Peppa Pig World at Paulton’s Park Review

Last week we were lucky enough to spend a day at Paulton’s Park, home of Peppa Pig World. LP isn’t a huge Peppa Pig fan but knows who Peppa is and points out Peppa on billboards and TV, easily recognising the happy little pig!

Paulton’s Park isn’t too far from us, less than an hour away and the journey was lovely. The car parking system at Paulton’s Park is organised and well planned out – We arrived just after the doors opened at 10:30 am, parked easily and didn’t have far to walk to the entrance.

What were our first impressions of Peppa Pig World at Paulton’s Park?

As soon as you walk through the main doors you are greeted with the huge Wild Woods Restaurant and the Big Toy Shop, both of which we decided to visit later.

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

What is Peppa Pig World like?

We headed straight to Peppa Pig World and on the way we had a quick ride on the Carousel and Viking Boats which LP loved and Little Man didn’t have a clue what was going on!

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park
Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park
Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

After that we made it into Peppa Pig World and it’s obvious that all the visitors had gone there straight away – The previous rides hadn’t had a queue but the first Peppa Ride we went on, Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight, had a queue of about 20mins. Not huge but long enough with a toddler and baby – The Paulton’s Park train did go past when we were waiting which was nice to look at.

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park
Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

LP loved the helicopter ride as she has a thing about helicopters although she wasn’t keen on sitting on her own seat and not being able to reach the handle at the front. Little Man sat happily on his seat surprisingly!

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park
Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park
Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

We then went on Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride which had a queue of about 15mins but was set out so that there was more to look at from the queue. We all enjoyed the balloon ride and loved the great view it gave you across the park.

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park
Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

What catering options are there at Peppa Pig World and Paulton’s Park?

By this point Little Man was getting tired and we hoped he’d nap in the pushchair whilst we looked for somewhere to have lunch. Unfortunately The Railroad Diner that we’d hoped to have lunch was closed so we walked back to the start and went to Wild Woods Restaurant. This isn’t the cheapest of restaurants but the prices are definitely in line with other tourist attractions and the food was great – Hubby had a Toasted Foccacia and chips and I had a Club Sandwich and chips. LP had fish fingers, chips and beans although there are less ‘junk food’ type options on the menu we knew LP would love her chip treat for lunch! I was impressed that the restaurant was so clean with a lot of high chairs available and a microwave to warm baby bottles/food.

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

Are there animals at Paulton’s Park?

After lunch we wandered back to Peppa Pig World and on the way we found something that I didn’t realise Paulton’s Park had – Animals! There aren’t a huge amount but as I wasn’t expecting them they were a great addition – Penguins, Meerkats and a lot of different types of birds. There were also Giant Tortoises but their enclosure was getting cleaned or renovated and so we couldn’t see them.

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park
Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

Whilst looking at the animals we walked past George’s Dinosaur Adventure and I took LP on it whilst Hubby tried to get Little Man to sleep. This was one of the longer queues at around 20mins but LP was so excited about going on the dinosaur that she happily waited. The ride was great, with LP and I both sitting on a dinosaur and she really enjoyed it. You do get your photo taken on this ride, and others, although we forgot to even go and look at the photo let alone buy one!

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park
Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

What are the play areas like at Peppa Pig World?

We then walked through more of Peppa Pig World and LP had a play in Mr Potato’s Playground for a very long time – She climbed everything, explored everywhere, went down so many slides and sat on a roundabout. This is one of the best playgrounds I’ve ever come across and the whole thing has artificial grass and rainbows underfoot. It’s lovely to look at and the children really enjoy playing in it. Mr Potato’s Playground also leads to Muddy Puddles which is a wet play splash area. By this point LP was getting tired and it was quite busy so we decided not to venture in and instead LP took us into George’s Spaceship Play Zone.

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park
Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park
Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park
Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park
Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

Is there soft play at Peppa Pig World?

George’s Spaceship Play Zone is a really big, clean soft play area with different zones for different age or ability children. The smallest section Little Man played in with soft mats, soft shapes and musical instruments. LP went into the next section which had slides and a climbing section and she was even brave and went into the main soft play area and down the HUGE slide. She’s normally quite reserved at soft play and adventure playgrounds but Peppa Pig World seemed to bring out her adventuring streak!

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

By this point we had two exhausted babies and we knew we should be heading home soon but I wanted to at least have a look through the rest of Paulton’s Park so we went off in search of an ice cream to give us an excuse to walk around the park before heading home. On our walk we saw the Tea Cup Ride with no queue and jumped on for a spin around. LP loved it and Little Man sat happily whilst the ride spun round and the tea cup spun as well. A nice simple ride!

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

I was slightly disappointed that a lot of the food huts were closed, I’m guessing because it was a term time weekday, so we had to walk quite far in the end for an ice cream – The Peppa Pig Ice Cream Parlour had been very busy too! We found a hut with ice cream next to the Water Kingdom and sat and watched the children splashing whilst we ate our ice creams.

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

What were our overall thoughts of Peppa Pig World at Paulton’s Park?

Overall, Paulton’s Park was a lovely day out but there is so much to do that it would take a few visits to do everything. I was impressed by the overall cleanliness of the park, the fact that most of the toilets had children’s seats incorporated into the toilet seats and there was so much included for the ticket price – Rides for so many different ages, adventure playgrounds everywhere, soft play, a 4D cinema, water play areas, animals and even lovely landscaped gardens and parks.

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

Some things to remember if going to Paulton’s Park – Take swimming costumes and towels for the kids, the water parks are great but they will get soaked! Also pack socks for the soft play and check your child’s height before you go, children under 1m go free. Also, most family rides are not suitable for babies under 12months so that’s something to bare in mind. Also, when queueing for rides you can’t have your pushchair with you and these are dumped left in any available spot before entering the queue. This is one thing that could probably be organised better and some people may not want to leave their pushchair unattended for 15-20mins or more to queue for a ride but it didn’t bother us.

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

Paulton’s Park is something that LP will be talking about for a long time and we will definitely be visiting again soon. We could have easily spent all day in Peppa Pig World and she would have happily spent the whole day in the soft play and adventure playground!

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets to Paulton’s Park thanks to Paulton’s Breaks however all opinions are my own.

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15 Comments

  1. June 24, 2014 / 10:02 am

    Ooh fab review! My cousins have taken their kids loads but were waiting until after Bert’s first birthday to take him: he LOVES Peppa Pig πŸ™‚ xxx

  2. June 24, 2014 / 10:52 am

    Aww! That looks such a wonderful place to visit…Looks like you had a great time!
    I wish it was closer to me….I’d be there in a shot x

  3. June 24, 2014 / 11:27 am

    That looks like a busy day out that my two would love, it is a bit far for us to go for the day but when we are holidaying in the area we will have to go. #triedtested

  4. June 24, 2014 / 11:44 am

    We went when I was pregnant with Little Man and really enjoyed it. I love the soft play and little playground, and Boo liked some of the bigger rides in Paultons, too. Great day out x

  5. June 24, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    Now, Peppa Pig is definitely something I wish I’d come up with – look at that place, they are doing it completely right and as a result I bet they’re coining it in! Good for them. I really want to go now, I had horrible visions of what it could have been like, but this is just lovely πŸ™‚ xx

  6. June 24, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    We are taking our little man to Peppa Pig World next month for his birthday, I think we are a bit more excited than he is. Good to know how much there is he can get on.

    • June 24, 2014 / 5:08 pm

      I thought Hubby & I would hate it but it ended up being a really perfect day out. Your M will be exhausted but happy πŸ™‚ x

  7. June 24, 2014 / 8:18 pm

    This looks like such a fun day out – there really is something for all ages. Your photos are fabulous πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  8. June 24, 2014 / 8:40 pm

    Sounds like a fabulous day out – I’m amazed you managed to fit in as much as you did!

    • June 25, 2014 / 5:25 pm

      We would have fit in more if LP wasn’t attached to the adventure playground and soft play! hehe x

  9. June 26, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    This looks like such a lovely day out, great review! x

  10. June 30, 2014 / 10:21 pm

    I’ve never really fancied Peppa Pig World as we just don’t watch it in our house but having read your review I think I’d be tempted to take Ben and Chloe now.
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  11. July 8, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    We’re going next week! I’m not sure I should be feeling this excited about it though…. πŸ˜‰

  12. April 11, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    It looks fab. Eli is obsessed with Peppa Pig so I think we’d regret it if we didn’t go. I’ll be praying for sunshine though as it doesn’t look like it’d be great if it was wet

    Cat x

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