Our day at Peppa pig world

Ever since the children were small they have been obsessed with Peppa Pig. It was an obsession I assumed would die out with age and yet now, at 4, 5 and 6, they still get just as excited to watch Peppa and friends, and still think that laughing at Daddy Pig’s big fat tummy is the funniest thing on earth. For that reason I knew that, when we were visiting the local area last week, they would be over the moon to visit Peppa Pig World…..and they were!!

Peppa Pig World is part of Paulton’s Park, the UK’s number one family theme park, with over 70 rides and attractions to enjoy. Based in Hampshire, the settings are stunning with 140 acres of parkland right on the edge of the New Forest National Park. With the entry fee including Paulton’s Park and Peppa Pig World, we literally couldn’t wait to start exploring!

With it being the Summer holidays we were prepared for the park to be busy although, having nothing to compare it to, I didn’t feel it was overly crowded. Our first ride was Peppa’s Balloon Ride and we did have to queue for around 30 minutes. Alone with all three children, I entertained them the best I could in the queue but I have to admit, when we got on the ride I was relieved the wait was over!

The children adored the Balloon ride, especially Megan who declared that we were almost as high as Joseph, and as always my heart could have burst at her little face looking up to Heaven.

Having seen Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter ride from the balloons, the children were desperate to join the queue for our next ride. I had heard from others that the helicopter queue tended to be slow moving due to every carriage having to be filled individually before the ride can start. My advice would be to head straight for the helicopter ride first thing on entering the park or last thing before leaving when it tends to die down.

Once on the ride the children were beyond excited, and I think seeing those happy smiles is always a reminder that however long you spend queuing, it will always be worth it!

The lovely thing about Peppa Pig World is that everywhere you look there are Peppa Pig characters and beautiful flower displays and shrubbery. It does feel as though you have stepped into the television set!

My favourite ride was Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club, new for 2018. I love this kind of ride where you sit in a little boat and drift along, looking at all of the displays set up during the ride.

Harry was desperate to be “The Captain” and spent the whole time pointing out the different characters and smiling and waving at them all.

The displays are fantastic, and you can see a lot of time and effort has gone into making them just right. It’s such a lovely ride and one that everyone of all ages can enjoy.

Disorganised as ever, we hadn’t brought a picnic lunch and so we bought lunch in one of the many eateries on the park. I was really impressed with the children’s lunch boxes and how, for less than a fiver, the children received a choice of sandwich, a biscuit, a sausage roll, a packet of crisps, a piece of fruit and a carton of juice. When visiting other theme parks we have always spent a fortune on food and drinks, so it was a refreshing change!

After lunch we went on the children’s favourite ride – George’s Dinosaur Adventure where you sit on a dinosaur and go around the track. Children over 1.1m must ride alone and children under 1.1m, but taller than 85cm, must ride with an adult.

We were very excited to discover Peppa Pig’s house where you can queue to go inside and take a photo. It’s only very small but the children loved it and couldn’t stop talking about how they had been in Peppa Pig’s actual house!

There is also a splash zone at Peppa Pig World which looked great although the weather wasn’t overly warm and only a few children were brave enough to go in the water! I imagine it is very popular on a hot sunny day – mine would have loved to play in it.

Our final ride at Peppa Pig World was Windy Castle Tower and although the queue didn’t look overly big, it was the longest queue time of our day – 50 minutes!

It’s quite hard to entertain three children, by yourself, for that length of time and yet by some miracle all three of them kept smiling and by the time our turn came around I really hoped it was worth the wait!

The ride was fantastic, going high enough to get a view of the entire park whilst spinning around. I think that Harry’s face speaks volumes and I would queue for it all over again for that!

Around 3pm we finally left Peppa Pig World to explore the rest of Paulton’s Park….and that’s when I realised our mistake. We had spent five hours in Peppa Pig World oblivious to the fact that Paulton’s Park had some amazing rides, all of which had queues of just a couple of minutes.

Paulton’s Park has some of our favourite rides from pirate ships to carousels.

The splash park at Paulton’s Park is also much bigger than the one at Peppa Pig World, and there was barely anyone in there. If visiting on a sunny day I would recommend trying both splash parks if one is very busy.

Also at Paulton’s Park is Lost Kingdom, a special zone dedicated to dinosaurs – Harry’s favourite thing in all the world.

With dinosaur models and dinosaur themed rides, Lost Kingdom is perfect for Dino-mad kids. Eva and Harry loved looking at the model dinosaurs where as Megan, scared of her own shadow, clung to me in panic!

The great thing about Paulton’s Park is that there is a swap in system, so should you visit with more than one child and are unable to take them on together, the staff members will stand with your child until you finish your turn and then switch in the next child to save you having to queue again. I thought that was a fantastic idea, especially for someone like me visiting with three children and no other adult.

With closing time approaching we managed a quick walk through a couple of the gardens before heading to the gates. As much as we loved Peppa Pig World, I have to say that should we return to Paulton’s Park we would escape some of the queues at Peppa Pig world and spend a little more time at Paulton’s Park.

That said, we absolutely loved our day out there and the children really did adore each and everyone of the rides and seeing all of their favourite Peppa Pig characters. For Peppa Pig fans – it really is amazing!

Our final stop was The Big Toy Shop at the exit where, as you can imagine, the children were in their element. The toy shop is fantastic but my top tip would be to steer them clear unless you want to spend a fortune on toys just to prevent the melt down of the year. And yes, I was somehow fooled into exactly that…

Paulton’s Park entry fee is £133 for a family of four with children under 1 metre free to enter. You can save up to £25 by pre-booking on line, and find out more about Peppa Pig World and Paulton’s Park here.

 

** We were gifted tickets to Paultons Park for the purpose of our review. All words and opinions are our own **

Attractions At Peppa Pig World | Paulton's Park isn't just about Peppa Pig World. With rides and splash parks, plus lots of places to buy lunch, you will need a full day to explore Paulton's. A fun day out for the whole family. Read this article to find out what to expect and what is the best age to visit Peppa Pig World based on the rides available www.fivelittledoves.com

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  1. robin rue
    August 22, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    My nieces are obsessed with Peppa Pig, so they would love this! I am going to have to show this to my SIL so she can take them.

  2. candy
    August 22, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    Look at the happy smiles on the kids faces. They had a fun time at the park. Our grandkids would love to spend a day there riding the rides and seeing everything.

  3. August 22, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    My grandkids would love spending the day at Paulton’s Park and especially at Peppa Pig World. The rides look like so much fun and I love how colorful they are. I can tell by your photos that your children are having a blast!

  4. August 22, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    So cute! My kids used to love Peppa Pig. They would have loved going to Peppa Pig world! Heck, even now they’d probably like it, because my daughter will watch clips of Peppa Pig on YouTube at times for “memories.”

  5. Jenn
    August 22, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    We have a granddaughter that loves Peppa pig, she would go nuts for this. I would really enjoy taking her. Your photos are absolutely adorable. What a fun day.

  6. August 22, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    What a fantastic post and you guys sure looked like you had fun. We love Peppa Pig World and the new rides too x

  7. August 22, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    What an adorable theme park! Your kids are simply adorable, and they sure look happy to be there!

  8. August 22, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    THis looks like a fantastic park for kiddos! Your little people looks like they are having so much fun and SO happy!

  9. August 22, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    This is so cute, it looks like a great place to take the kids. My nephew loved Peppa and would definitely have enjoyed going to this theme park.

  10. August 22, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    My son just saw this and now I regret it. He is now announcing that he wants to go and that he will be sad if he doesn’t. What have I gotten myself in. Anyway looks like a fun place to spend the weekend.

  11. August 22, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    How adorable! My kids have outgrown Peppa Pig, but it makes for a really cute theme park. What a cool place for little kids to visit.

  12. August 22, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Og my goodness, how wonderful is this, my nephew goes bonkers for Peppa pig. I think it would be nice to take him to Peppa Pig world one day.

  13. August 22, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    Such amazing photos. Paultons Park is one of our favourite places to go as a family. We always have an incredible day, x

  14. August 22, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    There definitely is a thing about this Peppa pig. My sister also simply adored it. The visit looks like so much fun, and the kids are so cute. You can just read the happiness in their eyes.

    xo Corina
    http://www.unbouquetdamour.com

  15. August 22, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    My son loves Peppa Pig. I’ve been meaning to take him to Paultons Park but never gotten round to it. It looks like a great day out.

  16. August 22, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    What a fun family place to be at during the summer. My kids used to watch Peppa Pig, I had no idea there was a Peppa Pig world. You’ve definitely made some fun summer memories.

  17. August 22, 2018 / 11:40 pm

    Peppa pig is popular around my home here in Missouri! I think it is a world wide craze!

  18. August 23, 2018 / 12:08 am

    Paultons Park looks like a wonderful place to visit with the kiddos. I know they would have so much fun there.

  19. Melissa
    August 23, 2018 / 2:37 am

    My kids have no idea who Peppa Pig is, but they would even have fun there!

  20. Lisa Martin
    August 23, 2018 / 3:23 am

    Oh how cute! I don’t know who would have more fun, my mom or my little girl. She loves that pig as much as the kids do! I didn’t know they had a park!!

  21. August 23, 2018 / 4:45 am

    Everything in peppa pig world is so bright and colourful. My friend took her kids recently as they’re obsessed and had a great time x

  22. Sudipta Dev Chakraborti
    August 23, 2018 / 5:25 am

    Peppa Pig World looks like an amazing destination for children. The photographs you have posted are so colourful, the children look absolutely adorable.

  23. August 23, 2018 / 5:42 am

    This place looks amazing and a very fun place for kids. No wonder your kids look so happy being there. They would have totally loved it.

  24. August 23, 2018 / 6:06 am

    I had no idea that there was a Peppa Pig amusement park! This looks like a fun place for children. I’m sure my nieces would enjoy this place. thanks for sharing this post!

  25. August 23, 2018 / 7:37 am

    It looks like you had an amazing day, we love a visit to Paultons Park, its always a great day out x

  26. August 23, 2018 / 8:35 am

    I can see children’s eyes lighting up when they go here and just explore and enjoy everything that the place has to offer! Those smiles are priceless! It’s definitely worth it taking them here! Glad you all had a great time. Peppa Pig World has so many attractions!

  27. August 23, 2018 / 9:20 am

    I live close to the New Forest and passed by Peppa Pig World many times, driving. It looks very colorful and with so many rides for children to enjoy. No wonder your children loved it so much.

  28. August 23, 2018 / 10:00 am

    There’s a Peppa Pig world? I have to tell my cousin about this … although I may need to sneak off to go to the Lost Kingdom and meet the dinosaurs.
    C x

  29. August 23, 2018 / 10:13 am

    My friends little kids are crazy with Peppa Pig. This sure will be an excellent place for us to bring them. The online booking sounds like a real savings. I can’t wait to spread the word.

  30. August 23, 2018 / 10:14 am

    Peppa pig world looks like so much fun, my kids love peppa pig so will have to take them their for sure

  31. Karlyn Cruz
    August 23, 2018 / 11:31 am

    Wow, that is such a wonderful place to visit, it looks like a lot of fun and I am sure my kids would love to be there.

  32. Princess Quinn
    August 23, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    I am sure my kids would love to experience Peppa Pig World too. They just love to be Peppa and George.

  33. Ruth I.
    August 23, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    I am in my twenties but I still love Peppa. I wish I could be there in a jiffy. I would love to try their rides too.

  34. August 23, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    looks like fun place kids will enjoy it. My kids are fan of Peppa pig. I would like to visit some day when I visit UK.

  35. August 23, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    Peppa Pig is one of the cartoons that most kids really enjoy watching! I’d love to visit her world with some of my students. It looks like a wonderful venue to visit! 🙂

  36. Sophie's Nursery
    August 23, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    We have been twice & loved it both times! Sophie is totally obsessed with Peppa Pig

  37. August 23, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    Wow, that place has tons of amazing sights and rides. Looks like you guy had plenty of fun during your visit.

  38. August 23, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    My stepdaughter would absolutely love it here, she’s been asking to go forever. I’m not sure our older kids would be too happy about it though x

  39. August 23, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    I miss taking my kids to a place like this. NOw that they are older, they want different places to visit.

  40. August 23, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    We took our youngest to Peppa Pig World earlier this year and the look on her face was priceless. The older two enjoyed it just as much too, happy to hop on the rides with her

  41. Whitney Kutch
    August 23, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    This looks like SO much fun! I didn’t even know there was a Peppa Pig World. Seems so great and colorful for littles 🙂

  42. August 23, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    Wow. Peppa! I wish I can bring my son here! I am sure he will love this place.

  43. Heather
    August 23, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    My kids would have a blast. It looks like something the whole family would enjoy!

  44. August 23, 2018 / 10:28 pm

    This park is amazing , I wish we had something like this in South Africa. Let’s not forget how adorable your kids are.

  45. blair villanueva
    August 24, 2018 / 8:30 am

    I’m not much familiar with Peppa Pig but this is an impressive attraction. Just wow! It is awesome to be a kid nowadays 😀

  46. August 24, 2018 / 10:36 am

    Even a 21 year old like me would enjoy in this place. Hope your kids had lot of fun. Also stunning pictures!

  47. Kathleen
    August 24, 2018 / 10:36 am

    That looks like an awesome place to spend the day with the family. Love the photos, really gives a true representation of the experience.

  48. Elizabeth O
    August 24, 2018 / 11:03 am

    Peppa Pig world looks like such a great family day out. It really seems like your lovely children really enjoyed it you took some amazing pictures!

  49. August 24, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    We are lucky that Paultons park is up the road from us and we have had a season pass for a few years now. My kids now prefer The Lost Kingdom but will still have to visit Peppa and her friends, especially for george’s dinosaur ride

  50. August 24, 2018 / 5:58 pm

    Loved this post Laura, your photos are gorgeous as always! I’m impressed you took 3 children on your own – you’re a brave woman! We were there last weekend and had the best time, but it was much busier than I’ve seen it before in Peppa Pig World. George’s Dinosaur ride is my favourite though, it’s well worth the wait (and we waited 45 minutes!) I did manage to jump straight onto the log flume with Max later on though, which was great as he didn’t get the chance to change his mind! Apparently he thought it was AMAZING (but definitely did not want to go on it EVER AGAIN!)

  51. August 24, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    This is such a helpful review, thanks Laura! It’s nice to see what else the park has to offer as well as all the lovely Peppa stuff, the dinosaur bit sounds brilliant! Glad you all had a fun day

  52. kim
    August 25, 2018 / 9:25 am

    What a great, colorful place! You got some wonderful pics and it looks like the kids had a blast!

  53. August 25, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    Wow, my daughter will love going there. Your pictures are amazing! I can imagine the festive circumstances.

  54. August 25, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    Oh wow looks like such a fun day out – we went to Peppa Pig World a few years ago but haven’t been back to see the new rides and really need to take the kids as they loved it

    Laura x

  55. August 26, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    You guys Most certainly had a fantastic day! We so wish we could have been been there… Jealous infact heheh

  56. Debra
    August 28, 2018 / 5:46 am

    I had no idea that this was even a place! My kids would be absolutely over the moon for a chance to go here! SO much fun!

  57. August 29, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    We love a trip to Paultons Park. Kipper is the right age now for all the Peppa Pig rides. I think you are very brave to take the three of them on your own. Sounds like they had a great time and super impressed on the price of a lunchbox! Xx

  58. August 30, 2018 / 1:01 am

    Wow! There’s a Peppa Pig World??? I never knew! My kids would surely be thrilled to have a day here. I wonder when we can visit. Hopefully soon, so they can also experience this. 😀

  59. August 31, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Such a happy place! Kids and kids at heart will surely enjoy the colorful surroundings and amazing attractions.

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