Kirsty McCabe and her family love Peppa Pig. So it was natural that she wrote our BritMums Guide to Peppa Pig World, with her daughter as chief tester. Here’s what they had to say. NOTE: Be sure to check the website and call ahead about specific attractions. Some are closed because of Covid.
What to do at Paultons Park & Peppa Pig World with younger kids
When my youngest turned two there was only one place to go for a birthday treat. As a lifelong Peppa Pig fan, Ava was beyond excited at the prospect of visiting Peppa Pig World. Her big brothers Ethan and Logan were pretty excited too, as they held fond memories from previous trips to Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig World and the dinosaur theme park Lost Kingdom. There’s plenty more onsite too with a Water Kingdom splash park, adventure golf, a 4D cinema, The Raging River Ride, the Edge and Cobra roller coasters and many smaller rides for young children, as well as penguins, meerkats and other animals.
We meandered our way towards all things Peppa, stopping first at the Lost Kingdom and getting up close and personal with a T-Rex at the ALIVE Dinosaur Encounter. Our review: A thrilling Jurassic 4×4 expedition followed by a prehistoric roller coaster and a boulder dash, which Ava giggled throughout! Turns out she’s much braver than her brothers, who have only just developed a taste for adventure.
Critters Creek and the Victorian Carousel were next but once the giant Peppa atop the Big Balloon Ride was spotted in the distance, there was no stopping Ava heading to Peppa Pig World. She was entranced and enchanted. Thanks to the bleak weather the park wasn’t too busy so we managed to do lots of the rides without big queues. My personal favourite was Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club, even though Ava fell asleep in my lap!
The rides we love at Peppa Pig World
What to do when it rains at Peppa Pig World
Embrace the Peppa way of life: Given the not-so-great British weather, we arrived at Paultons Park on a rather damp and dreary morning. But this didn’t put off my children, who simply popped on their wellies and got jumping in puddles, à la Ava’s porcine heroine. This is a great way to make the trip even more ‘Peppa’.
George’s Spaceship Playzone: Hard to drag them away – There is fun to be had inside too, so when the rain got a bit too much we took refuge in George’s Spaceship Playzone. The kids loved it so much they’d still be there if I hadn’t lured them away to see the meerkats in Little Africa.
How much? A family ticket (for 4) costs £127 if you buy in advance online. Children under 1m tall go free, which makes sense given some of the rides have height requirements. If we lived closer, I reckon we’d invest in a season pass, which is £140 per person. There are plenty of places to buy food and drink, all at fairly typical prices for a theme park.
TIP: If you’re counting the pennies bring a picnic, but if you fancy a treat, my boys really recommend the ice cream with the blue sauce!