If you have Peppa Pig fans in your family you will no doubt have come across, read reviews and seen adverts for Paultons Park and the chance to see Peppa and George up close.
For excitable 2 year olds and pre-schoolers Peppa and her buddies are firm favourites for families everywhere. Bella is 7, and she is not even a secret Peppa Pig fan, she is an outwardly proud super fan so was just as excited (if not more so) than the toddlers. If you add Father Christmas into the mix, it’s a day guaranteed to send excitement levels into fever pitch.
Every year Paultons get into the festive spirit, and we were all looking forward to exploring their Winter wonderland.
We spent the morning and early afternoon exploring Peppa Pig world and the attached bigger rides throughout Paultons for the older kids, and finished off the day with a visit to Santa’s grotto.
This is a brilliant time of year to visit if you have small children. All of the 7 Peppa rides were open (with the exception of the splash park which requires temperatures of 20 degrees or higher) and there were no queues. The rides, food & toilets were all clear, and the only thing we had to queue for was our photo with Peppa and George, and even then, we only had to queue for a few minutes (compared to in the Summer where the Peppa paparazzi is full on).
The soft play and restaurant were also open, and for the bigger kids even though a couple of rides were closed (cobra, dragon ride and digger ride) they were not bothered because the rides that were open had such short queues they would jump off their favourite ride and race around to go straight back on it again. Something that is just not an option in the Summer.
The grotto itself was really well organised and again there were no timing issues. There was an animated Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, and the whole area beautifully lit and very festive. There were penguins, polar bears and lots of other festive creatures and the grotto does the job very well of sweeping you up into the magic of Christmas.
Father Christmas himself was very jolly and we didn’t feel rushed at all. Bella was asked, and got the chance to ask lots of questions. She was delighted to see that her name gad been added to the nice list. We then went to see the elves and they were given a present each. Bella received a board game and Penny a wooden toy.
The adults are not forgotten either and we were offered a hot punch and a mince pie. There was seasonal music being played throughout the park, and the most beautiful Christmas tree lit up to bid us farewell as we left the park at the end of a brilliant day.
The festive fun is running at Paultons Park until the 23rd of December and you must book to see Santa in his grotto. The rides in the park are open from 10.00am -16.00pm.
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