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“A great day out, a bit overpriced”
Review of Diggerland

Diggerland
Ranked #3 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 Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery. Diggerland is the perfect destination for action, fun and thrill packed family days out. Fun for all ages (subject to height restrictions), Diggerland with its 20 different rides and drives and an array of additional activities is the ideal theme park for small to large groups looking for something exciting and truly unique. Get to grips with real JCBs and 180/360 excavators, take a head-reeling turn or two on the Spindizzy, rise to lofty heights and enjoy the views on the Skyshuttle, enjoy an off-road ride on the Groundshuttle, or have a go on the Dodgems and Go-Karts!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had a lovely day at Diggerland. We took our two children, my son aged 5 and my daughter aged 7 and my daughter seemed to love it more than our son! The weather was very hot which helped, all the activities (except a small soft play area) are outside.
It was very quiet to say it was the school holidays, another thing that was a bonus.
We didn't arrive until midday and left around 4.30pm and we had time to go on everything and some things (Spindizzy and the trucks)more than once.
The area where all the rides are is quite small so you don't have to walk very far and you cannot miss anything, it was quite a relaxing place to be.
It was a great opportunity to drive diggers, tipper trucks and was all unique.
The downside was the cafe wasn't very welcoming and the food very fast food and not excellent quality though it was reasonably priced.
We used Tesco vouchers to buy our tickets so it was excellent value but if you paid the £80 ish for a family ticket, I think that is overpriced. There were also a couple of rides, the dodgems and two separate go kart rides which are extra, that should be included.

3  Thank Helen S
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

What a great day out'booked on line saved £3 each.so easy when you get there,just showed phone with email & that was it. 5 year old grandson got to drive all the machines as did grandad (me). Grandma got to drive big JCB she loved that. We had a great time would go back.

1  Thank Kevin L
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Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Excellent, wonderful, awesome I could go on. Having read some of the not so complimentary reviews on here we didn't quite know what to expect, however what we found was just mind blowing. This is basically a big area full of boys toys for kids big and little to get their hands on. Our 5 year old was driving a full sized JCB digger at one point, where else could you get that. We arrived when it opened at 10:00 and didn't leave until easily 15:00 and we only went on one of the rides twice. The staff although young were helpful and knowledgeable and the park ran smoothly. The cafe was very impressive with a 5 on the hygiene rating and good value food, all 4 of us ate a good meal for around the £20 mark, the food was good and well cooked served by lovely staff. At first when you look at the prices for the park entry you can be taken aback at £20 each but we felt it was worth every penny, if you are thinking of going, do it ! Adults get to have a go on everything too !

4  Thank Glynn B
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Considering the rainy weather, I was ready for cancelling the day out, however we went regardless and I am so glad we did!
The thrill was more exciting because of the muddy terrain.
The staff were a credit to your wonderful concept, regardless of the weather they all maintained a a friendly smile and were wonderful with the little ones.
We will deffinetley be comung again!!!!!

1  Thank Nicola S
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

What a fantastic place! Great offer (sign up to their Facebook page!) 2 for 1 which meant it cost us 2 x £19.99 instead of 4! My boys were in their element, as to be fair so was my husband....and me!! Loads of rides all using plant machinery to not only power the rides but WERE the rides! Go, its well worth it...more so if you get the pre-booking online discount or one of their offers....enjoy

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