School trips in Kent - Take your children to Diggerland!

September has come and gone, and children have now settled in for the school year, and planning school trips in Kent for the academic year ahead is underway. Learning in a classroom environment is important for children, but Diggerland can enhance learning outside of the classroom with practical learning, encouraging children to get involved and take control of their own academic learning.
We believe that a day at Diggerland can boost confidence and encourage precision, concentration, coordination and skill. We give children the chance to learn how to use everyday construction machinery including real diggers and dumpers in a safe environment.

How is Diggerland educational, and what can we offer you?

A visit to Diggerland will allow students, pupils and club & group members to get practical experience of what it is like being “180” & “360” operators and dumper and backhoe-loader drivers. They will also gain an idea of some of the dangers and hazards of working on construction sites with plant machinery, allowing teachers to explain and highlight the importance of knowing and following the appropriate Health & Safety at Work procedures and practices.

With a range of heavy plant machinery, 4×4 cars, and go karts, school children will learn:

  • An overview of how clutches and gearboxes work,
  • Centre of gravity – how this might affect stability of machinery,
  • Suspension of different machines, and why it is necessary,
  • Coordination – Using our mini diggers to play Dippy Ducks, Skittles or Buried Treasure.

School trips in Kent to Diggerland will also cover National Curriculum subjects at KS 1 & 2: Mathematics; Science, and; Design & Technology.

Dippy Ducks at Diggerland UK Theme Park

Prices:

For school trips in Kent, prices to Diggerland are:

Pay on the Day – For schools, clubs & groups that have NOT booked in advance – for entry during Diggerland’s normal opening times. (Minimum Group Size: 10 visitors)

– Under 90cm: FREE admission

– Over 90cm: £16.99 per person

– Age Concession: Over 65’s: £9.95 per person

– Disabled concession: Same as above price but ONE accompanying carer or helper per impaired person admits free.

 

Pre-booked in advance during normal operating hours – (Minimum Group Size: 10 visitors)

– Groups of 10-49 children/adults: £13.99 per person

– Groups of 50 or more children/adults: £11.99 per person

– Disabled concession: Same as above price but ONE accompanying carer or helper per impaired person admits free.

 

Pre-booked in advance during term time – (Minimum Group Size: 25 visitors)

Outside of the theme park opening hours (during half term), we supply school groups/visits with a 2 hour and 30 minute time slots, which are: 10:00am – 12:30pm or 1:30pm – 4:00pm.

– Groups of 25-49 children/adults: £13.99 per person

– Groups of 50 or more children/adults: £11.99 per person

– Disabled concession: Same as above price but ONE accompanying carer or helper per impaired person admits free.

Please note that all advance bookings must be made at least 14 days before the day of your visit. Prices above include UNLIMITED use of all ride and drives at Diggerland, for the duration of your visit.

 

For future school trips in Kent, visit Diggerland and have a bucket load of fun, as well as an educational day out! Give the children something to remember.

 

On a side note, Diggerland will be attending the Free Forum to inspire schools talk at Mercure Great Danes Hotel in Maidstone on 12th October, along with Leeds Castle. Perfect for school staff and governors. Diggerland will also be giving away a free school trip to only lucky class, book your place today!

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