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“Fab day out for boys”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Diggerland

Diggerland
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Castleford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Diggerland is the Ultimate adventure park experience where children and adults can drive REAL construction machinery. With over 15 rides and drives there’s something for everyone at Diggerland. For the daredevil in you, take a ride on ‘Spindizzy’, unique to Diggerland; prepare to feel the ultimate adrenaline rush on this world famous attraction. Want to get some real JCB experience? Try out your excavating skills on our giant dirt diggers, or drive a monster JCB 3CX. Or you can relax and take in the views, from 50ft in the air on our ‘Skyshuttle’.Diggerland is open weekends and every day during school holidays. Please check website or call for details.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Oldham, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Fab day out for boys”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

My boys love it here, they are 3 and 6 so can go on everything and the older one can drive most things on his own which he loved. There are diggers of all shapes and sizes and mini landrovers to drive.

We were lucky with the weather but if its wet there is a large indoor play area for kids to use (free of charge) but I would advise taking a picnic as the food choices on site are limited

Also you can exchange Tesco clubcard vouchers for entry tickets which I advise doing as it makes it a very cost effective day out!

Visited September 2012
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sheffield
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Theme park with a difference”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

3 children ages...18months and 5
all 3 thoroughly enjoyed it. it does offer a difference to other theme parks, all of the rides are made from actual diggers and the kids do get to operate the diggers themselves which they really loved.
its brilliant how they have done it and even our youngest child who was admitted free of charge was able to join in with many of the activities. however there are a couple of rides that are paid for seperately in addiion to the admission fee which i feel is cheeky especially as the admission fee is quite high already. overall a good day, we all thoroughly enjoyed it but i dont think we would go again in a rush as there are other kids theme parks that offer better value. i would recommend it for a change and definately if your kids like diggers

Visited September 2012
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Harrogate
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“fantastic”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

what a place to visit, even for grown up;s it was like being at school, what with pressing buttons pulling knobs can't wait to go again

Visited June 2012
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GOOLE
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“diggerland castleford”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

been their twice wiyh cassidy and both her and myself thourghly enjoyed ity you need to go on a dry day as it is quite expensive in so try to go on everything to get your moneys worth x
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Brilliant birthday party booking next year!!!”
Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Took 12 children for my sons 9th birthday a mix of ages from 2 to 14. We were greated by a welcome sign and a lovely young girl who took the cake and booked us in. She explained which way to go and said for us to meet back for lunch in a couple of hours. We set off trying all the rides and diggers. It was brilliant. My son drove a real size landrover and JCB. It seems small when you arrive but there is plenty to do. And what has been described as an overpriced burger van was not at all. I had a lovely jacket spud with tuna and salad £3 the other food was the same price and lovely. Huge fresh baguettes and roast beef and pork. The kids sat down to a diggerland lunch box with their names on. It was brilliant we stayed till closing and will be going back. Just a tiny niggle. A little cheap gift for the birthday boy would have been nice. The staff were polite and great with the kids. Better for kids 1,4mt as can ride anything but well worth visit.

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