Do your kids love watching big construction equipment at work? Do they want to drive big construction equipment? How about you?
Extreme Sandbox in Hastings, MN is a heavy equipment adventure company where you can play on construction equipment. I previously wrote about their “Heavy Metal Drive Thru” shows where you can sit in your car and watch construction equipment show off what they can do.(read about our experience here)!
You can also reserve time to drive the construction equipment – they have excavators, bulldozers, & wheel loaders! My friend and I drove bulldozers there once and it was awesome! Read about our experience here!
Heavy Metal Dine-In
Well, I just learned they have a NEW event this summer. It’s called Heavy Metal Dine-In, and you can dig, dine and discover!
Heavy Metal Dine-In is a fun construction-themed event for people of all ages. For the Dine-In, there will be food trucks, a bar for the adults in the garage, equipment tours, a sandbox and mini diggers for the smaller kids to play with. And anyone over 14 years old (10+ for mini excavators) can have 20-min rotations on large equipment.
Admission is only $5 if you get tickets in advance. They’re otherwise $8 at the door.
The first event is this Saturday, June 25th from 4pm to 8pm.
Events this summer are from 4:00 – 8:00pm on these dates:
Saturday, June 25th
Saturday, July 9th
Saturday, July 16th
Saturday, July 30th
Saturday, August 13th
Saturday, August 27th
Saturday, September 17th (4:00 – 7:00pm this day)
Saturday, October 8th (4:00 – 7:00pm this day)
Saturday, November 5th (3:00 – 6:00pm this day)
Pre-register: $5.00 / $8.00 at the door (Kids under 3 are free)
Includes access to construction equipment viewing area w/planned shows, and kid activities. Food, beverages, site tour, and tickets to operate heavy equipment will be separate.
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Equipment Tour: $10.00/for 15 min (Kids of all ages need to buy a ticket for the tour, but families with children under 12 can have up to 2 free chaperones).
Equipment Experience: $40/for 20 min
Expect that prices will be higher onsite so buy them in advance if you can!
EXTRA DEAL ALERT!
Save $50 off any of their OTHER packages when you use my coupon code FrugalMom.
(Discount valid for Minnesota location only.)
Here’s a link with info about their packages.
My friend and I had a BLAST driving bulldozers!