The Bugbies are going on an adventure and they would be thrilled if you would join them on their carousel, which can be found alongside the pond at the heart of CBeebies Land. It's fun for all the family, as parents and Children alike can ride on this colourful carousel.
Once the automagic gate has opened, it's time for kids to pick their adventure by choosing between three types of buggy. Where will their buggies take them, will it be Space, Underwater or Outdoors? Parents aren't left out either and they can enjoy the ride from the comfort of benches, sheltered beneath the colourful barn in the middle of the ride. Once everyone is safely on board, it's time to set off and soon enough the whole family will be whizzing around with their Bugbie friends.
Doodle Doo Derby
The Doodle Doo Derby was one of the original attractions to open in 1995 as part of Old MacDonald's Farmyard. Set right at the heart of the area, the carousel was built over part of the duck pond that had previously filled the centre of the farmyard. A large cockerel sat atop the ride's thatched roof welcoming young guests to come and join the farmyard jamboree going on below.
Sitting beneath the barn's thatched roof, a whole range of farmyard animals were waiting for young guests to take a ride, including cows, chickens, sheep and ducks! Each of the animals also had a button on it which played the animal's call, meaning the ride could get a tiny bit noisy. It was a common sight to see children getting up and switching animals mid-ride in order to experience riding different ones. This was perfectly fine as, unlike a traditional carousel, the animals were firmly bolted to the turntable, meaning children could safely move from one to the other.
The Numtums Number-Go-Round
Time waits for no cockerel and by 2013 Old MacDonald was heading for retirement along with the animals of the Doodle Doo Derby to make way for CBeebies Land.
A very different group of animals took over the carousel as The Numtums moved in, inviting young guests to climb aboard a Numtum Cart and take a whirl on the Number-Go-Round.
The mathematical critters welcomed guests for six years before being replaced by the Bugbies for the 2020 season.