Bring Diggerland Home with These Fun Family Hobbies and Activities

From the go-karts to the rides and drives, Diggerland is a bucket of fun for the entire family. But what happens when the day is over and you return back to your homes? How do you take a piece of Diggerland with you and create fun family hobbies? Check out these activities that can keep the spirit of construction alive in your home.

Geocaching Is the New Treasure Hunt

If you’re looking to find new family hobbies to enjoy, look no further than geocaching. As a virtual treasure hunt, geocaching gets your children outside and playing in the dirt with an educational twist. You simply download the app on your phone and select a hidden cache that is close to your location. Then, you use GPS coordinates and clues to help you find a hidden treasure. You and your kids will love the thrill of finding these prizes through caves, waterfalls, and even your local grocery store. With geocaching, the entire world becomes your gameboard.

Days out at Diggerland - Fun Family Hobbies

Building Blocks

Your child probably plays with Lego, but how about you enhance their experience and make their building blocks even larger. You can buy giant, life-sized blocks online or make your own, and encourage children to build their own creations. Sit down and start to design a blueprint before heading straight into construction and see how close you can get to your original design. Then at the end, be sure to knock the blocks down. It’s definitely the most fun part of building and will also allow you to start the fun all over again.

Train Collecting

If your child loved the train section of Diggerland, why not encourage them to start their own model train collection. Take your kid to the store and help him or her pick out a train that speaks to them. Then, pick out tracks and other items such as mountains, trees, and stores that can bring your town to life. You and your family can spend hours building these sets and when you’re bored with it, simply add on to your town or start a new one.

Build a Go-Kart

One of the best bonding experiences between a parent and their child is to build a go-kart together. You can find a design plan online, or start from scratch and use your own imagination. Your child will learn about the mechanics of the vehicle and the two of you will enjoy valuable family time. Take the project day by day, and work on it a little every day after school. This will make the project more worthwhile. However, when it’s complete, invite everyone out to test your vehicle and watch your kid’s face light up.

Just because you left Diggerland doesn’t mean all the fun has to stop. It’s so easy to find new and fun family hobbies; you can create similar construction and outdoor activities to keep the family entertained between visits to the park.

With thanks to our guest blogger, Jane Sandwood

Want to Beat the Winter Blues? Plan Family Days Out

It’s that time of year again when the cold weather makes us want to stay cooped up at home near a warm and toasty fire. But even though the thought of playing outdoors makes us shiver, it is still important for families to make time for each other and have fun family days out together, despite the cold. While attractions like Diggerland are a perfect idea for family outings, parents may need to brainstorm some new ideas during the winter months when these options are closed for the season.

Fortunately, there are many fun options for family activities that can be enjoyed in the winter. As long as your little ones are dressed properly, your family can brave the winter, explore new places, and embrace the chill. If you are hoping to lift your family’s spirits, here are 3 ideas for a family day out that is certain to get rid of the winter blues:

Beating the blues with a family days out at Diggerland.

  1. Take a Ride on the Polar Express

Your family will have endless amounts of fun—while staying warm in your pyjamas!—aboard the Polar Express, which departs from Seaton Terminus in Devon. Based on the best-selling book, this journey features a sing-along for children, a meeting with Santa and his elves, and winter treats for the whole family like hot chocolate and cookies. Your little ones will love this adventure, and each will even receive a special gift from Santa.

  1. Visit Your Local Library or Museum

While your children may not initially jump at the idea for a family day out at the library or a museum, these are two places that oftentimes feature many fun events for the whole family. Many libraries put on performances during the winter of puppet shows for children, and it could also be fun to spend an afternoon at the library picking out new books or a great film to watch as a family in the evening. Similarly, many museums offer family-friendly tours, activities, and other options that will keep everybody entertained and perfect for family days out.

  1. Go Skating—Inside or Outside

A third option for families looking for a way to have fun despite the cold is to go roller skating at the leisure center or find an ice skating rink outdoors. This activity is not only a good way for the family to exercise, but it will certainly make for a day of laughs. Skating is always a comical way to test each family member’s athleticism and balance, and your children will most definitely have a good time rushing ‘round and ‘round the rink.

Just because it is the winter doesn’t mean that your family can’t find ways to enjoy one another and spend a day together embracing the cold. By taking your family for a fun tram ride, a visit to the library, or an afternoon of skating, you can create memories together that are sure to outlast the frigid temperatures.

With thanks to our guest blogger, Jane Sandwood