Love is in the mud!

 

Love is in the air at Diggerland this February and we want you to be a part of the festivities! The first special holiday of the year is quickly approaching which means Diggerland’s parks will soon be full of happy couples. We cannot wait to stuff our mouths with yummy treats and spend precious time with our loved ones. This year is all about trying out new unique experiences and creating long-lasting memories. But trying to find unique Valentine date ideas can feel overwhelming so we have planned the perfect weekend of love that you can enjoy at any of our parks.

Diggerland’s gates will open wide on the 15th of February! We are so excited to see smiling couples wandering hand in hand around our beloved parks. We have planned out our dream unique Valentine trips and are confident you will be amazed by the exhilarating events available to book! 

Love in Kent

Road trip to kent? Or are you a local? Well, either way, a night away from home with your partner is always a relaxing, fun adventure. We would recommend starting your loved up weekend with an overnight stay at the beautiful North Downs Barn. This spacious barn conversation is the perfect spot for cuddling in front of the fireplace. This highly reviewed B&B offers a range of facilities such as:

  • Free off-road parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • And even a free breakfast!

 Once you’ve enjoyed a scrumptious breakfast you are just a short 7-minute drive away from celebrating your unique valentines at Diggerland Kent. Our famous Rochester park has been the backdrop for many lovely events and we have even hosted a wedding reception! Because of this, we know our park is the perfect spot to enjoy a unique valentine! Spend the day snapping picks together whilst enjoying our varied range of rides & drives. With a mixture of competing and working as a team, it’s the perfect place to create memories and grow closer. 

After you’re both worn out from the exhilarating day we would recommend taking a short drive to the delightful Rochester Highstreet. The Dickens high street is populated with a selection of unique restaurants and quaint boutiques.

A special day…

Perfect for a romantic getaway, after the full-on day of messing around, we would recommend having a romantic meal at Simply Italian. This popular restaurant slogan is famously “Simple food, served with a smile” and the amazing reviews really showcase this! 

To make your weekend-long unique valentines even more memorable we suggest taking a relaxing drive around the twisty country roads. There are plentiful of luscious farms to enjoy a relaxing walk together. Our favourite unique valentines date idea in Kent is spending time at Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats. 

Take turns feeding and stroking the 100’s of goats throughout this amazing charity based sanctuary. Entry fees are made by a small donation to help provide support to the sanctuary but we believe it is well worth it! Being surrounded by these cute creatures whilst enjoying aromatic coffee is most definitely a memorable valentine! 

bird of prey

Love in Devon

Valentine is all about spending time with your beloved and enjoying each others company but if you’re on a budget it can be tricky to celebrate lavishly. You don’t need to splash out for a romantic getaway, take a trip to Ashculme House and you will find out that cheaper is sometimes better! 

Dewy grass surrounds this cosy B&B perfect for some unwinding time with your partner with added companions made up of the farm animals that live on the grounds. For just a meager £35.00 this beautiful building has so much to offer and is perfect for putting your feet up.

To add to this unique valentine idea we recommend spending the evening at a locals favourite, The Bakehouse Cullompton. A TripAdvisor favourite, this affordable restaurant offers a mind-blowing range of dishes, their valentine meal is only £60.00 per couple which includes:

  • A glass of prosecco with a selection of yummy starters 
  • A main course such as Lamb Rump, Ribeye and Risotto.
  • A varies selection of dessert treats and even a delicious cheese board!

For only £30.00 each this deal is sure to be absolutely mouth-watering without breaking the bank. The following day why not loosen up with a lovely picnic at our Diggerland Devon Park, we offer benches for couples to enjoy some sweet treats together. Make the most of the day by riding all of our 20 different rides and drives together. 

If you have time after your fun-filled day we recommend visiting the Yarak Bird of Prey to make the most of the occasion. Get close and personal with these majestic birds well-taking pictures to document your memories, this unique valentines idea is all about spending quality time together. 

Love in Durham

Previously the home of a group of Monks in AD 995 Durham is well known for being the home of an a range of castles and cathedrals. To enjoy every second of your unique valentine in Durham, we suggest spending the weekend as a royal couple! Every King and Queen needs a castle so spend your evening of romance at the stunning Lumley Castle

This four-star castle screams luxury and is the perfect way of showing your love to your loved one(s) but if you’re unable to book, there is a large range of castles in the area to decide on. From £249.00 per couple, this is definitely a treat worth paying for and you can expect to receive:

  • A large bottle of Prosecco to share 
  • A collection of 12 red roses complimented with a box of chocolate treats 
  • An overnight stay in a four-poster king-sized bed 
  • A luxurious breakfast when you wake up with the added bonus of a late check-out

To make the most of the weekend we would suggest staying in and enjoying candlelight dinner at the Castle. Lumley claims to offer the full valentine package of choice, quality and elegance which is why we believe it is the perfect place to spend your unique valentines. 

Fancy…

To keep in theme with the vintage aesthetic of the castle we recommend visiting The living museum of the north, Beamish. This award-winning experience offers visitors the opportunity to experience what life was like in North England during the 1820s and early 1900s. It is so realistic that scenes of Downtown Abbey were actually filmed on the grounds. 

Now that you’ve shared a romantic weekend travelling back in time together why not snap back to 2020 with a visit to Diggerland Durham! Just a short 19-minute drive away from your castle you can expect an abundance of exhilarating moments at Diggerland. While continuing your weekend of luxurious memories why not book two tickets for an adult experience day such as: 

Having a go at any of the above experiences is sure to be perfect for any unique valentine plan, we recommend booking tickets to avoid missing out on your dream valentine. 

Yorkshire

Yorkshire is the home to a range of our favourite chocolates such as:

  • KitKat 
  • Chocolate Orange 
  • Yorkie Bar 

Enjoy a sweet valentine with your favourite person in Yorkshire. Start your love-filled weekend with some TLC (tender loving care) at Oulton Hall Yorkshire and let go of all the weeks stresses while enjoying some bubbles. Once you feel zen spoil your taste pallet with a cocoa filled surprise by taking a trip to Yorks Chocolate Story

This delightful spot offers a valentines tour for under £40 a couple, this unique tour includes:

  • Chocolate smothered strawberries with a glass of bubbles
  • A romantic tour treating you to insight on Yorks Chocolate history 
  • A platter of unique hand-crafted chocolates for you to nibble and share 
  • You’re even given a chance to decorate a handful of your own special chocolate creations.

After a nice relaxing day of chilling and chocolate eating why not spice things up with some adrenalin? Just 11 minutes away stands our amazing Yorkshire Diggerland Park!  Get your hearts pumping in unison while you both enjoy a day trip in a Theme Park like no other. In our list of unique Valentines ideas, a visit to Diggerland ranks right at the top because the facilities provide a bundle of laughs and unforgettable moments! 

We hope reading this has been insightful for planning for your special date weekend and for any future unique date nights you plan in the future! 

EVision

 

If you’re going on a romantic road trip this February and want to surprise the other half with a top of the range electric vehicle we suggest having a browse at EVision. Spend your weekend with your beloved driving in style between the above destinations, economical and sleek! You could be in control (or activate the self-drive function) of:

  • A range of Tesla models
  • Jaguar I-Pace
  • Kia e-Niro
  • Audi e-Tron
  • BMW i3
  • Or a Renault Zoe

See you later, Excavator

Browsing the web for fun hen party ideas? Searching for a unique attraction for you and your closest friends to let your hair down? Diggerland has everything you need to have a hair raising time with your closest girlfriends before your special wedding day!  

Why not make one of the most memorable events in your life even more memorable? Diggerland is a world-famous theme park with a plethora of exciting rides and drives. You may think that our beloved theme park is just for youngsters but we have kitted our parks out for groups of all ages! 

Fun is in the air!

Now imagine, your group is dressed to impress with comfy jeans and matching pink high vis jackets. Determination is flowing through your veins and you know the day ahead is going to be filled with giggles. A special VIP area will be reserved with an amazing Diggerland representative to make sure you all have the most amazing time.

Now that you’re ready the time for letting loose has begun. The overwhelming range of rides provide hours full of digging fun which is perfect for erasing that pre-wedding stress! 

Hen party spirit!

Friendly competition always brings out the best in friendships. We recommend testing your limits on:

  • Dippy Ducks– Don’t be fooled by the cute name as this ride will test your skills to the limit. The mission is to hook a small duck out of a pool of water using a Komatsu PC14. 
  • Stack Attack– This ride is eye-watering tough, try to compete against your girlfriends to see who has the most patience. The aim of the game is all about balancing tyres using a special digging attachment that was built for purpose. Basically, Jenga with tyres! 
  • Formula JCB Driving– Any friends with a need for speed? This event would need to be booked separately but it is well worth including in your hen party. Race around in one of our JCBs to test who is the best behind the wheel! 
stack-attack

For the Team Players!

Theme parks are a fantastic way of getting closer to your besties thanks to the bountiful memories it provides. Enjoying rides together as a team results in an avalanche of fun whilst you scream and laugh hand in hand! For example:

  • Spindizzy– Digger please! This monster ride is sure to have a few friends jumping out of their boots. Once you’re all safely buckled in let the fun begin and get ready to be shaken and stirred by a massive Komatsu PC210LC. This ride is definitely not for the faint hearted! 
  • Skyshuttle– Fear of heights? Experience a birds eye point of view on this 50 feet ride. You will see the world from a new perspective. We believe this is the perfect ride for your hen party selfies! 
  • Groundshuttle– The name is self explanatory as this ride is the polar opposite of the famous Skyshuttle. It is perfect for some ground time so be ready for some rock and rolling. We guarantee this ride will get everyone’s heart racing so far what an exhilarating hen party!

Still unsure?

As you can see, the proof is in the pudding. We know it’s not your typical hen party but that’s why we think it’s amazing. Priceless memories and giggles with your favorite people, isn’t that a dream?  Diggerland provides all of the above. If you’re uncertain we would recommend checking our website to see what else you can expect on your special day. As a bonus you could book a helicopter ride to any of our Diggerland parks, who needs Uber? 

Visiting the park with your partner or family would help you picture what you can expect for a hen party. You’re in luck because we have a once in a lifetime event in the running. Drum roll ready, 3, 2 ,1… Diggerlands 20th Anniversary Gala! 

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You’re Invited…

That’s right, our astounding park has been providing happy memories for 20 years! Thanks to our loyal customers who have helped us gain fame across the nation. Were inviting everyone to a spectacular event to celebrate this achievement together. Celebrations will take place in June with each park hosting its own special party so to avoid missing out we would recommend booking Early Bird tickets. Early Bird tickets will only cost £25.00 per person. These tickets include access to all rides and drives, a buffet, entertainment & Firework display! 

This special event is super affordable and has the makings of a memorable, fabulous date night. 

We dig learning!

Schools are back in full-swing following the long chilly winter. Thankfully spring time is just a stone’s throw away. The sunnier season is perfect for enjoying outdoor adventures and experiencing new things.

School trips are a fantastic way of boosting kids’ confidence and improving essential teamwork skills. For school trips in Yorkshire, Kent, Devon and Durham why not treat your class to a day at Diggerland? 

Diggers are an obsession for kids all over the world, with famous cartoons such as Bob the Builder. Furthermore many kids dream of having a fulfilling career within the massive construction industry.

A school trip to any of our parks is sure to have your entire class grinning from ear to ear!  

Dig-a-Round at Diggerland Theme Park

What does a School Trip to Diggerland look like?

As soon as your coach has parked in one of our free parking bays, your class will be wowed by the range of rides around the park. Once through the entrance, your class will tour the park while expanding their knowledge of diggers and mechanics.

With the opportunity to maneuver heavy plant machinery such as dumper trucks and giant diggers

From an academic perspective the class will be substantially improving their knowledge in subjects such as:

  • KS1 & 2 Mathematics
  • KS1 & 2 Science
  • KS1 & 2 Design & Technology

Throughout the day your class will take part in practical work, teaching them life skills whilst having an exhilarating time. A snippet of the important skills a class would gain include:

 

  • Learning the essentials of Health & Safety by putting it into practice 
  • Knowledge of car mechanics such as clutches and gearboxes
  • How to balance the machine and exploring how gravity works
  • Why tyres have different patterns in relation to traction

The entire class will also prosper from the social interactions throughout the day with our friendly Diggerland staff. When the bellies start rumbling your group can enjoy lunch at our food outlet offering a range of affordable kids meals.

But we know most schools prefer to bring packed lunches so your class can enjoy munching away in our relaxing picnic area. Children may wish to bring some pocket money along to purchase some digger memorabilia at our Goodie Store.

These amazing facilities are available for school trips in Yorkshire, Kent, Devon and Durham.

Mini Tractors at Diggerland Theme Park
Dumper Trucks at Diggerland Theme Park

What about the teachers?

Diggerland is a theme park for the whole school! We have fun experiences for everyone including adults. Staff can attend the rides and take part in the adventure, to help structure the day you could book in to use Diggerland for staff lectures.

This will include worksheets and quiz packs and can be booked for school trips in Yorkshire, Kent, Devon and Durham.  

Join your class as they participate on rides including:

  • Go Karts
  • Buried treasure 
  • Skyshuttle

And so many more, We promise a day of Digging fun for everyone! 

How much does this amazing experience cost?

To book tickets for your school trip, prices are as follows:

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: Absolutely FREE admission

– Over 90cm: £19.95 per person

– Age Concession – Over 65’s: £11.95 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: £15.95 per person

– Groups of 50 or more children/adults: £13.95 per person

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

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

Dippy Ducks at Diggerland Theme Park

Outside of the theme park opening hours (during half term), we offer 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: £15.95 per person

– Groups of 50 or more children/adults: £13.95 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 rides and drives at Diggerland, for the duration of your visit.

Call for school trips in Yorkshire, Kent, Devon and Durham, spoil your class with a bucket load of fun this Spring and Summer!

Teacher of the year goes to….

Learning is made possible with the help of the wonderful teachers around the world! We believe great teaching is an art and deserves more recognition. To help support little learners we are happy to announce we will be sponsoring the 2020 Kent Teacher of the Year Awards. That’s not all, we will also be sponsoring the 2020 Sussex Teacher of the Year Awards! 

These amazing Awards are being hosted by Inspire Schools run by KM Charity Team.  With a humongous focus on introducing school initiatives like:

  • Walking to school 
  • The Importance of Road safety 
  • Literacy help to benefit kids education 

Furthermore, the charity supports fundraising events and challenge events across Kent. 

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
Unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! At Diggerland we want to help bring joy to houses across the UK during this special season. We believe our selection of unique gift ideas will help spread festivity in your home during Christmas time. 

We offer a phenomenal range of unique gift ideas and amazing value vouchers that everyone will love. Gifting a Diggerland experience this Christmas will provide your loved ones with a precious day full of special lifelong memories. 

To help make your present shopping experience stress-free we have put together the perfect Diggerland Gift Guide. The following guide will help you find the best Christmas gift ideas for all budgets and ages!

Dippy Ducks - Unique Gift Ideas

Unique Christmas Gift Ideas on a budget

If you’re on a tight budget thinking of unique gift ideas can be tough. Diggerland offers a fantastic range of Christmas gift ideas that are perfect as Stocking fillers or special secret Santa surprises! 

The unique gift shop offers a range of digger themed merchandise perfect for children and adults. For example we have an amazing range of digger themed pyjamas with prices starting from as low as £6.99. With a range of awesome colours and sizes these pyjamas are perfect for children with a passion for diggers! 

For adults we offer a range of digger themed stationery which could be a good-humoured gift for your secret Santa. For £4.99 you can purchase a foot calculator which would provide some knee-slaps at work as a comical gift. 

Unique Christmas Gift Experiences

Experiences are priceless, Diggerland provides an enjoyable and safe opportunity to try something brand-new. Why not make a special persons Christmas extraordinary with a Diggerland experience voucher!

If you are searching for a unique gift for two love birds we would suggest purchasing a pair of Diggerland admission vouchers, for the pair it only comes to £42.95! Truly this voucher opens up the doors to an abundance of fun and an awe-inspiring day out, the exciting day would include some of the following experiences:

  • Operating a Giant JCB 806 Digger.
  • Driving a real car in the Joyrider.
  • Getting lifted 50ft in the air by the Skyshuttle.
  • Entry to over 100 machines and 20 different rides and drives.
Diggerland Train at Diggerland Theme Park
Monster Digger Experience

Adult Experience Days

If you wish to make this special gift more personal, you can even write a personalized message inside the purchased digger fans gift card for the lucky recipient. After purchase the vouchers can be used at any of our four Diggerland Parks based in Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire. 

For thrill seekers we recommend purchasing gift vouchers for some of our mind-blowing experiences such as:

  • Dumper Racing.
  • Individual JCB Experience.
  • Monster Digger Experience.

Unique gift experiences offer pure adrenaline and long lasting memories.

EVision Electric Vehicle Hire

EVision Electric Vehicle Hire also offer an incredible range of exhilarating gift ideas. These experiences are fantastic for your family and friends to share.

From a BMW i3, to their top of the range Jaguar I-Pace and/or Tesla Model S, they have got you covered. Talk about luxury!

Their self-drive service also offers you the chance to experience the fantastic, and very elegant Tesla Model 3 and Audi e-tron.

Their whole fleet includes the following spectacular cars:

  • Renault Zoe
  • BMW i3
  • Multiple Tesla Models
  • Kia e-Niro
  • Jaguar I-Pace
  • Audi e-tron
Jaguar I-Pace

From all of us at Diggerland, we hope we have given you an insight to some truly incredible unique gift ideas. 

Have a wonderful Christmas! 

Unique Experience Days at Diggerland!

Life is all about unique experience days…

Life these days is all about unique experience days. Especially when it comes to receiving a gift. Life is full of tangible items and as such people want to experience more and feel more. They want memories.

Dirt-Diggers

Share the Moment

Enjoying life experiences together also means much more than doing it alone. Whether it’s going for dinner or enjoying a driving experience, it’s always great to do these things with someone else. To share in the enjoyment means much more to someone, especially a gift recipient.

Unique Experience Days

There are plenty of unique experience days to be had at Diggerland. Whether it’s a day out with the family enjoying everything the theme park has to offer. Such as taking a head reeling turn or two on the world famous Spindizzy ride. Or a Digger Racing Experience in either a JCB 3CX or Skidsteer Loader. There’s always plenty of fun to be had.

Spindizzy

Fun Corporate Days Out 

A Diggerland corporate event can also be super thrilling and exciting. Put your staff or clients into teams and see who can hook as many ducks out of the water in the fastest time. Throw a blind fold into the mix and have the other team members guide the digger operator! Follow up the day with a relaxed corporate party including ample food, alcoholic beverages, unlimited dodgem rides, a DJ plus much more. Now that will be a corporate day to remember. 

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Dig-a-Round at Diggerland Theme Park

Birthday Parties 

Nothing says unique experience days like birthday parties hosted at Diggerland. 

The kids will be over the moon to have their birthday party at Diggerland. Choose from a location in Devon, Durham, Kent or Yorkshire. Each birthday party child receives a Diggerland branded lunch bag complete with a cold packed lunch. As well as a Diggerland certificate and balloon. They also get to go on all the rides and drives in Diggerland and feel like real VIPs! 

Unique Gift Ideas

Did you know that Diggerland have teamed up with BuyAGift? You can purchase a wide range of Diggerland’s experience days. Choose from Dumper Racing at Diggerland, a JCB Driving Day for One or JCB Racing!

If you want a Diggerland gift voucher for the whole family to enjoy a day at Diggerland, look no further. Diggerland gift vouchers include the whole family. Let Nan and Granddad view the amazing Diggerland park 50 feet in the air on the Skyshuttle. Race Mum and Dad on the Go Karts. Compete against your brother or sister on the Crazy Carts! Or if you’re a teenager but still under 17, you can drive a real car!

Dumper-Racing
Black Friday Gift Ideas are here at Diggerland!

Choose from our fabulous Black Friday Gift Ideas

Black Friday Gift Ideas are here at Diggerland. Choose from JCB racing, a Monster Komatsu digger driving day or a day at the most unique theme park!

Dirt-Diggers

Looking for Black Friday Gift Ideas? It can be difficult choosing the best gift ideas for a loved one, family member, friend or significant other. But don’t worry, as Diggerland have got you covered!

With our Black Friday Gift Ideas, you can treat that special someone to an amazing day at Diggerland! Yes, they can drive, ride and operate a wide variety of awesome diggers. As well as dumpers, JCB skidsteer loaders and Manitou tele handler machines. We even let the kids tear up the race track in Razor Crazy Carts, speed around on the dodgems or overtake one another on the Go-Karts.

Amazing Black Friday Gift Ideas

This Black Friday, we have a whopping 50% off special deal!

Choose a date to visit Diggerland in February or March and receive half price entry tickets! Yes half price!

We know, we can’t believe it either, but it’s true. This Black Friday (29th November 2019), tickets will go on sale at 9am. But hurry in getting yours as tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. So, once they’re gone, that’s it, they’re gone.

Diggerland Black Friday Deal

Unique Gift Ideas For Her

Diggerland Gift Vouchers make the perfect gift for many reasons.

Make it personal

You can make your gift card to your perfect lady as personal as you wish. Include a special message and really let her know you care.

Give her the gift of time

We all know how busy everyone’s lives are now, especially for ladies. Ladies are forever running around! If they’re not chasing after the kids, they’re doing the housework. As well as probably trying to hold down a full time job. That’s why a Diggerland gift voucher is the perfect choice, as they’re valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

What’s more is if your lady recipient does forget to redeem the voucher. It can be extended for a further 12 months at a very small fee.

Deciding on which gift to choose

We don’t offer pamper days at Diggerland sadly, although we suppose a mud bath would be super enjoyable!

What we offer is fun! Yes let your hair down, race a digger fun!

Dumper Racing is extremely unique. If your special lady loves out of the ordinary, then you need to treat her to a Dumper Racing Gift Voucher. Racing in a Dumper provides sheer excitement. Battle against other racers and the clock to be crowed the winner! It’s fast. As well as intense. It’s let your hair down, roar like a lion, beat your chest like a gorilla, wild excitement.

Dumper-Racing
Monster Digger Experience Days

Unique Gift Ideas For Him

For him, we’d recommend the Monster Digger Experience. A truly satisfying 90 minutes of driving and operating a Komatsu PC210 machine. This 22 tonne meaty digger will really impress.

Whether it’s for your Dad, Boss or significant other, a Monster Digger Gift Voucher will give the same reaction. WOW!

An amazing deal, the gift voucher includes the 90 minute experience for one person. As well as admission into the Diggerland theme park for the recipient and up to two other people. So you can really gift the best day out ever!

The Diggerland Theme Park in Durham

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.

JCB-Rides-Drives

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! 

Spindizzy
Robots

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

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!

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!

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.