Our Day at Diggerland

November 19, 2016 12 Comments

Oliver has been feeling a bit lost since his big sister started school, so we planned a family day out with him in mind. He loves his toy diggers and trucks, so what better way to spend the day than visit Diggerland to see and play on the real things!

Our Day at Diggerland

At the end of the half term we set off on our way to Diggerland, and for once the sun was shining and the rain stayed away!  If i’m honest I was a bit skeptical, personally i’m not really into large machinery, and I wasn’t sure how long we could be entertained by playing on diggers.  However the kids were excited and so was James!

When we arrived I was pleasantly surprised.  I don’t know why but I had assumed that it would just be a display of large machinery with a few digger themed rides.  There were actual diggers and dumper trucks that the kids could ride and drive and loads more besides.

The kids headed straight to the dumper trucks lead by a rather eager daddy as you can see from the photo of him striding off!  It was great that the kids could actually have a go with the steering (with some guidance from us) as the trucks moved so slowly, and I still couldn’t get over that these were actual dumper trucks, not a themed version.

We then proceeded to the diggers.  The kids loved digging the dirt to see if they could create a big hole! Oliver struggled a bit with the controls (so did I if i’m honest!) Daddy was in his element.

Daddy in his element!

There were also lots of mini diggers with little games.  There were some where you had to knock down skittles, some where you had to dig in the sand for buried treasure (bricks) and the kids favourite Dippy ducks! It was great that the kids could sit on our laps and do the controls themselves.  Isla was tall enough to go on her own, she had a go but didn’t get on too well so choose to go with daddy next time.

Neither of us managed to get all 3 ducks out

There was lots more besides just diggers. The mini landrovers were great and Isla really got the hang of them, Oliver was not quite so good and crashed his into the tyres! All perfectly safe and the kind attendant came to his aid and helped him around the rest of the course.  Fortunately the Go-Karts had the option where an adult could ride with the children so James assisted Oliver as his steering needs some work on to say the least!

My favourite ride was the Groundshuttle.  It was great fun so we went on it twice. You sat securely on a platform which was attached to this great big vehicle that enabled the platform to be raised and tilted whilst it spun around a course jiggling and jolting us around! The kids loved it and laughed non stop throughout.  I took a quick selfie before it started, but quickly had to put my phone away through fear of dropping it! (Using phones whilst on the rides is not advisable).

Just before the Groundshuttle started!

We took a packed lunch with us, and as the weather was so lovely we sat outside.  There was also a large restaurant which gave an alternative to taking a packed lunch, and it provided me with my much needed cuppa.  There was also an indoor picnic area which was great with a soft play area, however I suspect it would get rather crowded if the weather wasn’t as favourable.

Enjoying the weather and a spot of lunch.
Enjoying the weather and a spot of lunch.

We had a fantastic day at Diggerland, and I was pleasantly surprised with how much there was to do, and how much the children could enjoy.  We were lucky and barely had to queue for anything, no more than 5 minutes anyway, but we did go slightly out of peak at the end of the October half term.  On the downside I think if the weather was bad it may limit the enjoyment factor at Diggerland.  Due to the nature of the park it is a bit dusty which is not great when the wind blows, and if it were to rain there isn’t much undercover space apart from the aforementioned soft play and picnic area.

On the whole we had a lovely day at Diggerland, the kids and even a skeptical me really enjoyed playing on all the diggers and trucks and we will definitely be going again!

Have you been to Diggerland before? What did you think?


Kerry x


Disclaimer: We received a complimentary family ticket to visit Diggerland in return for this review post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  • Lucys locket November 20, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I haven’t heard of a place like this before. It looks like good fun! Something different too #KCACOLS

    • Kerry November 20, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      It was great fun! Thanks for your comment x

  • Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons November 21, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I’ve heard of Diggerland before but like you, for some reason I wasn’t expecting it to be real diggers, more a toy version! My son is two and would absolutely love this – roadworks are a big thrill for him at the moment! So many theme parks you can’t have children sat on your lap either, which I do find a real problem, so that’s lovely that Diggerland really get that! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry November 25, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Yes it was great that they got to play with the real thing! I think there are 4 parks in UK with another on it’s way, so you may have one nearby!

  • Sharon Parry November 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    It makes a big difference to be able to go on an actual REAL digger doesn’t it!? Looks like a fantastic day out and the sun even shone on you! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

    • Kerry November 25, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Yes we were lucky with the weather for once! I will be back next week, thanks for hosting x

  • Rachel George, Ordinary Hopes November 23, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    That looks like a fabulous place. #KCACOLS

    • Kerry November 25, 2016 at 10:11 am

      Thank you we had fun. However, i’m afraid it is probably yet another place that doesn’t cater for everyone. x

  • Karen, the next best thing to mummy July 19, 2019 at 11:20 am

    In spite of having a diggerland not that far from here, we have never been, I am going to make time to visit this summer #kidsandkreativity@_karendennis

  • Ella @ Typical Mummy July 28, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Diggerland is somewhere we have been meaning to go to for years! It looks great and my kids would absolutely love it! #KidsandKreativity

  • Naomi Oikonomou July 28, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    wow! where do you find these fab days out? #kidsandkreativity

  • Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) August 1, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    We tried to go to Diggerland once when we were near one but sadly it was closed that day! It does look like an amazing day out and getting to go on real diggers looks like so much fun. #KidsandKreativity

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