This week we took a trip to Paulton’s Park in Hampshire, the home of the famous Peppa Pig World, especially for my daughter Lowri’s second birthday.
If you have a toddler, unless you have been living on Mars, there is no way you haven’t heard of Peppa Pig, so I really don’t think I need to cover who this naughty little piggy is.
With more than 200 episodes, over 10 years of muddy puddles and a worldwide fan base, it’s no wonder this cartoon pig has her own theme park.
Unless you’ve been to Peppa Pig World you may not be aware that it is actually part of Paulton’s Park, and I have to say they have done a fantastic job.
Peppa Pig World itself consists of 7 fun themed rides including Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride, Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight and George’s Dinosaur Adventure Ride.
There are also several free play areas; George’s Spaceship Indoor Playzone, the Muddy Puddles Water Splash Park, Mr Potatoes Outdoor Adventure Playground (unfortunately Gethin did declare he needed to ‘punch’ yes ‘punch’ poor Mr Potato, I’ve still no idea why), and the chance to meet Peppa and George at the meet and greet area for a photo and enter Peppa’s house and see an animatronic scene from Peppa and her family.
The whole park is well thought out, wait times are short, even at busy periods, there is a great mix between rides and free play helping to avoid your little ones getting fed up of standing in ques, and I have to say it is immaculately clean.
If you decide you need a break from the theme tune (I did) which plays all day long, you can head to one of the another parts of Paulton’s Park, one of which is new for 2015, Critter Creek. It’s a new ‘mini land’ which, as it suggests, is a small area and provides a little light relief. It has a small train ride, a roller coaster called the Cat-o-pillar, prefect for older toddlers, and a walk through critter experience called Beastie Burrow, the kids absolutely loved this little gem, which you could miss if you don’t venutre away from Peppa and Co.
This little break also gave us a great oppertunity to grab some lunch. There are plenty of options for lunch but we opted for a picnic, there are some lovely little areas to sit and enjoy a little bit of down time, which is always handy for overexcited little people.
Adults & Children over 1 meter Tall :
Advanced Booking…£24.25 Gate Price…£28.00
Advanced Booking…£21.75 Gate Price…£25.50
Family of 3:
Advanced Booking…£70.25 Gate Price…£81.50
Family of 4:
Advanced Booking…£93.00 Gate Price…£108.00
Family of 5:
Advanced Booking…£116.25 Gate Price…£135.00
Overall this is a highly recommended day out, it is a very well thought out theme park, perfect for small children. Both kids had a fantastic day out, and they honestly haven’t stopped talking about it.