This coming Summer, Jurys Inn have launched a new range of packages that include a 2 night special offer package, Peppa Pig World Package, Cadbury World and West Midlands Safari Park. Their affordable deals start from as low as £136 for a family of four and with up to 25% off 2-night stays in one of 22 city-centre locations across UK. To book a Jurys Inn attraction package, visit http://www.jurysinns.com/deals to find out more.
We chose the Peppa Pig World Package which includes overnight accommodation with Full English breakfast buffet for up to 2 adults and 2 children and one day entry tickets to Paultons Park for 2 adults (children under 1 metre do not require a ticket, children over 1 metre will be charged at £23 per ticket).
This is our second time visiting Paultons Park. As it is a long drive down south, we were pleased to have a night stay before heading out to Paultons Park at 9am! It is only a 20 minute drive but in order to get a good parking space and be the first in the queue, it is well worth it!
Jurys Inn Southampton is situated in the heart of the city overlooking East Park. The building is not hard to be seen. It is actually on a large roundabout. So when you get to the roundabout, you will want the right land lane if you want to drive to the drop off point/front entrance. We did miss the turn and had to drive around the roundabout again.
East Park is only a stones throw away and is great for a leisurely walk there with your children. The hotel is also conveniently situated not far from the City Art Gallery, The Mayflower Theatre, West Quay Shopping centre and O2 Guildhall Southampton are around 5 to 10 minutes drive.
When we go Paultons Park again, I would definitely book there again and leave plenty time for shopping and walking in the park!
There is no car parking situated in the hotel, so we had to drop off our baggage at the front of the hotel to check in and park nearby. The recommended local car parks costs around £11 per day. There is some off-street parking and charges applied between Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm and Sunday and Public/Bank Holidays 1 to 6pm. We happened to park for free as we arrived on Sunday night and the next day was a Bank Holiday.
After Mr C parked the car, we went into our room. It is massive and well presented. The great thing for me as blogger is FREE WIFI! Yes, free! I was elated! I can’t live without Wi-Fi! To sign on, just simply register with an email, Facebook or Twitter and you will have 24 hours free to surf. If you want a better surfing experience for video, it is best to upgrade to their premium pack for a fee.
We all had a good night sleep without any traffic noise (we were on the 7th floor) and the temperature of the room was comfortable. There is no radiator in our room but a thermostat/controller for the air conditioner.
After we had unpacked, we went for our dinner at the restaurant on the ground floot which is also the same place for the breakfast. There are 2 or 3 course deals on the dinner menu with children meals too. We had a lovely fish meal while both children just had their Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for their dinner.
The next morning, we all had a full English breakfast with plenty other foods to choose from. Ms C had her cereal, while we all had a big cooked breakfast supplemented with pastries, fresh fruits and toasts!
Learning from past experience with Paultons Park, we knew that it would be worthwhile to set out early as there might be a long queue to get into the park. Checking out is fairly simple. The counter was well manned by staff and the receptionists were very helpful and friendly too. The hotel was quite busy when we were there and it was quite impressive that we were attended to as quickly as we did.
When we arrived at the hotel, I was very impressed that they even have a well-equipped play area for younger children in a corner. Initially, both my children (who is 6 and 7) were too embarrassed to play in there as it clearly is aimed at younger children. However, the very next day, they both happily played in there while we waited for Mr C to fetch the car. This definitely saved me from having to entertain them!
The drive is around 20-25 minutes and is quite straightforward. Google Maps gave us 3 clear options and we chose the A33 route which passes a couple of petrol stations on the way which was handy for us. When we arrived there, there were a queue of cars and queues at the entrance. We did manage to get through quite quickly and soon the park opened. Everyone rushed towards the entrance of Peppa Pig World! It was so crowded but we did manage to have a few decent rides. Both children were excited and they were both able to ride on their own for some of the rides. We went on the Big Balloon ride, took a trip on Grandpa Pig’s Little Train, rode on George’s Dinosaur Ride, soared high on Windy Castle and many more!
In the afternoon, we went on and explored the rest of the park. We went to watch the 4D Sherlock Holmes show, played at Percy’s Play Area, rode horses on the Victorian Carousel and many more. If you prefer to relax, there are plenty of spaces to sit or picnic at their garden or walk around to see their animals. There are a few water play areas and rides. So do remember to bring extra clothing or a swimming costume if your child fancies going in for a dip at the Muddy Puddles, Water Kingdom or ride on the River Ride.
- Cadbury World: This package includes 1 night bed and breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 plus a family ticket to Cadbury World from just £136.20.
- West Midlands Safari Park: This package includes 1 night bed and breakfast accommodation for up to 2 adults and 2 children sharing and tickets to the West Midlands Safari Park.
We would definitely recommend Jurys Inn as they are not far from Paultons Park, good value package for money and is also nearby lots of interesting places to explore around Southampton.
Disclosure: We were invited to visit and share our honest review.