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Diggerland, Castleford

3.9
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Theme Park Water / Amusement Park
At Diggerland, you can enjoy over 15 different thrilling rides. While this site looks modest from the outside, it's full of new challenges. Learn to drive and operate real JCB diggers. During your visit, test your driving skills on the dump trucks, find buried treasure, dig a hole using the giant dirt diggers, take in the views from the sky shuttle, and so much more. If you don’t care to drive, try out the Diggerland train or super track. Activities for children are also available. The little ones can enjoy a digger sandpit, pedal power tractors, and an indoor ball pit. The attraction also has refreshment stands and picnic areas if you get hungry. The theme park has a solid reputation for a friendly, helpful staff, and the site often offers special discounts, so check online or call ahead for more information. Use our Castleford trip itinerary maker to visit Diggerland on your trip to Castleford, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This was a truly amazing experience, for any age of person who dreamed of driving a digger as a child this realy will take you back to those days. Absolute thrill! Steve was my mentor on the day who w...  more »
  • Third time of visiting Diggerland - had been the birthday day out of choice for our sons for the last three years running. Staff awesome as ever - always very happy to help, polite and patient with ev...  more »
  • On arrival at 11.00 am walked through the entrance and could see the whole area of diggerland and thought, not going to be much more than an hour here, first impressions totaly wrong. didnt leave the ...  more »
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  • Well laid out fun park based on and incorporating various earth moving equipment. Friendly staff, unique activities, nice selection of hot and cold food in the cafe. My 7 year old son thoroughly enjoyed driving the full sized front end loader. The rides are free except for the bumper cars and indoor go carts which are extra.
  • Captivating and well run that caters for all ages. The food is cheap but a bit bland, I missed the breakfast so that could be the one to go for. You only have a limited time on the diggers, even late on when there are no queues, but you can just ask to go back on, didn't see the point in that, they should just leave you in your 'digging zone'
  • Awesome place, five year old son (and mummy and daddy) all loved it. Loads to do, loads of fun, totally worth a visit Much cheaper by comparison than some of the big theme parks but just as good a day out
  • Not massive but we spent a good 4 hours there and all had fun. Definitely worth a visit. All but one member of staff was super polite and cheery.
  • Brilliant day out value for money. Not too crowded. But need to be a metre tall at least.

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