Diggerland in West Yorkshire

For good, (not so) clean fun for everyone, Diggerland is brilliant! Don’t be afraid to get the diggers dirty here with lots of great rides, driving, and games for all ages. For the smaller ones they’re still able to operate some diggers! They’ll be able to hunt for buried treasure, play skittles or ride some go karts! For those a bit bigger there’s even more on offer. There’s the famous Spindizzy ride and the opportunity to ride and use a JCB!

What's a good family activity in Castleford?

Diggerland is great family fun for all ages! With more than enough for the kids there is also lots for the adults and teens. From big rides to small ones there is something for everyone.

Even adults will be having a whale of a time using the giant diggers and trying to beat the kids at all the games in the park. With so many diggers and dumpers to try and learn how to use we’re sure you won’t be standing watching and won’t be able to help getting stuck in on the digger themed fun!

  • Shut for Winter but, open for the rest of the year.
  • Prices
    • 2 person voucher – £45.60
    • 3 person voucher – £68.40
    • 4 person voucher – £91.20

Some JCB facts

  • JCB was founded in 1945 by Joseph Bamford in 1945 in Uttoxeter, a small town in Staffordshire!
  • JCB is now the largest manufacturer of construction equipment in the whole of Europe!
  • JCB hold the record for the world’s fastest tractor, the Fastrac Two, which reached a speed of 135.19 mph in 2019!

Things to do near West Yorkshire

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Indoor Snow Sports in West Yorkshire

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What's on in West Yorkshire

Medieval Melee - Summer Family Activities

10 - 13 August, 2022
Join us as we bring the past to life at Pontefract Castle this summer.Each week in August families will be able to explore a different theme through creative crafts, fun outdoor activities and engaging role play sessions. This week our theme is 'Medieval Melee'.

Fabulous Fashions

11 - 13 August, 2022
Though fashions come and go, some pieces stand the test of time. Inspired by 1960’s fashions, get creative and make your own striking designs.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

10 - 18 August, 2022
Running Time 1hr 40mins     Cert PG The world's favourite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands. From the filmmakers behind The Fast and the Furious and Deadpool, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Jim Carrey returning, alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles, and Colleen OShaughnessey as the voice of Tails.

The Railway Children Return

10 - 16 August, 2022
Follow a group of children who are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during the Second World War, where they encounter a young soldier who, like them, is far away from home. Jenny Agutter returns as Bobbie in this sequel to the much-loved The Railway Children.

DC League of Super-Pets

10 - 18 August, 2022
When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto the Super-Dog (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) must convince a rag-tag shelter pack - Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel - to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.

Bullet Train

10 - 18 August, 2022
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Minions: The Rise of Gru

10 - 18 August, 2022
Sequel to the Despicable Me spin-off.

Top Gun: Maverick

10 - 18 August, 2022
Maverick returns in this sequel to the 1986 film.

Thor: Love and Thunder

10 - 18 August, 2022
Bring Your Own Baby - special screenings for parents and carers, so they can enjoy a trip to the cinema without having to find a babysitter!

Elvis

10 - 18 August, 2022
A look at the life of the legendary rock and roll star, Elvis Presley.

Lightyear

10 - 18 August, 2022
Buzz Lightyear's adventures to infinity and beyond. 

Jurassic World: Dominion

10 - 18 August, 2022
A third film in the Jurassic World series and the sixth in the Jurassic Park franchise.

Where the Crawdads Sing

10 - 18 August, 2022
Where The Crawdads SingOlivia Newman | USA | 2022 | 130m | 15Mystery drama based on the novel by Delia Owens about Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumours of the 'Marsh Girl' haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh.

The Black Phone

10 - 13 August, 2022
An abducted child is locked in a basement which handily (?) has a phone with which he can commune with the dead.

Made in Pontefract: Clocks & Cogs

10 - 10 August, 2022
Join us each Wednesay through August as we explore the science behind some of the amazing objects on display at Pontefract Museum and do some fun activities. This week we will be looking at what makes old clocks tick.

Us

10 - 10 August, 2022
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Laal Singh Chadda

11 - 18 August, 2022
Hindi remake of Forrest Gump.

Raksha Bandhan

11 - 18 August, 2022
The eldest sibling of the family must carry out his mother's dying wish.

Send Fabulous Fashions

12 - 12 August, 2022
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The Bad Guys

12 - 18 August, 2022
Several reformed yet misunderstood criminal animals attempt to become good, with some disastrous results along the way.