The best day out you will have with your kids this Summer

Like many parents, our 2 year old is a complete Peppa Pig fanatic, so when we finally had an opportunity to take him to Peppa Pig World we knew we were in for a great day out.

Peppa Pig World is based in Hampshire and is one of four theme parks that make up Paultons Park. Paultons Park was voted the UK’s best-rated amusement park in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, and for good reason!

Home to four themed worlds it covers 140 acres and has more than 70 rides and attractions, so we made sure we got there nice and early. By the time we arrived 15 minutes before opening the car park was already filling up, but as the park is spread over such a large area as soon as the gates opened and everyone headed in different directions, it didn’t feel too busy. We headed straight for Peppa Pig World and the look on our little ones face as we entered was completely priceless, he was totally blown away.

There are nine rides at Peppa Pig World including two new rides which recently opened; The Queen’s Flying Coach Ride, which take families on a tour around the newly extended part of Peppa Pig World in individual coaches on a monorail that starts from the top of the Queen’s castle, and Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club where children and their parents can hop aboard boats and cruise along the new water route. Our first priority though was to head to the very popular Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight, which is like a ferris wheel with individual helicopter pods which take you high up in the sky giving you a great view over the park.

One of the things we found really useful was downloading the Paultons Park app, this way we could view live queuing times for each ride, which helped us plan which rides to head to next. It also shows you a map and gives you directions to your next chosen ride.

After a couple of hours of enjoying the rides we had a quick photo with Peppa and George before heading to George’s Spaceship Playzone, an indoor soft play area where we were able to sit down and have a drink while our little one enjoyed himself, then it was back outside to Mr Potato’s Playground and some jumping in Muddy Puddles, the water splash park.

By this point our little one was starting to get pretty tired so we put him in the buggy for a quick nap and then found a quiet spot in a relaxing garden where we sat down and had some lunch while he slept. When he woke up we decided to go and explore the rest of the park. There was so much to do and see in the other three parks, from rides to Go Karts and even a lovely selection of animals and birds. We had originally thought the rest of the park would just be for older kids, and although this is where you will find all the big rides we still found lots of things that were suitable for those under 1 meter. He rode on the digger ride, Viking boats and the Victorian carousel, he had a blast jumping on the trampolines, exploring the large playground and then saving the best for last we let him go wild in the Water Kingdom splash park, which was the perfect way to cool down on a hot day!

There was so much more to see and do but by this point our little one was utterly exhausted as were we, so we decided to call it a day, but we will definitely be returning again soon to explore more.

We can’t recommend this theme park highly enough, it really is an amazing day out for kids of all ages.

Tickets start from £30.50 when purchased online and in advance, with children under one metre in height receiving free entry. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.paultonspark.co.uk

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