I thought ‘Oh this Diggerland looks alright’ well, it was EPIC!
Straight off the bat I’m laying my cards on the table, we LOVED Diggerland and had a great time.
Upon arrival there were two characters at the door waiting to greet us with a high-five for Corben. We presented our tickets and made our way through to the main part where there was MASSIVE machinery everywhere!
Immediately I knew it was going to be a fun day. The way the Castleford attraction is laid out, it’s in a huge circle so you can pick a direction and go for it knowing you’ll not miss anything along the way. If you’ve not looked into Diggerland much you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a load of static machinery which the kids can control and throw some muck around. Oh it’s so much more as the very first ride proved. Check out the photo below…
We sat in the bucket of a huge machine (I don’t know any of the proper names so we’re sticking with ‘machines’) and were flipped this way that way and spun around and around at speed sending us into laughing hysterics, it was brilliant! This was literally the first ride, what a way to start.
We made our way around having a go on everything Diggerland had to offer. There were static machines that allowed us to have full control, picking things up, dumping it and generally whizzing the huge buckets around. We jumped into the back of a Mitsubishi Pajero 4×4 and went for an off-road ride around a mini forest, climbing up some steep hills and laughing our way back down them. There were some go-karts where Corben showed me a thing or two about racing and some other diggers that even Corben, 5 was allowed to drive all by himself! I’m not sure how wise that was though, the Diggerland lad had to hit the emergency stop button isolating all of the vehicles as Corben decided he wanted more off-roading and nearly tipped his vehicle! Sticking to a set path isn’t really his thing :/
I really liked how much there was to do for us adults too.
More rides, a trip 50-foot in the air to check out some unbelievable views and that was us done, well done outside anyway. We made our way inside where there was a play area and a cafe. The facilities were great, along with their own food available and picnic areas inside and out you are allowed to take in your own food which I thought was a huge bonus!
Rides done, play area done, food eaten, now it was time for the part most of us parents dread… The strategically placed gift shop that you have to walk through to exit.
Another HUGE plus! We found the gift shop really reasonably priced, we were genuinely shocked. Usually large attractions like to fleece you in the gift shop but not Diggerland. We bought our own Diggerland bag, wrist bands, some toys and even a Diggerland rain mac which will come in handy for all the days out we go on and all this for less than £9! I had my eye on some clothing which was again really well priced but I didn’t want to get too carried away.
PLEASE have a watch of our video where we’ve turned all of these words into visuals…
For ticket prices, directions, height restrictions and all the official details please visit DIGGERLAND.COM