Kent’s Diggerland Adventure Theme Park Sponsor Invicta Panthas Kids Rugby Team

Kent’s Diggerland Adventure Theme Park is sponsoring a rapidly growing Rugby League club in Kent.

The Invicta Panthas are one of only two Rugby League clubs in the county. Founded in January 2014, the club registered over 60 players across two age groups (U11 & U13’s), in its first season.

As from 26th February 2016, Diggerland is now sponsoring four of the clubs teams, the U12’s. U13’s, U14’s and U15’s.

The Panthers are a CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club) non-profit club, who aim to provide sporting opportunities to all members of the local community.

The clubs ambition is to be able to facilitate participation no matter what the player’s ability or circumstances. Indeed aside from helping the club to provide the facilities and equipment, a donation or sponsorship will enable the club to provide scholarship/part scholarship type memberships for players from families who genuinely struggle to afford to afford their child’s access to sport, and who otherwise might miss out. The scholarship/part scholarship type memberships, will not be based on the player’s size or ability, but purely on their economics situation.

Invicta Panthas Chairman, Rob Faux said ‘The Panthers are delighted to have entered into this partnership with Diggerland. Diggerland are all about delivering fun to families and children, which fits right into the Panthers ethos’.

Diggerland’s sponsorship will go towards a new kit and training equipment such as balls, cones, sprinting parachutes and tackle bags.

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Medway Business Awards Finalist

Diggerland have made it to the final of the Medway Business Awards (again!).

The expanding attraction impressed judges with their new creative marketing strategy, dedication to creating jobs for 18-24 year old’s, providing apprenticeships, providing overall excellent customer service, commitment to the environment and overall well-being of the Medway towns.

The awards were founded in the wake of the closure of Chatham Royal Naval Dockyard in 1984. It was a devastating blow to the Towns. However the past 31 years have witnessed a remarkable recovery, with the Medway Business Awards playing a vital part in the area’s economic revival.

They have recognised and rewarded exceptional business achievement, often against the odds. Over the past 31 years, hundreds of firms have entered the county’s oldest business contest.

Diggerland was a finalist last year, however did not quite make the cut to win an award.

This year Diggerland is back in the running and have put out all the stops to win! The awards evening is being held at Gillingham Football Club in November, fingers crossed to make Diggerland an award winning theme park once again!

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Rays of Sunshine

Diggerland is delighted to be working with Rays of Sunshine. To celebrate the launch of the working relationship between the theme park and the charity, Diggerland is giving the children’s charity 20 complimentary tickets, offering a number seriously ill children the chance to enjoy a day of fun-filled distraction from the daily routines of hospital appointments and treatments.

Rays of Sunshine grants wishes for children across the UK (aged three to 18), living with a serious or life-limiting illness. Every day of the year the charity gives brave and deserving young people the chance to put their illness on hold and enjoy a moment of escape.

Over 4,000 individual wishes have been granted since the charity was set up in 2003. Wishes can be as unique as the children themselves and whether a child wants to be a princess or a fireman for the day, go to Disney World in Florida, visit Santa in Lapland, own an iPad, meet a favourite celebrity or a ‘real life’ mermaid, Rays of Sunshine works hard to make that wish come true.

Rays of Sunshine also grants ward wishes, which offer a distraction to hundreds of children during their time in hospital or a hospice. Events and outings are held throughout the year for large groups of seriously ill children including trips to theme parks, hospital activity/pamper days, parties and The Rays of Sunshine Concert at The Royal Albert Hall.

Sherene Garvin-Mack, UK Marketing Manager at Diggerland, commented:

“Working with Rays of Sunshine is extremely important to Diggerland. Nothing is more gratifying then to see the children of the charity having their wishes come true. Rays of Sunshine is a truly remarkable charity and to see the hard-working staff and volunteers go above and beyond to make the lives of these children just that bit more manageable, with an unforgettable experience is beautiful. We cannot wait to welcome the children, we just know they will have “Buckets of Fun”.

Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine, added:

“We’re absolutely delighted to be working with Diggerland and we’re extremely grateful to be able to invite our wish children along to enjoy the theme park. It’s great to be able to offer our wish children the chance to spend the day having fun, giving them the opportunity to escape from the daily routine of hospital appointments and treatment.”

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Diggerland Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015

Diggerland UK Theme Parks have received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence 2015 Award for each of their Diggerland sites, located at Devon, Durham, Kent and Yorkshire. The award, which honours customer service excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.

Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the TripAdvisor® website. When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings.  Only the top 10% of businesses receive the award and must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for all four of our Diggerland theme parks is a true source of pride for the entire team at Diggerland. We would like to thank all of our past visitors and guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor. The award is based solely on our customer’s reviews of the Diggerland parks. There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by our customers. Winning this award gives us an increased amount of confidence to our business. Our aim is to continue this level of customer satisfaction in order to win the award again for 2016.” Said Sherene Garvin-Mack, Marketing Manager of Diggerland UK.

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Dumper Racing at Diggerland

Take to the drivers seat for an exciting motor racing experience you won’t forget in a hurry! If you’ve always wanted to speed along a track just like a real thrill-seeker then look no further.

This extreme experience will see you in a specially adapted JCB to contend against a number of other drivers.

This exciting motorsport experience at one of the awesome UK-based Diggerland theme parks will supply you with coaching from an expert marshal. Take part in at least two heats and compete for the fastest time.

What’s Included?

  • Coaching by an experienced Senior Diggerland Marshal
  • Drivers briefing by the Senior Diggerland Marshal
  • At least two race heats
  • Commemoration certificate
  • Bragging rights for the winner!

What happens on the day?

Before you set out for your thrill-seeking Dumper Racing experience, ensure you have your gift voucher or booking confirmation with you.

Dress for the occasion, it can get very muddy so ensure you have loose fitting clothing and closed-toe shoes, your Sunday best is definitely not recommended!

Arrive 15 minutes before your specified time, all ready to go. You will be met and greeted by your Senior Diggerland Marshal where you will receive an introduction and safety briefing.

Then it’s out on to the park to get to grips with your machine and race! You will get at least two race heats to compete against your fellow contestants to beat them and get the fastest time.

At the end there will be a certificate presentation to commemorate your day before you head home after this thrilling driving experience.

Refreshments will be available to purchase on the day.

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Camping in Devon

Put away those mobile phones, tablets and games consoles because good old fashioned fun at our Campsite in Devon is the way forward!

Why not have some quality family time without technology getting in the way. You can teach your children teamwork whilst pitching the tent together or you can have a kick around with a football on the camping grounds. Our campsite in Devon is on the same site as Diggerland so if you wanted to take the kid’s to have a day at the UK Theme Park, you haven’t got to go far at all!

We welcome tents, motorhomes and touring caravans at our campsite in Devon. Our touring pitches are flat, large, sheltered and well drained and electric hook up points are available on some pitches.

The Diggerland Campsite is set in the beautiful grounds of Verbeer Manor in the lovely Devon countryside. Enjoy long walks or cycle through the enchanted Devon woodland.

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Lost Pony at Diggerland Kent

A Yellow Pony was left at our Diggerland Kent Park and we would like to reunite her with her owner! Here is what the Pony has had to say about it:

Please help me be reunited with my owner! I was left all alone at Diggerland one evening after a day out in Kent, but luckily I was found by my new friends, Duggy and Dotty. They’ve taken me on all the rides, made sure I’ve had food in my belly and a roof over my head – it’s been great! However, i’m really starting to get home sick now. I need you to #HelpFindMyOwner.

Help find her owner by Tweeting #HelpFindMyOwner and Sharing our video of her adventure after a day out in Kent on our Facebook page.

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The Sun Perks

The Sun is great at providing various special offers especially ones for family days out. This season Diggerland is running a promotional offer with Sun+ Perks to receive a 25% discount voucher. Sun+ Perks is a digital platform for providing various discounts, special offers, competitions, and give away’s to anyone who signs up and becomes a Sun+ Perks member.

The special 25% discount offer provided by Diggerland entitles the Sun+ Perks members to use of the voucher at any four of the UK-based Diggerland theme parks, located in Devon, Durham, Kent and Yorkshire.

Download the Diggerland 25% off discount voucher and keep it safe, as you may use it for your Diggerland day out up until 1st November 2015. All you need to do is print off the voucher, present it at any one of the four UK-based Diggerland parks at the admissions desks and enjoy a fantastic day out!

Terms and conditions do apply and these are all stated on the voucher.

Diggerland is open every weekend, Bank Holiday and during the school holidays from 10:00am until 17:00pm. Please visit the Diggerland website for full open times.

Diggerland is the Ultimate Adventure Theme Park experience where children and adults can ride, drive and operate REAL full size construction machinery.

Fun for all ages, Diggerland has an array of activities and is the ideal theme park for small to large groups looking for something fun and highly unique. For the ultimate adrenaline rush take a ride on Spindizzy. Test your driving skills on the Dumper trucks. Want some real JCB experience? Try out your excavating skills with a 6 tonne Digger, drive a monster JCB 3CX, or take five and enjoy the views 50ft in the air from the Sky Shuttle.

There are indoor and outdoor play areas, sandpits, coin operated rides and much more where the younger guests can let off steam whilst parents can just relax and watch the fun… or join in!

All parks boast a Diggerland Goodie Store where guests can commemorate their day with a fabulous souvenir. Guests can enjoy a variety of hot or cold food from the restaurant on site or take a picnic and eat on one of the many picnic benches located around the park.

Why not upgrade your visit to include a Monster Digger Experience, JCB ExperienceDumper Truck or JCB Racing?

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