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Autism Summer: Diggerland

Diggerland is one of the first organisations to join “Connect to Autism" a Diggerland is an Autism friendly attraction in the UK with four parks.

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Diggerland is The Ultimate Adventure Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full-size construction machinery. Located in Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire, Diggerland is the perfect destination for action, fun and thrill packed family days out.

Fun for all ages (subject to height restrictions)Diggerland, with its 20 different rides and drives and an array of additional activities, is the ideal theme park for small to large groups looking for something exciting and truly unique.

Get to grips with real JCBs and 180/360 excavators, take a head-reeling turn or two on the Spindizzy, rise to lofty heights and enjoy the views on the Skyshuttle, enjoy an off-road ride on the Groundshuttle, or have a go on the Dodgems and Go-Karts!

There are indoor and outdoor play areas, sandpits, coin operated rides and much more where younger visitors can let off steam while their parents can just sit back, relax and watch the fun… or join in!

All parks boast a Diggerland Goodie Store where visitors can mark their day with a memorable souvenir as well as buy gifts, toys and other merchandise, and there are cafeterias that offer a wide selection of hot and cold snacks, meals and beverages.

Picnic tables are located in the grounds for those who prefer to bring their own packed lunches.

The Diggerland parks have lots to offer for all the family. The parks are aimed at children between 4 and 14 years of age, however we have many visitors of all ages enjoying a great day out! Click here to visit our rides & drives page.

Diggerland is partnered with Autism Alliance 

Diggerland is one of the first organisations to join “Connect to Autism” a national campaign designed to improve access to facilities and services for people with autism and become an Autism Friendly Attraction.

How can Diggerland help you and your family?

We encourage customers to make contact with us prior to making their visit.

The park you will be visiting will be provided with the required information. On the day you will need to ask for a specific manager (this will be provided to you). The manager will ensure your needs are met as much as possible.

Park Marshals will be made aware of your child’s visit and will know to make special allowances. It is helpful if your child wears or carries something that will easily make your child identifiable to our staff. We would recommend a badge, particular colour top, backpack etc. Please let us know beforehand what your child will be wearing to make them easily identifiable.

Please note we do not operate a queue jump system, however rides and drives typically take no longer than 10-15 minutes queuing time before getting on the attraction.

We would kindly advise against bringing your child in the height of the season (summer holidays mainly in August) as the parks can get extremely busy. If your child does not like crowds, we would kindly advise against bringing your child during this time.

Whilst our managers and marshals will try to assist during this busy time as much as possible, unfortunately where the park is so busy, we cannot guarantee anything. This is of course your choice and we of course would never turn anyone away, should you wish to visit during this time.

Further information for Diggerland and the program they have in place, including contact details can be found here -

Please click here for Diggerland open times -

Please click here for Diggerland prices -

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