I’m pretty sure most parents of toddlers will know who Peppa Pig is, even James is a bit partial to an episode, although he thinks Daddy pig must be highly medicated, but that’s a whole other post. For Ava’s 2nd Birthday this year instead of having a party we decided it would be nice to take her to Peppa Pig World. You’ve all heard of Peppa Pig World right? Well if you have or haven’t and are wondering what it’s all about, here is our Peppa Pig World review with a little video of our lovely day.
As you can see Ava LOVED it! As soon as you enter Peppa Pig World which is a section in Paultons Park, you are greeted with the Peppa Pig theme tune and Ava ran over to see one of the characters. James initially thought it was quite small but soon realised it is the perfect size for toddlers and their little legs.
The whole of Peppa Pig World is in bright, happy, rainbow colours, with the little houses just as you would imagine them. There is lots to stop and look at in between going on the rides. All seven rides, Windy Castle, George’s Dinosaur Adventure, Daddy Pig’s Car Ride, Grandpa Pig’s Little Train, Grandpa Pig’s Boat Trip, Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride and Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Ride are ideal for toddlers.
When we went it was fairly busy and each ride had a large queue. The first couple of rides queues weren’t much fun with a toddler who was almost ready for a nap, who didn’t understand why she could see a car but not go on it straight away. After a nap she seemed to be in a better mood and, or understand that she would get on it eventually. It helped that it had started to rain and the queues were then smaller. To avoid large queues the advice we were given is to go first thing when the park opens or near closing time. There are other rides suitable for toddlers around the park that you could go and find during peak busy times.
Apart from the rides Ava also enjoyed looking at the duck pond and visiting Peppa’s house. Unfortunatley it wasn’t warm enough to take advantage of and splash around in the Muddy Puddles wet area, but it looked like great fun for a warmer day. Mr Potato’s Playground was a big hit and I just loved the rainbow road. You can even meet Peppa and George, who come out to pose for photos and meet the crowds, we didn’t manage to get a photo but we did see them.
If it’s raining or cold there is George’s Spaceship Playzone, an indoor soft play area. We didn’t spend any time in here but I did pop my head in and it looked bright and clean with plenty to keep them entertained. This was next to Daddy Pig’s Big Tummy the place to get food and drinks within Peppa Pig World. Again there was a big queue here around lunchtime when I waited for a drink. There was a healthy lunchbox option for kids, pizza and sandwiches for adults and some yummy looking cakes. There was an outdoor area to eat with a bit of over head shelter but just outside of Peppa Pig World are more places to eat offering hot food and an enclosed eating areas for colder days.
Ava loved her day at Peppa Pig World and so we did too. It was the perfect treat for our Peppa obsessed little toddler and seeing her face light up at hearing the theme tunes she recognised, trying to hug the characters and her excitement on the rides made it such a special day for us all.
Tickets for Peppa Pig World are £25.75 for one on and advanced rate fare. A family of three is £74.75 and a family of four £99.00 with children under a metre free. You do get entry in to the rest of Paultons Park for this and I know the boys 5 and 9 would love the new Dinosaur themed Lost World area of the park. It’s also worth looking at the breaks they offer with a night in a hotel and the second days entry for free.