Peppa Pig World Review

Peppa Pig World Review & Top Tips (Paultons Park)

First-timers guide to Peppa Pig World, UK

For parents with kids who love the little pink pig, you will no doubt hear about Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park. We visited en masse with friends of ours – 6 adults and 5 kids ranging from 18 months to 5. As we all live some distance away, we opted for a Peppa Pig World Mini Break from Paultons Breaks.

It included an overnight stay plus breakfast at a choice of hotels and entry to the park for 2 days. (Peppa Pig World is an area within Paultons Park so you have access to the entire area).

Kids go free if they are under 1 metre and do not require a ticket. (Children will be measured when wearing shoes upon entry.)

However, choosing a hotel near Peppa Pig World did take some research as cost and facilities varied greatly.  Here I’ve covered camping, self catering and hotels near Peppa Pig World.

Peppa Pig World Tips

Peppa Pig World Opening Times

Peppa Pig World theme park opening times do vary depending on the day. This ranges from 10.00/10.30 to 4.40/5pm and 5.30pm. To check the exat times for your visit see the Paultons Park site here which is home to Peppa Pig World UK.

Entry Tip for Peppa Pig World

On the first day, we parked fairly close to the park (the car park is free) and the entrance was a short walk straight ahead – expect a bag check before you reach the main entrance.

If you want to reach Peppa Pig World by train, the nearest mainline train stations are:

  • Southampton Airport Parkway – 10 miles away with a 15 minute taxi drive to the Park.
  • Southampton Central – 8 miles away with a 10-15 minute taxi drive to the Park. For more information see here

If you are parking to the side of the main entrance there will also be a bag check- the queue on the second day was enormous! It was only because my hubby needed to take our eldest to the loo that we saw there was no queue at the bag check from the first day. My husband summoned us over and we avoided a good 15-minute wait.

If you have the mini break package- make sure you head to the kiosks opposite the main entrance to pick up your tickets to allow entry. We initially queued with our print outs but I don’t think they had a barcode on them.

It’s also worth downloading the Paultons Park app before you go so you can see queue times.

The busiest rides we found were Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight, The Balloon Ride, George’s Dinosaur Adventure and Daddy Pig’s Car Ride. On the second day, we got there as the park opened (10am) and managed to do some of these rides before big queues developed.

Lockers, Pushchair Rental, Child ID stickers & Loos                            

At the entrance, you will find lockers to stow any bulky bags (perhaps your swim stuff if heading to the splash park later) and a place to hire pushchairs – both singles and doubles.

They have little covers over them to shield from the sun and cost £8 – however, a deposit must be left. Just to the right (near the theatre and loos) is a small sticker dispenser where you can write your contact details down and stick on your child in case they wander off. the loos are brilliant!

They have ready made trainer seats on for smaller bottoms, which can be lifted up for older children and grown-ups. Full baby change facilities are available and they were super clean when we visited. if you have any kids under 1m ask for a wristband at the entrance too. This saves them from being measured for every ride.

Peppa Pig World Map

Peppa Pig World map

What’s at Peppa Pig World?

As soon as you enter the colourful area, you will hear the familiar Peppa Pig Theme tune. (Be warned it is played continually!) It is so worth seeing the delight on little ones faces – they literally don’t know which way to look!

There are 7 main rides:

  • George’s Dinosaur Adventure ( if over a certain height they need to go by themselves)
  • Daddy Pig’s Car Ride
  • Grandpa Pig’s Little Train
  • Grandpa Pig’s Boat
  • Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride
  • Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter
  • Windy Castle Ride
Peppa Pig World Review

As well as the rides you can visit Peppa’s House, School, Campervan, play in the Muddy Puddles splash area or if the weather takes a turn there is an indoor play zone called George’s Spaceship which has a toddler and baby area – a cafe is inside too.

Our kids also enjoyed Mr Potato’s Playground. If you need to dry off head to the Raging Rivers ride and the giant ‘People Dryers’.

Peppa Pig World review

Our group arrived one afternoon for about 2 hours after a long drive. For the second day, we were there from the Parks opening and stayed til about 2pm.

We didn’t get to ride on Peppa Pig’s Balloon Ride or Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight because we chose to explore a bit more of Paultons Park. Having the visit spread out over two days meant we didn’t have to rush around quite so much.

Other parts of Paultons Park

Although we didn’t fully get to explore Paulton’s Park, we did investigate the Lost Kingdom, Little Explorers and Critter Creek. The Cat-o-pillar roller coaster was a bit faster than expected but my 5 year old loved it! Professor Blast’s Express Train was a hit with my two year old.

My girls are dinosaur fans but the Alive show was VERY realistic! Although my 5-year-old was SUPER excited by the thought of it  – when the time came, she ran..!!

Paultons Park Alive

There is just so much to see and do but that’s for another day! For more information on Paultons Park, Sam from North East Family Fun has this review and Cathy from Mummy Travels has some information on the aviary and the gardens. If you would like to see foryourselff what the park is like, have a peek at Laura’s video of Paultons Park.

Food and Drink

The main cafe is near the entrance called ‘Wild Forest Family Restaurant’. This has a microwave for you to heat up any of your own baby food. Base Camp is located in the Lost Kingdom and is more fast food snacks.

There is also a Railroad Diner which is open seasonally. In Peppa Pig World is Daddy Pig’s Tummy Cafe. There are plenty of kiosks dotted around the place for ice-cream and hot dogs and other snacks.

Places to Stay Near Peppa Pig World

For a bumper guide on accommodation & hotels near Peppa Pig World, see here. It includes, hotels, camping site, lodges and even hotels with swimming pools close to Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World.

Our actual hotel stay and entry for a family of 4 cost £248 (with one under 1 metre) but we did opt to treat ourselves and stay in the 4* Solent Hotel in Hampshire. It is one of the hotels near Peppa Pig World with swimming pool.

There are several Peppa Pig World accommodation options of various distances and facilities so this will affect the price should you choose a Paulton Break.

If you purchase tickets in advance you can save approximately £4 per adult and around £10 with a family ticket. Children under 1 metre are free.

Things to Do Near Peppa Pig World

Hampshire and the New Forest have a plethora of things to do with kids. Here is my guide of things to do near Peppa Pig World and the surrounding area.

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  1. I can’t believe I’ve got to the grand old figure of seven years as a parent, without having visted Peppa Pig World / Paulton’s Park. It’s always been on the list, just need to get round to it one day. Those toilets with child seats sound really useful.

  2. Ah this brings back memories – including queueing for the helicopter ride (one of the few we had a bit of a wait for), and my daughter managing patiently until we were about two people from the front then demanding we give up. After 20 minutes, I was equally determined we were going on it! Was a very fun day, and this is really useful for anyone else thinking of a visit.

  3. Tot loved Peppa Pig World when we went before leaving Hampshire. It was such a fun day but we really should have got a two day pass as we didn’t see much of the park. That photo of the dinosaur meet has me in stitches…mainly because that’s how Tot was when we met Peppa Pig 🙂

  4. My boys would absolutely love this! This is such a comprehensive guide – you’ve thought of everything! Although I have to know – how may days after your visit did the PP theme tune stop playing on loop in your head? 😉 #familytraveltips

  5. Sounds like you all have a brilliant time. It’s actually really helpful to me as we consider where to take the toddler for his 2nd birthday in a months time. My Mum lives about an hour from here so we could break up the journey. We used to visit a lot as kids, in a time before Peppa Pig and her pals, I have vivid memories of this thing called Captain Bloods Cabin! 😀

  6. Oh, I so wish I’d got round to taking mine here before they got too old. I love the way you described your children’s faces when they entered. It seems like good value too – great that really tiny children get to go for free.

  7. Reading this post has made me so nostalgic. Long gone are the days when my girls used to love Peppa Pig. They’re older now, 8 and almost 10, and into other things..they asked me this morning if they could start walking home from school and no longer have me pick them up :(. What I would give to go back in time and take them to Peppa Pig World! #familytraveltips

  8. We visited around 6 years ago I think (I had a very tiny baby strapped to me, I remember that much!) and it looks like the main part has changed a lot – my 6 year old would LOVE the dinosaurs!! #familytraveltips

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