Charity of the Week - CLIC Sargent

This week, we have decided to dedicate our ‘Charity of the Week’ slot to CLIC Sargent. A wonderful charity in the heart of Devon and Cornwall, who aim to bring awareness to the unheard struggles that face children with cancer.

So keep reading, and find out how you can help with CLIC Sargent’s Challenge 60!

What do they do?

When cancer strikes young lives, CLIC Sargent helps limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. Cancer affects every part of life, for the young person and their families – relationships, confidence, money, education, and work.

CLIC Sargent provides specialist support, tailored to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family, the way they need it. CLIC Sargent is on hand to help families with free accommodation, getting benefits, and help with treatment closer to home.

On top of this, CLIC Sargent helps in the day to day, aiding with educational, financial and mental health support.

CLIC Sargent support anyone under the age of 25 who is diagnosed with cancer. Your support will help CLIC Sargent continue to fight for young lives against cancer so they can thrive, and not just survive.

And why do they give their time so selflessly to do it?

Cancer is shocking, overwhelming, isolating and completely unfair – especially when you’re young. It takes over your life. That is why everyone 25 and under with cancer, and their families, are entitled to CLIC Sargent support.

Childhood cancer doesn’t discriminate. Today, 12 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. Families facing childhood cancer are immediately thrown into a terrifying world of surgeries, chemotherapy, needles and appointments.

CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly for children and young people with cancer, often when they feel they can’t. CLIC Sargent do this individually, locally and nationally, so that they can focus on the important things, like getting well.

CLIC Sargent charity of the week at Diggerland
diggerland charity of the week

Challenge60!

Looking for your next challenge? Look no further, CLIC Sargent has the answer. It’s a 60 mile round trip on average for families travelling for cancer treatment when their child has been diagnosed with cancer. This isn’t by choice.

Take on the 60 mile challenge, your way this September and show your support for young lives against cancer.

CLIC Sargent are asking you to take on Challenge60 this September. It’s a 60 mile round trip on average for families travelling for cancer treatment when their child has been diagnosed with cancer. This isn’t by choice.

They are asking you to take on a challenge based around 60 with a suggested fundraising target of £180 (the average monthly cost of getting to and from hospital for our families when treatment is at its most intense).

Your Challenge, your way. Please visit the CLIC Sargent website to find out more about how you can support young cancer patients.

https://www.clicsargent.org.uk/join-our-fight/get-campaigning/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/?fbclid=IwAR1GX1nGr96bse59GVRSv0FuaHvYx27xXFiGN7hQXq_aVttEfOc85dA9c78

If you would like to be considered for Diggerland’s Charity of the Week, please send over some information to donations@diggerland.com.

Tell us a bit about your Charity and why you fund-raise and a member of the team will get back to you.

Healthy Snacks for Summer Days Out
picnic at diggerland
Packing to go for a family day out this summer needn’t be stressful especially when it comes to snacks, picnics and packed lunches.

The Great British Summer is upon us and that means long family days out exploring and enjoying the great outdoors! Family days out mean one thing – picnics! But what do you pack to make it exciting for the kids whilst staying healthy? We’ve got you covered! 

Days out at Diggerland are packed full of fun for the little ones (and adults!) so keeping the food exciting is important too!

Packing snacks for a family day out needn’t be a chore. It’s time to think past shop-bought sausage rolls and cakes and try making them yourself at home. These healthy ideas don’t take long and are a much healthier snack or light lunch for long days out – and cheaper too!

Make it a fun occasion and get the kids involved in the food prep ahead of time, that way they will be more excited when it comes to eating it.

We’re all guilty of buying crisps and chocolate when we are out as soon as hunger strikes. However, these quick creations and forward planning will not only be healthier but will prevent temptation and save you money too!

Lunchtime creations for the whole Family!

Think light lunches that can be easily carried around with you or stored in the car in a cool box. These delicious quick creations are easy to make and will be enjoyed by even the fussiest of eaters.

Stuffed mini pitta breads

Make some delicious falafels at home using chickpeas, coriander and morrocan spices – they are quick are easy to make and are super healthy too. (If you want to save time you can buy ready-made falafels from most places.)

To create simply stuff falafels in wholemeal pittas along with spinach, hummus and cucumber for a super tasty lunch that can be enjoyed on the go.

child having a picnic

Rice salad

Cook up some wholesome brown rice and leave to cool. Dice up some peppers, salad leaves, spring onion, cucumber and radish and mix into the rice. Squeeze lemon juice over the rice salad and mix together – easy and healthy!

Penne vegetable pasta salad

Pasta takes hardly any time at all to cook and can be enjoyed in so many ways. Whilst a pan of pasta is cooking, saute courgettes, onions, mushrooms and red pepper. Once cooked add a can of chopped tomatoes and tomato puree to create a thick tomato sauce. Once the pasta is cooked, drain, add to the sauce and stir well to combine.

Spanish tortilla

Tortilla contains an abundance of healthy ingredients – eggs, vegetables and potatoes. Make ahead of time and enjoy sliced and cold – great finger food and the kids will love it!

healthy packed lunch for diggerland theme park

Healthy snacks on Family Adventures

Snacks are made to be carried around with you to prevent the need for buying food on the go. These light and yummy snack ideas will keep it exciting and healthy.

Hummus and crudites

If your little ones struggle to eat vegetables, try packing them little individual pots of raw vegetables such as carrots, cucumber and pepper along with some tasty hummus and say that they can’t have anything sweet until the pots are empty – works every time! Hummus is easy to make and can be adapted to create flavours that the family will love. All you need is chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic, a touch of olive oil and a pinch of salt – add all of the ingredients to a blender and whizz up until thick and smooth.

Courgette muffins

Muffins are super easy to make and is an easy way of disguising vegetables (or fruits). Make these ahead of time for a delicious and satisfying snack on the go.

Cheese and apple skewers

Super easy to do – simply cut cheese and apples into cubes and thread them onto cocktail sticks alternating as you do. 

For that sweet tooth…

We all get a sweet tooth in the afternoon so it is a great idea to have an abundance of sweet treats at hand for the family. Think fresh fruits, dried fruits and snack bars to satisfy those cravings.

Fruit kebabs

Skewer chopped strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and mango (or any of your favourite fruits) and lightly drizzle with melted dark chocolate.

Healthy picnic

Apple with almond butter dip

Prepare individual pots of sliced apples and almond butter for a healthy snack that is high in protein. Tip: squeeze lemon juice over the apple to prevent it from browning.

Dried fruits, nuts and seeds

Create your own trail mix with a selection of your favourite dried fruits, seeds, nuts and a few dark chocolate drops. A combination that works well is dried cranberries, almonds and pumpkin seeds.

Homemade granola bars

An easy way to combine a bunch of healthy ingredients – oats, honey, dried fruits, seeds and nuts. You can find an abundance of recipes online from no-bake creations to crunchy oven-bake versions!

child with healthy watermelon

Drinks – Easy refreshers for Family Days Out!

Don’t forget to pack plenty of water in reusable bottles for long days out. If your little ones struggle to drink water why not try these alternatives:

  • Infuse water with slices of lemon for a natural flavour.
  • Make your own sugar-free cordial with added ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and prepare some premixed bottles of water. 
  • Whizz up some homemade smoothies that taste like milkshake! Pop strawberries, yoghurt and milk into a blender and mix until a thick consistency is formed. Pour into bottles for an on the go healthy breakfast to kick start the day.

There are so many ways you can make your family summer days out healthier – you just need a little time and forward planning. Kids love to get involved in the making of delicious food so why not make a day of it before your fun day out?

The ideas above are not only healthy but are super colourful making them exciting and nutritious to eat. Be sure to make family time enjoyable this summer and bask in long days outside with loved ones.

Be prepared with tasty, colourful food, fun activities and exciting adventures to keep the little ones entertained and make this summer one to remember!

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Fun Things to do in Devon

Things to do in Devon

It’s home to Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse and Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles. It’s home to the Legio II Augusta, Shakespeare’s Second Folio and JK Rowling’s English Degree.
Overflowing in history, culture and literature, we’ve complied a list of the best things to do in Devon.
We’ve got your weekend planned out, whether you’re a fan of city livin’ or strive to be at one with nature. From famous film sets to historical phenomena like the Exon Domesday, Devon has a little something for everyone to do.
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Dartmoor

The Devon countryside was at the heart of Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse, and he claimed he’s never seen such natural beauty.

Dartmoor has always drawn a huge attraction from far and wide, it’s atmospheric beauty has stunned us for generations. It’s said to have inspired J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of The Rings, but more importantly, it’s the set of Hound of the Baskervilles

If you’re a Sherlock fan, this one’s for you! Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock had an entire episode set in the backdrop of Dartmoor…surrounded by genetically engineered wolves. Arthur Conan Doyle based his story on an old Devon legend, and 117 years later it’s still in pop culture today.

Diggerland

We’re right in the heart of rural Cullompton, next to Diggerlakes and our own Diggerland campsite. The ultimate Digger Theme Park in Devon is so easy to get to, and we’ve made it even easier by giving you the opportunity to camp right next to us! 

The only place where adults and children can ride and operate real diggers, and get a small glimpse into the world of construction. Operate a JCB 8065 and see if you can get to grips with it like a professional! Let the little one’s steer the wheel and beep the horn in their own little cart, on the Diggerland Train. The JCB Robots are an absolute blast to race around the course – throw in some healthy competition and you’ve got yourself hours of fun!

For more things to do in Devon, keep reading and see what’s going on at our campsite!

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exeter cathedral historical things to do in devon

Historical sights to see in Devon

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral has seen over 900 years of history! It’s original Saxon build was replaced by Norman architecture in 1107, and it took its final Gothic form in 1258. The West Screen is still as iconic today as it was in Medieval England. The screen is filled with stone carvings of Apostles, Kings, Prophets and a very out of place King Richard II!

Inside the Cathedral Library is a pretty impressive collection of Medieval, Anglo-Saxon and Renaissance literature. It’s a treasure trove for all history buffs.

Exon Domesday

20 years after William the Conqueror invaded Britain, he commissioned the beginning of the Domesday Book. An extensive record of everything he now owned in Britain after the invasion, including land, tax, livestock and materials. 

Exon Domesday is the South-West’s own version from 1086. Somehow, this precious piece of history has been preserved and survived for over 900 years. It’s there for you to see in the heart of it’s homeland, to experience a slice of William the Conqueror’s terrifying Norman Reign!

Shakespeare’s Second Folio

Almost everyone has read one of Billy Shakespeare’s plays – but did you know you could buy the whole collection in 1632? The rights to Shakespeare’s plays belonged to different publishers all throughout London, but they decided to collaborate. Twice – for the first edition in 1623, and the Second in 1632. 

The famous Second Folio in Exeter Cathedral is an original published by Robert Allot – he owned sixteen of the rights! From The Battle of Actium in Antony and Cleopatra to the Scottish Kings of Macbeth, the Folio has everything.

With 36 plays in total, the manuscript is a landmark for Renaissance Literature – it’s an absolute must see!

The Exeter Book

Another literary rarity is held at the Cathedral too – The Exeter Book. Written in 970, most probably by a Monk, it’s amazingly scripted entirely in Anglo-Saxon. It’s a rare Old English creative work, full of poems such as the famous Wulf and Eadwacer, prose and riddles. 

This makes it one of only four of its kind in the world, and the oldest surviving work of Old English verse in the world! A rare piece of Medieval literature that you cannot pass up on!

Places to stay when you’re not ready to leave Devon

Devon has something for everyone to do. Something for those who can’t stand mud and dirt and those who want to pitch a tent on the stuff. 

Diggerland Campsite

At Diggerland Devon we have our very own campsite, and it’s only a 2 minute walk away. 

Take your tent, motorhome or campervan and stay in the stunning grounds of Verbeer Manor, and surround yourself with the picturesque Devon countryside.

Time away from technology is scarce nowadays, so get out there and find your rural side! Build a fire with the kids, roast some sausages and get the marshmallows toasting.

diggerland devon campsite

There’s even a special treat for avid anglers – Diggerlakes! If Carp fishing is your thing, come and see what’s swimming down in the Culm Valley. Catch a big one and you may even end up on Ben’s Catch of the Day Facebook page! 

If you’ve decided to camp at Diggerland, there’s so many old cosy pubs nearby, with real ales and ciders. Visit The Pony and Trap or The Weary Traveller for a real pub lunch and a pint!

Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

If you can’t think of anything worse than sleeping among the bugs and beetles – don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. 

The Mercure Southgate Hotel is perfect for those who love to be in the middle of all the excitement. Right in the heart of Exeter and just a half hour drive to Diggerland Devon, everything is on your doorstep. 

The perfect chance to tick some things off of our Historical To-Do List!

Being in the City centre, your classic Nandos and Wagamama are easy to find, but we’re all about supporting your local community! Try Circa 1924, an independant speakeasy style restaurant, only serving locally sourced ingredients. 

Bovey Castle hotel Devon

Bovey Castle

Now this is luxury! Bovey Castle is a beautiful Grade II Listed building in the valleys of Dartmoor National Park – and it’s all yours to stay in. 

With a Spa, 18-Hole golf course and a Boutique Shopping experience, it’s perfect for some down time away from the kids. As much we know you want to – please don’t leave them unsupervised, we’re not sure the staff would appreciate it.

If your Diggerland Devon visit is over and you still have one more sleep, Bovey Castle offers loads of family activities. Feed the deer of Dartmoor, collects chicken eggs or watch the Falcon display!

So there you have it! The perfect guide to Devon, we do hope you visit soon! 

Fun Things to do in Yorkshire

If you’ve been searching for a checklist of exciting things to do in Yorkshire, or simply ideas on how to fill up a weekend in your hometown of Castleford – we’ve done the job for you. 

For parents’ peace of mind, we’ve gathered up the best places to stay, the best historical journeys and the best attractions to visit, perfect for all the family!

Family on the Dodgems fun things to do in Yorkshire

Historical Attractions to see in Yorkshire, Castleford

York is one of the few cities in the world to have witnessed such a rich timeline of British history first hand, throughout almost 2,000 years!

It’s fame began as the Roman Town of Eboracum, later the Viking Capital of Jórvík and finally being at the forefront of the famous War of the Roses.

York is even rumoured to have inspired Charles Dickens’ novel, Nicholas Nickleby, based on the terrible conditions of Victorian boy’s boarding schools.

There’s plenty to see in Historical York! 

historical things to do in Yorkshire

Castleford Museum

The Roman Town of Eboracum was founded in AD 71 by the Ninth Legion. It was the perfect position to keep watch over the famous Iron Age Brigantes tribe and start their real invasion of The North!

The Ninth Legion built Ermine Street, the road from London to Lincoln to York, and in AD 197 Septimius Severus turned York into the capital of The North. 

The Castleford Museum is 8 minutes from Diggerland and the perfect opportunity to learn about the rich classical history York has to offer! They even have a real Iron Age Chariot on display to see for yourself! 

Jórvík Viking Centre

If you’re obsessed with the History Channel series Vikings and keeping track of Alex Høgh Andersen’s ever changing hairstyle through the series, you’ll love this next one!

After the decline of the Roman Empire in AD 400, the Anglo-Saxon kingship was thriving until the Vikings invaded. When Ivar the Boneless arrived in Britain with his Great Heathen Army in AD 865, he took York on Saints Day. 

Only 40 minutes from Diggerland, at the Jórvík centre you can experience the Viking era firsthand! See the artefacts and relics, take a ride through the Viking Village and immerse yourself into the world of Ragnar and Ivar the Boneless!

Alex Hogh Andersen historical things to do in Yorkshire
Pontefract Castle things to do in Yorkshire

Pontefract Castle

If classical history isn’t your thing, Pontefract castle is rich in over 500 years of true medieval past. The castle has seen power struggles from William the Conqueror, Richard I and the Plantagenets and Oliver Cromell.

Pontefract’s walls have housed many famous faces, including Catherine Howard and Mary, Queen of Scots!

Only a 13 minute drive from Diggerland, the castle is a brilliant place to get to grips with York’s medieval past.

The Best Things to do in Yorkshire

Diggerland

It’s no Diggerland Blog without talking about a Digger or two! What’s a family day out without some healthy competition between Mum, Dad and the kids at Diggerland Yorkshire? Our UK Theme Park is the perfect day out for the whole family. The only place where kids through to adults can get inside and operate real JCB and Komatsu diggers.

Think you know how your family works under pressure? Think again! Test them on Stack Attack, where you’ll race against the clock trying to stack tyres with a digger arm. If that sounds too challenging, try the Dirt Diggers and see if you could make it as a construction worker. Or perhaps take a ride on the Dumper Trucks, and find out if dad really is better at driving than mum?

Dumper Trucks diggerland fun things to do in Yorkshire
Castleford Tigers player sport things to do in Yorkshire

The Castleford Tigers

If history isn’t your jam, The Castleford Tigers just might be! The North is famous for it’s fantastic Rugby talent, from Yorkshire to Lancashire to..well..Rugby. With 13 matches left in the 2019 Season, why not catch a match after your Diggerland Yorkshire visit?

If your family day out at Diggerland has tired you out, not to worry, catch The Tigers on Sky Sports instead.

For updates on the Castleford Tigers, interviews with the players and more, sign up here to their monthly magazine ‘ROAR’.

The Best Places to Stay for A Long Weekend in Castleford

Hotel Castleford by Accor

A 15 minute walk from Diggerland Yorkshire, we’ve teamed up with Hotel Castleford by Accor, the perfect choice for short family stays. A five minute walk away is an array of cosy independent restaurants, from Italian to Indian and simple pubs. We assure you – they’ll please even the fussiest of eaters! 

By the power invested in both ourselves and Accor Castleford, we’re offering you these amazing package deals!

  • One Night Family Package for two adults & up to two children under 12 @ £69.00 (Bed & Continental Breakfast) and £99.00 (Dinner, Bed & Continental Breakfast).   
  • Two Nights Family Package for two adults & up to two children under 12 @ £115.00 (Bed & Continental Breakfast) and £169.00 (Dinner, Bed & Continental Breakfast).   
  • To be able to get these special rates, Diggerland visitors can call the hotel directly @ 01977-558574.’

Oulton Hall

If you’re seeking a little more luxury or want to make a long weekend of it, Oulton Hall is just a 12 minute drive from Diggerland Yorkshire. Vamp up your stay by booking a King or Castle suite, playing the 27-hole golf course or relaxing at the spa. With four in-house restaurants and an indoor pool, the phrase ‘mum, I’m bored’ will be long gone! 

Oulton Hall Leeds

For family days out in Yorkshire and things to do in Yorkshire, we’ve got you covered. Couple up your visit with a local stay, there’s more than enough to entertain the whole family!

Things to do in Kent

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Kent or exciting family days out in Kent, then you’ve come to the right place!

Families always struggle with planning the perfect getaway or day out, however, this time it’s our turn to plan it for you. From the best accommodation, the best places to eat and of course the greatest attractions to visit; we’ve got you covered.

Family having fun at Diggerland Kent with staff member
Rochester Castle view beside the river - historical activity Kent

Historical Things to Do in Kent

If you want historical things to do in Kent, then we recommend visiting Medway. The towns of Rochester, Gillingham and Chatham are rich in history and culture.

Let’s rewind to the 12th century, when Rochester Castle was built around the time of 1127 by William of Corbeil, the Archbishop of Canterbury, with the help of Henry I. This historical masterpiece has undergone siege after siege over the last few centuries, even enduring an onslaught from King John in the 1200s, then falling into ruin in the 17th century.


Now undergoing a restoration project, the castle is open to visitors and once you’ve climbed the stairs of the tallest keep in Europe, you’ll experience stunning views of the landscape across the River Medway. What’s more is that you’ll even be able to see the diggers at Diggerland!

Just across the stone cobbled pathway from Rochester Castle, you’ll find Rochester Cathedral, a building full of beautiful architecture. The Cathedral has been a place of Christian worship since AD604 and is the second oldest district under a Bishop’s control in England. The newly renovated crypt is home to the Textus Roffensis, the only record in the world of King Æthelberht’s laws from 600 AD!

The Medway towns for many years served a great purpose for protecting the country against enemy lines, with the Chatham Naval Dockyard and the military presence and barracks located in Gillingham. Keep reading to find out more!

Interior of Rochester Cathedral - Fun historical thing to do inKent
Diggerland Spindizzy - fun things to do in Kent

The Greatest Attractions to Visit in Kent

Diggerland Kent Construction Theme Park

We couldn’t write a blog post without including Diggerland, could we! Family days out in Kent just wouldn’t be complete without visiting the only UK Theme Park for kids and adults alike to ride, drive and operate real JCB and Komatsu diggers.

There are thrills, spills and so much more fun to be had at Diggerland in Kent. Test your coordination and concentration skills whilst using a mini wrecking ball on the end of a digger arm to knock down Skittles. If that sounds too easy, then have a go at operating a digger to hook a duck, or perhaps see what you can find with the Buried Treasure attraction.

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Historic Dockyard Chatham

Just a 20 minute drive or so from the Diggerland Kent Theme Park, you will find the Historic Dockyard Chatham. If you’ve experienced all of the diggers that you possibly can with a day at Diggerland, then turn your attention to ships and submarines, and see what’s on offer when you climb aboard!

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Royal Engineers Museum - historical things in Kent

Royal Engineers Museum

Once you’ve experienced diggers and ships, it’s time to move on to tanks! There are plenty of them to see at the Royal Engineers Museum, based in Gillingham.

The museum tells a wonderful story, focusing on the Royal Engineers and how they’ve helped the British Army survive for over 300 years.

The Best Places to Eat after your Diggerland Day Out in Kent

When visiting Diggerland, there’s the Dig Inn cafe with a vast selection of meals and snacks from which to choose. A 5* food hygiene rating and reasonably priced food and drink, the franchised café at Diggerland Kent Theme Park is loved by all who visit.

Rochester high street has a fantastic array of independent coffee shops, tea rooms and restaurants, including Tiny Tim’s, Crepe & Co., Cathedral Pie House (traditional pie & mash, anyone?), The Cheeseroom and Brettington’s Lobster & Steakhouse.

The Best Places to Stay when You’re Not Quite Ready to Leave

Just a 5 minute walk from the Diggerland Kent Theme Park, located within the Medway Valley Leisure Park, you have a Premier Inn, which is perfect for family stays. Better yet, the Leisure Park boasts some great chain restaurants including Frankie & Benny’s, as well as a cinema and even a bowling alley!

If you’re wanting more luxury, focus your attention to the Bridgewood Manor. On the outskirts of Chatham, just a stone’s throw from the beautiful BlueBell Hill Village (surrounded by nature trails and a breathtaking viewpoint), this hotel meets all of the families needs. A luxury spa, a gym and a bar will keep Mum and Dad happy, while the indoor pool awaits the kids who haven’t quite burned all that energy off at Diggerland.

For family days out in Kent and things to do in Kent, we’ve got you covered. A day at Diggerland can be coupled with a local stay, that has more than plenty to keep the whole family entertained!

Looking for perfect Family Days Out?

With the final school term coming to an end soon, parents have the same fear every year, what are they going to do with the kids all day? Here at Diggerland UK Theme Parks, we are open 7 days a week through July to August, making it the perfect time to venture out as a family and spend quality time together doing something completely unique. Whether your closest park is Kent, Devon, Durham or Yorkshire, we are sure you will have a day out to remember.

Why are our parks perfect for Family Days Out?

The stress that children face at school now is unfortunately a big problem, seen in an article from The Guardian, it states that children as young as 10 are panicking over SATs with worries of failure, and GCSE students experiencing intense anxiety over the uncertainty of their futures. There is never a better time to remind your child to ‘just do their best’, and to remind them that life is about experience too.

Diggerland offers the perfect opportunity for the whole family to de-stress and to have some fun, to try something new and to spend more quality time together, operating and driving real diggers! It could be time to make learning fun, or simply give your children a break from learning all together, especially with Summer holidays coming up. Our Diggerland Parks are aimed at children aged 4 -14, but the whole family even have an enjoyable day out!

A Family Day out at Diggerland doesn’t just mean the kids, a recent Age UK article tells us that almost 2 million older people feel ‘ignored or invisible’, don’t let this be the case with your family! On family days out to Kent, Devon, Durham or Yorkshire, don’t forget to ask if your older relatives would care to join you too, Diggerland is for everyone to enjoy.

With 20 different rides and drives within all 4 Diggerland UK Theme Parks, there is something for everyone to do, whether you’re digger mad or not. Adults can show the children how it’s done when it comes to operating a Giant Digger or a competitive go on the dodgems.

Family Day's Out at Diggerland

If you’re visiting in a large group of 10 or more, and turn up on the day to any of our Diggerland Theme Parks, you can make the most out of our group booking rate and pay:

  • £19.95 per person for anyone over 90cm
  • £11.95 per person for anyone who is over 65
  • Anyone under 90cm will enter for free!

You can also gain further discount by booking at least 14 days before the day of your visit and pay only £15.95 per person instead. If you would like to make a group booking, please ring our bookings and admin team on: 0871 22 77 007.

Family Days out to Diggerland can be tiring, especially with young children, so why not take advantage of our on-site eatery, Dig Inn. Located at each of the 4 theme parks, Dig Inn offer a selection of hot food, cold food, refreshments and snacks, perfect for the whole family to choose from. Whilst you enjoy some downtime, let your children run wild, and let off some steam in our indoor soft play area before you head back out into the park for another walk around and buckets of fun on the construction machinery.

Our indoor play area is great for taking a break from the park during rainy days, as well as lunch time when all your children want to do is run around and enjoy themselves, and especially great for any children visiting that are under 90cm who may be too small to go on the majority of the rides and drives.

We look forward to seeing you at Diggerland at some point over the Summer Holidays!