There is nothing more Yorkshire than a theme park dedicated to machinery and this super fun family day out is definitely unique. Enjoy getting on rides that are driven and operated by real diggers in a safe and good old day out Diggerland in Castleford, Yorkshire. They have a range of rides suitable for all ages in the most uniquely thrilling park that’s perfect for the summer holidays.
You get a two for one deal with this theme park as you can enjoy some of the most fun, exhilarating rides that you’re kids are sure to remember and you get to do it all in God’s Own Country.
There are 20 rides to enjoy, from the mini diggers that you can use to hunt for buried treasure, or Dig-A-Round which is a classic carousel with – yes you guessed it- diggers! The oldest merry go round has had a uniquely 21st-century update, with an adapted JCB 8060.
Skittles is a great little game that involves concentration, patience and great hand-eye coordination whilst you try and knock over ten skittles. You will take control of a proper full-size Komatsu PC14 and try to knock over the skittles with the mini wrecking ball.
If you’re looking for more adrenaline-fuelled rides, pick things up a gear with the Spindizzy ride, which will hoist you into the sky. If you’re not too dizzy from that you can jump on the Skyshuttle which will throw you a huge 50ft into the air.
The skyshuttle sends you 50ft in the air giving you an amazing bird’s eye view of the beautiful countryside, perfect for those that want to capture an amazing scenic photograph for Instagram!
As well as the excitement of all things Diggery, the Diggerland Castleford in Yorkshire has Kart-World: an indoor go-karting course for ages 6 and up! Diggerlands’ go-kart tracks have been laid out to include as many challenging twists and turns as possible that will test your driving abilities and reflexes as you speed around the track!
Wanting to make a weekend of it? Well, Diggerland has a great campsite, which has hookups for campervans as well as spaces for tents and more. They have on-site facilities such as a shower and toilet. You can even go VIP and have space with lakeside views.
If you’re interested to go to Diggerworld it’s £25.95 for adults & £12.97 for children if you pre-book. If you pay on the day you can get tickets for £32.00 for adults and £16.00 for children.
If you’d like to find out more, then visit their website here. Address: Diggerland, Willowbridge Ln, Castleford WF10 5NW