JCB Rides/Drives

Have you ever dreamed about getting behind the controls of a full-size JCB 3CX Backhoe Loader? Well, hold onto your hardhats, because the wait is over!

Step into the spotlight, or should we say, the driver’s seat! With the guidance of our expert Diggerland marshals, you and your crew of up to four can embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey around our epic course. And the cherry on top? One lucky person gets to take the wheel and make those dreams come true – as long as they measure up to our height restrictions, of course!

Join us at Diggerland, where big machines meet even bigger adventures. Get ready to dig, drive, and discover the exhilaration of taking control of a real JCB Backhoe Loader. It’s time to excavate those dreams, roll up those sleeves, and gear up for a ride that’s larger than life!

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JCB Rides/Drives

Have you ever wanted to drive a real, full-size JCB 3CX, Backhoe Loader?

Ever since they first came out, it seems that almost every child have at some time or another wanted to get to grips with the now near legendary, JCB Backhoe Loader. Well now they (or you) can!

Accompanied by one of our specially trained, Diggerland marshals, up to four people can enjoy a trip around the course, with one of them actually driving the machine – subject to height restrictions.

Who knows… maybe the experience will inspire a few of today’s children to become tomorrow’s digger and dumper drivers!


Ride Information

The JCB 3CX is suitable for any visitor over the height of 90cm, including adults, OAPs or children. Those between 90cm – 110cm must be accompanied by a suitable adult or OAP. To drive the JCB 3CX, visitors must be over 110cm. Should visitors not reach the stated height, they unfortunately cannot participate in this activity.

Due to the nature of this ride, we would strongly advise against pregnant visitors going on this attraction. Maximum of one driver and three riders.

Fun Facts

Machine Name: JCB 3CX

Cost of Machine: £52,000

Power: 74 kW

Weight: 8500kg

Capacity: 3500kg

Other Information

Please note that children will need to ride with a responsible adult.

UK attraction - JCB 3CX ride
Diggerland - JCB 3CX