When we were offered the opportunity to go to Diggerland  and explore the new Little Tykes area the kids were over the moon.

Diggerland Durham Review

With it being on our doorstep, it’s a place we have completely overlooked. I assumed that it was targeted at younger children obsessed with diggers, oh how wrong I was.

Family day out to Diggerland reviewWhen we arrived the kids shrieked with excitement as they saw the huge diggers, followed by a chorus of “Can we go on that? Can we go on that?”. I’ll be completely honest, I was a little bit giddy too a the prospect of being able to operate a digger all by myself. After all, days out are not just for the kids right!?

I would say my older two children (5 and 7) are a brilliant age for Diggerland. Most of the attractions Isla could do completely independently. How cool is that!? She could operate a full size digger with no adult help, for an independent so-and-so she was over the moon. By no adult help I don’t mean that there wasn’t help if she needed it, the staff were excellent at watching out for when someone got stuck. Evie could operate everything independently however needed to be accompanied by an adult which to be honest I think she preferred. There was still plenty Evie could do on her own however, such as driving Go-karts and Mini Landrovers. These were an  absolute hit.

Review of family day out to diggerlandIn terms of size, I was expecting something bigger but we weren’t disappointed, there was plenty to do. There was a couple of things we didn’t go on, purely because the girls wanted to re-ride some of their favorites. In fact, it was nice being somewhere that wasn’t too big. There was a decent turn out of people yet we never had to wait long for a ride. One of the things I hate most about some of the bigger attraction parks is the queuing, especially with the kids. They have little patience when they’re excited so only ever having to wait a few minutes was perfect.

North east family day out reviewI’m not sure how it works when it’s very busy but we were never hurried off a ride, we were given as long as we wanted to complete tasks with the diggers so the girls could let their determination run wild.

Little Tykes review at digger landInside is where you’ll find the fab new Little Tykes area. This was perfect for Reggie, he loved the sandpit. There is plenty of play cars, he had two very willing assistants to push him about. With the rest of the park is more geared at older children, this is where Reggie got to have some time out of the buggy and it was a welcome break from the wind. There is are small slide, a play house and pirate ship. Isla and Evie had a good run around the soft play area whilst Reggie explored.

Little tikes wheelz play zone reviewIsla said her favourite thing about Diggerland was the Spin Dizzy, go-karts and the mini landrovers. Evie said she loved the ‘spinny thing’ (Spin Dizzy) and the go-karts too.

The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Both my sister and I commented on how amiable they were. I  think this makes a huge difference to the day. All in all we all had an absolutely brilliant day, we will most definitely be making a return.