Days Out In Durham – Perfect for the whole family!
Days out in Durham can be super fun and adventurous when teamed up with a day at Diggerland. Guests of all ages can ride, drive and operate real diggers! All in a safe and family friendly setting.
To help you with planning your fun fueled day at Diggerland, we have provided some useful information. Whether you’re travelling by train, bus or car we have laid out directions to assist you. Have an electric car? No problem, as we have EV charging available. Want to know about parking, disabled access, cafes and more? Keep scrolling.
Days out in Durham have never been better, when coupled with Diggerland!
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. Head towards Riverside Industrial Estate where Diggerland is located.
If your SatNav does not recognise the postcode, please try “FRONT STREET”. This 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. 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
EV 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 and customers of EVision Electric Vehicles.
However, for those who are not visiting Diggerland and are not an EVision customer, you can plug in and charge for a flat fee of £5. The fee will cover 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.
We cannot guarantee a charger will be available at the time you visit and this cannot be prebooked. We would recommend visiting the ZapMap website or mobile app to check live information and availability. The chargers are available to use only during Diggerland opening times – see here for more information.
You can hire an electric vehicle in Durham by the day, week, month or longer from EVision Electric Vehicles and pick it up from our Diggerland Durham theme park 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.
Helicopter Landing Facilities
Paying visitors to Diggerland are able to arrive by helicopter at all UK Diggerland locations and land without charge. Prior permission (PPR) however must be given. In order to receive permission, please 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 (not available during July and August)
- 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. You will then be provided with all the information necessary to carry out a safe landing.
The Diggerland Sensory Room
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.
The Diggerland Durham park boasts a sensory room for special needs guests. Find out more about how our Durham park caters for those with additional needs by watching our video.
Action Packed Days Out in Durham
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!
Digger Hire in Durham
You can hire a wide range of mini diggers, midi diggers and large diggers from Diggerland’s partner company, H. E. Services (Plant Hire) Ltd. As well as telehandlers, dumpers, long reach excavators and more.
The nearest plant depot to our Diggerland Durham park is located in Langley Park. Just a stone’s throw away.
Contact the national hire centre to get a quote for your digger rental needs. For any specific information, you can always contact the depot directly on 0191 373 3883.