FAMILY DAYS OUT: PEPPA PIG WORLD

In May this year we got invited to a premiere screening of Peppa Pig, The Movie here in London. The film has just been realised on DVD and makes a great socking filler for any Peppa fans out there.

Caspian hadn’t watched much Peppa Pig up until this point and wasn’t familiar with all the crazy characters. I had mostly heard other parents moan on social media and had no idea what we were in for. Since then he, like most other children, has become a little bit obsessed (read: a lot) and can now name every single animal. As a special treat we therefore decided to take a trip to Peppa Pig World part of Paultons Theme Park in Hampshire last week.

Having fun at Peppa Pig World

OFF TO A BAD START AT PEPPA PIG WORLD

This part of the park is perfect for little people and very geared towards toddlers. We were, however, disappointed with the fact that they charge entrance based on height and not age. Caspian is very tall but he is still only two. This means even though his height allows him on certain rides on his own, he would never go and we would never let him.

We were made to pay an extra £28 for him despite him not getting anything more than all the children under 1 meter. The staff at the entrance were not handling the situation well. The guy measuring my little man didn’t understand he was dealing with a two-year-old who wouldn’t stand up under a metal bar.  Caspian was literally a couple of millimetres over the 1 meter line and this was only down to the heal height of his shoes which we argued but to no avail. Had we known we would have brought different shoes!

We also had his passport with us to prove he is still very young, but none of this mattered. We were not the only parents sent back to buy a ticket with a young toddler while seeing 3 and 4-year-olds enter free of charge. I have since written to the park and I’m awaiting their response. I feel it would be more appropriate if entrance was free for anyone under 1 meter or the age of 3. Also, a two-year-old is not ready to comprehend the security measures to enjoy a big ride safely on his own so shouldn’t be allowed on one even if he passes the height requirements!

Miss Rabbit at Peppa Pig World

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Although despite the awkward start we still had a very enjoyable day at Peppa Pig World. We were lucky with the weather, too, as you can see from our latest video. Both Daddy Long Legs and I enjoyed going on the rides with Caspian.

MEETING THE CHARACTERS AND ENJOYING MOST OF THE RIDES

Caspian refused to go on Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter and the Hot Air Balloon. He did however absolutely love riding in Daddy Pig’s car, taking a trip on the back of George’s Dinosaur and going down the millions of slides around the park. The queue to having your photo taken with Peppa and George was long, so we waved to them from afar.

Miss Rabbit's Helicopter ride at Peppa Pig World

Enjoying an ice cream at Peppa Pig World

There’s a great indoors space centre featuring a huge rocket. With lots to explore and climb, I can imagine this really comes in handy on rainy days. There are plenty of places to buy food, drinks and many Peppa Pig shaped sugary treats to keep your little one on a high throughout the day.

The train ride at Peppa Pig World

Overall we had a fantastic day and a very tired toddler by the end of it, who seriously didn’t want to leave. Peppa Pig World is currently being expanded so I hope we can come back soon to try all the new rides and areas.

Have you visited Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park? What did you think?

 

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10 thoughts on “FAMILY DAYS OUT: PEPPA PIG WORLD

  1. awww, hope you get a reply to the complaint re the charge to get in. It does seem like a silly rule to make them pay. My children are on the small side so it works the other way for us sometimes

  2. We are big fans of Peppa Pig World and Paultons Park in general, although see something different each time we visit! Your photos are brilliant and glad you had a good time despite the entry. I don’t know many attractions that go by height now.

  3. I think that’s pretty horrendous to charge for a 2 year old, particularly as they most likely can’t use the majority of the rides. People generally give them a good review but hearing your experience just at the gates would put me off ever going.

  4. You’re quite right to flag this as a safety issue as a two year old cannot follow certain instructions on rides. If they don’t change things it would be worth contacting the inspectors. However it’s clearly a fabulous park for little ones and I am not surprised it was a big hit with your boy.

  5. What a shame they go by height and not age, my nephew is taller than most kids his age so he would have been in the same boat as your son. Glad this didn’t completely ruin your visit

  6. Such a shame you were penalised for being tall. I agree it should be an age and height combination. My youngest loves Peppa Pig so we really should make the effort to take her down to Paulton’s Park.

  7. Sounds like a lovely day out , but i am also disappointed to hear about this policy – it isnt right in my book i hope you get a positive response and get your money back

  8. Such beautiful pictures, as always! It’s such a shame that entrance is based on height and not age – my daughter is also tall for her age and that would really put me off going until she’s a bit older. Glad you had a lovely day in the end though 🙂

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