FIND US – DIRECTIONS:
By car – exit the A1(M) at Junction 62. Head west on the A690 into Durham city centre. Cross over the River Wear and at the next roundabout turn right onto the A691 towards Consett. At the roundabout with a BP filling station, turn left towards Langley Park and Riverside Industrial Estate where Diggerland is situated.
If your SatNav does not recognise the postcode, please try “FRONT STREET”, which is the main road that runs through Langley Park Village. Diggerland is located just off Front Street, Langley Park.
By public transport – the nearest railway station is Durham, which is approximately 5 miles from Diggerland, and from there you can take a No. 13 or 14 bus operated by “Go North East” to Diggerland, Langley Park – The Go North East bus timetable can be found here.
Virgin Trains East Coast: 03457 225 333
Go North East: 0191 420 50 50
- 200 free on-site parking spaces
- Free coach parking
- Disabled parking
- Baby changing facilities
- Indoor eating establishment
- Outdoor seating / picnic areas
- Gift shop
- Corporate hospitality
- Disabled toilet
Electric Vehicle Charging is available at this Diggerland Durham theme park. We use Tesla Destination Chargers, up to 11kW. The chargers are free for paying Diggerland visitors or customers of EVision Electric Car Hire. Those who are not visiting Diggerland can plug in and charge for a flat fee of £5, for a time period up to two hours. Diggerland do not provide adapters for other electric vehicles, however patrons of Diggerland may bring their own adapter to charge other brands of electric vehicles. For further information click here.
You can hire an electric vehicle by the day, week, month or longer from EVision Electric Car Hire and pick it up from our Diggerland Durham location. For a full list of vehicles on fleet and prices, please click here. All vehicles come with a free tank of ‘fuel’, however do not have to be returned fully charged.
Paying visitors to Diggerland are able to arrive by helicopter at all four UK Diggerland locations and land without charge. Prior permission (PPR) however must be given and this can only be given with the supply of all the relevant information, in advance. Diggerland needs to know:
- Aircraft make and type
- Aircraft Registration
- Pilot name and mobile number
- Landing date
- Expected landing time
- Number of passengers
- Number of visitors to Diggerland
- Point of departure when arriving at Diggerland
This information should be sent by email to: email@example.com, giving at least three clear working days notice in advance.
Helicopter landing is also allowed at Diggerland for non-visitors however this is subject to the payment of £50 + VAT landing fee. All relevant information should be supplied in advance, as detailed above.
Upon receipt of all appropriate information a swift response will be given and you will be provided with all the information necessary to carry out a safe landing.
Children with autism who visit Diggerland are able to enjoy a vast array of rides and drives all focusing on construction machinery, as park marshals encourage all children with all abilities to ‘have a go’. Children who usually feel as though they ‘can’t do it’, have their inhibitions and fears stripped away when visiting Diggerland and instead these feelings are replaced with that of joy, exhilaration and revitalisation.
However, we understand that sometimes it is important for autistic visitors to take a break from the environment that surrounds them. At Diggerland Durham, we have recently introduced a Sensory Room designed to be a safe place for our visitors during their visit. Inside you will find a dimmed room with fairy lights on the ceiling, a sequin wall that changes colour as well as other sensory objects, shapes and colours attached to the walls. This will put autistic visitors and their family’s minds at rest, so that they can enjoy their experience at Diggerland as much as possible.
The Sensory Room at Diggerland Durham can be found in the JCB Theatre.
If you are looking for fun-filled, action-packed family days out in Durham… you need look no further than DIGGERLAND. Located in Langley Park, on the outskirts of the city, you can enjoy many fabulous family days out in Durham at Diggerland. As you would expect, the Diggerland Durham park has all the same rides & drives as our other three UK parks, including: Spindizzy, Mini-Tractors, Groundshuttle and Dig-a-Round, as well as Go-Karts and Dodgems… and you can also take in the spectacular surrounding views from 50 feet up on the Diggerland Skyshuttle… don’t forget your camera!