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Is Diggerland Just For Boys?

My girls had the most amazing day recently!  They were driving various forms of digger and JCB all day.  Yes, I know something you might think automatically would be more of a boys activity but my daughters and I, plus a female friend had so much fun!  Us adults weren’t just watching the little ones enjoying driving, riding and operating full size construction machinery all day either, we got to have a go too.

I only recently discovered Diggerland and have already told everyone at school, friends and family how great it was!!!  It’s a theme park inspired by diggers and JCBs.  There are sites around the UK in; Kent, Durham, Yorkshire and Devon (the Devon park also has a campsite.)

What can you do?

There were 20 different rides and drives at the Kent site and each has it’s own height restrictions.  You might want to check this before you go if you are taking along little ones.  As well as the outdoor activities we found an indoor soft play, outdoor play areas, coin-operated rides and more.

Below you can see mine enjoying the following rides: Dumper Trucks, Robots, Dig-a-round, Joyrider (my 9 year old got to drive the police car and was beaming all day), Mini Landrovers, Buried Treasure, Groundshuttle and Dippy Ducks.  We went on many other rides numerous times.  The weather was lovely and the queues were really short.

Waiting Times

We waited a few minutes most times although some were a little longer.  The staff had said it was quiet that day and normally the waiting time is around 15-20 minutes.  The diggers that the children got to drive were all very easy to operate and lots of fun!

Of course, part way through the morning we felt peckish so we grabbed an ice lolly from the ice cream truck and later headed for the restaurant which offers a wide range of beverages, snacks, and meals for lunch.  The restaurant was next to the soft play and the staff kindly brought the food over so the children could play whilst we waited and after of course.

You can also bring your own food to refuel on the day before trying your hand at something new although just to note this cannot be eaten in the restaurant.

On entry the staff made us aware we could get a hand stamp so if we needed to go to our cars for anything we could return easily back into the park.  Good to know that you don’t need to lug around food and drink for the full day.

Diggerland is perfect for a family day out and although aimed at the ages of 4 to 14 years of age all the family can get to enjoy most of the rides.  Now the weather is good, the park is open from 10am until 5pm.  We stayed at Diggerland for the whole day, the girls loved it so much they didn’t want to leave!

Both of my daughters enjoyed all the rides. My eldest’s favourite was driving the police car and youngest daughter loved using the large diggers.  They can’t wait to go again!

Here’s the sped up and abbreviated version of some of what we got up to over the course of the day in just over 2 mins!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkMZCAV0A9c

Have you been to Diggerland yet?

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Disclaimer: We were guests of Diggerland so were give free entrance for the review.  My daughters can’t wait to go again!!!!

This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. That looks so much fun! 🙂

    1. It was a great day out for all of us. I’d love to go again 🙂

  2. I think this looks like a fun place to visit. I had not heard of Diggerland before. I love the idea of anyone enjoying it for sure. Glad you showed this to us!

    1. It is a great place for the whole family. I didn’t go on many rides myself but I still had a great time!!!

  3. Ohhhh I think my girls would like it here, too. 😀 We don’t follow gender sensitivity with regards to toys. As long as they can play and enjoy, we let the girls. 😀 It’s part of growing up.

    1. I totally agree. I don’t see why a girl wouldn’t love this. It’s great fun!

  4. My daughter would have loved this for sure. She used to love to stay in the sand just so she could go digging. It was one of her favorite things to do.

    1. I know, it’s great fun to play with sand etc. outside. She’s sure to love it there.

  5. I think girls will love this park just as much as boys 🙂 I’m curious to know the exact location of the park?

    1. This site was in Kent: Medway Valley Leisure Park, Roman Way, Strood, Kent ME2 2NU hope that helps x

  6. where were all these places when we were growing up ! it looks like so much fun !

  7. I haven’t heard of it but I liked the youtube video. I would have fun for sure… I would love it..

    1. It is a great little video isn’t it. Sums it all up in a few minutes.

  8. That looks like a fun place and a great way to educate the kids about diggers. I haven’t heard of Diggerland here in the US. My boys would love this place!

  9. We went to Diggerland in Durham about 15 years ago, as a family with 2 girls and 1 boy, and we all loved it!

  10. I’ve never heard of anything like this. It looks so much fun! Where is it located?

    1. There are a few but this one is in Kent x

  11. I thought this was going to be in the USA when I first opened, now I’ll have to take my nephew lol!

    1. Thankfully no it’s here in the UK.

  12. Diggerland sounds like so much fun! I know I for one would have a blast there!! Makes me want to see if there is something likes this near me. Thank you for sharing your day fun filled with us!

    1. No problem. It’s great for children and also adults.

  13. Oh my, what a fun time! I know my daughter and son would both have such fun here. I’ll have to check it out further.

    1. I know she will. Mine had the most amazing day x

  14. That looks like so much fun, my 5 year old would LOVE that. I think it’s great to see kids outside enjoying fun events and I generally don’t segregate something into boys only or girls only. As long as they have fun, it’s all good 🙂

    Jackie

    1. I agree i don’t see this as a boy only activity 🙂

  15. Certainly not! I would love to visit Diggerland! Not sure you’d be able to get me off the diggers…

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