Both of my children are massive Peppa Pig fans and so we decided to book a weekend away to Peppa Pig World with four close friends and their kids. After a 3 hour drive to Paultons Park, both children were so tired that they fell asleep. We were there around 9.30 am and half of the main car park was full! Packed with lots of eager children wearing Peppa Pig clothing and holding their favourite Peppa Pig toys waiting in the queue. The gate opened around 9.50 am and once we are in the park, we had to wait for another 10 minutes to get into the Peppa World.
Peppa Pig World opened just over a year ago on 9th April 2011. The layout of Peppa Pig World was very well planned and every single ride was well thought through and designed well.
These are a few rides that my children loved:
1. Grandpa Pig’s Boat Trip
This was a very gentle ride that goes around the lighthouse. Mr K wanted to sit by himself on the boat, which he was allowed to as he was 4 year old and therefore over the minimum age. By the time we were allow to board, there was no spare boat for him. I had to make him sit with us otherwise he had to wait till the next ride.
2. Grandpa Pig’s Little Train
It was a gentle ride that goes around the track and sings Grandpa’s train song. Ms C loved this ride and we went back twice! The train was so colourful and bright. I’d love to own a train like this one!
3. George’s Dinosaur Adventure
I would highly recommend this ride! It was so adorable and gentle ride that rocks you around the track! Luckily, Ms C just made it to 90 cm and she can be ride with me while Mr K on the other hand, was unable to ride by himself as he was under 1.1 metre. My husband had to ride with him. He too enjoyed the ride a lot!
4. Daddy Pig’s Car Ride
Mr K loved driving and he wanted to go by himself! Great! As the minimum age is 4 to ride unaccompanied. I am so proud of him wanting to be independent. The staff was great as he helped Mr K get into the car safely.
5. Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight
Ms C loves helicopters and insisted we go without waiting for the rest of our friends. The queue seemed very short but it was unbelievably slow! We had to wait for at least 45 minutes before we could board the flight. Once we were up there, the scene was excellent. We can see all the other rides and the vista was brilliant except the looming dark cloud. It was a nice ride for the scenery but not a great ride for smaller kids as Ms C was too small to see out the helicopter.
6. Meeting the Characters!
We were lucky that we caught Peppa, George, Zoe Zebra and Suzy Sheep! The children just adored them, giving them hugs and kisses!
There are so many more to explore like Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride, Peppa Pig’s House, Candy Cat’s Games Kiosk, George’s spaceship Play Zone, Windy Castle, Muddy Puddles, Mr Potato’s Playground etc.
The food and drink were very reasonably priced. We had coffee which cost us £1.70 and ice cream £1.90. There is free WI-FI inside George’s Spaceship Playzone and on the patio at Peppa Pig World.
I would rate the experience 5 stars out of 5!The tickets also allow you to go around the rest of Paulton’s Park where they had more water rides, rollercoasters, bird and animal attractions etc. Mr K’s favourite for the rest of the park was Astroglide where he went up (and down) three times. For safety reasons, due to bad weather, they had to stop the glide for a while. But it did not stop Mr K from going back again!
As for Ms C, her favourites were the Ladybird Ride and Rabbit Ride. There were very gentle ride and suitable for younger children. She went for at least 3 times for both rides.
The children had so much of fun but it had to come to an end. The park closed at 5.30 pm and we are having a hard time to get the children to go home. They were not a happy bunny when we said we had to go. They loved it a lot! We are planning to come back soon!