An amazing theme park in Durham
Just outside of the city centre is a place where dreams really do come true. That place is the Diggerland Theme Park in Durham. A place full of wondrous delight. Diggerland is the only theme park in Durham whereby children and adults can ride, drive and operate real construction machinery. Yes, you guessed it, as the name suggests DIGGERS!
Durham, quite simply put is an incredible county. Packed full of history with an impressive castle and incredible cathedral, it’s a place that will leave you wanting more.
Have you ever wanted to drive or ride in a JCB 3CX? Well you can! At the Diggerland theme park in Durham, there is a monster JCB 3CX machine whereby kids from only 90cm in height can ride! Oh, you want to drive the machine… no problem at all, you only have to be 110cm or above and you can get behind the wheel and steer this super awesome machine around a specially designed course.
Another top attraction at the Diggerland theme park in Durham is the Spindizzy! This world famous ride is operated in a giant Komatsu PC210 excavator with a giant digger bucket seating unit. It lifts and lift up the air, drops and spins. Definitely not one to try directly after lunch. Everybody look to the left, everybody look to the right… can you feel that yeah! It’s the feeling of lost appetite!
Did you know a site dumper is used for carrying heavy loads such as bulk material around a construction site? This includes anything from rubble to cement bags.
Guests at the Diggerland theme park in Durham can feel like true construction workers when driving a Thwaites 1 tonne site dumper. Slow and steady really does win the day, so clamber into the seat, buckle up and go! Don’t forget to wave to the camera as you trundle past your friends and family.
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
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!