Fun Days Out in the UK

How can visiting a UK Theme Park calm your January blues?

With the festive season coming to an end, many of us will sadly be experiencing a case of the January blues. So, why not start planning your summer treats? As we approach warmer weather it’s vital to start planning trips to make the most of your time off.

Sun-filled days are approaching so families across the UK will start eagerly devising outings to a selection of attractions. For instance, venturing to the delightful seashore, strolling around lush gardens or enjoying the time of your life at a local Theme Park. To aid your fun in the sun schedules we’ve created a list of our top UK Theme Parks!

Our Top 3 UK Theme Park Attractions

Diggerland

It may seem biased, but we honestly believe our rides offer the most exhilarating experiences and life-long memories. We are the only Digger themed Theme park in the UK, offering a range of one of a kind experiences. A summer trip to Diggerland is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages, with plenty of areas for parents to relax in the sun. You can visit us in Kent, Devon, Durham & Yorkshire, the Diggerland experience is sure to be unique and action packed! For the perfect summer pick up why not purchase tickets for our special event, the Diggerland 20th Birthday Gala Party. This special event provides ticket holders a range of entertainment, a buffet and unlimited roam on all of our rides. Pick up event tickets for just £25.00 per person for any four of our parks! 

 

Although we are closed during January, there are a few ways that we can still ease you through the tiring month. By pre booking your tickets in advance, you will then have a spectacular day to look forward to, during a time that most people find particularly depressing, especially if you plan to visit us in February Half Term! 

Thinking of ways for children to earn pocket money, for which they can spend in our magnificent Goodie Store, will also be a fun activity to take part in during January, and will help the time pass until we open again in February. This may also count as a good incentive!

Legoland

Based on the famous building block toys that we all grew up playing with, Legoland is a UK Theme Park based in Windsor. This well-known park was built in 1996 and now has theme parks in over 12 countries with more on the way! With a focus on learning, kids will have the chance to construct, role play and participate in driving simulations. But the best part of Legoland, absolutely everything is made of Lego!

Paultons Park 

Paultons Park, similarly to Diggerland, is an award winning theme park situated in the charming town of Hampshire. With an array of attractions dotted throughout 140 acres of land, this UK Theme Park is also great for families. Paultons Park offers a chance for visitors to stay over for short breaks for as little as £49.00 including Hotel and Park tickets.

Diggerland Campsite

For those of you that are already daydreaming of the hot sun and blue skies, you’ll be pleased to know that our Diggerland Campsite, located at our Devon park, will be open once again from the 27th March 2020. Our campsite is the perfect place for outdoorsy families to really take in the fresh air and enjoy some quality time together.

Located on the same complex as the Diggerland Theme Park itself, you are surrounded by an abundance of activities and fun.

Diggerland UK Theme Park Campsite
Looking for camping in Devon?

Camping in Devon can be a fun and exciting experience for the whole family. Toasting marshmallows by the fire, enjoying long walks in the wondrous Devonshire woodlands, breathing in the fresh countryside air. Can you really think of anything better than being at one with nature? 

 

Camping in Cullompton

Cullompton is a charming little town in Devon. Home to the Romans and Saxons, the little town of Cullompton has plenty of history to keep the whole family engaged. During civil wars, Cullompton was visited several times by troops passing through. And latterly, Cullompton was a town well-known for its cloth and wool manufacturing. You can still this day, visit the Cold Harbour Mill, now a museum, where the past really is brought to life as visitors can see craftsmen and women making traditional textiles, as well as knit beautiful yarn and hand woven rugs. 

Just off the M5 at junction 31 or 32, Cullompton is perfectly located for those travelling down the country towards Plymouth, or up the country towards Bristol. It therefore makes perfect sense to enjoy a pit stop along the way of a long journey, or indeed just simply enjoy a holiday taking in the stunning surrounds that Cullompton has to offer. 

The campsite adjacent to the Diggerland Devon Theme Park, is perfectly situated upon acres of fields and woodlands. The River Culm flows nearby and within walking distance you will shortly arrive at the river and be able to revel in its natural beauty. 

When looking for locations that offer camping in Devon, Cullompton should really be top of your list. 

Diggerland Devon Campsite

Camping in Devon does not have to be expensive, simply pack your tent in your car or get everything sorted in your caravan or motorhome, and be on your way. 

You can simply turn up at any time when camping at the Diggerland Devon campsite, without pre-booking. However, we do recommend booking in advance as you will receive a very attractive 50% discount. 

Pay on the day prices start from £14.00 per night for a one to two man tent. However, this is reduced to just £7.00 per night, if you book in advance via the Diggerland website. 

Guests can pitch their tent or park their caravan or motorhome, with the option of having electric hook up if they so wish. There are shower and toilet facilities all provided on site. 

If sitting around the fire, cooking dinner together or enjoying chatting and telling stories is your thing, you are more than welcome to do this on the Diggerland Devon campsite.  

Just a short five minute walk away, there is a nearby filling station. On the same site as the filling station is also the Bluebell Restaurant, which has a four star TripAdvisor rating, and serves vegetarian and vegan friendly options. 

Diggerland - Diggerland Devon Campsite

Diggerland Devon Adventure Theme Park

The Diggerland Adventure Theme Park is a stone’s throw from the Diggerland campsite in Devon. Kids and even bigger kids (the grown ups), can enjoy operating real diggers and dumpers, as well as experiencing the thrills of the world famous Spindizzy ride, Skyshuttle or Dig-a-Round carousel. 

Let the kids loose in a playground full of pure bliss, as they turn into construction workers for the day, digging up dirt, filling in holes and driving JCBs! 

Admission into Diggerland is just £19.95 per person if booked in advance online via the Diggerland website. Alternatively, pay on the day prices are charged at £23.95 per person. 

Anyone under 90cm in height is admitted into Diggerland free of charge and there are also concessions for OAPs. 

Fishing in Devon 

If you love fishing, then Digger Lakes is just a short walk from the campsite in Devon, located next door to Diggerland. Quality carp fishing, angling and pleasure fishing can be enjoyed at the Digger Lakes, whereby the owner Ben and his team will take very good care of you. 

Trust us, within a few hours you will be totally ‘hooked’ – get it? 

EVision Electric Car Hire

Car Hire in Devon 

You’ve travelled down to Devon for a relaxing family getaway in your caravan or camper van, but you don’t quite fancy leaving your pitch and taking such a mighty vehicle off to explore the local area and beyond?

Not to worry, as EVision Electric Car Hire have a collection and drop off point based at the Diggerland Devon Theme Park. Simply call EVision to book your hire and the friendly team will ensure you have either a BMW i3 or a Tesla fully cleaned and fully charged, ready for the whole family to venture off. 

 

Ready to make a booking?

To book the Diggerland campsite in Devon, click here 

If you want to book the Diggerland Adventure Theme Park for a day out, click here

Book fishing at Digger Lakes, click here 

To book an electric vehicle rental, click here

Diggerland UK Theme Park visit the Big Cat Sanctuary!

Diggerland UK Theme Park Outside Events

Last Thursday, Diggerland UK Theme Park attended the Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden, and the weather was beautiful and sunny, reaching up to record high temperatures of 36 degrees. It was a very busy day, and the kids and adults loved it! 

At the event, we had Dippy Ducks and the Skittles attractions set up. We gave the public the chance to hook their ducks and knock down the skittles using the digger attachments. Both rides requires you to have concentration and great hand-eye coordination, but most importantly patience. The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden, Kent look after 16 different breeds of wild cats providing a sanctuary that is peaceful and calm for the breeding of endangered cats both large and small – such as Jaguars, Lions, Cheetahs, and many more.

The sanctuary also provide great experiences for people to come up close and meet the big cats, as well as other fun and exclusive events for its members to attend too. Finally, we would like to give a special thanks and hats off to our lovely marshals from Diggerland Kent, for running the machinery. We would also like to give special thanks to all the volunteers at the Big Cat Sanctuary for working with us to make the day successful, and wonderful for the visitors.

If you want us to exhibit our machines at an event you are planning next year or even the remainder of this year contact us today to discuss further!

Brands Hatch

Throughout the remaining months this year, Diggerland will be attending various outside events for the public to enjoy using our construction machinery. We have various events planned at Brands Hatch in Fawkham. We will be attending the British GT Championship on 4th August, as well as the Festival Italia 2019 on 18th August.

Brands Hatch, is a Grand Prix motor racing circuit, and also a popular event location for all things cars and other vehicles. Brands Hatch provide behind the wheel driving experiences to individuals young as 11, to ride around their tracks and loops. We have recently attended and displayed our machinery at the Mini Festival 2019, on 21st July 2019. We saw Mini fanatics gather from locations near and far to celebrate the 60th year anniversary of Minis. With some exciting races and vintage Minis for sale, it was a brilliant day out!

Diggerland will also be attending The Biddenden Tractorfest and Country Fair, York Racecourse Family Day and many more events. To keep updated with our future outside events and dates make sure you visit the website. They will be great family days out for everyone!

Dippy Ducks in Big Cat Sanctuary
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Dippy Ducks in Big Cat Sanctuary
JCB Racing Durham

Diggerland Corporate Events

If going to an event isn’t for you, we can also offer exclusive visits for companies to host their corporate events at. We can provide various different fun rides and events for your staff and customers to partake in, such as Formula JCB Racing and Dumper Racing, as well as having full access to the Diggerland park and the 20 different arrives and drives. We also provide team building challenges, which encourage teamwork to complete the task in hand, which is great fun for everyone. Regardless of whether you are partaking in team building challenges or hiring Diggerland for exclusive use, your staff and customers are sure to have a great time when they visit us. Diggerland is definitely not just for kids! If you are looking to book your corporate event with us then ring our head office on: 01634 711711

Diggerland at Plantworx 2019

Diggerland are very excited to say that we exhibited our unique rides and drives at the UK’S Largest Construction Machinery Convention – PlantWorx 2019, and what a major success it was!

 

PlantWorx is a Construction Equipment Association (CEA) event based in Peterborough. The event is organised for businesses to showcase their craft amongst other like minded people, bringing all of those in the construction industry together. The event showcased some brilliant new plant technology, and the wet weather throughout the three days didn’t dampen the people’s passion for machinery!

 

In amongst the bustling, busy PlantWorx crowd were our big brothers, H.E. Services –  showing us all why they’re the world leaders in Digger Hire! Supporting H.E Group were more of our family, BuyADigger. Alongside us all were some fantastic construction and heavy machinery companies such as John Deere, JCB and Hydrema. It was a dream day for all of us construction fanatics.

 

Displays at PlantWorx 2019

The exhibition had some wonderful displays such as:

  • The Simulation Zone – The Zone consisted of six screens replicating a working construction site, designed to give you a complete immersive virtual experience!
  • Classic Plant Display – We took a step back in time to see the archives of the classic machines, that inspired us to design the modern machines we see today.
  • Primary and Secondary Engineering – A perfect example of the wonderful things on offer in the Modern Age of STEM degrees.

 

While PlantWorx brought everyone in the industry together, Diggerland brought buckets of fun and education for everyone with our Mini Diggerland. One of our mantras is aimed at getting kids and young adults into more vocational subjects, and this was the perfect opportunity for us to provide, not only children but adults too, a whole new experience. It was a complete success and thanks to our fantastic team, it was a very welcome addition to PlantWorx Student Day.

PlantWorx 2019
Looking for Group Visits in Kent?

Are you looking for fun family days out in Kent, but you’re part of a big group and worried it will be too expensive? At Diggerland UK Theme Park, we can offer group visits in Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire for great discounted rates. You can then enjoy a family day out with your friends and family without worrying about it breaking the bank!

At Diggerland, we can offer varied group visit packages, which depend on the day you are planning on visiting plus how many people you are looking to visit with. We currently offer:

 

Pay on the day during normal opening hours

If you are part of a group of 10 or more, and turn up on the day to any of our Diggerland Theme Parks, you are entitled to 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!

 

Advanced booking during normal opening hours

To make the most of our group booking discount, plan your group visits in Kent at least 14 days in advance, and call our bookings team to pre-book your tickets for the below prices:

  • If you are a group of 10 – 49 you can enter Diggerland for £15.95 per person
  • If you are part of a group of 50 or more individuals then the price will be £13.95 per person, perfect for larger school trips, so make sure you get the word out!
  • Anyone under 90cm will enter for free and any visitors over the age of 65 will pay the same as the section above.

 

Advanced booking during school half term

Even though we are closed during school term times, we don’t want to limit the fun you can still have at Diggerland. Have you ever thought about booking group visits in Kent and have exclusive access to the rides and drives?

Perfect for stag dos and hen dos, school trips, birthday parties and even corporate events, make the most of a 2 hour and 30 minute time slot from: 10:00am till 12:30pm or 1:30pm till 4:00pm. To book an exclusive visit to any of our Diggerland Theme Parks, prices would be:

  • Groups of 25 – 49 are £15.95 per person
  • Groups of 50 can enter at £13.95 per person
  • Again, any visitors over 65 will pay £11.95 per person, and anyone measuring under 90cm will enter for free.

 

Don’t forget that the group booking discount price is not just for school trips, if you are part of a large family, or you’re celebrating a hen or stag do, or perhaps a birthday and you’re looking for group visits in Kent, then the price is for you too! Ensure you take a look at what our birthday parties at Diggerland offer, to get the full Diggerland experience for your child.

If you would like to make a group booking, please ring our bookings and admin team on: 0871 22 77 007 and get booking today, we can’t wait to see you!

Birthday Parties in Kent, Devon, Durham & Yorkshire

At our Diggerland parks we can host birthday parties in Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire. Not only will you be winning the heart of your child but all of their friends. Your child will experience a day out to Diggerland, and exclusive use of our themed party room.

Are you looking for a special place for your child’s birthday this year? Then look no further. Fancy a spin on Spindizzy or a competitive race on our Go Karts, then Diggerland is definitely the place to burn some energy.

 

What does a Diggerland Birthday party involve?

Upon booking, you will have a selection of time slots available to choose from for each of our Diggerland Theme Parks. The time slots last 2 hours and 45 minutes and will include:

  • A dedicated party host who will greet you on arrival to the park. (Just to make you aware the party host will be available to ask questions and show you around.They will not be around the whole time you are in the park, as they will need to set up the party room).
  • All birthday parties booked will be sent out Diggerland themed party invites.
  • Upon arrival, you will have access to the 20 rides and drives within the theme park for the initial 2 hours, and then 45 minutes in the party room for fun and food!
  • Upgrade your birthday party and receive Digger branded cup cakes for £1.50 per person.
  • All children will receive a Diggerland theme park branded lunch bag, which will include their party food in.
  • The party food general contains a sandwich, piece of fruit, chocolate bar, crisps and a drink for each child to enjoy.

Don’t worry adults we haven’t forgot you! We have an on-site eatery available, so you can purchase hot food, cold food and refreshments.

To remember the day at Diggerland, all children will receive a souvenir certificate and a balloon to show off to their friends at school too!

 

Booking Policy

When booking your birthday parties in Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire, you will need to book the minimum number of 10 children (£19.95 per person), and you will be entitled to 5 adults who can enter free of charge. Any additional adults will be £10 per person.

Please note that children under the height of 90cm will not be counted in the group of 10.

To ensure your party is definitely booked and taking place you will need to pay at least 10 days before the visit date.

Why should you book a birthday party at Diggerland?

  • Diggerland birthday parties are completely unique!
  • You will be the best parents EVER (according to your children!)
  • Make a day of it. You can visit the park again once the party room has finished.
  • Meet Duggy and Dotty!
  • Your child’s name will be displayed in admissions for all of our customers to see when they come in.
  • Allow your children to experience construction machinery completely under the safety of our marshals.

What are you waiting for… book your birthday parties at Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire Diggerland theme parks today!

Birthday parties in Kent
Opening hours for Diggerland Theme Park!

Calling all parents, grandparents and energetic children!

With the Easter holidays nearly over and the majority of children heading back to school after the half term, we know that some parents may start to feel the relieved! Some families may still be off for April, so why not take a trip to one of our Diggerland theme parks.

Visit a Diggerland Theme park for Days out in Kent, Devon, Durham & Yorkshire. We are open 7 days a week until 28th April. You can visit us from 10am – 5pm and have a whole day of digger madness!

Now is the perfect time to cash in those family days out and redeem any Gift Vouchers that you may have lurking around at home. Please note any Digger or Racing Experience Days for adults, will need to be pre-booked with our Bookings team, give us a call on: 01634 711 711.

 

If you want to treat your friends and family to Gift Vouchers for Diggerland, these can also be bought online, or you can arrange these over the phone with us. Choose from General Admission, Dumper Racing or an individual JCB experience!

Family Days Out - Camping in Devon

Have you planned your perfect family days out for the year? Think again if you haven’t visited Diggerland Theme Park, or our campsite in Devon. There’s no better feeling than having accommodation for the next day, or even perhaps the weekend pre-booked. Instead of the long dreaded journey home and the children are asking if they are nearly home or complaining they’re bored.

Find all you need to know below for our theme park and camping in Devon!

2019 Season

Diggerland theme park may already be open for the season, but the campsite in Devon will reopen again for 2019 on 5th April. It will then close again for the winter season on 3rd November, so you have plenty of time to book your family days out plus accommodation.

It can be hard to keep children entertained, especially during bank holidays and half terms. If you’ve already planned or booked your visit to Diggerland Theme Park then you are already a step ahead. Now a days it’s difficult to get children off the latest gaming consoles or peel them away from their phones and tablets, but nothing says quality family time than pitching up a tent together or having a kick around.

We welcome tents, motorhomes and caravans that you can place on our large, sheltered pitches and also have access to electric hookups (if booked in advance).

Diggerland - Diggerland Devon Campsite

Storage Facilities

Since last years season we have updated the storage facilities and we can now offer you much more for your stay!

  • Caravan storage is £25 per week, £65 per month or £350 per annum (available only at Diggerland Devon).
  • Store your boat for £25 per week, £65 per month or £350 per annum (also available at Diggerland Devon as long as it is stored on a trailer).
  • Store your trailers and horseboxes for £25 per week, £65 per month or £350 per annum.

You will need to contact the bookings team in order to secure your storage facilities. Email your requirements to: mail@diggerland.com

Located a few minutes away from the M5, we are also next to Diggerlakes, perfect for all the keen anglers in the family and anyone looking to try their luck at Carp fishing!

Diggerland Theme Park

Who wouldn’t want to visit Diggerland, the ultimate UK Adventure theme park! With 20 different construction inspired Rides & Drives, there is something for everyone. Take a bumpy ride on Groundshuttle or get an adrenaline rush on Spindizzy!

There are also indoor and outdoor play areas, sandpits, coin operated rides for visitors to enjoy and let off steam while their parents can just sit back, relax and watch the fun.

At all of our Diggerland parks we also have picnic facilities as well as an onsite eatery serving hot and cold food, snacks and refreshments.

If you’re looking for a different type of family holiday this year, or perhaps just an over night stay, we look forward to seeing you all at some point this year!

Spindizzy at Diggerland UK Theme Park.
Diggerland Checklist - Perfect for Family Days Out

With less than a month till our 2019 season, get ahead and start planning your family days out today! We have put together a top 5 checklist for you, to make sure you are fully prepared for a brilliant day out at our parks.

 

Bring a change of clothes

Whatever time of the year you visit, please remember that you may get muddy, dirty or even dusty. All of our rides are located outside and it does involve climbing in and out of machines. We would hate to see you get wet or ruin any of your nice clothes. We always advise our customers to bring a rain mac/waterproof, and keep a change of clothes in the car in case you do need to change.

Spare pair of shoes

There is a chance that your feet may get wet, and especially muddy if you are climbing into machines. We strongly advise bringing a spare pair of shoes with you to change into, especially during the colder months. We would also recommend not wearing your best trainers or open toed shoes. You will not be permitted to ride on attractions if you turn up in sandals, due to health and safety. When you visit our Diggerland parks we do have wellies on sale in our Gift Shop that would definitely make a lovely pair of spare shoes! Plan ahead and order yours today here!

Diggerland - Diggerland Wellies

Don’t forget your lunch!

When you arrive at our Diggerland theme parks you will soon realise that it’s going to occupy the kids for a whole day, so make sure you bring your lunch. Whether you want to enjoy the outdoors, and take advantage of our picnic tables around the park, or use our indoor facilities in the damper weather you can. We also have Dig Inn, our onsite eatery that stock hot food, cold food, snacks and refreshments. Perfect for family days out!

 

Check out our ride height chart before you arrive

All of our attractions have height restrictions, and anyone who is over 90cm can get on the majority of our 20 different rides & drives. If you are travelling with younger children we always advise our guests to check against our ride height chart and measure their children before they arrive. We wouldn’t want to disappoint anyone!

 

Pre-book your tickets if you have your day planned in advance

If you’re planning your family days out in advance, why not pre-book your tickets here for a specific day. You will then receive your tickets at a discount price of £19.95pp for anyone who is over 90cm, and you’ll be ready to go for the season ahead.

 

Duggy & Dotty, and everyone at Diggerland look forward to seeing you!

Duggy & Dotty
Buckets of fun for everyone - Family Days Out

Here at Diggerland, our slogan says there’s something for everyone in our parks, and we really believe we have something for the whole family to enjoy. With four parks and 20+ rides, we strive to offer a great family days out, no matter what your tastes. The kids will have a blast racing around in Go Karts, while the adults take photos of memories that will last forever. But who says the adults have to miss out? Not us! The Spindizzy is a thrilling ride for both adults and children! They can take a drive in their very own dumper truck, or relive their youth playing in the mud on the Dirt Diggers. There’s plenty of activities for the whole family to do together, the kids can even come up with competitions to play against the grown-ups in a number of our rides:

  • Race to stack the tires in the fastest time on StackAttack!
  • Visit Skittles, and see who can knock down the most!
  • See who’s first to hook the duck on the Dippy Ducks!
  • Dig at Buried Treasure and see who finds the prize first!

 

There really is buckets of fun for everyone!

The grandparents can have fun too! We are honoured to have been mentioned on the Age UK website as one of many fun things grandparents can do with their grandchildren. Age UK is a charity that aims to keep elderly people active. We have some mellow rides for nan and grandad to enjoy, like the Diggerland Train and the awesome Skyshuttle. There really is something for all the family to enjoy.

Why not plan a family trip to Diggerland Devon, and stay at our campsite? Camping has stood the test of time, so combine it with a digger-themed UK attraction, and the whole trip is sure to be a blast!

Enjoy great family days out, whether it be playing football or other outdoor games in the huge open space on the Diggerland Devon campsite, to enjoying long family walks together in the beautiful Devon countryside, the trip will be sure to truly satisfy a well earned break! The grown-ups will relish in teaching the kids new tricks, like how to put up a tent properly or how to cook burgers on a barbeque, and the kids will have fun learning something new.

All of these activities and more are just part of what makes Diggerland a great family day out. The valuable memories children make with their family and friends will stay with them forever.

Family Days Out