Celebrate Armed Forces Day 2017

with Diggerland!

Diggerland - Armed Forces Day Blog

 

This Saturday 24th June 2017 marks Armed Forces Day.

To celebrate the dedication, hard work and perseverance of our armed forces service staff, as well as our fabulous emergency services staff, we have decided to express our heartfelt gratitude by offering a whopping 50% off standard entry discount.

Defence and emergency services personnel work tirelessly to make the lives of others so much better by protecting us and looking after us. They do this without complaint and they deserve to be rewarded for their loyalty to their country.

This weekend defence and emergency services personnel can be heroes once again, as they take their kiddiwinks, family and friends to Diggerland for a half the price, action packed and family-friendly fun day out!

To claim this voucher, please click here.

Don’t work in the armed forces or emergency services? Don’t worry, you can still benefit from a saving this weekend. Celebrate Armed Forces Day 2017 with 25% off for this weekend only!

To claim this voucher, please click here.

 

How else can you celebrate Armed Forces Day?

Join the nationwide celebration of our heroes on social media. Upload a photo or video of either yourself, your friends, or even Duggy and Dotty, saluting!

Tweet your pictures using the hashtag #SaluteOurForces. If you decide to take your salute pics when visiting one our Diggerland parks, then make sure to tag us @Diggerland_UK. We would love to see your involvement at our parks! Don’t forget to also tag the official @ArmedForcesDay.

 

How to salute

For everyone planning their salute for our forces, we have put together a quick how-to. Follow these short and simple steps, and you will have mastered the real armed forces salute.

1. Stand upright.

2. Bend your right arm, and put your right hand to your forehead.

3. Salute with an open palm.

4. Salute with the palm facing forward.

Please remember that whilst you are saluting, you are doing this in respect of our Armed Forces.

Armed Forces Day have made some short videos to show how the real armed forces salute! Check them out here.

We will be expecting to see perfectly practiced salutes on your visit to Diggerland this weekend!

P.S Don’t forget to claim your discount vouchers!

Diggerland win silver at Kent Digital Awards 2017! 

 

Diggerland - Kent Digital Awards 2017

 

On Thursday 1st June 2017, the Diggerland UK team attended the Kent Digital Awards 2017.

The Kent Digital Awards were established in 2014 as part of a series of similar schemes. The schemes recognize and reward innovation and progressive thinking by businesses.

Diggerland was shortlisted for the ‘Use of Social Media for Business’ award. We decided to attend with our friends over at E-Visionwho were also shortlisted for the same category.

 

Before the ceremony…

 

Diggerland - Diggerland and EVision Team

 

 

Diggerland staff arrive at the Ashford International Hotel and meet the EVision team. Of course EVision arrived in style in the brand new Tesla P100D! They even offered us an exclusive ride home if we won any awards!

 

 

Diggerland - Marketing Manager at Kent Digital Awards

 

 

 

The Diggerland UK Marketing Manager bumped into an old friend at Compare and Recycle.

 

 

 

 

 

After catching up and networking with many other talented businesses, everyone sat down for a lovely dinner and refreshments.

So after finishing our two-course meal and a glass of wine… or two, it was time to reveal the awards.

 

The Awards Ceremony

 

Diggerland - Silver Kent Digital Award

 

 

Diggerland won 2nd place silver award for ‘Use of Social Media for Business’.

 

 

 

Diggerland - Evision Kent Digital Awards

 

 

E-vision closely followed, and were awarded with the 3rd place bronze award.

 

 

 

Our competition was great, and we are proud to have placed so highly among so many digital agencies.

 

Importance of Social Media at Diggerland UK

 

Diggerland loves communicating with its customers, and we believe that social media is the best platform to do so. Social media provides such a fast and efficient way to communicate. It enables us to understand customer needs, trends and concerns.

Connecting with customers on social media allows us to respond to any queries, competition entries and comments in real-time. Diggerland prides itself on excellent customer service. We aim to use social media to constantly better our service to customers.

Not only is social media fast and efficient, but it also allows Diggerland to be creative. We are able to promote various Diggerland special offers and events across a number of channels. It is the largest platform for us to generate free advertising and PR, and is a great way of encouraging word-of-mouth promotion.

 

Diggerland - Marketing Junior Kent Digital Awards

 

Social media is a vital form of any business, and more so for Diggerland because our customer demographic is parents who use social media platforms to discover brand new exciting days out for their children.” 

Blake Hammond, Junior Digital Marketing Assistant at Diggerland UK.

 

Diggerland - Kent Digital Awards 2017 Marketing

 

Is your company, or a company you know, located in Kent? Is your company focused on building its digital marketing? We would recommend entering next years Kent Digital Awards.

If you want to see how we won the silver award, then follow us on twitter @Diggerland_UK,  Facebook @Diggerland, or Instagram @Diggerland_UK. You can also follow Diggerland UK on Google+ and Pinterest.

Diggerland Top Tips!

 

We have had a great half-term here at Diggerland! We have been digging for buried treasure, spotting animals on our safari and spun dizzy on Spindizzy. But it is not over yet and you still have all weekend to treat the kids. What better way to finish the week than with a family trip to Diggerland?!

 

Diggerland - Diggerland Top Tips

 

Here are 6 of our Diggerland Top Tips for your visit:

 

1. Drink lots.

Make sure to keep hydrated throughout the day. With such great weather at the moment, it is important to drink plenty of water. However don’t worry if you have forgotten your water bottle, we have catering establishments on site!

 

2. If you think it is going to rain, we recommend you bring wellies and a waterproof jacket.

Diggerland - Diggerland WelliesAll of our rides operate as normal in the rain. However be sure to bring your wellies and waterproofs just-in-case, as it may get a little bit muddy!

Additional Diggerland Top Tips: If your little ones love the mud, it may be a good idea to bring some spare clothes. Think of those poor car seats…

Check the weather for your trip here.

If you have forgotten your child’s wellies, or simply need a new pair, head over to our online shop. These digtastic wellies are affordable and durable, currently available in sizes 5-13.

 

3. Plenty of sun cream.

Please ensure you and your kids are kept safe from the sun. Most Diggerland activities are outdoors, and sometimes people can forget to top up their sun cream. The British weather has been very hot and sunny the past couple of weeks, so remember to take breaks to top up your sun cream in between having buckets of fun.

Find out more about keeping your kids safe in the sun here.

 

4. Remember to bring food.

Diggerland - Dig Inn Food

 

Whilst we have eateries on site, you may also bring a picnic if you wish. We have an outdoor picnic area, so you don’t have to miss out on the sun or worry about any food allergies. If you do wish to buy food at Diggerland, remember to bring some money with you!

 

Speaking of money…

 

5. Bring some pound coins!

All of our parks have coin operated rides on site for the little ones, so don’t forget your pound coins. You will need these for the coin operated cars and quads, as well as the dodgems and arcade games.

 

6. Check the ride height chart.

Safety is our top priority at Diggerland, and unfortunately this means that some of our rides have height restrictions. Please note, children over 90cm tall are able to go on 15 out of 20 rides and drives. Some of which they will need to be accompanied by an adult. Don’t worry if you have little ones under 90cm, children under 90cm enter for free! A Diggerland Top Tip is to check which rides you may need to accompany your child/children on before visiting.

 

Followed Diggerland Top Tips?

Already visited Duggy and Dotty? Finding it hard to keep the kids occupied after an adrenaline-fueled trip to Diggerland?

Have some quiet time and colour in one of our digtastic Diggerland pictures. To view our range of colouring-in sheets, visit https://www.diggerland.com/kids-club/

We would love to see your kids artwork! Make sure to send us a picture of your child’s pictures. Tweet us @Diggerland_UK, post on our Facebook page @Diggerland, or tag us on Instagram @Diggerland_UK.