A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure of visting Paulton’s Park, a family theme park in Hampshire on the south coast. I’ve heard so much about the park over the last few years but it’s always been too far to travel to for a day out for us so whilst we were on holiday in Weymouth, we drove over to the park to explore and to check out the newest area Critter Creek.
Opening earlier this year, Critter Creek is dedicated to all things creepy crawly. Little Mr loves bugs and insects so knew this would be ideal for him. Amongst the ‘Creek’ are bright and engaging animals set in colourful foliage and plants which Little Mr loved to point out and spot.
There are a couple of rides within Critter Creek that are perfect for toddlers and younger children. It’s so good to see a theme park that has rides ideal for smaller guests and Little Mr couldn’t wait to have a go on them.
The Cat-o-Pillar rollercoaster is a thrill ride for little ones and climbs up 10 metres before swooping down around bends and up and over curves. Little Mr is a bit of a dare devil when it comes to theme park rides, he loves the look of them and bravely queues up for them but sometimes isn’t too sure when he’s on the ride, so strange for a toddler who hates the swings and the slide at our local park. He loved the rollercoaster and came off the ride with a huge smile on his face.
Also in Critter Creek is Professor Blast’s Expedition Express, a small train ride, again ideal for little ones. We queued up for the ride and Little Mr was lucky enough to sit right at the front of the train with access to the horn. He absolutely loved ‘driving’ the train and honking the train horn. Check out his face in the video below, it’s a picture!
Before leaving Critter Creek, we had to check out Beastie Burrow; a mini beast enclosure full of insects, bugs, fish and lizards. Little Mr loved having a look around the burrow and pointing out all the critters. His favourites were the Panther Chameleon and the Red Footed Tortoises. He had such a fun morning, it’s a great area of Paulton’s Park.
We spent the rest of the day in and around Paulton’s Park, we even visited Peppa Pig World (review and plenty of photographs to follow) There’s so much to see and do at Paulton’s Park we really did need longer than one day in the park. We all had a great day at Paulton’s Park and we would love to visit again in the future.
Disclosure: We were given free entry into the park in exchange for this review however all words and photographs are my own.