These Thwaites 1 tonne dumpers are the real deal, but their engines have been governed to keep their maximum speed down to a walking pace so you can rest assured they are perfectly safe for your precious little ones to climb aboard (with you if they are too small to drive themselves) and take a spin around the purpose-built course.

Slow and steady wins the day with these, so clamber into the seat and belt yourself in. Don’t forget to wave to the camera if your friends or family are snapping pictures of you as you trundle past them.


Dumper Trucks at Diggerland

Kids driving the Dumper Trucks at Diggerland

Mother and child driving a Dumper Truck at Diggerland

Fun Facts

Machine name: Thwaites 1 tonne

Cost: £16,000

Power: 16KW

Weight: 1300kg

Capacity: 1000kg

Can I ride?

To drive the Dumper Trucks you must be at least 90cm to ride if accompanied by an adult or over 140cm to drive without an adult. If you do not reach the stated heights you unfortunately cannot participate in this activity.


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