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Peppa Pig World And Paulton’s Park Review

Yesterday we spent the bank holiday at Paultons Park. We have visited the park before four years ago when Oscar was four and now that Archie who is three loves everything Peppa Pig we knew it would be a fantastic day out for all of us to enjoy! Plus Paultons Park and Peppa Pig had new rides and experiences which weren’t there when we last visited.

Our Trip To Peppa Pig World In 2014. On our last trip we stayed at The Pig Hotel.

Paultons Park really has the best of both World’s for a family like ours with a five-year age gap between the boys. Obviously Peppa Pig World was amazing for Archie but there are also other areas in the park with bigger rides for Oscar to enjoy as well.

We made a weekend of it and travelled down to the New Forest on Sunday and went to Lyndhurst as Oscar wanted to look at the Ferrari garage. We then drove to our hotel in Southampton, ‘The Grand Harbour Hotel’ which is 20 minutes from Paultons. You can book a Paultons break and stay in this hotel and book your tickets and get a second day in the park free. You can book this on the Paultons Breaks website. Our hotel was lovely, we had a huge family suite and took a swim in the indoor pool. Our stay included breakfast which was lovely and we also ate at the hotel for dinner as well. We would definitely stay there again.

We arrived at Paultons Park at 9.45am to get our tickets and then went inside. The park itself doesn’t open until 10am so we waited for a bit until it was open. Whilst I was waiting I logged onto the free wifi and downloaded the Paulton’s Park app which makes it easier to navigate your way around the park. We headed straight to Peppa Pig World and went on The Windy Castle Ride which is where you sit in a cloud and go around and around. You get a great view of Peppa Pig World from up here!

We then went into Madame Gazelle’s school house and had a photo taken. Before we arrived we purchased a photo pass online which allows you to pick four photos around the park for £25 rather than £10 a single photo. You can also purchase a nice Peppa Pig World frame which Archie loves and now has pride of place in the playroom. When you purchase any photo/photo gift you get a code so you can download the photo as well.

We then played in Mr Potato’s playground and then queued up to meet Peppa and George. You can meet them at certain times during the day, by checking the app you can see easily what time you need to go to the ‘Meet and Greet’ area. Archie was so excited and couldn’t believe he was meeting the ‘real’ Peppa and George.

We then went on Grandpa Pig’s Boat Trip which was fun and then grabbed a drink from Daddy Pig’s Big Tummy Cafe. Inside the same building is the George’s Spaceship Play Zone which is a giant soft play area. There are several play areas within Peppa Pig World as well as the soft play, Mr Potato’s playground and muddy puddles which is a mini splash park where you can jump up and down in muddy puddles. As the weather wasn’t great we didn’t go in muddy puddles but when we visited last it was a lovely day and Oscar jumped around the playground in the sun.

We then went on George’s Dinosaur adventure. Oscar was big enough now (over 1.1m) to go on on his own so I watched and Archie went on with Daddy as he is less than 1.1m. Archie liked riding through all of Peppa’s friends. I was impressed at how quickly the queues go down as the staff are quick and efficient at getting everyone on and off the rides.

We then walked through ‘Little Africa’. This is a relatively new exhibit and certainly wasn’t here when we visited before. We walked through and saw Meerkats, Giant Pouched Rats, snakes, Fennec Foxes, Millipedes, Hedgehogs, exotic birds and bugs. Its a really lovely animal exhibit to walk around and is set out really nicely. We really enjoyed this and spent quite a bit of time in here looking at the animals and birds.

We grabbed some lunch at the Queen’s Kitchen which was hot dogs and pizza and then decided to head out of Peppa Pig World as it was really busy and return a bit later on. We went on the Victorian Carousel and the Viking boat ride then took a walk through the woods on the nature trail and saw the birds of prey, hornbills and the tropical birds.

We came out buy the little explorer playground in the Lost Kingdom. We went on the Dino Chase roller coaster which Archie could go on too and both the boys loved it. It was pretty fast!

Just outside the Lost Kingdom is the Water Kingdom which is a huge splash park and play area and we stopped here for a coffee and a play. It’s a shame it wasn’t a brighter day as the splash park is fantastic. Next time I am packing swim shorts and towels for the boys.

We then headed back to Peppa Pig World but on the way stopped off at the Wave Runner water slide. Oscar went on with Daddy and I think the photo says it all…….

We grabbed an ice cream from Miss Rabbit’s Ice Cream Parlour to eat in the queue of the next ride. We went on the Queen’s Flying Coach ride. This is one of two new rides that have opened this Summer in Peppa Pig World. It was very popular and we had to queue for about 30 minutes. You sit in individual coaches as a family and take a tour up above the park and it starts in the Queen’s castle.

By this point it was quarter to five and our feet were killing us, so we decided to pick one more ride which was the other new ride, Grampy Rabbit’s sailing club. You go in a little boat underneath the Queen’s flying coach ride circuit passing Peppa and her friends. It is a lovely ride and a perfect way to end our day out at Paultons Park!

We had such a lovely couple of days and Peppa Pig World was really magical for Archie, just like it was for Oscar when we came when he was younger. You could see when walking around the park how excited all the children were. Oscar really enjoyed it too and loved the Lost Kingdom and Little Africa. It’s a fantastic day out for the whole family and we can’t wait to go back again. It’s a really special day out with so much to see and do!

*This post is in collaboration with Peppa Pig World. We were gifted entry to the park but all opinions are honest and my own. Its a fantastic day out and we loved it!

Our Weekend In The New Forest

Last weekend we went away to the New Forest with our friends and Oscar’s godparents Leo and Bianca and their daughter Olivia. We were away for two nights and stayed in a beautiful hotel called The Pig. The Pig is a beautiful hotel in the heart of the New Forest with stunning rooms and two lovely restaurants. When we first arrived we saw children playing on the lawn in wagons and even though the hotel is quiet it is also really child friendly. In the evenings we ate in the restaurant on the terrace and the children could play on the lawn during courses which made dinner time easier. The children’s menu was great and the kids loved it. Before checking into our hotel we had met Leo, Bianca and Leo for lunch elsewhere then had a lovely walk into Lyndhurst where we had an ice cream and looked around the Ferrari garage then walked back to our cars looking at all the wild horses.

On our second day we hired some bikes and a kiddy trailer and went off and explored the New Forest which was much hillier than I expected and I managed to fall off a stationary bike which wasn’t very clever. Olivia and Oscar loved being in the kiddy trailer and we cycled for a couple of hours then headed back to our hotel for stone baked pizzas. We went back out on our bikes in the afternoon to return them to where we hired them from and for only £72 to hire our four bikes and the trailer we had a really lovely day.

On our third day we checked out of our hotel then went to Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park on the way home. (See my review of it here.) We had a lovely weekend with great friends and the New Forest is truly a beautiful place to visit.

Review: Peppa Pig World At Paultons Park

On Tuesday we went to Peppa Pig World at Paulton’s Park on our way home from our amazing few days in the New Forest with our friends (more about that later!) We arrived just before opening time to try and beat the queues. We didn’t have to queue for tickets but I was astounded that for the three of us it cost £78.50. All children over 1 metre tall, no matter how old are charged at £27 which I think is really over priced or £23.50 if you buy online in advance. Personally I think there should be a cheaper rate for going into Peppa Pig World itself as we didn’t go on any rides in the Paulton’s Park bit as Oscar was exhausted after a few hours going on the Peppa Pig rides and playing in the George’s indoor spaceship play zone.

Peppa Pig World is made up of seven fun rides and is really well laid out and looks great. Oscar and Olivia were amazed by it and couldn’t believe it all! All the characters and rides looked just like the cartoon. They also got to meet Peppa, George, Susie Sheep and Zoe Zebra. There is also a muddy puddle splash park, Mr Potato’s play area and Daddy Pig’s Big Tummy cafe and Miss Rabbits Ice cream parlour where you can grab a bite to eat.

It was really busy when we were there and some of the rides had 45 minute queues even though we were there when the park opened at 10am. Overall we had a great day and the kid’s really enjoyed it, the only down side is I think it is massively over priced!

Were Off To The New Forest!

Tomorrow morning we are off to the New Forest with Oscar’s Godparents, Uncle Leo and Auntie Bianca and their gorgeous daughter Olivia who is two. We are going away for two nights to stay at the lovely Pig Hotel and explore the New Forest by hiring bikes and on Tuesday before we come home we will be visiting Peppa Pig World, much to Oscar and Olivia’s delight! Oscar is so excited to spend three days with Olivia as with life flying by we don’t get to see them as often as we would like to. 

I am also really excited to try out our new HP Pavillion x360 that we were sent to review by HP and let Oscar use all the great apps on it in the car to make the journey to the New Forest as quick and fun for him as possible. He has fun games to play, maps to draw on, things to spot on our journey as well as amazing print off colouring sheets from the Snapfish website to keep him busy that I have printed off our new HP Envy 4500 e-AiO printer. I have printed off some Princess ones for Olivia as well. We have only had our new gadgets one day but we absolutely love them! The printer is amazing with a wireless connection you can print off your photos or documents directly from your tablet or smartphone. I am totally guilty of not printing off my snaps and now I have no excuse as the HP Envy 4500 makes it so quick and convenient to do.

So have a lovely weekend and I look forward to filling you in on our weekend break, our HP goodies and our trip to Peppa Pig World next week!