

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