Digging for Gold with Kids Mini Diggers   

Posted on August 19th, 2017

A new sand pit has been a project I’ve had on the back burner all summer. Finally with the school holidays approaching and all our holiday cottages and lodges full I managed to bring this fun outdoor project to the top of Farmer Nick’s to do list. I have a full post to follow on the project and what this new feature replaced. However for today I wanted to major on the excitement of the sandpit contents. We have 5 shiny new mini diggers thanks to our play expert friends at Big Game Hunters. No sooner had the mini diggers been assembled and added to the giant sand pit than the children appeared creating imaginary games and digging for gold.   If you have ever been to an adventure play park and seen the industrial version of these little diggers you’ll know what a draw they are for little ones. Personally I have lost count of the hours I have sat admiring growing mounds of sand and arbitrating over whose turn it is. If only we had these wonderful little diggers ourselves back then.

They have only been in for a week and already they have hardly been out of use. With the showery weather this month, having another undercover play area has been most welcome and very timely. I think this is going to be as popular with the preschool children in September as it has been for the school kids in August.


Mini diggers in a newly completed sandpit

digging for gold on mini diggers


Digging for gold in imaginary play


Boys digging for gold onmini diggers at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays


Building holiday friendships alongside sand mountains

Girls enjoying the new kids mini diggers at Coombe Mill Farm Holidays


If you have a sandpit in the garden I can thoroughly recommend one of these little diggers. At just £22.95 they are an affordable summer fun.  For more on how we built the sandpit watch out for my upcoming post.


We were sent our diggers for the Coombe Mill sand pit, however I choose to write this post and share how much we love them.