Review: Peppa Pig World at Paultons ParkSeptember 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Posted in Days Out | Leave a comment
Tags: Daddy Pig, days out, Paultons Park, Peppa Pig, Peppa Pig World, UK theme parks
A few weeks ago we headed for a day out to Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park in the New Forest.
We chose a hot Saturday in August and in hindsight a cooler weekday may have been a better choice for the general mood of excitable children and the length of the queues.
Despite that, we didn’t wait long for some attractions, and the busiest were around a half hour wait, with each one being well worth the short delay. Seeing the faces of a three and a four year old meeting the characters they’ve grown up loving was priceless.
Everything was nice and close together so we hopped from one ride to the next. We packed a picnic and ate by the rides on the picnic benches and had ice creams whilst queuing for a ride after lunch. I was pleasantly surprised that they were only about £1.50 each from Miss Rabbit’s Ice Cream Parlour, not overpriced as refreshments often are at theme parks.
There is a big indoor play centre and the children would have happily played on the slides and soft play frames for hours. We had to drag them away for more rides. Remember to bring socks if you want to play inside!
We didn’t explore any of Paultons Park and still managed to spend most of a day at the park, there’s lots to do and if we had older children we would have ventured towards some of the bigger rides outside Peppa Pig World but for three/four-year olds this was perfect.
We missed the penguin show but that was a nice addition to the park and we still watched them swimming around for a little while.
Park Entrance isn’t cheap – if your children are under 1m they’re free and can go on everything, but adults are £24 each. For a family of four with children over 1m, the cost is £24 each, so £96 in total. Book in advance and save £3 per ticket, or opt for a family of four ticket in advance for £80 saving £12. Visit the tickets page on the Peppa Pig World website for more details.
There are options for food and drink such as Daddy Pig’s Big Tummy Cafe, but we enjoyed taking a picnic.
Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride, Grandpa Pig’s Boat Trip and Grandpa Pig’s Little Train the other Peppa Pig rides were all really popular. We missed out on George’s Dinosaur Adventure but that looked fab.
Well worth a visit, go mid-week if you can with pre-schoolers and look out for special offers for tickets.
We visited Peppa Pig World on a press trip, we paid for our tickets but are awaiting reimbursement. I stick to the bloggers with integrity code to post honest, open reviews.