The Ultimate Toddlers Day Out at Peppa Pig World
Mr J and I had the pleasure of a week off this month (at the same time!) so we decided to take advantage of it and clean the house (boring). But then, we decided to treat Archie to a day out at Peppa Pig world at Paultons Park instead. I always hear from other parents how their children are such huge fans of Peppa and we'd never had that problem.
Archie doesn't seem interested at all, I'd say, and then one dark, dull day, up that pesky pig popped on YouTube and life has never been the same since. Thankyou Peppa, for giving me the chance to sit down and have an uninterrupted cuppa but why is it that you and your family only snort after certain sentences, and who pays to visit a land full of ducks?
We managed to get there ok and it was a lovely drive through the country roads (no blasted motorway for once). A had a little sleep on the way and was raring to go when we arrived. Of course, we'd managed to remember everything bar the pushchair so we decided to only take the bare necessities and return to the car if needed. Thankfully, it turns out the pushchair probably would've been more of a burden as A didn't want to sit still for a second (plus, we found out you can rent these awesome little stroller carts for £8 if it all gets too much!).
We got lucky with the weather and if it's nice, there's tonnes to do; a small water park aka Muddy Puddles and Mr Potatoes Playground (as well as the multitude of rides) and there's also an indoor soft play (always a winner). We also vlogged about the experience, so check that out below if visualising is more your thing!
Peppa Pig world takes up most of the park and it really is fab. The rides are perfect for toddlers (and even some for babies) and there was only one ride Archie couldn't go on, which also happened to be the ride I was most excited about, George and his flipping dinosaur; he was about 10cm too short, so bear in mind they're pretty strict with height policies.
We didn't arrive at the park until 12:15pm so spent most of our time wandering around Peppa Pig world, but there is other stuff going on if you have bigger kids. There's penguin feedings at 12 and 3:30pm which I'm gutted we missed (love penguins), animals, a couple of bigger rides, an aquarium and reptile house, gardens and a 4D cinema, so you should easily be occupied for the whole day.
There's also the biggest toy shop known to man at the entrance/exit to the park. My eyes turned into rainbows and I was drooling sugar — it's seriously fantastic. There are unicorns suspended from the ceiling (seriously), dragons (really) and a huge T-Rex (so realistic, A was a tad scared), so many sweets you won't know where to begin and toys, toys, toys. They also force you through the shop on the way out so be prepared to lose your children in there only to be greeted with puppy dog eyes and arms full of tat a few minutes later.
Overall, it was totally worth it and we had a really great time. I'd say A was a great age as he's now aware who Peppa Pig actually is and was able to experience the majority of the park. We bought our tickets online a day in advance and saved £4 each but there are often even better deals than that so keep an eye out if you're planning to go, and try to grab a day with good weather as you'll be spending most of the time outside (and some of the rides will be closed in bad conditions).