Whilst we were on holiday in Weymouth a couple of weeks ago, we knew that we would only be an hours drive away from Peppa Pig World. Little Mr is a big Peppa Pig fan so we knew that he would absolutely love to go and say hello to all his favourite characters from the TV show and have a go or two on the Peppa Pig themed rides.
Peppa Pig World is a small theme park in the heart of Paulton’s Park in Hampshire. There’s only 7 theme park rides in the park so although it is quite small, there’s enough to see and do for a whole day.
We didn’t tell Little Mr, our two year old toddler, that we were going to Peppa Pig World so it was a big surprise for him on arrival and he spotted Peppa, George and friends all over the park. His little face lit up and he was so excited.
Although we got to the park quite early, it was already busy with lots of families and over excited toddlers. We decided to have a look around first and went into The School house to see Madame Gazelle. Little Mr had his photograph taken and he was delighted to see familiar faces and scenes from the show.
As it was inevitably busy we looked to see which ride had the smallest queue and we waited patiently for Grandpa Pig’s Boat Ride. We only had to wait 20 minutes and then Little Mr and his Daddy hopped on board and had a ride on in the boat. Little Mr loved it and it was fast enough (but gentle enough) for little ones.
We loved that dotted around the park are huge model characters from the show to keep little ones engaged and enthusiastic. Even the shrubs and topiary are inspired by the show too!
Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight was next on our list and we queued up whilst eating our packed lunch for the flight. The queues do go down quite quickly when you’re occupied but obviously little ones do get a bit impatient whilst waiting for the ride. It’s great practice for little ones in learning how to be patient!
We all climbed into a blue helicopter and enjoyed the flight up into the air and enjoyed views of the park from high up in the air.
We next let Little Mr drive us around in an open topped car at Daddy Pig’s Car Ride which he absolutely loved. He really enjoyed sitting in the front of the car on his own with his Mummy and Daddy sitting in the back as passengers.
This was probably his most favourite ride of the day, he could turn the steering wheel and drive around the track as if he was really driving, he loved it.
Our final ride of the day was George’s Dinosaur Adventure, a ride where you sit on a dinosaur and race around a track. Luckily, Little Mr chose me to ride on the dinosaur with him which was great so hubby followed on behind us on his own, ha!
It’s important to mention that there are height restrictions on the rides and it’s best to check these out on the Peppa Pig World website before you travel. Little Mr was over 850mm tall so was able to ride with one of us accompanying him on the rides.
We didn’t get to have a go on the remaining three rides; Windy Castle Ride, Grandpa Pig’s Little Train and Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride as we simply ran out of time. We really enjoyed spending time in the park and having a look around at all the attractions.
The facilities in Peppa Pig World are great. There’s baby changing facilities, toilets, plenty of refreshments and picnic benches dotted around the park. The food is on the expensive side so bear that in mind if you visit without a picnic. There is also a huge Peppa Pig World toy shop where Little Mr had the biggest, most almighty strop as he wanted to buy something out of our price range but it is well stocked with lots of Peppa products to suit all budgets.
There are opportunities to have photographs on most of the rides and there’s even a Magic Photo Studio where little ones can be part of a scene with Peppa and friends. The photographs are expensive so we only bought one as a momento of our time in the park. We even got to meet Peppa and George at one of the timed Meet and Greet’s which Little Mr was thrilled about.
Children under 1 metre in height can enter the park for free and don’t need a ticket. There are height barriers for them to walk under before entering the park to check their height.
The prices for adults and taller children at Peppa Pig World are discounted if you book online in advance. I would highly recommend booking online in advance to save yourself some money.
We had such a fantastic day at Peppa Pig World, we laughed lots and made some brilliant memories.
Thank you to Paulton’s Park for our free tickets in exchange for this honest review. All words, images and videos are my own.