Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World
As you can see from our website, we have had many days out and visited a number of theme parks. I can honestly say Paultons Park is our favourite so far.
This beautiful setting in Hampshire really makes for an inviting place to spend a day with young children. All the grounds are immaculately clean and I did not see one piece of litter anywhere. We started off in Peppa Pig World as the excitement was just too much for our two little ones. The rides are all very well closely situated and I was pleasantly surprised at the queue length compared to other theme parks. The longest time we waited was 15 minutes and considering it was a dry day and in the school summer holidays, this was absolutely fine for our three and four year old children.
Peppa Pig World was perfect in every way and our children meeting Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig was just one of the highlights in the day. We covered all of the rides in Peppa Pig World and we even managed to ride some of them twice which was a bonus. The ride length was quite long and some of them had scenic views of the whole park as you are high up.
Our favourite ride was George’s Dinosaur Adventure which our daughter just giggled the whole way round.
All the rides were spotless and I’m sure someone trims the grass to precision with nail scissors!
We took a picnic and there are plenty places to sit quietly to eat. We chose the gardens in between Peppa Pig World and the new dinosaur themed area called the Lost Kingdom. These gardens are so picturesque that I could have just wandered around them all day. Nearly all the bushes are intricately carved into either shapes or animals, the final touches are just outstanding.
There are also few animals and birds at Paultons Park including penguins, meerkats, giant tortoises, flamingos, pelicans and a variety of birds of prey.
After our lunch we looked up and saw a life size diplodocus eating his way through the Lost Kingdom, so we headed out and were soon surrounded by his other family members.
These dinosaurs were dotted around and so intriguing, we actually felt like we had turned back the clock 65 Million Years and there we were faced with these unique creatures. Again this part of the park is immaculate and the rides are inviting and exciting for slightly older children. Having said that our four year old boy had a thrilling experience on the Flight of the Pterosaur ride, although not for the faint hearted.
Our daughters favourite ride was the Dino Chase which we rode numerous times.
On every ride was a photo opportunity, but a little tip, if you want to accept the photo deal then get the photo at the booth in which it is displayed as it saves you having to go back at the end of the day.
If Dinosaurs nor Peppa Pig are for you there are still other rides to visit, The Victorian Double Decker Carousel, Wave Runner and The Tea Cup Ride just to name a few. We only purchased ice cream and coffees but whilst in one of the restaurants the food looked delicious and prices reasonable. I think we will be visiting Paultons Park again very soon as we all had such a fun day out. Or perhaps we will treat ourselves to visit Father Christmas here. (Link to book Father Christmas).
For more information visit Paultons Park Official Website