I was very fortunate that back in June I won the Tots 100 Blog Hop for my post Outdoor Craft Adventures with Worlds Apart Toys. My prize included family tickets to Peppa Pig World. We finally made our visit this week and I cannot shout more loudly and clearly about how AMAZING it is! Really really fantastic.
Before we went I had some worries:
- would the journey be too long? They coped brilliantly!
- would the twins not get much out of it? They could go on lots of the rides and were just drawn in by the atmosphere.
- would BBbe too young or too little for the rides? No – they were designed for him (well not him personally but his age group!)
- would there be enough to keep their attention for the day? Oh yes and more – we did not get to fit it all in!
My mind was put at rest by lots of people tweeting me and giving me hint and tips about the day and then I worried that I was building it up to be so good, that maybe I would be disappointed. Why I was worrying about me I don’t know, the day was for the children but I am a such a big kid at heart.
We set off at 5am and made tracks towards the M25, stopping for breakfast as we passed it. The twins fell back to sleep, but BBstayed awake for the whole journey and was chat chat chat all the way there.
We arrived by half past nine and managed to get a parking space right at the front of the car park. The theme park does not open until 10am but there were queues of families for tickets there already. By arriving that little bit early and already having our tickets paid for saved us a lot of hanging around and we could go straight through and wait for the park to open.
We headed straight to Peppa Pig World which is a separate section of Paultons Park itself.
Through the gates
A quick study of the map
Then straight onto Mrs Rabbits helicopter ride!
Then a little peruse through Peppa pig’s House
Then a queue for Daddy Pig’s Car ride. Most of the queue’s were at least 20 minutes long so be armed with distractions and snacks – BBwas very patient to be fair to him. The car ride has a photo opportunity which we missed, it was not really made clear in the queue so be ready for that if you go.
Round to the school house to meet Peppa and George! They are huge and BBdid get a little nervous of them but he did say hello!
The sun came out and it was blazing heat so we went to cool off at the Muddy Puddles area. Take swimsuits and a towel or a least a spare set of clothes – they will get wet, but they loved it!
Then a play in Mr Potato’s play park which was kitted out this play equipment perfect for 2-5 years olds. I don’t know why more parks don’t have this range!
A picnic lunch that was rudely interrupted by a scrounging duck!
Nap time while Mummy and Daddy had a little stroll.
Oooh awake and it’s Peppa time again and this time onto Peppa Pig’s Balloon ride – Noah’s Favourite!
Daddy’s has a play and wins a Peppa!
Peppa joins Daddy and BBon a viking ship ride (not part of Peppa world)
Then one final tour of Peppa World with Grandpa’s train ride
And finally the dinosaur ride with George Pig! This is the only ride with height restrictions. They must be 90cm tall to go on with an adult and if they are over 110cm they can go on their own. They measure at the start of the queue and recheck before you get on.
The park was colourful and vibrant with the Peppa tune playing all day (you will be humming it in your sleep). It was clean, felt safe and secure and above all had that real magical touch. Memories that I will cherish forever and yes we will go again next year as the twins will just love it!