“A DAY AT DIGGERLAND CAN BOOST CONFIDENCE AND ENCOURAGE PRECISION, CONCENTRATION AND COORDINATION.”
School Coach Trips to Diggerland
A structured school trip, club or group visit to a DIGGERLAND Adventure Park can be as educational as it is enjoyable and entertaining.
At DIGGERLAND, students & pupils and other visiting club & groups’ members get to enjoy hands-on experience of driving and/or operating real diggers and dumpers in a variety of fun and innovative ways as well as enjoying thrills and spills on all the other specially adapted rides and drives.
- There are currently four UK, Diggerland Adventure Parks from which to choose for your school trip, club or group visit destination, these being: Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire.
Our coach trips to DIGGERLAND allow students, pupils and club & group members to get practical experience of what it is like being “180” & “360” excavators’ operators and dumper and backhoe-loader drivers, and they will also gain an idea of some of the dangers and hazards of working on construction sites with or near large heavy-plant, allowing teachers to explain and stress the importance of knowing and following the appropriate Health & Safety at Work procedures and practices.
Other topics that can be covered include:
- Overview of the different types & sizes of large heavy-plant and their applications
- The principles, mechanics and applications of hydraulics
- How clutches and gearboxes work and their various uses
- Centre of Gravity – and how this might affect a machine’s stability
- Footprint and Ground Bearing Pressure
- The different types of suspension and why suspension is necessary
- Tyre types, tread patterns and pressures and how these can affect a machine’s traction and performance
- The above can also be related, for assessment purposes, to these NC subjects at KS 1 & 2: Mathematics; Science, and; Design & Technology
Pupils & students, and other club & group members also get to drive & operate:
- Backhoe Loaders (JCB 3CX); Excavators (diggers); Dumpers; Skid Steer Loaders, and; 4×4 cars (Mitsubishi Pajero), and for even more fun: the Diggerland Dodgems; Go-Karts, and; Mini Land Rovers.
Coaches: All four UK Diggerland Adventure Parks provide free parking for coaches.
- Coach Drivers get FREE ENTRY to Diggerland.
Autism Alliance: The DURHAM Diggerland Adventure Park has partnered with the Autism Alliance and has completed the AUTISM CHARTER
Book your package today:
For coach hire with The Kings Ferry to Diggerland, please call: 0845 257 9888