Our family day out in Diggerland, Rochester
During half term in October I thought it will be a good idea to spend a day out with my eldest son Emilio in Diggerland. Joseph was having a day in the nursery and I thought it will be nice to spend a day out with Emilio. Usually Emilio is missing out from one to one with me since he started school. Thus we arranged to go with one of his best friends to have fun together. It was a rainy day but that did not put us off.
Firstly we started by trying to dig some bricks with the small diggers (buried treasure). Emilio could not go by himself as that was his first attempt so I had to accompany him. It took us a while to learn how to use the digger but once we got the idea on how to handle it, we had great fun. In addition, Emilio was thrilled each time he managed to get a brick out of the hole.
Overall for every facility there is an average waiting time of 15-20 minutes. Thus next time we come I thought it will be better to arrive earlier than 1130 that we got there that day. During our visit the boys were interested in trying the mini land rovers and the go karts. And here are some photos from our mini Land Rover experience. I think they are so cute!! Could do a photo shoot maybe one day there. They look so vintage!
Then we did a brief safari on a big Land Rover with a lady driver. The lady was amazing!! She made stories for the kids to involve them in the ride. Moreover we passed six different animals on our ride and the kids were shouting the animals’ names. At the end the boys were shouting that that was their best activity of the day.
Finally after all these rides we got hungry. Our first impressions of the restaurant were not great. But once the food arrived to our surprise it tasted deliciously. After that the kids played at the large soft play area available next to the restaurant. Before we knew it, it was time to go and pick up little Joseph. To summarise I think Diggerland is a great place for kids older than 5 years old. The kids can practice their driving skills and become real builders for a day. On the other hand I find it a bit disappointing that adults have to pay the same amount of entrance as the kids do. Especially as most of the activities are made for kids and some adults like me are not into diggers that much.