We finally decided our daughter was the perfect age (2.5 years old) to enjoy a trip to Peppa Pig World, we knew she’d revel in the chance to meet Peppa and George ‘for real’ and was the ideal age for all the rides the theme park had in store for us!
So, we set off for the 3 hour journey with the iPad fully loaded and enough snacks to sink a battle ship and braced ourselves for the M25! It turns out, luck was on our side… she slept the majority of the way and there was no traffic to write home about… winning! If you have pre-school age kids, it’s a bonus to visit during the week as the ques are a lot shorter and it’s generally less manic.
We arrived late morning with one very excited little girl, we thought she’d practically hyperventilate at the sight of a world of Peppa Pig, and we weren’t half wrong. She raced ahead, leading the way, however it took us about 10 minutes to find the way in! It’s a little confusing (or maybe we were just in a Peppa frenzy!) as Peppa Pig World is hiding behind all the fairground type rides when you enter, a bit tricky to locate…
On entering, we made a beeline for the rides at the back of the park, as these were less busy than those located right at the entrance. However, on spotting Peppa and George making an appearance outside ‘The School’ all the rides went out the window and we were pulled excitedly to the (rather long) que to have a photo opportunity! Our daughter actually waited quite patiently in line to meet her idols, and she was not disappointed! We had a few pics, a cuddle and high-five and she was set for a Peppa-filled day!
The rides were great fun, not only for our daughter, but admittedly for us too! My personal fave was George’s Dinosaur Adventure Ride! My husband jumped on the dinosaur in front and Sophia and I were bouncing along the track behind, we caught some great pics and video footage doing it this way. We thoroughly enjoyed all 7 rides (with ques of around 20 mins each) and ended the day with a tasty treat from Miss Rabbit’s Ice Cream Parlour.
Of course, no trip to Peppa Pig World would be complete without a souvenir… The shop was bursting with goodies and Sophia pretty much picked up and cuddled nearly every soft toy in there before finally deciding on the lucky Peppa to take home.
A great way to end your trip is to explore The New Forest, right on the doorstep of Peppa Pig. The kids will love seeing the ponies roam freely through the towns and villages, it’s quite a sight! We enjoyed fish & chips in Lymington and a cream tea in Brockenhurst before heading home 🙂
My Top Tips:
- Before entering, pick up a ‘lost child sticker’ from the kiosk and stick it in the middle of your child’s back where they can’t reach to take it off!
- Head to the back of the park first and work your way forward – the rides at the back should be quieter to start with.
- Bring a change of clothes and swim gear (if the weather’s nice!) as the Muddy Puddle’s Water Splash Park is great fun!
- You can’t que with pushchairs (they have to be left to the side) so make sure you have a separate bag with drinks/snacks/valuables in while you wait!
- Bring socks if your little one wants to play in the indoor soft play!
If all this has whet your appetite for your own adventure, then check out this fab package for a trip during the school summer holidays >>
- 3rd August, 2017
- Family of 4
- 1 day + 1 day FREE tickets
- Overnight at a 4-star hotel with pool
- Kids under 10 EAT FREE at the hotel
- Full English Breakfast
- From £44 per person
Our family pics of the day >>