Things to do outdoors – Rainy days at Diggerland

Are you looking for things to do outdoors but you’re worried about how the wet weather may impact them? Diggerland UK Theme Park is a fantastic outdoor attraction that will still operate during rainy conditions.

We know that visiting places and planning days out isn’t ideal when rain is forecasted. However here at Diggerland, bucket loads of fun can still be had by the whole family. Read our rainy days checklist before you visit and find out what’s in store at Diggerland.


If you’re looking for fun things to do outdoors then Diggerland could be the place for you. We have a lot of customer enquiries when it comes to wet weather, so here’s what you can expect:

Will rides be closed?

We are an outdoor attraction, so rides will still be able to operate if it is raining. We just advise customers to take extra precautions when entering and leaving each ride area. It could get slippy!

Are there any restrictions in place for bad weather?

We do try to open our parks with full ride availability, however in the event of torrential winds or a storm we will put some restrictions in place for our taller rides. Rides such as Spindizzy and Skyshuttle may be affected, but we will try to advertise any ride changes on our website in preparation.

Are there any sheltered areas at the park?

Due to government restrictions we have been unable to open our indoor soft play area and Dig Inn café until recently. Normally, there would be a sheltered area for visitors to escape the rain for a bit. All of our visitors are now able to make use of the indoor areas if the weather does take a turn for the worst. 

Can I change my ticket date?

Unfortunately once a ticket has been booked for a specific date we are unable to change the booking. If you’re worried about the weather or travelling with young children we would strongly advise waiting until closer to the time to purchase your tickets. Alternatively we do have a pay on the day option, if we still have ticket availability. If this is something you would be looking to do, please give us a call on: 01634 711711 to check availability ahead of your visit date.

Our full list of Diggerland FAQs can be found here, as well as any COVID-19 enquiries you may have.

If you can, it would always be a good idea to check the weather first!


As much as we love the glorious sunshine, we do have typical British weather 99% of the time. Don’t let the weather dampen your spirits though. Some of our customers actually prefer visiting in wet weather!

If you’re looking for things to do outdoors in wet weather, we want to make sure you’re prepared for family days out to Diggerland. Check out our rainy days checklist:

Wear sensible footwear

All of our rides operate as normal outside in the rain, so getting in and out of diggers can get a bit muddy. We would always recommend wearing a good, trustworthy pair of wellies, or even an old pair of shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. 

Luckily for our smaller operators we have some fantastic dig-tastic wellies in our goodie store. They are affordable, durable and perfect for a day out at Diggerland. Buy yours today!


We wouldn’t expect our visitors to turn up in flip flops and shorts if rain is forecasted, so we do ask that you dress sensibly in accordance with the forecast. We suggest a change of clothes if the weather gets worse. There’s nothing worse than a soggy drive back home in the car! Our younger guests absolutely dig the branded raincoats we also have for sale in our goodie store. Stay dry and stylish at the same time!

Diggerland Child's Yellow Wellies
PVC Raincoat Yellow


Have you pre-booked your tickets for a day out at Diggerland yet? Hurry, our tickets are limited already!

Although restrictions are slowly easing we do still have a limited visitor capacity in place. To ensure you all have fantastic covid friendly days out at our UK theme park, we have to adhere to social distancing. We would love to welcome you all back as soon as possible, however we do need to wait until it is safe to do so.

For anyone looking for things to do outdoors, Diggerland is the ultimate day out for the entire family. We would recommend pre-booking to guarantee your entry, we wouldn’t want any of our guests to miss out. 

Prices are as follows (correct as of 25/05/2021):

  • Anyone under 90cm – FREE of charge
  • Visitors measuring over 90cm (Adults and children) – £22.80pp
  • Anyone over the age of 65 – £11.40pp

Pre-booking for a specific date is the only way to benefit from discounted tickets. Be sure to select the right date and it’s definitely the date you would like to book, as we are unable to change it once the booking has been processed unfortunately!

We can’t wait to see you at our Diggerland UK theme park, come rain or shine!

* All information correct as of 26/05/2021.