Diggerland: The Theme Park that has
Full-Sized Diggers and
Backhoes as Rides
Ever heard of a theme park that lets you operate

Ever heard of a theme park that lets you operate earth moving equipment? Forget Disneyland, Diggerland is possibly the coolest attraction in the entire world. If you’ve ever wanted to be a big kid again, Diggerland offers the perfect opportunity to get your hands dirty, with heavy machinery and quirky digger-themed rides.

Like no other theme park, Diggerland celebrates the rural lifestyle; inviting their guests to strap on a hard hat, jump on board and have fun. Kids and adults alike can ride, drive and operate real diggers, dumpers and other full-size construction machinery: from massive excavators to mini tractors, they’ve got heavy equipment for everyone to play around with.

The six coolest things to do at Diggerland

The kids can take the mini-Land Rovers and mini-tractors for a spin while the adults clamber aboard and get behind the controls of some truly serious heavy machinery. Here are six of the most popular things to do at Diggerland:

  1. Play skittles with a Komatsu PC14 and a mini wrecking ball
  2. Drive around the specially-built race track in JCB skid steer loaders
  3. Ride in “Groundshuttle”, a carriage on front of a Manitou telehandler
  4. Drive a real, full-size JCB 3CX, backhoe loader
  5. Get behind the controls of a JCB 8065 tracked excavator
  6. Dig, scoop, move and dump with JCB 8030 tracked mini diggers

Taking on Disneyland, one digger at a time

Apologies to our Australian readers, but Diggerland is a uniquely British phenomenon. Anyone wishing to add it to their theme-park bucket list has a long flight ahead of them, as it’s only found in several rural towns throughout the UK.

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As far as iconic locations go, Kent, Devon, Yorkshire and Durham might not be in the same league as their Disneyland equivalents, but Diggerland has a small but growing cult following. The response has been so enthusiastic that a new park is currently under construction at Worcestershire – move over Walt Disney!