Last month we visited Diggerland USA and it was a blast! It’s a spot I have been wanting to visit with my truck obsessed little boy for a while now. So this year, for his birthday, he got a special day at Diggerland with mom. To make it even more fun we brought two of our best pals along who came to visit us all the way from Texas. So two moms and two 3 (almost 4 year olds) enjoyed the day at Diggerland and here’s what we have to report back…
10 Tips for Visiting Diggerland USA
1. Go Early
We got there about 5 minutes before they opened for the day. We got right in and were able to enjoy so many rides with no lines. It was not crowded at all and easy to keep an eye on two little boys that wanted to run and play.
2. Check their height before you go
Since I shared via Instagram Stories when we were at Diggerland, so many people have reached out to ask me about the best age to go. Click here to see what they can do at each height. In my opinion, I would say to make it worth the trip, wait until they are at least 36 inches. Our boys are about 38 inches, which means there was a ton they could do. There were a few things that we had to join them but we had fun “operating heavy machinery” too! The Diggerland site gives a great breakdown by height.
3. See if there are any fun events
When we decided on a weekend, I noticed on their website that Diggerfest would be going on when we were there. It was such an awesome bonus to be there during Diggerfest. There was a fun hayride on a truck, pumpkin slingshots and more. I just saw that this weekend there’s a cool Playdough event and the start of their Winterfest weekends. Be sure to check to see what added fun there might be when you visit.
4. Order lunch while enjoying the arcade
We enjoyed the arcade right before lunch. Then realized that there’s a pretty long wait for the food (they make all their own food!) and the arcade is right next to the line for food. So my tip would be have one adult order and wait for the food while the other adult lets the kids play a few games at the arcade.
Speaking of arcade: the arcade is not included in admission and neither are the little diggers you sit on (this photo) to dig in the rocks. You actually need all quarters for these diggers so bring change. For the arcade you can use cash or your credit card to add money onto an arcade card.
5. Look Out for the Parade
During the day there’s a super cute parade (think Disney World but trucks) and the Diggerland Dinosaur, D-REX is in the parade too. We didn’t know about it so we were up at Diggerfest and saw it from a distance.
6. Prep for the trip with construction gear
We wanted to treat our day at Diggerland like a real exciting “birthday trip” which meant themed shirts were in order. Commemorate your trip with a fun shirt to wear there or bring a hardhat. We got our cute monogrammed digger tees from Stitch, an Etsy shop. Click here to visit Sharon’s adorable shop.
7. There’s a Playground
If you need a break from waiting for rides or just to get some extra energy out, there’s a cool playground. Our boys loved the bouncing diggers you could sit on and the big slides.
8. Bring Hats/Sunscreen
It’s pretty wide open, which is awesome because: more space to drive trucks but tough because: no shade. Plan to spend the whole time in the sun and bring hats and plenty of sunscreen.
9. Fun Photo Opps
There are some really fun spots at Diggerland for photo opps. My favorite is the big Diggerland tire you can sit in at the front and the Giant Diggerland Chair (which mom climbed in for a photo and could barely get out!). There are also tons of chances to take photos of your kids operating the trucks and diggers they always dreamed of driving!
10. Be prepared for FUN
Last but not least: be prepared for a really fun day! Diggerland USA exceeded my expectations. It was clean, well managed, organized and most important: a really fun place for kids. My little guy is truck, digger and construction obsessed so this was his dream come true. Seeing his face when he got to operate a digger and dig a giant hole with it in the sand was priceless. I would highly recommend a trip to Diggerland USA!
Disclosure: We were not compensated for this post. We did however receive tickets to Diggerland for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.
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