This was our very first visit to Diggerland and I really wished we hadn’t waited so long, when the boys were younger they were obsessed with diggers but we never quite made the trip. I do think though they are a great age now as at seven and nine they were tall enough to go on everything there and really make the most of the place.
Diggerland is such an incredible place, it really is, and they have developed the digger theme so effectively. The rides are well thought out and very clever. Rather than just digging in mud, children can also knock over skittles and try and catch “ducks”.
Spending the day at Diggerland in Devon was the highlight of their half term holidays and I really do recommend it as a day out. The attraction fosters children’s confidence as they get to drive real vehicles.
It was lovely seeing how much the boys enjoyed the whole experience. They relished taking the controls of the Police 4WD SUV and impressed me with their natural driving skills on the special course. The lady was very good with them, giving lots of encouragement and praise for their driving efforts.
The Diggerland train had the most adorable kiddie follow carts, the boys made a beeline for these and it was fabulous seeing them laugh and smile all the way round. They were absolutely delighted with them!
The SkyShuttle ride went sooo high (50ft in the air I found out afterwards), we hadn’t seen it in operation before we went on and couldn’t get over how high we went! But it’s great for views of the countryside around Diggerland.
The staff as a whole were really lovely especially the ones on Spindizzy and the Safari ride, very friendly, chatty and loving their job! Spindizzy was quite a thrilling ride, its crazy to think how fast we were going round in a digger bucket! It really is quite something else, such a speed and exhilarating. You could put a thumbs down if you wanted to come off the ride which was nice and considerate for children who might have had enough or thumbs up to carry on and go higher again!!!
Queue times were very good especially as it was the school holidays. We arrived as they opened at 10am and managed to squeeze in quite a bit before Diggerland got busier. I liked how waiting times were so short as the boys can get a bit restless queuing, which wasn’t an issue here. They also liked the fun facts board at each ride, reading about how much every machine cost was quite interesting.