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Review: Peppa Pig World & Paultons Park – an amazing day out for kids!

Visiting Peppa Pig World was an unforgettable family day out.

Our children were beyond excited to meet their favourite pink pig, and walking into a world dedicated entirely to Peppa (and her friends) was mind-blowing. They thought it was such a special place.

The award-winning Peppa Pig World can be found within Paultons Family Theme Park on the edge of the New Forest, and the entry price gives you access to the entire site.

From the moment we arrived people were on hand to help, guiding us into a car parking spot and escorting us to the entrance. The park is expertly set up to cater for children of all ages. From lockers to the loos, everything is considered and incredibly helpful.

Peppa Pig World

You won’t miss Peppa Pig World. If you don’t see it (hard to imagine) you’ll definitely hear it. That oh so familiar Peppa Pig theme tune is on a loop.

The kids were in awe and the look on their faces was priceless when Peppa, George and various other pigs did a walk-about, they nearly exploded with glee.

Peppa Pig world has 9 themed rides including the most popular Peppa’s Big Balloon and Miss Rabbit’s Helicoptor Flight. Brand new for 2018 is The Queen’s Flying Coach Ride and Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club. We were not lucky with the weather, so George’s Spaceship Playzone, an indoor play area, was a huge bonus and we spent an hour drying off whilst the kids launched themselves down the slides and generally had a great time.

Paultons Park

Paultons is amazing for kids of all ages. There are 70 tummy-turning rides and attractions within the beautifully landscaped park.

We enjoyed all the areas including Little Explorers, Critter Creek and The Lost Kingdom where you can mingle with robotic dinosaurs and view live animals including flamingos and penguins.

Our little adrenalin junkies loved the fast rides, Flight of the Pterosaur and Velociraptor were a massive hit with the eldest. They both loved the River Ride, Sky Swinger and Cat-o-pillar. They beamed all day and the only sad face was caused by being slightly too small to go on the very ‘biggest’ rides.  However, there is so much to do for all ages (and heights) they had the best day.

One top tip is to download the Paultons Park app before you get there. It’s extremely user-friendly and I used it to guide us around the park. It tells you the estimated wait time at each attraction, really helpful with planning where to go next.

What’s special

This one is simple, it was the look on our children’s faces when they spotted the ‘real life’ pigs, and the level of enjoyment they experienced all day.

Reality check

At first look, we debated the price and if it was good value money, but it genuinely is. We had an action-packed day, tailored to meet the expectations of our six and four year-olds. The height restrictions weren’t a problem either and even our tiny six year-old went on most rides, allowing our little thrill seeker to have a fantastic day.

We decided to book tickets for just one day, and because it was rainy we didn’t experience any queues on the rides and attractions. I can imagine this would change at peak times, so perhaps a two-day visit might be a better option, there is certainly enough to do

Address

Ower, Romsey, The New Forest, Hampshire, SO51 6AL, England

Paultons Family Theme Park

Where did we stay?

There are plenty of places to pitch up close to Paulton’s, and we opted to stay at Sandy Balls Holiday Village in the New Forest. Sadly, this Away Resorts park recently announced it would be converting its touring and camping facilities to offer static holiday accommodation. We did check out a few other parks and we were very tempted by the lovely Red Shoot Camping Park, we had a peek and it looks great, definitely one to consider next time.

NB: Everything about our visit was organised and paid for ourselves, and all views expressed are entirely those of Curious Campers.

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