Diggerland is the UK’s most unique digger-themed adventure park where children and adults have the chance to ride, drive and operate REAL full-size construction machinery, under the guidance of trained staff – no driving licence required!
It really is the perfect place to take your kids for an action-packed family day out. Experience the variety of rides and drives on offer – whether it’s enjoying the view on Sky Shuttle, hanging tight on Spin Dizzy, going for a bumpy ride in the Groundshuttle or digging dirt with a 6-tonne digger, there is something for all ages!
There are indoor and outdoor play areas, sandpits, coin-operated rides and much more where the younger guests can let off steam whilst parents can relax and just watch the fun… or join in!
With four Diggerland theme parks located in Devon, Durham, Kent and Yorkshire, you can dig until your heart’s content!
Also available at Diggerland for over 17’s only is Dumper Racing, JCB Racing, JCB Experience Days and Monster Digger Experience Days.
Open most weekends and school holidays (closed Nov to early February) openings times vary check the website.
Call: 0871 22 77 007
Visit The Hepworth Wakefield this May half term to turn yourself into a sculpture, explore our forest of oversized jumpers, enjoy dance performances in the gallery and create colourful printed artworks – all for FREE.
FREE ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES
SUITABLE FOR 3 – 12 YEAR OLDS
Sun 28 May, 11am – 4pm, FREE
Kids will love to transform themselves into a sculpture by making wearable pieces of artwork.
Tue 30, Wed 31 May & Thurs 1 June, drop-in 11am – 4pm, FREE
Make your very own roller-printing tool and create a colour printed artwork to take home with you.
BEAT IT, BEND IT, BUILD IT
Sun 4 June, drop-in 11am – 4pm, FREE
Make some noise while building your own 3D metal sculpture.
EXPLORE & DRAW
EXPLORE & DRAW BAGS
Available daily, 10am – 3.30pm, FREE
Suitable for children aged 2 – 12
Borrow one of our Explore & Draw bags to discover our exhibitions and try out new drawing techniques and activities.
EXPLORE & DRAW STATION
Available daily, 10am – 5pm, FREE
Suitable for children aged 0 – 12
Find the Explore & Draw station in Gallery 4 to experiment with looking tools, build your own sculptures and try out drawing activities to get creative as a family.
ART, FASHION, DANCE
Part of Disobedient Bodies: JW Anderson curates The Hepworth Wakefield
Open daily during half term, 10am – 5pm, FREE
Suitable for all ages
Visit our room of twenty-eight oversized jumpers – suspended from the ceiling to the floor – to experience a forest of knitted patterns and colours. Become part of the material to create shapes, forms and have fun.
Sat 3 June, 11am, 2pm & 4pm, FREE
Dancer and choreographer Jack Thomson will be performing a brand new dance piece in the gallery, devised in response to Disobedient Bodies.
HALF TERM COURSE FOR CHILDREN
Mon 29, Tue 30, Wed 31 May & Thurs 1 June, 10am – 3.30pm
For 11 – 16 year olds
Calling all budding fashion designers. Discover printing, felt making, sewing and embroidery techniques to create your own fashion masterpiece. £150 for four sessions – a 15% discount is available for siblings also attending.
Parent and Toddler sessions
You and your toddlers have the full use of the park without older kids so they have more space and can play as they learn, building confidence at their own pace. There are other toddlers around too so it’s good to mix.
Toddlers must be over 18 months but under 5 years and accompanied by an adult. One adult can accompany up to two toddlers
TERM TIMES EVERY: Mon & Wed 10:00 | Tue & Fri 13:00 | Sat 09:00
HOLIDAY TIMES EVERY: Sat 09:00
P&T THEMED SPECIALS: last Friday of every month 10:00 & 13:00 – TERM & HOLIDAYS
Discover our large object store where the big mining machinery and vehicles are kept. Open Monday-Friday.
Dungeon Tours Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Additional Tours in school Holidays (Adults £3, Children £1.50)
School Holiday Activities and workshops, check out our events calendar for details
Castle Entrance is FREE
The Hepworth Gallery always has activities on for children during term-time and weekends but also during school holidays.
Many events are free although some incur a charge.
The Theatre Royal has a number of Family shows planned for 2018. Check our events calendar for more details.
Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday
The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon
Lightening McQueen Visits Trinity, 29th May
Meet our cosplay Lightening McQueen AND get a free framed souvenir picture of you with the famous car character!
Join us for this free, fun bank holiday event 11am -3pm in the big square by Burger King.
Free souvenir picture while stocks last.
Feel the Force- Darth Vader comes to Trinity, 31st May
Lightsabers – and phones – at the ready. Darth Vader and co will be a Force to be reckoned with as these famous cosplay characters land here this half term.
Meet the dark lord of the Sith and grab a picture while you can as we celebrate six months until The Last Jedi hits the screens and shops.
The free fun takes place Wednesday May 31 from 11am to 3pm around our various malls (with breaks every 40 minutes to recharge blasters).