A Go-To theme park for family days out in Durham – Diggerland Durham

Struggling to fill up your calendar for family days out in Durham this summer? Diggerland is here to help you dig up the fun and make this summer the most memorable yet! Our UK theme park stands out as a unique and exciting destination that guarantees an unforgettable day out for everyone. Let’s delve into the reasons why Diggerland is a must-visit adventure park for families in Durham and we will help you plan your day making it stress free and full of digging adventures.

Getting to Diggerland Durham:


Arriving at Diggerland by Car? Diggerland offers free parking to all customers as well as free EV charging points which are subject to availability.  

Alternatively if you are getting here by bus our nearest two bus stops are the Rams Head, Langley Park (4 minute walk away) and the Black Path, Langley Park (9 minute walk away). Buses 20 and X15 pass near Diggerland. 

Diggerland Durham’s address can be found here:

Diggerland Durham Park:
Langley Park
County Durham
DH7 9TT 

(Some satnavs seem to have trouble with this. If need be, enter “Front Street” Langley Park as the address. Diggerland is located on Riverside Industrial Estate, just off Front Street). By the time you are close to it, you will already start to see the brown and white tourist attraction signs.

More information about getting to Diggerland can be found here

Dippy Ducks

Grab a bite to eat:

You are welcome to stay at Diggerland for the whole time we are open to enjoy your family day out in Durham fully – here is the link to our current opening hours. Therefore, you are welcome to purchase food from our Dig-Inn cafe.

Alternatively we have picnic tables around the park available if you would like to bring a packed lunch to enjoy!

You might even fancy a trip to a restaurant/pub to finish your family day out in Durham. Why not try one of these local eateries? Langley Park Hotel is a 7 minute walk from Diggerland, a classic British pub with pool, darts and a beer garden. Another 7 minute walk away is the Rams Head, another British pub. 

Part of the NHS or Military personnel?

Here at Diggerland we highly appreciate the work and dedication carried out by the NHS and Military personnel. Visiting Diggerland and are part of either of these? We offer 15% off pay on the day tickets. All you need to do is either head to Health Staff Link or British Forces Link and print off the relevant Diggerland discount voucher. You will need to bring this as well as valid ID to purchase your ticket on the day. 

Pregnant and visiting Diggerland Durham?


The majority of our rides and attractions are very gentle as we have young children enjoying, riding and operating them, so these should be fine. We would suggest having a look at our ride page prior to visiting, each ride (when you click on one) has more information and a short video.

We would recommend not going on the Spindizzy, Groundshuttle, JCB 3CX ride/drive or Dodgems. Please note unfortunately as all our rides & attractions are included in the entrance price and it is not a pay per ride attraction park, all members who are attending the park are required to purchase an entrance ticket. We also cannot provide discounts for pregnant women.

Please bear in mind, some younger children may be required to sit on an adults lap, which may prove difficult for children accompanied by pregnant visitors only.

Little Tykes

Our top three rides at Diggerland Durham:

Diggerland in Durham offers an exciting array of rides that are sure to thrill visitors of all ages. From the moment you step foot into the park, you’ll be captivated by the opportunity to operate real construction machinery. These are what will make your family day out in Durham unforgettable. 


  1. The Giant Diggers 

Climb aboard and get a brief one-to-one overview of the Komatsu PC55MR-5 tracked excavators from one of the specially trained marshals. Scoop up a bucket full of soil, swivel about and dump it. The Giant Diggers are suitable for any visitor over the height of 90cm, including adults, OAPs or children. Those between 90cm – 110cm must be accompanied by a suitable adult or OAP, whereas those over 110cm may operate. 

Watch our short video here of what to expect on the Giant Diggers Diggerland UK: Giant Diggers

2. Dumpers 

Clamber into the seat and belt yourself into one of our Terex 1 tonne dumpers and take a spin around the purpose-built course. They are suitable for any visitor over the height of 90cm, including adults, OAPs or children. Those between 90cm – 140cm must be accompanied by a suitable adult or OAP, whereas those over 140cm may drive.

Watch our short video here of what to expect on the Dumper Trucks

Diggerland UK: Dumper Trucks

3. Spindizzy

This one is definitely not for the faint of heart. Get strapped into a specially constructed, super-sized digger bucket and get hoisted up and tossed around. Don’t be alarmed when you are getting spun around in the other direction! The Spindizzy is suitable for any visitor over the height of 100cm, including adults, OAPs or children.

Watch our short video here of what to expect on the Spindizzy

Diggerland UK: Spindizzy

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All information correct as of: 01/06/2023