Rays of Sunshine

Diggerland is delighted to be working with Rays of Sunshine. To celebrate the launch of the working relationship between the theme park and the charity, Diggerland is giving the children’s charity 20 complimentary tickets, offering a number seriously ill children the chance to enjoy a day of fun-filled distraction from the daily routines of hospital appointments and treatments.

Rays of Sunshine grants wishes for children across the UK (aged three to 18), living with a serious or life-limiting illness. Every day of the year the charity gives brave and deserving young people the chance to put their illness on hold and enjoy a moment of escape.

Over 4,000 individual wishes have been granted since the charity was set up in 2003. Wishes can be as unique as the children themselves and whether a child wants to be a princess or a fireman for the day, go to Disney World in Florida, visit Santa in Lapland, own an iPad, meet a favourite celebrity or a ‘real life’ mermaid, Rays of Sunshine works hard to make that wish come true.

Rays of Sunshine also grants ward wishes, which offer a distraction to hundreds of children during their time in hospital or a hospice. Events and outings are held throughout the year for large groups of seriously ill children including trips to theme parks, hospital activity/pamper days, parties and The Rays of Sunshine Concert at The Royal Albert Hall.

Sherene Garvin-Mack, UK Marketing Manager at Diggerland, commented:

“Working with Rays of Sunshine is extremely important to Diggerland. Nothing is more gratifying then to see the children of the charity having their wishes come true. Rays of Sunshine is a truly remarkable charity and to see the hard-working staff and volunteers go above and beyond to make the lives of these children just that bit more manageable, with an unforgettable experience is beautiful. We cannot wait to welcome the children, we just know they will have “Buckets of Fun”.

Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine, added:

“We’re absolutely delighted to be working with Diggerland and we’re extremely grateful to be able to invite our wish children along to enjoy the theme park. It’s great to be able to offer our wish children the chance to spend the day having fun, giving them the opportunity to escape from the daily routine of hospital appointments and treatment.”

Diggerland Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015

Diggerland UK Theme Parks have received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence 2015 Award for each of their Diggerland sites, located at Devon, Durham, Kent and Yorkshire. The award, which honours customer service excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.

Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the TripAdvisor® website. When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings.  Only the top 10% of businesses receive the award and must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for all four of our Diggerland theme parks is a true source of pride for the entire team at Diggerland. We would like to thank all of our past visitors and guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor. The award is based solely on our customer’s reviews of the Diggerland parks. There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by our customers. Winning this award gives us an increased amount of confidence to our business. Our aim is to continue this level of customer satisfaction in order to win the award again for 2016.” Said Sherene Garvin-Mack, Marketing Manager of Diggerland UK.

Dumper Racing at Diggerland

Take to the drivers seat for an exciting motor racing experience you won’t forget in a hurry! If you’ve always wanted to speed along a track just like a real thrill-seeker then look no further.

This extreme experience will see you in a specially adapted JCB to contend against a number of other drivers.

This exciting motorsport experience at one of the awesome UK-based Diggerland theme parks will supply you with coaching from an expert marshal. Take part in at least two heats and compete for the fastest time.

What’s Included?

  • Coaching by an experienced Senior Diggerland Marshal
  • Drivers briefing by the Senior Diggerland Marshal
  • At least two race heats
  • Commemoration certificate
  • Bragging rights for the winner!

What happens on the day?

Before you set out for your thrill-seeking Dumper Racing experience, ensure you have your gift voucher or booking confirmation with you.

Dress for the occasion, it can get very muddy so ensure you have loose fitting clothing and closed-toe shoes, your Sunday best is definitely not recommended!

Arrive 15 minutes before your specified time, all ready to go. You will be met and greeted by your Senior Diggerland Marshal where you will receive an introduction and safety briefing.

Then it’s out on to the park to get to grips with your machine and race! You will get at least two race heats to compete against your fellow contestants to beat them and get the fastest time.

At the end there will be a certificate presentation to commemorate your day before you head home after this thrilling driving experience.

Refreshments will be available to purchase on the day.

Camping in Devon

Put away those mobile phones, tablets and games consoles because good old fashioned fun at our Campsite in Devon is the way forward!

Why not have some quality family time without technology getting in the way. You can teach your children teamwork whilst pitching the tent together or you can have a kick around with a football on the camping grounds. Our campsite in Devon is on the same site as Diggerland so if you wanted to take the kid’s to have a day at the UK Theme Park, you haven’t got to go far at all!

We welcome tents, motorhomes and touring caravans at our campsite in Devon. Our touring pitches are flat, large, sheltered and well drained and electric hook up points are available on some pitches.

The Diggerland Campsite is set in the beautiful grounds of Verbeer Manor in the lovely Devon countryside. Enjoy long walks or cycle through the enchanted Devon woodland.