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Dig It mini excavator park now open

A young boy and his mother operate a Cat mini excavator at the Dig It park

Dig It, Australia’s first mini excavator park for kids, is now open at Queensland’s Tamborine Mountain, an hour from both Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Kids will get the chance to graduate from the sandpit to the driver’s seat and operate one of nine Cat® Mini Excavators, just like a real construction worker, in a supervised outdoor construction zone.

Dig It has been custom designed for both children and their parents, featuring a range of activities that are designed to be fun, educational, and engaging. Kids will learn about the construction industry, earthworks, engineering, building, the importance of safety, and teamwork.

All Dig It activities are supervised by trained operators.

The two-hour experience includes:

Mini Excavator Digging: Kids get hands-on experience operating a mini excavator, digging, and moving dirt and rocks. Experienced instructors teach the basics of excavation and safety, making sure that everyone has a great time while staying safe. At the completion of each challenge, kids receive their induction card, meaning at the end of their session they have been fully inducted into the Dig It worksite.

  • The Dig Zone – kids are trained on a 1.7-tonne excavator, digging in the earth
  • The Demolition Zone – the challenge is to use the wrecking ball to knock over the Dig It towers
  • The Croc Zone – on a 1.7-tonne excavator, kids can test their precision by attempting to hook a croc
  • The RC Zone – kids can operate remote control machines such as dozers, dump trucks, excavators, and rear loaders.

Mini Excavator Challenges: This offers kids a chance to test their skills and compete against their friends. They’ll get to navigate obstacle courses and complete tasks, while learning about the importance of teamwork and safety.

At Dig It, safety is top priority. All operators are trained and experienced, and all safety equipment is provided, and all activities are age appropriate.

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