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What and where is Paultons Park?

While we’re still enjoying bouts of sunny weather, you might be looking for a family outdoor adventure with some excitement. If the kids fancy an adrenaline injection and the chance to meet some of their favourite TV characters, you might consider a visit to Paulton’s Park, which is the UK’s number one family theme park. Better still, it’s home to kid’s TV favourite, Peppa Pig.

Peppa Pig might be for the youngsters, but Paulton’s Park has plenty to offer for more mature visitors. Thrilling rollercoasters, water rides and restaurants are spread throughout the park’s numerous themed sections. So, no matter what thrill you’re chasing, Paulton’s Park has something for you.

What to expect when you arrive at Paulton’s Park

Paulton’s Park covers an astonishing 140 acres, which is organised into five themed sections: Peppa Pig World, Tornado Springs, Critter Creek, Lost Kingdom, and the main park area. Overall, there are around 80 rides and attractions, which include about six rollercoasters and six wet rides. This former estate-turned theme park is also home to approximately 80 species of exotic birds and animals.

The themes at Paulton’s Park

As mentioned above, Paulton’s Park is split into five sections, and each one has a unique theme. The Lost Kingdom focuses on the age of the dinosaur. Here, you can see nearly 30 animatronic dinosaurs and take the kids on three family-friendly coasters. There are also play areas, discovery trails, and even 4×4 rides for the little ones.

At Critter Creek, you can visit a reptile house, ride the Cat-O-Pillar Coaster, and learn about Professor Blast’s world of strange experiments and critters during a mini train journey. Tornado Springs is a new section for this year, currently home to two thrilling coasters. The main park area has a 4D cinema, stage shows, flat rides, water rides and the Cobra coaster, which reaches nearly 30 mph.

Peppa Pig World

The final themed section of Paulton’s Park is Peppa Pig World, which – as you might expect – is centred on the famous kid’s TV show of the same name. There are all sorts for the young ones at Peppa Pig World, including the chance to meet Peppa Pig, George Pig and a host of other characters.

On top of indoor, outdoor and water play areas, there are flat rides such as Windy Castle and Grandpa Pig’s Little Train, monorail rides and the Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club water ride.

How do I get to Paulton’s Park?

Does Paulton’s Park sound like the kind of day out your kids would love? You’ll be glad to know that getting there couldn’t be easier, and you have plenty of options.

Paulton’s Park is close to the edge of the New Forest National Park. If you’re driving, take the M27 to exit 2. You’ll see lots of brown tourist signs for Paulton’s Park on your way.