Friday, 1 April 2011
Review - Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park, Hants
We felt the mix of the 7 rides was just perfect. The park is aimed at children up to about 8 years of age and there is truly something there for everyone. Miss M's favourite was Grandpa Pig's Boat Trip which saw her captaining a small boat. Miss E adored the fun of steering Daddy Pig's Car Ride and JJ enjoyed Peppa's Big Balloon Ride. You know the thing I always associate with theme parks and rides is the queues and this really puts me off, but the good news is that on a day that appeared pretty busy we were able to get on every ride with less than a 15 minute wait. Some had no wait at all and the kids were able to enjoy three rides, one after the other.
All of the children loved George's Spaceship Play Zone, which to you and me is a soft play area. Fun wavy slides (which Mummy also got to go on), a mock flame in a hot air balloon and an area where you can hoover up the balls to fly up to the hot air balloon which releases them when it is ful,l all made for brilliant fun for the kids.
As well as the rides, soft play area and static exhibitions there was also Mr Potato's Playground and the kids thoroughly loved this. Astro turf made for a nice clean play and the big wide slides and variety of play equipment meant that even when the park was packed full with children there was no queueing or hanging around. We did not join in as being March the weather was not that nice but there is a lovely little splash area known as Muddy Puddles. Some of the children stripped off into undies and nappies and enjoyed this fun.
For a beautiful memory of the day you can have a photo done either on one of the rides (Daddy Pig's Car Ride of George's Dinosaur Adventure) or visit Peppa Magic Photo studio or Madam Gazelle's School House. At Madam Gazelle's you can pose with life size characters and at Peppa's Magic Studio you can choose a background and they take a photo of you in front of green screen and super impose you in with Peppa and her chums. They cost £7.00 for one photo, keyring or magnet and £10 for 2.