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Diggerland Devon set to close next month for the “foreseeable future”

Diggerland Devon, a construction machinery attraction, has announced it will close for the “foreseeable future” from September 5 due to COVID-19.

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Diggerland Devon is set to close for the “foreseeable future” from September 5 because of issues caused by the pandemic. Diggerland said the decision had “not been an easy one to make”.

Diggerland has four sites in the UK, in Kent, Yorkshire, Durham and Devon. Fortunately, the parks in Kent, Yorkshire and Durham will “remain open with business as usual”.

“It is with deep regret that due to circumstances beyond our control we must close the Diggerland park located in Devon,” a Diggerland representative said (via ITV).

“This decision has most definitely not been an easy one to make. Our other Diggerland parks located in Kent, Yorkshire and Durham will remain open with business as usual.”

Diggerland Devon closing due to COVID-19

“It most definitely has not been easy but the vast majority of our staff have been amazing during this difficult time,” the representative added.

Diggerland Devon customers who have booked to visit after the site closes at 5pm on September 5 will be contacted by staff, if they haven’t already.

“All customers who have booked to visit the Devon park post the closure date, have either been contacted already or will be contacted very soon regarding alternative arrangements,” Diggerland said.

“We would encourage those who want to experience the thrills of driving real diggers, dumpers and other construction machinery to come to Diggerland during the last few weeks of opening.”

Diggerland USA recently expanded with The Water Main, a two-acre outdoor aquatic park. “We now offer two distinct parks for one great price,” said co-owner and co-president, Ilya Girlya.

Image: Diggerland

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