Paultons Park – Home of Peppa Pig World is a family theme park located in the New Forest, Hampshire. It has been voted as the No.1 UK theme park by TripAdvisor, Mumsnet and Which readers – for an unforgettable family day out.
Paultons features rides and attractions which include a rollercoaster, a log flume, a water park, adventure golf, a 4D cinema, birds and animals, beautiful landscapes and gardens, and much more!
For our visit, we was headed there for one reason only. Peppa Pig World.
Facilities at Paultons Park
There is a huge amount of free parking on site which I think is fab. Nice one Paultons Park, huge thumbs up.
On entry to the park is The Big Toy Shop, which certainly lives up to its name. It is an adventure in itself. Children can enter through their very own rainbow arch into the enchanted forest where Sparky the giant friendly dragon awaits to greet them. There is a lollypop tree in Candy Land to explore, a princess’s paradise complete with a flying unicorn and carriage to wander through, and the Jurassic adventure where a prehistoric t-rex awaits.
There are toys, fluffy animals, clothing, souvenirs and candy treats to suit the whole family. The range of toys include a variety of famous brands including My Little Pony, Fireman Sam, Paw Patrol, Shopkins, Ben & Holly and Minions.
Directly opposite, is the Wild Forest Family Restaurant. The family friendly restaurant has plenty of seating and space for pushchairs/wheelchairs. There is lots of variety on the menu for both children and adults, and child meal prices start from just £4.50. Further places to eat are located throughout the park.
There are plenty of toilets and Baby Care Centres located around the Park. The Baby Care Centres have facilities for feeding and changing babies and a separate room for mothers to breastfeed – these are located inside the main entrance plaza and in Peppa Pig World. Baby changing facilities are also provided in Ladies and Gents toilets within the Park. Baby bottle and food heating is available at restaurants and kiosks.
Free Wi-Fi is available on site and to make the most of your day, there is a free app to download which details show times, queue times and special park offers. Lockers are available for hire at the main entrance and opposite the Floating Globe as you enter the Park. At the main entrance, strollers can be hired from the Guest Information Desk.
Heading towards Peppa Pig World, on Show Street, there is a First Aid Centre (manned by a qualified nurse) and a Lost Children meeting point.
Now that the finer details are taken care of, lets take care of the fun…
Peppa Pig World
Peppa Pig World is Peppa’s very own theme park with 7 fun rides and attractions located within Paultons Park. We had been planning our visit for a few weeks and I couldn’t wait to see their little faces.
As we entered into Peppa Pig World, the heavens opened and so we headed for cover. Thankfully, following that 5-minute downpour came the sunshine, and the rest of the day stayed nice and dry. Hooray.
First stop, to meet Peppa and George! We took the boys to Madame Gazelle’s School House, which certainly took them by surprise. They didn’t know what to make of it all at first but soon enough, they were raring to go.
Once the obligatory Peppa Pig photo had been taken, it was time to take to the rides. The queues were busy as expected during the holidays and so a ride on Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride and Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight took about an hour. The boys loved them though, so that’s all that mattered.
We then enjoyed a quick trip on Grandpa Pig’s Little Train before heading for some well deserved lunch.
And an ice-cream….
We thought it would be a good idea to let our food go down before heading for more rides and so headed for the Peppa Pig Shop. Luckily, we stumbled across these two familiar faces, who were proving very popular among the kids (and adults). You can imagine the excitement.
Peppa Pig World is home to the largest Peppa Pig Toy Shop in the entire world. Pretty much anything Peppa related can be found in the shop. It’s fantastic. Both the boys chose some treats and Mummy and Daddy got their Peppa Pig Magnet for the fridge.
Right next door to the shop is George’s Spaceship Play Zone. In there, we enjoyed almost two hours of soft play, climbing, musical instruments, and fun in the Soft Ball Recycling Centre.
Top tip: Socks must be worn in the Play Zone. Don’t leave them in the car (like I did) and have to make a special trip back to the Peppa Pig Shop.
Following a quick pit stop at the Baby Care Centre, we were ready for more rides and park adventures.
Next stop, the Trekking Tractors, where the boys took to the wheel for a little trip around the park.
We enjoyed three rides on the Viking Boats, as Jack absolutely loved them. The were quite speedy, so I think we have a little adrenaline junkie in the making.
Apparently, The Victorian Carousel was a little slow for our Jack. His face…
It was Mummy’s turn to choose a ride and she decided that her boys would love a trip on the Rio Grande Train. The train took us for a tour around Peppa Pig World and past the lake. The journey probably lasted about 5 minutes and was well worth waiting for.
With the day coming to a close, there was one last ride to be had. Jack had been promised a ride on the Teacup Ride and Daddy volunteered for that one, thankfully! This is one ride that Mummy cannot cope with :D.
Peppa Pig World – Our Final Thoughts…
If you have a Peppa fan in the house, then Peppa Pig World is a must visit. Rides aside, there are so many things to see and enjoy around Peppa’s Theme Park.
Children can visit Peppa’s House, enjoy a wander around the duck pond, have a photograph taken in the school, play in Mr Potato’s Playground and splash around in the Muddy Puddles wet area.
The boys had an absolutely blast at Paultons Park, and we will definitely be back next year!
Entry tickets are available at £27.25 if you book in advance and children under 1 meter go free. Family tickets are also available to reduce costs. For further details, be sure to visit the Paultons Park website.
*We was given free admission in exchange for our honest review. However, all thoughts and photos are our own.