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If you know a youngster who can’t get enough of all things JCB, then grab your hard hat and steel cap boots and whisk them away to Diggerland Campsite - just a two-minute walk from the incredible Diggerland theme park.
Devonshire’s beautiful Verbeer Manor is home to this spacious, family-friendly campsite and its flat green grounds provide the perfect place to pitch with your avid little digger enthusiast before they embark on a day of digging and digger-driving fun at the neighbouring theme park. The level tent pitches have optional electric hook-up and are large, sheltered and well-drained, making for a easy camping experience for all - just what you need for that comfortable (and much-needed) night’s sleep after an exhausting day becoming a digging pro at the park. The campsite has a toilet and shower block.
Diggerland does exactly as it says on the tin - a unique theme park where children (and adults - yes, we want in too) can hop aboard a variety of digger-themed rides including the Sky Shuttle and Spin Dizzy. But, best of all, you can sit in your very own six-ton digger and dig, dig, dig away (height restrictions apply). All machinery has an expert accompanying young park guests while they’re aboard the diggers who will ensure safety and provide plenty of information that Bob the Builder himself would be proud of.
The campsite is surrounded by trees, overlooks the very best of Devon’s countryside, and has plenty on offer in the nearby area - you and the kids are sure to dig it.
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Leisure/theme park nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Tiverton Parkway: Rail Station Bus Stop — 2.9 miles
2.9 miles Sampford Peverell: The Globe Bus Stop — 3.0 miles
3.0 miles Tiverton Bus Station — 5.0 miles
- Train stations
Tiverton Parkway Rail Station — 2.9 miles
2.9 miles Feniton Rail Station — 7.5 miles
7.5 miles Whimple Rail Station — 7.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Topsham Ferry Landing — 13.9 miles
13.9 miles Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 14.0 miles
14.0 miles Topsham Lock Ferry Landing — 14.0 miles
Exeter International Airport — 10.2 miles
Take M5 to junction 27, and then take A38 towards Wellington. After 1/2 mile, at the roundabout, turn right onto B3181 towards Cullompton and continue along B3181 for 3 miles, passing Willand village. You will reach Verbeer Manor on your left.
Take M5 to junction 28, then head towards Cullompton. When you reach the traffic light-controlled junction with the B3181 in the middle of Cullompton, turn right, towards Willand, and continue along the B3181 until you cross the motorway bridge. Verbeer Manor is on the right, just after you have crossed the motorway bridge.
The closest railway station is Tiverton Parkway which is approximately 5 miles from Diggerland, and several local bus companies operate services from Tiverton Parkway Railway Station to Exeter via Cullompton. Taxis are normally available at the station.
Are you ready for bucketloads of fun? Well, you've come to the right place. We are located adjacent to Devon’s Diggerland, the theme park where adults and children can ride, drive and operate real construction machinery (please note that rides require a minimum height of 90cms).
Children will love jumping aboard sky-high rides and operating real diggers (and more), and they don’t even need a driving licence! They can ask the expert staff anything and everything they've ever wanted to know about diggers, dig the dirt themselves, explore the play zones, play in the sandpits - the options are endless. All you need to do is sit back and relax (and envisage the landscape garden your newly-trained construction worker will rustle up for you one day)...you could even take to the dare-devil digger-themed rides yourself. The kids can bring their pocket money for the coin-operated rides available too.
Pack a picnic to enjoy on the tables and benches around this unique outdoor park or dig in to the meals available from the food outlets on site. Digger clothing and mementos can be picked up from the gift shop at the end of your day - you only have to carry everything the two-minute walk back to Diggerland Campsite too. Although perhaps don’t remind the children or you may need a digger for assistance...
Diggerland is open at weekends, on bank holidays and on weekdays during the main local school holiday periods. It is closed on weekdays during school term time.
Digger Lakes in the Culm Valley offers quality carp fishing and has great lakes to choose from including Snails Lake and Persey's Pool. All have been carefully stocked to accommodate the different needs of the everyday angler. The prices are £10 an adult for 12 hours and £8 a child for 12 hours.
- The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (6.8 miles)
- Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (7.3 miles)
- Crealy Great Adventure Park (11.8 miles)
- Knightshayes Court (5.6 miles)
- Killerton (6.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.