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Diggerland, Castleford

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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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  • Our family, a 5 year old girl, 3 year old boy, enjoyed their time here. However, having paid just paid the £80 entry fee for a family of four, we came to coin operated diggers and pay as you go dodgems - £1 each please! Upstairs in the cafe area, Go Karts - a fiver please! Considering the entry fee, I thought this was a bit much. Admittedly we could have saved 15% on the entry fee if we had booked online in advance. Overall, the ride on digger experiences are fun, and it was an interesting a novel day out If you have a child who loves big machines, or you love big boys toys, you'll have a fantastic time here.
  • I for one was looking forward to it but not expecting anything earth shattering. Well, I have to say the kids and I enjoyed this more than Disneyland... Seriously. Not too big and surprisingly the rides offered different experiences. Also, and this was a big plus hardly my queues and those that were there were not very long. Would I go back, yes definitely, would I stay at the premier inn nearby , yes and then cinema and meal by the river. Oh nearly forgot. The food is good quality and reasonably priced.
  • Great day out for the kids and adults. Well worth a visit, not a full days activities, I arrived at 12pm, and left at 5pm, that was enough for me and the kids, however the day I went was not too busy, little or no queues so was a plus. If I had needed to queue for long periods like some other theme parks I would be seriously disappointed. Would recommend for both boys and girls, I have both, and they equally enjoyed the day, may not appeal to teenagers as many of the rides are better suited to younger children, in my opinion ideal age 5-12yrs old, they will be suitably entertained.
  • Great place. I wasn't expecting it to be that much fun but was pleasantly surprised. Oh yeah.... My son loved it too :)
  • Great day out with the kid. Current half term offer with pre booked tickets at half price definitely made the decision a lot easier to go.