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October 2nd, 2016 / / No Comments »

Tips for Diggerland

A winning combination; 2 nine year old boys and a whole host of diggers to muck about all day long…we’re in digger heaven surely!  The boys were off in seconds, not quite believing their luck at the range of digger activities they saw before them.  I must admit I was pretty amazed myself at the things you could do with a digger!

Scooping up mud on a digger is one thing, but digger skittles, hooking a duck or searching for treasure whilst operating a digger were activities I’d never experienced, (oh yes, this one isn’t just for the kids plenty of adults have a go too).

 

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Diggerland Deals; Tesco Clubcard Vouchers

A popular choice for those searching for Diggerland Deals is using your Tesco Clubcard vouchers for rewards.  This is a ‘buy in full’ offer that secures entry when redeemed against clubcard vouchers.

Cheap Tickets for Diggerland; Attractiontix

Look out for online savings for all 4 Diggerland Parks from Attractiontix that can offer up to 15% off standard walk-up price tickets when you book in advance.  With discounts for seniors & children under 90cm go FREE of charge, this can off substantial savings off a day out to these popular parks. We’ll let you know when this deal is running again in 2017.

Diggerland Deals; Online Deals

Always worth checking out the online tickets price at Diggerland as they tend to offer online discounts when booked in advance.

Diggerland; Half Price Entry for Over 65’s

Why not persuade the Grandparents to take the children to Diggerland.  This year, Diggerland is offering half price entry to those over 65 years at all 4 Diggerland settings.

Diggerland Deals; Free Tickets to Diggerland

Each year Kent’s Big Weekend offers FREE tickets to Kent residents to top visitor attractions such as Diggerland in Kent. Whilst this ballot has now closed for 2016, we’ll bring you more details as they come in for 2017.

More details available at Kent’s Big Weekend.

 

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Free Tickets to Diggerland

 

Diggerland; Top Tips & Hints

1. Dress Up; Diggerland is primarily an outdoor attraction & it can get quite muddy…so remember the wellies during the wetter months.

Kids will particularly enjoy the dirt & mud around the digger areas so don’t feel restricted to sunny days…just dress appropriately.

2. Your Family; many of the rides have minimum height restrictions in place and so I would suggest that Diggerland is best suited to children 0.8/0.9m tall & above.

Whilst Diggerland is free for children under 0.9m tall, there is only a limited number of activities available for young children.

3. A Helping Hand; consider your child’s ability to navigate basic controls on the diggers…on many of the digger activities, you can accompany your child for a helping hand.

4. Picnics; are welcome at Diggerland & there are plenty of picnic tables available around the site.  A limited choice of refreshments are are available on site.

5. Paid For Attractions; whilst there are a number of additional charge activities around the site, such as the Dodgems, there are plenty of activities included within the entrance charge to keep you busy during your visit.

Our Favourite Attractions at Diggerland

Spindizzy; sit within the digger scoop and be spun around at great speed…not for the faint hearted!

Driving a Mini JCB; operate your own mini JCB around a muddy track…I couldn’t get the boys off this ride.

Dippy Ducks; hook a duck from your very own JCB.  It takes some concentration, but great when you manage it.

Ground Shuttle; this JCB takes 18 people at a time on a mystery tour around bumpy wasteland…be prepared to hold on tight!

 

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Diggerland; Tips to Beat the Queues

During our recent visit to Diggerland, (during the summer holidays no less), we found queue times averaging around 10 minutes throughout the day.

The queues tended to build for the have-a-go-digger experiences but with a few tips to the wise, there are always ways to beat the queues.

1. The Early Bird; in line with many popular visitor attractions, the first 60/90 minutes of the day is usually the quietest time.  Be ready to go the moment the park opens and have in mind the rides/drives you wish to undertake first.

2. Queue Capacities; these tend to be relatively quicker for the Diggerland ‘rides’, such as Groundshuttle & Spindizzy.  This then allows you to concentrate on the slower capacity ‘experiences’, such as operating/driving the diggers, earlier in the day.

3. Back To Front; worth starting at the back of the park and working towards the front of the park to buck the trend.

4. Eyes Open; the park is relatively compact, allowing you to keep an eye on the queues at many of the most popular experiences during the day. When you spot the queue is down, simply head over that way.

5. Last Orders; take note of the the park closing times as the rides will cease operating at this time whether you are in the queue or not.  This was something we fell foul of at the end of the day leaving me with one disappointed lad who missed out on his last ride.

Diggerland…Worth a Visit?

Yes, yes, yes..something a bit different from your normal theme park especially for kids that love anything to do with diggers!

 

By Liz Walsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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