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A day out at Diggerland, Yorkshire

When you think of theme parks, you usually think of roller coasters and log flumes.

Not at this one.

Diggerland in Castleford, Yorkshire is a theme park with a difference as all the rides are digger themed, and makes for a great alternative day out for kids (and big kids!)

Our two boys headed straight for the Dig A Round ride which was one of the first rides we came to on arrival, and loved being spun round.

spin out

I sat this one out and just watched them whizz round instead. (Wimp.)

One of the great things about Diggerland is that the children can get to drive around tracks, and on coming off the “Dig A Round” ride pictured above, they decided to have a go on this…

tractor driving DL

The ten year old had great fun driving his little brother around.

As height restrictions apply on some of the rides, little brother was just a little bit too small to drive this, so he went jeep driving instead…

tractor ride DL

They both had great fun practising their driving skills!

If you’ve got a head for heights, you can go on a crane ride that takes you high up. I went on this one, and I managed to open my eyes long enough to see Xscape and the houses stretched below me, and marvel at the view.

Even though I managed to go up into the sky and get the aerial view, I decided to watch as they (and Daddy! he must be braver than me πŸ™‚ ) went on Spin Dizzy.

Spin Dizzy being a ride that flings you up, round, and out to the side at dizzying speeds and spins you round and around skywards.

They both declared this “Awesome!”, and so did Daddy, who loved itΒ although his legs were a little wobblier than before he went on

If you fancy something a bit more sedate though, you can always sit in one of the diggers and try to manoeuvre the controls to Hook A Duck…

hook a duck DL

or play Skittles

skittles digger DL

The 6 year old showed off some great skills on the skittles and managed to knock all the skittles down in record time!

If, after all that concentration on the driving and the testing of your co-ordination on the games has tired you out, there’s plenty of picnic tables dotted about to have a rest on, or there’s a cafe too to sit in with refreshments.

Or simply sit in the soft play area while they let off yet more steam as you have a drink and a sit down.

soft play DL

You could easily spend hours at Diggerland, as even though it only covers a small area, there is so much to do and mine wanted to go round again on all the rides, so we ended up doing the rides a lot more than once.

All in all, a great alternative day out for children which definitely tires them out and keeps them busy!

Diggerland website

– we received complimentary tickets. All views and opinions our genuine thoughts on our visit.

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  1. August 31, 2013 at 11:21 am

    We want to take our son to Diggerland – both the Southern ones are still a trek for us – so would need to be part of a few days away. I know he’d love it too #Countrykids

  2. August 31, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    My 4yo would love this! Sounds like you had a great day πŸ™‚ #CountryKids

  3. September 1, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Some boys and girls dream day out – diggers everywhere! It looks like there was a great choice of activities for a variety of age groups. Thanks for linking up and sharing your outdoor digger adventures with Country Kids.

  4. January 4, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I’ve come across a leaflet for this place before, it looks great fun πŸ™‚

  5. July 16, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I love diggerland – we’ve been to the one in Durham and had a blast. Especially on the super high crane. Please don’t forget to add the linky badge next time πŸ˜€ #TravelTales

  6. July 21, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    I’d never even heard of Diggerland till a couple of months ago. It looks sooo much fun! We don’t have kids but pretty sure my other half would love it there, haha.

    #traveltales

    • indreamworld
      July 21, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Lots of stuff there to keep the bigger kids like your other half occupied! πŸ˜€

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