This Theme Park Allows Children To Operate Construction Machinery
Many kids love to play with miniature tools and plastic construction toys. But would you ever let your child get behind the wheel of a real tractor, excavator, or backhoe?
As it turns out, a lot of parents would. In fact, there’s an entire theme park in New Jersey dedicated to children playing around with heavy machinery. “Diggerland” offers a ton of real construction-based machines situated in construction-like settings that children can operate themselves.
According to Diggerland’s website, they’re the only construction-themed adventure park in North America where children and families can drive, ride, and operate actual machinery. The park is situated on 21 acres and features over 25 different attractions.
If you’re wondering whether or not it’s safe for children to be operating heavy-duty machinery, Diggerland assures, “Each machine has undergone advanced engineering modifications which make them safe for the public, allowing children as small as 36″ to operate with little to no instruction.”
And that’s not all. In addition to driving backhoes, digging holes with excavators, and operating skid-steers and dump trucks, visitors can also climb one of the world’s tallest rope courses, go for an off-road adventure in a military truck, climb a rock wall, or spend time in the video arcade. It seems like there’s something for everyone at Diggerland!
The park also hosts birthday parties and other events, has a full service cafe called “The Lunch Pail,” and is open either 10 a.m. to 6 or 7 p.m. depending on the day. They’re also offering a “Family Camp Out” night on July 14th! You can buy a season’s pass to the park for $49.95, or a single-day ticket for between $29.95 and $34.95.
If you live in New Jersey, are planning to visit soon, or have a child who you think would love Diggerland, click here for more information about the park.