We have family up in Yorkshire, so when I heard that Diggerland were looking for people to review a day out at one of their four parks, I just had to put my name forward as I knew we could make a wonderful weekend out of it. And I was right – we really did have the most incredible time at Diggerland Yorkshire.
First things first, the weather was incredibly kind to us, we had a wonderful sunny day, with a breeze and a few clouds, which the sun occasionally hid behind, meaning we could have a bit of respite from the heat. We were also lucky because Diggerland Yorkshire was a little quiet. I put this down to the fact that England were playing at 3pm in the afternoon, as neither my husband nor I follow the football it was wonderful to be there on such a lovely day.
We made the most of the sunshine, lack of queues and went on everything we could find! The first thing we saw was the Skyshuttle and my daughter just had to go on it. She loved the view and was adamant that she didn’t need to hold anyone’s hand whilst we were sat up there.
My daughter is just over 100cm tall so she could go on a lot of the rides as long as my husband accompanied her. The had the best time on the Dumper Trucks and on the Dippy Ducks, and it was great to see that my daughter was able to go on so many of the rides. The older, taller children who were there could go on things by themselves, which makes Diggerland great for family with children of all different ages/heights as there is something for everyone.
The Groundshuttle was a great experience, as was the Safari and the Train. The Train and Safari are a bit more sedate and would be good for younger children or those who don’t like to be jostled. There was also a Dig-a-Round which my daughter loved, not only did it go forwards but it also went backwards.
One of the last rides that my husband and daughter went on were the Dirt Diggers, they had a great time on, but they did manage to, somehow, get covered in oil. So I would recommend that old shoes and clothes are worn! The nature of Diggerland is that it is muddy and messy, there was mud and dust everywhere as it was a dry, hot day.
We throuhgly enjoyed our time at Diggerland Yorkshire, and made the most of the sunshine and sat an had an ice cream on the benches, which were dotted around the park too. We also found the indoor play area to be a great way to cool down and hide during the sunniest part of the day. The indoor play area was also great for smaller children under 80/90 cms as there were less rides their were able to go on.
On our way our, my daughter received her very own certificate and some stickers and she used her pocket money to buy herself some Lego. The gift shop has a great range of construction themed toys and even some clothes. We spent just over 3 hours at the park, and we managed to get a go on everything we wanted. I think that had it been a bit busier, and we had had to queue for some of the rides it would have been easy to spend most of the day there.
You can head over to the Diggerland Website to check out the details of their four parks, Yorkshire, Durham, Kent and Devon as well as information about the rides and their height restrictions.
We really did have a fantastic time at Diggerland Yorkshire, and I think it would made a great day out, especially if you little ones are interested in diggers and building.
We received a family ticket for the purpose of a review, all opinions and words are my own.