Visiting Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park at Christmas time has become a Christmas tradition for us with a visit in 2013 and 2014 and this year it is the youngest member of the family who adores everything Peppa – well George to be precise.
We have visited Peppa Pig World with Sebastian a few times but this weekend was the time when he really appreciated what was going on. As soon as he spotted the sign he shouted Peppa, running and pointing as he went. Peppa Pig World this time of year is nice and quiet and we didn’t queue for more than ten minutes at any point in the day, often walking straight onto the rides.
Sebastian doesn’t talk much although he is saying more and more by the week, so even I was surprised when he spotted each character dotted around the park and called them by their name – the little monkey can obviously say much more than I thought but chooses not to!
Our first ride of the day was Miss Rabbits helicopter which took us for a spin high in the sky above everyone’s heads, followed by the big balloon ride where the kids insisted on spinning us as fast as they could.
Sebastian was so excited he couldn’t decide which ride he wanted to do next, so we chose them by which queue was the shortest to make the most of our day and it was Grandpa Pigs Boats and his mini-a-ture locomotive next.
What I love about Peppa Pig World at Christmas is that even though the weather was grey and miserable the whole park is lit up with magical fairy lights and lots of beautifully decorated Christmas trees around every corner.
As we got on Daddy Pig’s Car Ride the heavens decided to open so we retreated to George’s Spaceship Play Zone where the kids got to race around in the dry before having some lunch. Thankfully the rain didn’t last long and I spotted that Peppa and George had come outside to meet their adoring fans, so we raced over to meet them, although Sebby wasn’t sure at first as they are huge!
Our visit to Peppa Pig World was provided by Pampers to take part in their 12 hour challenge for the ultimate test for the unbeaten dryness and convenience of Pampers Baby Dry Pants as parents have said that trips to adventure parks with young children can be a challenge. Peppa Pig World know this and their facilities for small people are second to none – they have toddler toilet seats on every toilet for those that are toilet trained and large changing facilities for children who still wear nappies. Pampers Baby Dry pants have clever Micro Pearls that absorb liquids up to 30 times their weight and lock wetness away deep at the core, giving your baby up to 12 hours of dryness, even during sleep. The tear-away sides make changing so easy; just pull on, then tear off and dispose when it’s time for a change. They also have a sticky tab at the back to roll them up after use to keep their contents in the nappy when disposing. I prefer using pants on Sebby as being a curious toddler he hates having his nappy changed and less time spent on tricky changes means more time for playing, plus they keep him as dry and comfy as a traditional nappy.
We spent the next hour racing around the park before finishing off with the rides we had missed. Sadly Sebby and Eliza were both too small to go on George’s Dinosaur ride so we watched as Isaac bounced around the track and then they span me even faster than before on Windy Castle and had final ride on Grandpa Pig’s train.
The spinning theme continued aboard the Victorian Carousel and we visited the new Critter Creek which opened earlier this year and is a fully themed world of strange mixed-up creatures known as the ‘Curious Critters’!
Of course being almost Christmas there is also another guest that we had to visit in their Winter Wonderland – Father Christmas! Inside the Christmas Wonderland you step into a festive dreamworld with adorable animated characters greet you at your every turn as you make your way through the enchanted winter snow scene. You cannot miss Rudolph and Donner the singing reindeer from the north pole before seeing the elves working hard in the Toy Factory to finish all the gifts and presents in time for Christmas Eve.
Thank you Pampers and Paultons Park, we had a fabulous time and Sebastian remained dry and comfortable throughout the day, giving him the change to play as much as he wanted.
Paultons Park have the most magical Christmas Tree – why not check out my video to see why: