This attraction is ride only due to the current Covid-19 situation. Therefore visitors are no longer able to drive this machine. 

Face Coverings

It is mandatory for any person aged 11 years or over to wear a face covering on this particular ride. This is due to visitors being in an enclosed cab with one of our staff members. 

Visitors with a medical exemption unfortunately cannot partake in this ride experience if they do not wear a face covering.

Ride duration: Approx 5 minutes

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 little lad and tomboy 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 kids to become tomorrow’s digger and dumper drivers!

JCB 3CX at Diggerland UK Theme Park

Machine Name: JCB 3CX

Cost of Machine: £52,000

Power: 74KW

Weight: 8500kg

Capacity: 3500kg

This is ride only due to Covid. Visitors can no longer drive themselves, due to the current Covid-19 situation.

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. 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.