Fun Things to do in Durham

Things to do in Durham

There’s no denying that there is an array of spectacular things to do in Durham. You might say, that Durham is a county full of surprises, where you can delve further into the beautiful county’s history and explore it’s fascinating past from a multitude of attractions. 

Whether you have a keen interest in the medieval city, or are simply looking for something to fill up your weekend, we have compiled a list below of some must-see things to do in Durham.

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

The Cathedral was built in 1093 to house the Shrine of St Cuthbert, and is home to it’s beautiful architecture and wonderful location, which is in the heart of the Durham World Heritage Site. 

Durham Cathedral is just a 15 minute drive from our Diggerland Theme Park, which is located in Langley Park. This gives you the perfect opportunity to experience what Durham has to offer, by immersing yourself into the views from the Cathedral’s central tower, where you can see the historic city and surrounding countryside.

Beamish

Set in 300 beautiful acres of the countryside, Beamish offers visitors a chance to really gain a first hand experience on what life was like in North East England, in the 1820s, 1910s and 1940s.

With a list of exciting events such as, The Great North Festival of Transport, the Georgian Fair and The Great North Festival of Agriculture, there are always an ample of fun things to do in Durham throughout the year. 

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Fun Activities to do in Durham

Diggerland

You will find Diggerland Durham located in Langley Park, just off Front Street, which is the main road that runs through Langley Park Village.

The only place where adults and children can gain a real experience of the construction world, we provide an array of attractions whereby our guests can ride and operate real, full sized diggers and dumpers. With our specially adapted machines, visitors can learn to operate their very own Skidsteer, drive around a designed course and see if they can get to grips like a professional! If that’s not enough for you, how about operating the world famous JCB 3CX? Who would have thought that your little ones would have the opportunity to drive a real Backhoe Loader? For our littler guests, they may enjoy boarding our Diggerland Train, where they can turn the steering wheel and honk the horn on a journey around the park.

Down At The Farm

Based in the Sunderland area, Down At The Farm has been running since the 18th century. Visitors can meet a variety of wonderful animals such as alpacas, meerkats, reindeers and ponies.

During their season, guests can get up and close by washing, petting and feeding some of their farm animals.

Adventure Valley

With an array of attractions, indoor play areas and animal zones, Adventure Valley offers a wonderful family experience for all ages. You can even create magical memories at their upcoming Winter Wonderland.

Escape Rooms Durham

For an hours worth of adrenaline, an escape room may just be the perfect activity for your family or friends. A group of six people can experience two different games ‘Mr Barrowdales Study’ and ‘Escape The Lab’. These will certainly bring the group together, and are perfect for stag/hen parties or corporate team building exercises.

Places to stay whilst in Durham

Best Western Whitworth Hall Hotel

Whitworth Hall has 29 rooms with a purpose of providing relaxing stay, whilst also offering views over the deer park and local countryside. The hotel serves a variety of cuisine from The Library restaurant and their very popular afternoon tea. 

Alternatively, you can experience a variety of nearby restaurants such as The Royal Oak, which serves everybody’s well-loved ‘pub grub’ food. Casa d’Italia is also a very popular nearby Italian restaurant for all you pizza and pasta lovers!

Hotel Indigo Durham

Hotel Indigo Durham

Now this is classy! Hotel Indigo is the perfect stop for those that are looking to step into the history of Durham. Their boutique hotel is just a few short moments from the historic Durham City Centre, which is right in the heart of all the adventure. With the magnificent university, castle and spectacular Durham Cathedral right on your doorstep, you will be spoilt for choice!

Hotel Indigo is just a 15 minute drive away from Diggerland Durham, which gives you the perfect chance to ticket us off your list!

And there you have it, your one stop guide for fun and truly fantastic things to do in Durham. We hope to see you soon for our 2020 season!

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Unique Birthday Parties in Yorkshire

There is so much fun to be had in Yorkshire. With ample attractions, there is much to choose from when it comes to Unique Birthday Parties in Yorkshire!

Kids have high expectations in this day and age. They want everything to be simply the best – no parents! The kids do not wish to visit a Tina Turner concert! But to find out what they do want… read on! 

They want something exciting! Something never done before! They want something unique!

So, for unique birthday parties in Yorkshire, you really have come to the best place.

Diggerland Birthday Party

Diggerland is the epitome of unique!

Kids and grown ups can ride, drive and operate real diggers, dumpers and plenty of other construction machines. How unique is that? No where else in the country can kids and non-trained grown ups actually drive a dumper truck. Nor can they sit in the cab of a giant dirt digger and operate the controls to scoop mud and watch it drop from the mighty digger bucket!

The world famous Spindizzy will certainly impress the kids and make the birthday child the coolest in school. The world famous ride starts off slow, then builds and builds, spinning one way and then the other. With the digger arm lifting riders higher and higher! There will be plenty of laughs and squeels, as well as “Get me off!” to be heard by spectators.

Then there’s the Go-Karts! The kids can race each other on the track and smile as they take the lead… all to get that optimal first place!

What do you get when booking birthday parties in Yorkshire?

  • Personalised Diggerland Party invitations for all your special guests.
  • A dedicated host or hostess to welcome your birthday boy or girl and his or her siblings and friends – to ensure everything runs smoothly and you all have a great experience. *The host or hostess will not be with your party for the whole duration which is why we provide free entry for five adults.
  • Diggerland “Welcome Video” to watch and enjoy upon arrival.
  • The birthday party starts with two hours of driving and operating Diggerland’s REAL diggers and dumpers, and enjoying the other various rides & drives!
  • Followed by 45 minutes for Party Food, complete with Diggerland Balloons and ”Happy Birthday” cake time! (Please provide your own cake, we also offer Digger branded cup cakes – £1.50 per cake.)
  • Souvenir Diggerland Lunch Bag which includes a cold packed lunch for each & every child to keep!
  • Party food is a picnic style cold menu comprising of a cheese/ham sandwich, piece of fruit/chocolate bar, crisps and a drink – however this is subject to change.

And…

  • Every child will receive a Souvenir Certificate to help them remember the day!
  • One Diggerland balloon is provided for each child within the party.
  • After the party guests may go back in to the park if they want to carry on having fun. Please kindly note adults must accompany children at all times.

So if you want to give your little one the most memorable and exhilarating birthday bash he or she is ever likely to have, you need look no further than Diggerland UK Theme Park.

The birthday party must be booked and paid for at least 10 days prior to the party date.

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Diggerland Partner With Urban Entertainment To Provide Outdoor Cinema

When looking for things to do in Yorkshire for the whole family to enjoy, you could be spoilt for choice. With all of the cinemas, bowling alleys, historic attractions, theme parks and other fun things to do in Yorkshire. It can be difficult for the whole family to decide on only one thing.

Don’t despair though, as Diggerland have got you covered! A whole day can be enjoyed at our theme park located in Castleford. From 10am until the evening, we have ample of exciting activities that won’t leave any one squabbling.

So, you’re reading our latest Diggerland post, which means you’re probably looking for things to do in Yorkshire. Our popular UK theme park, Diggerland, where kids and adults can drive JCBs and much more, have added a huge 40-foot outdoor cinema screen to the list of attractions! This is thanks to an amazing partnership currently running with the UK’s & Middle East’s No.1 Outdoor & Drive-in cinema company, Urban Entertainment.

Drive -in Cinema. Things to do in Yorkshire.

Urban Entertainment have worked with the biggest and well-known brands across the globe. Guests can rest assured knowing they are in good hands.

Screenings will run from October 26th, 2019 and will lead up to the festive season. Guests can delight themselves enjoying family favourites such as ‘Rocketman’ and ‘Elf’. As well as real classics including ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Love Actually’.

So there are now two things to do in Yorkshire, which are right in one place. After a day out enjoying one of Yorkshire’s best loved attractions digging, racing and riding on real heavy construction machinery; visitors can sit back, relax and take in the sights and sounds of some of the best films the movie industry has to offer. We’re certain this will have the kids thoroughly kept busy during the day. Followed by mum & dad sitting in the front seat of the movies on a Saturday night… we know, it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as The Drifters!

Spindizzy. Things to do in Yorkshire.

You don’t have to be a Diggerland patron though, in order to enjoy an evening out with friends and family, watching your most magnificent movies.

Diggerland admission prices start from £9.95pp (OAP), and £19.95pp (adult / child over 90cm). Children under 90cm enter free of charge.

Urban Drive-in cinema screenings are just £20.00 per car. Gates open from 6:00pm. Book your screening here.

For any guests who sadly lost out when Moonlight Cinema operated a drive-in cinema back in December 2018, the founders of Urban Entertainment have decided to very kindly  offer half price car admission. Previous Moonlight customers simply need to email michael@urbanentertainment.co.uk  with their Moonlight confirmation and the £10 fee will be honoured for the first screening booked with Urban Drive-in cinema. 

There you have it, two family friendly and thoroughly enjoyable ideas for things to do in Yorkshire. You’re welcome! 

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Diggerland Yorkshire voted Yorkshire's Best Outdoor Attraction

Yorkshire’s Best Outdoor Visitor Attraction

When looking for days out in Yorkshire, people look for something fun and exhilarating. Well, that’s exactly what they get when they book a visit to Diggerland in Yorkshire.

This week marked a very exciting week for Diggerland, because the public voted Diggerland Yorkshire construction theme park, as ‘Yorkshire’s Best Outdoor Visitor Attraction’.

A very competitive battle took place in order to crown the winner! The public were asked to vote for their favourite destination out of 20 different attractions. It was a tough defeat as there are many outstanding top attractions in Yorkshire!

Days out in Yorkshire: Awards Showcase

Yorkshire exhibits an impressive number of original and exciting attractions Twenty of these are now part of Yorkshire Attractions, founded 21 years ago. Ranging from magnificent museums and incredible heritage sites, to awe-inspiring animal attractions and thrilling theme parks. Each member of the Yorkshire Attractions groups is truly unique. The annual competition provides a platform for some of the public’s favourite experiences to receive the recognition they deserve.

This year’s competition was fierce with more than 13,000 votes being cast by the public in an effort to see their favourite attraction awarded 1st place.

Chris Simmonett, General Manager, Diggerland Yorkshire, said: “;We are absolutely delighted and humbled to have been voted in as 1st place by the Yorkshire public
for Yorkshire’s Favourite Outdoor Attraction for 2019. It means the absolute world to the
management and the staff to have won such a prestigious award. It is great to know our hard work has paid off”.”

Diggerland prides on having an outstanding reputation and that includes being an award winning theme park. Especially so, when it comes to all four of the UK-based theme parks, located in Kent, Devon and Durham, as well as Yorkshire.

What Diggerland Yorkshire Guests Say

Excellent experience for all the family.

We had booked an adult JCB driving experience. It was excellent, the equipment was first class, the explanation by the staff (who were both very professional and friendly) was clear and easy to follow. This enabled us to take full advantage of our time there. We thoroughly enjoyed trying the other attractions throughout the complex, and have recommended your attractions to friends and family.

First trip here but won’t be the last!

Visited with six year old at weekend. We all had a brilliant time! I am aware other reviews have felt it was expensive but we felt that it was comparable to theme parks or zoo entries and provided a unique experience. Our grandson got to do so much that he wouldn’t ever have done and we adults loved it too. Queues were short and we never had to wait more than ten mins to get on anything. Highly recommend a trip particularly once your child is more than 1.1 metres high as this opens up more options to do.
Staff were really friendly and welcoming. We loved it!

Days out in Yorkshire: Giant Diggers

What is Diggerland?

Diggerland Yorkshire is an alternative theme park where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate real diggers. This award-winning experience is located in Castleford and hosts a multitude of full-sized construction machinery.  This includes JCBs and 180/360 excavators. The attraction also boasts outdoor and indoor play areas for younger children as well as head-reeling rides, Go-Karts and Dodgems for the whole family.

Why you should include Diggerland Yorkshire theme park on your list of days out in Yorkshire

When looking for exciting and unique days out in Yorkshire to suit the whole family, Diggerland Yorkshire theme park has ample of activities! The whole family will be entertained as the kids can enjoy driving a real car, the parents can get competitive on our latest attraction, StackAttack and the whole family can enjoy digging, racing and experiencing a ride in the world famous Spindizzy!

Spindizzy. Things to do in Yorkshire.

Diggerland Yorkshire as you can see is an award winning attraction. An accolade of awards have been presented to Diggerland Yorkshire in the past year, including the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and the Family & Visitor Attraction Awards.

I want to go! How do I book tickets for Diggerland Yorkshire?

Great! So you’re looking for days out in Yorkshire and you want to include Diggerland.

Simply follow the button below, whereby you can select a date, choose the quantity of entrants, pay, receive your ticket confirmation and go…!

What else can we do at Diggerland?

Days out in Yorkshire can be complemented with Digger Experience Days, Racing Experience Days, Birthday Parties, Stage Parties, Hen Parties, Corporate Events and so much more. There really is something for everyone at Diggerland.

And what’s more is that we’re certain you will have buckets of fun!

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Get your Christmas Gift Vouchers early!
Mum & Son at Diggerland Theme Park
The winter season is slowly creeping up on us, and with that in mind, that also means that Christmas is just around the corner. There we go, we said it!

Whether you consider yourself to be Santa or the Grinch, there’s no denying that the big day is looming upon us, and we’re here to help you with a range of Gift Vouchers which include an array of unique experience days.

Diggerland are able to provide Admission & Experience Day vouchers all year round, which is perfect for both the early birds who start their shopping in August, as well as the last minute shoppers who are rocking the Christmas Eve shop!

So how much more do we spend at Christmas?

According to an article written on the Bank of England website, it is said that the typical household spends over £500 extra in December, on top of the UK average household spend of £2,000 per month.

It is said that we spend an extra 16% on food, 43% on clothing and a whopping 68% on computers and electronics. The way consumers buy items has drastically changed over time, to which the value of online shopping has nearly doubled in the past three years.

With new events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday to consider, November is also a particularly pricey month too.

Why purchase a Gift Voucher from Diggerland?

We offer a wide range of Gift Vouchers throughout the entire year, offering spectacular days out and unique experience days such as the Monster Digger Experience and Dumper Racing Experience

Be ahead of the game this year and browse our selection of truly awesome and exhilarating Gift Vouchers, starting from just £42.95. They’re the perfect gift for families looking for a fun-fueled day out, but they are also an excellent present for the big kids too.

General Admission

Our Diggerland General Admission vouchers can be purchased for families of 2, 3 & 4. These Gift Vouchers will allow admission into any UK Diggerland park located in Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire. But that’s not all! Along with admission into the park, the voucher will also allow you unlimited access to all 20 attractions within the theme park (height restrictions apply). The only activities that are not included within our Admission Gift Vouchers is the Dodgems and coin operated machines. 

  • General admission for a family of 2 – £42.95
  • General admission for a family of 3 – £63.95
  • General admission for a family of 4 – £81.95
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Dumper Racing

Talking about providing excellent gifts for the big kids, the Dumper Racing is one of the most unique experience days you will ever endure. It’s one of our most loved experiences by our customers, and extremely popular for friends and family members.

Participants can find themselves racing both against the clock and other participants. Dumper Racing tends to last up to 2 hours, but this is dependent on the amount of individuals competing on that particular day.

You can expect to race in at least 2 heats and for the best drivers, the chance to race in the final to be the reigning champion!

Dumper Racing is available at Yorkshire, Devon and Kent.

Group JCB Experience

Treat your family to a group experience, driving around their very own JCB 3CX. 

Who honestly hasn’t dreamt of using the front bucket, digging and filling in holes in a huge digger?

Included in the gift voucher price, you will also receive admission for 2 members of the party to enjoy the thrills of the main Diggerland Adventure Park.

Formula JCB Racing

Formula JCB Racing is for the inner competitive and digger fanatics. This is your opportunity to get behind the wheel of an 8.5 tonne JCB 3CX! Take this monster machine to its speed limit on our specially designed course.

The British designed and built, JCB 3CX Backhoe-Loader is famed the world over as being a stalwart of the construction and civil-engineering industries.

Formula JCB Racing

Individual JCB Experience

The Individual JCB Experience is exactly what it says on the tin! Have a more intense, and individual experience with your very own JCB 3CX. The participant will receive a safety briefing, and one-to-one training on operating the machine, then you will be left to your own devices, to maneuver, dig, and create huge dirt piles.

Monster Digger Experience

When it comes to unique experience days, the Monster Digger Experience is sure to be an absolute winner. It will most definitely be the talk of the house on Christmas day. Participants will jump inside a whopping 22 Ton Komatsu PC210 Monster Digger, which is bound to impress those who hear!

Booking one of our spectacular and unique experience days has never been easier. To purchase any of the above activities as a Gift Voucher, you can do so either via the Diggerland website, or on the phone, where one of our Bookings Team will happily post out your Gift Voucher in a Diggerland branded envelope.

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Diggerland Theme Park is great for younger guests too!
Mum & Son at Diggerland Theme Park
Last year, the total number of visitors to England’s theme parks and similar attractions grew by 2% compared to 2017.

However, child admission declined by 1%, according to Visit England. One reason for this is that parents with multiple children worry that theme parks won’t have much to amuse their youngest children.

But there’s no need to be concerned about this at Diggerland Theme Park as there is plenty to do for guests of all ages.

Preparation is key!

For safety reasons, a number of rides at Diggerland have a minimum height restriction of 90 cm in place. This means that the average 2 and a half-year-old will be able to go on the majority of the park’s rides, based on On Average’s figures, but children under this age won’t. There’s no need to avoid taking a trip to Diggerland if you have a child under this height though as they can still enjoy the rides with the assistance of you and their older sibling.

When asked about how Diggerland caters for younger guests, Fatima of Blogs by FA stated that “keeping the fact that children under 0.9 m enter the park free of charge, it’s impressive that the management has still ensured to include some activities to keep the little ones busy and entertained too.” Diggerland lists all the height restrictions for their rides on their website, so it’s recommended that you review these before your trip. This will allow you to steer your smaller child’s attention to the height-suitable rides and attractions as soon as you enter the park and avoid an explosive toddler tantrum.

Diggerland Mini Landrovers

Mini Fun

Rides play a big part in the enjoyment you’ll experience at Diggerland. While some of the site’s youngest guests aren’t able to take a spin on Spindizzy or have a laugh bumping up and down on Groundshuttle with their older brother or sister, they can have their own fun on the coin-operated rides which are dotted around all of Diggerland’s parks. For just £1 a go, smaller children can hop on board miniature electric-powered diggers and cars, which is a great way to ensure they don’t miss out on the fun. 

You’ll also find indoor and outdoor play areas, including soft play which cater to young toddlers in need of burning off some energy. Alternatively, the Little Tikes’ section is the ideal hang out for toddlers wanting to get in a vehicle and drive themselves around. When asked about activities for toddlers at Diggerland, Fatima advised that “the most favourite activity for this age group, according to my observation was the indoor play area where they could jump, bounce and enjoy slides. Little Tikes Wheelz Play Zones also seemed popular where children under 5 can enjoy playing with Little Tikes toys such as dump trucks and diggers and even ride on Cozy Coupe.”

Full Tummies

After spending several hours having fun on the diggers, you and your children are sure to want to fill your tummies with good food. Many parents worry about eating out with their offspring as 22% of children are fussy eaters. But at Diggerland, all tastes are catered for as you can bring your own food on site or purchase food from the park’s food outlet. At Diggerland Kent and Diggerland Devon you have the option of warming up baby food and baby bottles using the park’s equipment. If you’re planning a trip to Diggerland Durham or Yorkshire you’ll need to take your own heating equipment to warm up your child’s milk; but this is easily achieved with a portable bottle warmer or plug-in car bottle warmer.

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Make your own fun!

One of the best things about Diggerland is that it offers a great opportunity to spend some family time together. Research from Highland Spring Group reveals that the average British family spends just 34 minutes together per day. Yet, 86% want to take part in activities that they can do together. Diggerland is all about spending time together as a family, which is why there are rides and activities suitable for all ages and abilities. However, families should also consider ways that they can make their day at Diggerland more enjoyable and memorable. Small children who aren’t able to go on the bigger rides with their siblings will enjoy having their own disposable camera to take photos of their favourite diggers in the park. This will then increase your family time as once you get the photos developed you can make a scrapbook together with them. Other joyful and simple games to play while you wait for older siblings to finish on the bigger rides include ‘who can spot the biggest digger?’ and ‘how many diggers can you see?’.

Family Time

When visiting a theme park with two or more children of different ages, it’s common for one parent to stay with the older ones while the other parent takes the younger sibling or siblings off to do age-appropriate activities. At Diggerland there are plenty of opportunities to come back together as a family as the Diggerland train invites family members of all ages to ride together. There’s the option for young guests to ride up front or they can sit in one of the back wagons and have fun steering and honking the horn. When asked about Diggerland as a family attraction, John Adams of award-winning blog https://dadbloguk.com said: “The beauty of Diggerland is that many of the rides are open to little people. My kids love the place and won’t turn down the chance to visit. It’s also surprisingly diverse with theme-park style rides as well as driving challenges. For those who aren’t tall enough, the safari ride is a great attraction because kids can sit in the back of the vehicle while someone else drives.” 

Diggerland Train at Diggerland Theme Park

Diggerland is designed so that children of all ages have a whale of a time. You can even enhance their experience by diverting young children to height-appropriate rides and activities by planning ahead. No matter what, one thing is for certain and that is that your children will want to come back and experience something new as they grow.

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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
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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.

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Unique Stag Do Ideas

You’ve been given the major task of being ‘Best Man’! Your groom and fellow comrades want you to find unique stag do ideas for the stag party of the century! 

Do not fret my friend, as we at Diggerland have got you covered! 

We know that men love getting dirty, love having ample fun and love diggers! So a day at Diggerland should be right up your stag party’s street. 

We have ample unique stag do ideas at the ready, from exclusive adult parties, to various racing events and experiences. Your party will be challenged and exhilarated! 

 

Adult Parties 

A day time party for Grown Ups provides: 

  • Unlimited goes on the Diggerland rides and drives
  • 3 free rides each on the dodgems
  • Ample excitement – trust us! 

You’ll have your very own host or hostess to look after the whole stag party! We’ll ensure everything runs smoothly and that each and every member of the stag party has a great experience. 

You can have your stag do experience at Diggerland, either:

  • During the day when Diggerland is open to the general public
  • On a day when Diggerland is closed to the general public

So if you wish, you can have complete exclusive use of the park in the evening… ‘Diggers in the Dark’ has a nice ring to it! 

Food and beverages aren’t included within the experience. You can however upon booking ask for the Dig Inn cafe to provide meals for your party. If you’re attending the Diggerland park in Kent, you’ll all be able to enjoy plenty of beer. Although note you’ll have to drink alcohol after operating the heavy construction machinery – sorry guys!

If you do well at all your challenges, at the end of your session you’ll each receive a commemorative certificate to remember your day at Diggerland. 

You’ll need a minimum of 10 people in your party to enjoy the basic package and prices start from just £21.95 per person. 

For more information about adult parties at Diggerland, click here

 

Exclusive Dumper Racing Events 

Exclusive Dumper Racing Events at Diggerland will definitely get your stag party’s pulses going. As this truly is a unique experience that will surely not disappoint… well not for the winner anyway!

The stag and his friends, family and colleagues will get super competitive as they race against not only each other but also the clock in order to become the champion! 

This experience lasts for either 2 hours or 2.5 hours depending on whether you choose the Silver package or the Gold package. 

Want to see what all the fun is about? Check out this cool video!

  • You’ll need a minimum of 12 people to book this event.
  • Available at three out of four of our Diggerland parks, these being Kent, Yorkshire and Devon.
  • All participants need to be aged 17 or over to partake. 

 

Exclusive Formula JCB Racing Events

If you’re looking for more hard core stag do ideas, then JCB Racing should be right up your street. 

 

Feel like Formula 1 stars, as you race and complete various wacky challenges all from the comfort of a monster JCB 3CX cab! The whole stag group will laugh their socks off, as they as they experience sheer thrill and excitement in an 8.5 tonne machine. Much skill is required here as participants must pick up traffic cones or tyres using their front bucket and race them to the finish line, all whilst trying to beat other racers and not dropping anything!  

 

  • This experience can be booked for either of the Diggerland Kent, Devon or Yorkshire parks.
  • A minimum of 15 racers is required for this activity and prices start from £129.95 per person.
  • Participants must be aged 17 or over to take part. 

 

See what fun is in store by checking out this video. 

 

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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

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