Paulton’s Park — A review

Many people think Paultons Park is just for younger children because it is synonymous with Peppa Pig world, but it isn’t, there is something for the whole family making it a great day out.

Having vowed to do more things as a family I set about planning.  And working out which ones to go to, and which ones to prioritize as “must do as soon as possible”.  And having done Thorpe Park last weekend the next one on the list is Paulton Park.   From a 4D cinema to meerkats Paultons Park has it all.   And, of course, Peppa Pig World, with it’s seven rides, enchanted buildings (and paddling ducks), and shop dedicated to all things Peppa.

It is half term in a few weeks and I am going to meet up with friends at the park as it only about an hour away from us and a good place to meet up with them as they are coming from Bournemouth.

First up will be the thrill rides (with great names like Sky Swinger, Cobra, Magma, Edge, Kontiki and Raging River Log Flume) to really get the adrenaline pumping before calming down on either the children’s or family rides before a spot of lunch in the Railroad Diner.   Then it will be back out to the rides before finishing off with a film in the 4D Cinema.   Though I might be in there having a sneaky snooze to be honest.   I can’t keep up with younger children, these days, and will be dead on my feet after doing all the rides!

The other option is to take it much more slowly and make a two day break of it.  Whilst Paultons doesn’t have it’s own hotel they have made arrangements with hotels locally to secure great deals.   For instance at the moment if you stay at the Marriott Meon Valley (about 18 miles away) you get 20% off your food bill between 4pm and 7pm.   And you get tickets for the park on the second day FOR FREE!  The hotel is geared up for little customers, with high chairs, bottle warming, children’s menus and cutlery.

You can find all the info on these deals on the Paultons Breaks website.

Or you could do it direct with a local hotel and make a weekend of it?  How about going off exploring Southampton, and maybe Gunwharf Quay and staying at the Holiday Inn Southampton?  Or going over to the New Forest and staying at the Holiday Inn Eastleigh?  This one is also a great base for Beaulieu Motor Museum and another firm favourite of ours, Marwell Zoo.   Both hotels have great deals for families, such as under 18s staying free in parent’s rooms.  And under 13s eating for free.

All in all Paultons looks like a great day out and I for one, can’t wait to get there later this month.   And then going on and exploring other attractions locally.

 

Image of Paultons Park courtesy  of Shutterstock

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