This is not some shiny, Bob the Builder construction-site playground. Most of Diggerland’s parks are set on old industrial sites and the attractions are real pieces of construction equipment that have either been set up for you to drive or transformed into imaginative rides.
Highlights include Spindizzy, which swings the rider around while sitting in the bucket of a specially modified excavator. So popular has the Diggerland experience become that since the first location opened its doors in Kent in the UK in 2000 four more have followed in the UK and one has even opened in the US.
The closest UK location to London is Diggerland Kent, which is just over an hour outside central London by car in good traffic. It’s an 80-minute train journey from Victoria Station to Rochester and then a 10-minute taxi ride to the park. Diggerland USA is a two-hour drive from central Manhattan or 50 minutes from central Philadelphia.