This is our Cubs at Diggerland in Castleford in June 2014, enjoying a very hands-on day driving mini-diggers, dumper trucks, bobcats and various JCBs. It was great fun, in spite of the weather which could have been kinder to us.

Diggerland is a fantastic day out for cubs - they have the chance to ride and drive real full-size construction machinery, under the guidance of trained staff - no driving licence required!

The great thing about rain is it creates lots of mud, and there was certainly no shortage of either during our visit. Mud can be lots of fun if you're at the controls of a skid-steer bobcat or JCB digger!

Trickier challenges involved using mini-diggers to hook-a-duck, knock skittles over, or find bricks hidden in gravel. Or you could just dig big holes.

We're already looking forward to our next visit to Diggerland.