Diggerland in Rochester, Kent-a fabulous fun day out for all the family!
We visited Diggerland on Saturday (13th May), and, after a really quick, easy journey, arrived at the park as the park was opening.
Greeted by the parks mascots, Dotty and Duggy, the children had some cuddles, and we headed off to have a look at what was on offer to do.
In all honesty, having not visited before, I was concerned there wouldn’t be tons we could all do together, and was worried about Olivia being too small for rides.
In actual fact, that couldn’t have been further from the truth.
Take a look at our day, in this short video
As you can see, we did so much! Although it was a Saturday, and the park filled up quickly, we didn’t queue for longer than 20 minutes for a ride at any point in the day-which, with an impatient 3 year old in tow, was ideal!
I asked the children which ride was their favourite.
Kye said, “The big digger I got to actually drive on my own! It was harder than I thought it was going to be, as the man kept saying to turn gently but it didn’t feel like it was turning at all!”
Olivia said, “I liked it when I was hooking the ducks on the digger with Nanny! We were soooo good at it and we had time to try and push them back into the water after too!”
Personally, my favourite was the Sky Shuttle. The views across the park and of Rochester (including the castle) when you’re lifted up, is incredible! I’m not always great with heights, but with plenty to focus on and enjoy it’s well worth a go. It was also the only ride we all went on together!
The only ride we have a slightly negative view on was the Land Rover “Joyride“. The rules on each ride are pretty similar. Children have to be a certain height to ride, and a certain height to ride alone-but with the Land Rover Ride, you had to be 140cm high to drive the car, but also under 17. Then with those under 17 year olds, children over 80cm were allowed to ride with them.
We thought this was quite a specific range of rules, and, although it claims to be the ride to go on if you’re too big for the mini Land Rovers, I personally don’t think the two compare as they’re so different.
Ending the day with our train ride-which we were joined on by none other than the famous Dotty and Duggy-we collected some certificates for the children (that they then took to school to show their friends), and pretty much had to drag them out to get them home!
All in all, we had an amazing day. We spent over four hours in the park, and the children were happily worn out when we got back to the car.
We genuinely recommend this fabulous park as a family fun day out-and we will definitely be back!
To check out the awesome activities on offer, and to book your tickets-head over the the Diggerland website HERE!
To take a look at our other Days Out reviews, take a look HERE!
We received a press pass for our family to attend Diggerland-all thought an opinons are my own, and are honest and unbiased.