Do you have a child who (perhaps inexplicably) goes mad for construction vehicles on sight, is crazy for trains of all kinds, and never met a digger they didn’t like? Then you better listen up, because we’ve rounded up enough outings to last you a few months. From Monster Trucks to a Thomas Train Park, Touch-a-Truck, a construction theme park and much more, here’s where to head to thrill your little dumptruck devotee!
To Operate Your Very Own Digger: Diggerland USA
Diggerland is just what it sounds like: an amusement park dedicated to all things digger-like! The unique New Jersey park features 24 different construction-related attractions including diggers large and small, backhoes, dumper trucks, mini Bobcats and more. Visitors can drive, ride and operate vehicles, with some attractions even incorporating some kind of challenge, such as digging for buried treasure! Bigger kids can operate the machines on their own, while little ones can enjoy with the help of mom or dad. (Check out the height restrictions for various rides here.) Moms and dad dig free on Mother's Day and Father's Day respectively, and the ticket price gets visitors access to the park's ropes course and rock wall as well.
Tickets: $29.95/person (online); $34.95/person (walkup)
100 Pinedge Dr.
West Berlin, Nj
photo: Diggerland USA
Where do you head to satisfy your little one’s need for trains, trucks and more? Tell us in the comments below!
— Mimi O’Connor