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Now this is the height of cool. Forget about Ferraris, on this experience you get to race a giant excavator - a vehicle that very few people get the chance to drive. After a safety briefing, climb up behind the controls of an 8.5 ton JCB digger, capable of around 20 mph (although when you're in the cab it'll feel a lot quicker). There's hands-on training and at least two race heats over a specially-designed course, including some challenges to complete along the way, with the fastest drivers going through to the grand final. After the racing event has finished, feel free to enjoy the rides and drives in the park - everything is included.
Any Important Stuff
Minimum age is 17. You must hold a full driving licence (and bring it along on the day), but you don't need any other special licences or experience.
Twice a year, usually one Sunday in May and one Sunday in September. Extra dates will be added to meet demand if necessary.
Lasts around three hours including a briefing, introduction to the JCBs, tuition, around 20 minutes driving time, debrief and presentation.
Numbers On The Day
A maximum of 24 people take part.
Two spectators are welcome to come along free of charge. Bring additional guests for Â£19.95 each (payable on the day), which includes access to Diggerland Park (under 16's must be accompanied by an adult).
Bring a change of clothes and shoes/boots that you don't mind getting muddy or dusty. If it's raining, bring wellies and overalls if you have them (trainers are no good in the wet, you'll be slipping all over the place).
This experience is held with Diggerland Limited at the following locations: Strood in Kent, Cullompton in Devon and Castleford in West Yorkshire.
Please note that if any participant appears to be unfit to take part due to alcohol, drugs or for any other reason, event staff reserve the right to stop them taking part. Dont forget you also enjoy free access to Diggerland Park after the experience.
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