If you have children, we’re sure that they love Peppa Pig and if watching her on the TV isn’t enough, you can visit Peppa Pig world at the family-run Paulton’s Park. Found on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire, with your ticket you can experience 70 different attractions and rides all in beautiful garden surroundings; there’s something for all ages to enjoy!
The Peppa Pig World area of the park is compact and not overwhelming for the younger members of the family. With short waiting times, even during half term, the kids will have a fantastic day experiencing the attractions. Peppa Pig World has seven fun theme park rides including Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride, Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight and George’s Dinosaur Adventure Ride, as well as George’s Spaceship Playzone and the Peppa Pig Toy Shop. New exciting rides like The Queen’s Flying Coach Ride and Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club have opened! Most importantly, your little ones can have the chance to meet Peppa and George and have a picture taken with them in front of the schoolhouse!
There’s a variety of other things to see and do at Paulton’s including both thrilling and gentler rides for the little ones. There’s a new dinosaur attraction called the Lost Kingdom, with lots of dinosaur themed rides for all ages and life-like animatronic dinosaurs. Also, Little Africa let’s all the family discover the amazing animals and birds of the savanna. From meerkats to porcupines, lizards to polecats, there are so many new animals to learn about!
Visit the museums, watch the animated shows and run wild in the play areas, your children will have a non-stop fun-filled day. Paulton’s has lots of rides for the little ones outside of Peppa Pig World too, so don’t forget to grab a map and check everything out to make the most of your ticket.
Top Tips for a Trip to Peppa Pig World
As there’s so much to do, we’ve put together five helpful tips to help you have the best day at the park and make the most of your time together as a family:
- Check How Tall The Little Ones Are
This may sound strange, but it’s worth measuring how tall your child is before buying your ticket. Children less than one metre tall get into the park for free, but this also means that they are restricted to what rides they can go on. Make sure your kids haven’t got their hopes up on getting on certain rides before checking their height; we don’t want any crying in Peppa Pig World! There are so many rides for the little ones; they won’t be missing out on any of the fun to be had.
- Buy Your Tickets Online Before Your Visit
By purchasing your tickets in advance, you’ll beat any queues at the ticket desk on the day. You will also save at least £5 per ticket by buying them in advance online, and it’s also worth looking at buying a family ticket. A family of four can get into the park for £113, which saves you £20 compared to buying on the day! You also don’t need a printer; you can just show your tickets on your phone when entering the park. Advance tickets are not valid on the day of purchase, so make sure you organise your trip early!
If you want a full day with Peppa, you can purchase a Peppa Pig World Early Pass ticket. This ticket allows you early access to the rides and adventure playground in Peppa Pig World from 9.45am and the opportunity to meet Peppa Pig, and George personally before the park opens to the public.
- Arrive Early/Leave Early
Another simple but worthwhile tip; by arriving at 10 am when the park opens, you’ll be able to park in the car park easily and be ready for the rides to open at 10:30 when the park is still quite quiet. As we mentioned previously, the queues for rides are not usually too long even at peak times, but it’s best to be ready for lots of fun as early as you can. We also suggest beginning the day at the back of the park and working your way forward; the closest rides are the most popular in the morning. If you’re not only visiting the park for Peppa Pig World, visit this area first and see the rest of the park later in the day. Also, leave the bigger, more popular rides until the end of the day or lunchtime, most people will be eating which will free up space on the rides for you!
It’s also worth thinking about leaving early. Once the park shuts, the car park and exits can get very busy. Check the opening times on the day you’re visiting and plan when it’s best to leave.
- Be Prepared For All Weathers
We wish we could that say that we can guarantee the sunshine, but in the UK it’s worth being prepared for anything! Along with waterproof jackets, umbrellas and wellies for all those muddy puddles, don’t forget some socks, for both adults and kids for the Indoor Playzone. There are some water-based rides, so to be extra cautious and think about bringing an extra set of clothes. If you want to have a splash around in the Water Kingdom and Muddy Puddles splash parks, bring something for swimming in, along with clean towels. There are lockers available for hire to keep larger items in that you may not want to carry around all day.
- Bring A Picnic
There are lots of outlets in the park to buy food from, including the Wild Forest Family Restaurant near the main entrance, Base Camp in the Lost Kingdom and Daddy Pig’s Big Tummy Café in Peppa Pig World. With picnic tables dotted around the park and a 450 fully covered seating eating area just outside Peppa Pig World, you can sit down together and make the most of a delicious homemade picnic. As well as saving some money, you’ll be sure to have something everyone is happy to eat.
Stay the Night; Family-Friendly Facilities at Lodge at Solent
Make the most of your trip by staying at the contemporary Lodge at Solent in Fareham, only a 25 minute drive away along the M27. The Lodge has family rooms with either a double or twin beds and an additional sofa bed which will accommodate up to two children under the ages of 12. Interconnecting rooms are also available if you need some space from the kids after a busy day. All rooms in the Lodge have air conditioning, a 40” flat screen TV, free high-speed Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities. Also included is an anything but ordinary continental breakfast at the Parsons Collar next door. Car parking is available on site for free, so you’ll have everything covered. You can book a family-friendly room at the Lodge here.