Tornado Springs Tower

New Tornado Springs at Paulton’s Park

We have been fans of Paulton’s Park for many years, but most people associate it with being the home of Peppa Pig World and therefore a theme park perfect for the under 5’s. Back in 2016, The Lost Kingdom opened, bringing with it two new rollercoasters and dinosaur themed rides, perfect for the more adventurous members of the family. Now, there is even more to enjoy with their new Tornado Springs. Tornado Springs at Paulton’s Park Tornado Springs is a brand new world featuring 8 incredible new rides and experiences including a spinning coaster, gyro swing ride and a driving …

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Meeting the Queen at Peppa Pig World

We have been visiting Paultons Park since it first open in the 1980’s and its safe to say that it has changed quite a lot along the way. In April 2011 Peppa Pig World was launched, which was perfect timing for my Peppa loving son Isaac who was 3 at the time and we have been big fans ever since. Walking into Peppa Pig World is like walking straight into the animated series, complete with the infamous and annoyingly catchy theme tune, characters everywhere you look and rides based on some of the kids favourite episodes. Peppa Pig’s popularity continues …

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Paw Patrol at Paultons Park

Meeting Chase, Marshall and Skye at Paultons Park

Sebastian turned 4 last week and like a lot of children his age, he loves watching the adventures of Chase and Marshall in Paw Patrol, so when I found out that they were visiting Paultons Park I knew that I had to take him along to meet them.

Paultons Park is one of the kids favourite days out. Home to Peppa Pig World and the Lost Kingdom it appeals to children from the age of 1 up to about 12 years with a mixture of stunning gardens, animals to see, gentle rides and slightly more thrilling ones for the more adventurous.

We were season pass holders for a few years and knew it was going to be busy as we timed our arrival time for opening time and people were already queuing to get in to the car park. With security threats top of the headlines at the moment, we also had to queue to have our bags searched before being allowed entry.

Once inside it was clear that everyone was heading to see their Paw Patrol heroes first so we took the opportunity to visit the dinosaurs in the Lost Kingdom first and got on every ride without having to queue.

Lost Kingdom

We have been trying to get Isaac on a rollercoaster for years with no success, but after finding his inner adrenalin junkie at Folly Farm a couple of weeks earlier he decided, after a little persuasion, to brave Flight of the Pterosaur with Daddy.

Lost Kingdom Paultons Park

He was a bit unsure at first, but he cracked it and then took Sebby on Dino Chase, before braving the larger rollercoaster again with me, whilst the little ones played in the park.

The Lost Kingdom PPW

By now the queue to see the Paw Patrol characters stretched past the splash park and all the way up to the gardens by the Cobra rollercoaster, where they were holding the meet and greet with Chase, Marshall and the children. We wandered up the queue to see exactly where it was being held and arrived just as Skye came out to say ‘Hello’ to the crowd who were waiting.

Skye

After seeing the size of the queue, we consoled ourself that at least Sebby had met Skye and headed off again with the promise of more rides in the park and Peppa Pig World.

Paultons Park

By now it was lunch time, so we headed to the Wild Forest restaurant, who serve a delicious range of hot and cold food, for a bite to eat and were surprised by how empty it was. Our food came out quickly and was freshly cooked and the best we have ever had at a theme park.

Wild Forest

Full to bursting, it was time to visit our old favourite of Peppa Pig World. Despite Isaac and Eliza being 9 and 6, they immediately reverted to being young again and couldn’t wait to start exploring, excitedly pointing out that they were building a new ride too.

Peppa Pig World

Our longest queue of the day was for George’s Dinosaur ride, but it has always been a firm favourite as they bob along looking at all the characters. We then headed inside for some soft play fun when we heard them announce that the Paw Patrol queue was just half an hour long……..this was our chance.

If you know Paultons Park, we found the end of the queue adjacent to the log flume, so I joined it and sent Daddy off with the kids to enjoy some of the rides close by.

Paultons Park PPW

Sending the kids off with Daddy was a genius idea as the number of children bored in the queue was huge. Our half an hour predicted queue time was actually 75 minutes and mine were bored the instant they came back to wait with me and I am just glad that we hadn’t waited the 2+ hours that people had in the morning. In hindsight, I think they should have offered time slots like they do for their Winter Wonderland.

Paw Patrol

We got to pose for a few pictures and the staff offered to take some with our camera as well as having official ones taken which was a nice touch. You could buy an official photo before exiting through a marquee shop which was full to the brim with every Paw Patrol product you can think of.

Paultons Park

We had hoped to catch the new Summer Beach Party Show, but sadly due to the queue time we missed it. Running throughout the summer, you get to experience plenty of singing, dancing and exciting games with the brand new characters: Bruce the Lifeguard, Shelly the Turtle and Manta the Ray who appear alongside the entertainments crew and their brand new beach buggy, although we did get to meet them briefly when we headed home.

Summer Beach Party

We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Paultons Park despite the length of time we spent queuing to meet the Paw Patrol characters and loved their new gardens with all the topiary hedges and characters to admire. Of course we had to take our annual statue photo too!

Paw Patrol at Paultons Park

Tickets cost from £27.25 per person and children under 1m are free. With toddler friendly facilities all over the park, in my opinion, is the most family friendly park in the UK.

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Lost Kingdom

Paw Patrol to visit Paultons Park in June

We are huge fans of Paultons Park as not only do they have Peppa Pig World, animals to see,  70 child friendly rides, character meet and greets but last year they opened up the Lost Kingdom which is filled with fun rides and animatronic dinosaurs. This month families have the opportunity to meet characters from the popular children’s TV show, PAW Patrol at Paultons Park. Police pup Chase, fearless Skye and firedog Marshall will be visiting the Hampshire-based theme park on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June. The three characters from PAW Patrol are taking a break from Adventure Bay …

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A Magical Winter Wonderland with Christmas at Paultons Park

We have been going to Winter Wonderland at Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig World, for a few years now and I will admit that last year we found it a little tired and dated – not that the kids cared.

This year we were invited back to see the changes Paultons Park had made after investing more than half a million pounds into its winter wonderland feature and boy, it has made such a difference.

You are given a specified time to arrive at the Grotto and are greeted by some friendly elves before heading inside for a magical adventure.

Uh Oh!! Rudolph has got tangled up in some twinkling Christmas lights and needs help getting back to the North Pole to help Santa deliver his presents.

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We crept past some sleeping polar bears, saw some animatronic animals singing and dancing and bravely journeyed over an icy lake – but hurry before it cracks. Rudolf was there to offer encouragement in getting him home.

Christmas at Paultons

Finally we made it to the Toy Factory where Rudolph had decorated his stable in the lights he was tangled up in. We then headed inside to see that the workshop had been brought right up to date with large flat screen televisions showing incoming letters, preparing his journey and even footage of Santa himself reading the letters.

We were then ushered into see the big man himself, where he spoke to Isaac, Eliza and Sebastian by name and had a lovely long chat with them about their behaviour this year and what they wanted for Christmas.

Father Christmas Paultons Park

Instead of receiving a present handed out from Santa, we were directed outside to a covered area where we could buy our photo and the kids were presented by age related presents directly from the Toy Factory by the elves. As always the presents were well thought out and good quality.

Christmas at Paultons

Outside we got to meet Paultons new characters, Billy the mischievous elf, who took the kids little elves the kids were carrying to get up to some mischief with, as well as Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman.

The only area of Paultons Park that was open was the left hand side which contains Critter Creek, a 4D cinema showing the Christmas adventure film, Sleigh Ride, where Blitzen the reindeer and elf Bobo help Santa and save Christmas and of course the ever popular Peppa Pig World and it was all decorated beautifully with twinkling illuminations, seasonal music and a giant Christmas trees.

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I love Peppa Pig World at this time of year as it is really quiet and we barely queued for anything all day. In fact we went on most rides at least twice.

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We also really enjoyed the new daily Christmas Shows, one where the kids were read Christmas stories and another one with songs and lots of dancing. Us adults also enjoyed a complimentary hot punch and a seasonal mince pie treat.

peppa-pig-world

We were at Paultons Park from 9.30am until gone 5pm and it was a fun-filled day out that we all enjoyed. Our only disappointment was that the Lost Kingdom was closed as Isaac wanted to go and see the dinosaurs.

For opening times and ticket prices, visit Paultonspark.co.uk, but hurry – timeslots are selling fast.

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