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“3 year old loved it!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Paultons Park, Home of Peppa Pig World

Paultons Park, Home of Peppa Pig World
Ower, Romsey, The New Forest, Romsey SO51 6AL, England
023 8081 4442
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Romsey
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Parks
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Owner description: Paultons Park – home of Peppa Pig World is a family theme park located in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, with over 60 rides and attractions. Now open - a world first and UK exclusive, Peppa Pig World has 7 new rides & attractions including, Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride, George’s Dinosaur Adventure an indoor soft play zone. Other rides and attractions at Paultons include the Edge and Cobra roller coasters, the Water Kingdom splash park, adventure golf, Land of the Dinosaurs, The Raging River Ride and many smaller rides for young children.
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“3 year old loved it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was our first visit to Paulton's just before the beginning of the summer holidays. We have always found it too expensive to consider going but there was a promotion on their website at the end of June, which made it worth doing. We went for 2 days and stayed at one of the hotels suggested as part of the promo.

Neither my husband nor I are huge amusement park fans, but we were both very impressed by Paulton's. We mainly stayed in Peppa Pig World as it was more appropriate for our 3.5 year old, however, there were plenty of other things to do with him in the other parts of the park. He loved the trampolines and the bouncy castle. He even loved the mini rollercoaster called the Frog, I believe. The wavy slides you go down with a sisal mat was a huge hit! I lost count of the times we climbed those stairs!!

Note: they do not allow scooters in the park.

Yes, there were a couple of downsides:

Queues: The queues were pretty bad when we first arrived at around 11am - especially in the blazing sun (there is no shade in Peppa Pig world, so I highly recommend bringing a good hat on a hot day). However, we noticed that after 3pm, the queues dramatically reduced and it was really easy to go around the different rides with hardly any waiting at all. We found it far more relaxing because we had the luxury of being able to go back the next day. I would certainly recommend going for 2 days if you are coming from far away like us.

Lockers: There were lockers everywhere which was handy and the charge was £1. Fine up to this point, but the £1 is not returned to you if you need to pop and get something from a bag in the locker for instance, so it's not such a great solution unless you plan with this in mind.

Food: This was the biggest disappointment for us. The website boasts a variety of eateries, but unfortunately all that was on offer was a very poor selection of sandwiches, pasta and burgers, all with a very "fast food" feel. The "diner" felt like a Mcdonalds. You would think that in 2013, they would have adopted more of a healthy approach to food and offer at least one nice, sit-down family restaurant. I would strongly recommend bringing your own snacks, if not your whole lunch, as there are not many options available. I also noticed that all the half-way decent looking sandwiches disappear and are not replenished after not long after lunch and people wanting a later lunch are not really considered.

Entertainment: The highlight of our first day was the fantastic clown and my son was desperate to see him again the next day. As he was only on twice and as we were with friends, we weren't able to get back to that area in time. We really wished he could have been on three times as it was high season and the children absolutely loved the show!

The long and the short: I definitely recommend going, but look for a deal to save money on the entrance and bring your own food!!

To the management: Do something about the food!!

Visited July 2013
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“Fab buy try and go on a week day for reduced Peppa Pig queue time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

We had a two day pass on a weekend. The queues for Peppa Pig rides were approx 30 mins. We spoke to people who go in the week and are able to jump straight on the rides. We only went on George's Dinosaur ride (which was great fun) because of the wait. BUT my 3 year old was perfectly happy to go round looking at everything that was going on and experiencing everything else including Peppa's house, the excellent soft play and playground, the animals, the shop (surprisingly cheap) and meeting Peppa and George. Also there were no queues for any other rides in the main park which she loved- Pitate Ship, Viking Boats, Tea cups, Rio Grande train to name but a few. Plenty of places to eat and plenty of toilets. Friendly staff constantly cleaning up. We had a very happy daughter which made us happy.

Visited September 2013
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“Annual visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We ( my self and 12 year old son) visited at the beginning of the summer holidays and although the car park was busy, a lot of people seemed to be visiting Peppa Pig World. We have been coming to this park every year and always have fun, every year there is a new ride. The queues are some times long so you need to get there early when park opens 10.00am and stay till 5pm to get the most of the rides. This year there is a 4D movie theatre and although it was quite exciting the first 5 minutes you are waiting in foyer watching a virtual man chatting and small children found this bit boring ( as did we!) The best age range is under 12 as I think this will be our last visit as not enough Big rides to keep 12 year old happy. Also lots of side amusement booths which cost extra money. not a cheap visit as have to all pay the same price under 1 metre are free, so if you do not go on many rides you pay the same as if you went on all. There are lockers to store your picnic, towels etc in, but every time you return to get something out it eats your £1 so have to keep putting money in. It is expensive £25 pp but if not busy or a dull day you can some times stay on rides and there for get your moneys worth also take a picnic with lots of drinks and swim wear for children as a splash area.

Visited July 2013
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“great day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

we took our 3yr old granddaughter for the day,she loved every second of the day,the park is very well kept good facilities,and the toilets spotless.the only downside was the queueing sometimes over an hour!!.but I suppose you have to expect that.all in all a great day out.

Visited August 2013
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“A visit with grandchildren on a busy day to see Peppa Pig”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We took four grandchildren (two aged 5, a 3 year old and 2 year old) here at the end of August on a lovely hot sunny day. It was extremely crowded and the queues for some of the rides rather spoilt the day. It also seemed a shame that the children had so looked forward to seeing the Peppa Pig characters but there were only two character appearances whilst we were there and that was only Peppa Pig and George. Our 5 year old grand-daughter was unable to see her favourite character at all. However they did enjoy the rides eventually and there are certainly lots of things for the younger children to do. We may go back again but would try to choose a quieter day. We also felt it was extremely expensive.

Visited August 2013
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