So whilst I have a spare 10 mins I thought I would tell you all about our trip to Peppa Pig World/Paultons Park.....
Typically as you can see from the picture above we chose to go on the only overcast day of that week! But it did not stop us having a fantastic time! Ever since I told Chester we were going to Peppa Pig World back in January he has been bouncing off the walls about it!!
Seeing as we live in Kent (Peppa Pig World/Paultons Park is in hampshire near Southampton) I thought I would make a little adventure of it and stay in a hotel the night before. Yes we could of easily done all the driving on the day but I wanted it to be like a mini holiday for Chester!
Because we stayed in a hotel nearby we were lucky enough to be able to get there at 9.45am, 15 mins before opening. This gave us time to unload Millie all of her baby needs (I sometimes feel this is everything but the kitchen sink?!) and put Chester on his Monkey reins! We had already brought our tickets online because it was cheaper to do it this way, luckily as Chester is JUST under a meter he was allowed in for free. Which was a relief because otherwise he would of been charged at the same price as an adult (something I do not agree with!). We got our tickets scanned and joined the massive walking parade (ok it was not a parade it just felt like that!) round to the Peppa Pig World part of the park.
When we got into the Peppa Pig world area me and Chester headed straight off to the right onto the first ride.... Windy Castle!
Chester LOVED this ride (in fact I may as well tell you now, he loved them all!), mummy however was not so sure! If you can imagine 2 mini Ferris wheels that you can spin round like tea cups.... that is what this ride was like! When the people on the bottom ferris which had 3 carts attached were getting off the top ferris (again with 3 carts) was still spinning! Chester was laughing so so much! What I will say is, the view of Peppa Pig World at that height was fantastic!
Next Chester wanted to go onto Daddy Pigs Car Ride! So daddy took Chester onto that whilst I looked after Millie and watched!
The detailing was fab, there was a zebra crossing and Zoe Zebra was standing by it! All of the cars were brightly coloured and exactly like in the programme. Some were convertables too!
The we went on what has to be my fave of the day! Georges Dinosaur Ride!
Again the detailing was great, loads to look out for on way round! Chester got to sit on the front then I got on behind him, the dinosaur bobs up and down as you go round. Chester's highlight of the ride was some ducks waddling under the track!
We then went into Peppa Pigs house, this was a very exciting time for Chester. I mean what child doesn't want to see where there favourite tv star lives?! I wont spoil it and tell you what is in there but I will say that the detailing again was great!
We then que'd for Grandpa pigs boat ride, another fab ride. Perfect for the age range intended for. Chester was insistent that we went on a pink boat, I think that this was because he wanted to be a rebel knowing that Grandpa Pigs boat is blue!
Then Peppa and George were outside of Madame Gazzeles School House doing meet and greets. Well I say meet and greet, it was more like a scrum! Not like the Disney meet and greets we are used to! There were behind a fencing so no one was allowed to have pictures taken etc. So that lead to parents (I wont lie, including us) lifting there kids up and pushing them forward. It was not a very nice experience, but Chester was happy to of met them.
By now the park was starting to get crowded and Millie was needing milk so we decided to go into Georges spaceship indoor playzone! This is a fantastic part of Peppa Pig World, it was warm, there were seats so I could feed Millie while Chester went to play (with Craig's supervision!), Chester got to let off some steam and eat some lunch (we took a picnic) so everyone was happy! The playzone had lots of exploring and climbing to do, of course it was all theamed around Peppa Pig which was great. There was even a small area for younger tots so I could lay Millie on the soft matting and she was happy looking at all the bright colours whilst Chester was sliding down the slides and putting plastic balls up an air duct!
We had arranged to meet with some family that live nearby so after Chester had let off some steam and we all had some food we decided as it was getting busy to set off into the main area of Paultons Park. Later on we realised what a great idea this was!
My cousins daughter is 11 and wanted to go on some of the thrill rides so I braved it and went off with her on to those! While Craig and my cousin's younger son took Chester onto some smaller rides and some trampolines. I would say that we barely even covered a quarter of the main park, there is lots to do and see. Not just rides, they have animals, dinosaur models and water splash areas too. But as our main point of visiting was to 'do' all of Peppa Pig World after about an hour and half we headed back into Peppa Pig World.
The que's had died down a bit now so we got in the que for Miss Rabbits Helicopter ride, we only had to que for about 15mins so that was not bad at all. Chester was very excited that he got to sit at the front of the Helicopter, everyone gets strapped in and then off you go! Its like a Ferris wheel but with helicopters!
When we came off of that my cousins 2 children decided that they would like to try out the car ride and the dinosaur ride so we did those again. Both had hardly any que by now and me and Craig go to have a go on the ride the other one did in the morning!
We then said our goodbyes to my family and went onto Grandpa pigs boat ride again! Chester then wanted to go onto Grandpa Pig's train ride and Peppa Pigs balloon ride.
We then had a bit of a wander round looking at all the detailing, listening to Peppa Pig tunes!
We then had just enough time for one more play in the playzone and a look around the shop! The shop was very well layed out, I have got mixed feeling on the pricing. There were some items that were way over priced in my opinion, but maybe thats because I am a bargain hunter? But in true Sammie style I noticed they had Dinosaur pillows/cushions reduced to £5 which Chester was more than happy with! I also managed to get him a t shirt which was only £4.99 and had miss rabbits helicopter ride on it. Chester also chose a couple of things to buy with some Easter money he had and we got Millie a princess Peppa with some of her money!
All in all we had a fantastic day, managed to get all of Peppa Pig World done. Sadly we didnt get to see all of Paultons but that we will save for another time. Prices whilst in the park, ice creams etc was what I would call normal for a theame park and on a hotter day would of been more than happy to pay that price. I would love to go back, we all would. Hopefully we can save and go back before Chester is too grown up for Peppa Pig and Millie is old enough to go on everything! She was so so good just sitting in her pram all day I am sure she appreciated all of the bright colours and sounds!
If you are thinking of visiting click on this link to find out more info. It really is a fantastic family day out, a must for all Peppa Pig fans!
Ok so this took me a lot longer than 10 mins to write! But I dont mind it brought back fab memories!
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