Paultons Park – Our Visit To Peppa Pig World

We were kindly invited to visit Paultons Park – Home of Peppa Pig World on Tuesday 5th November which was the start of the Winter season and a new experience for us as we are used to going on more day trips in the Summer months (especially family theme parks)

We were so excited to spend the day at the well-known and popular family theme park where we had planned to visit for the past 2 years but never got the opportunity until recent. We set off mid morning after the children had woken from their nap and was happy to arrive and see that we had come on on a quiet day which meant no queues!

On arrival the first thing that was visible was how pretty and clean the grounds were and although the weather was dreary with occasional showers, the family theme park surrounded us with lots of beautiful sights of flowers and autumnal colours from the leaves on the trees.

It was lovely that both Nia-Mae and Josiah were able to enjoy all the rides we went on by being accompanied by an adult and I love how the family theme park had just the right amount of rides to entertain young ones as some can be so busy with too many rides to choose from; you can easily miss out from confusion of where to go.

Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride

Nia-Mae loved watching the ride and listening to the theme parks happy music and wasn’t scared of how high it was. The ride lasted a good amount of time and was enjoyed by both children and the parents overlooking the lovely view of the whole theme park.

Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club

This was one of our favourite rides as it was one that stood out from all the rest and we could enjoy the water ride without getting wet plus view all the life-like models of Peppa Pig and her family while listening to the theme tune from the well-known tv show! It was lovely to see the array of colours from the model features which really helped make it stand out from many of the other family theme parks we have visited.

The Queens Flying Coach Ride

We enjoyed our coach ride again over looking the beautiful views which encouraged conversation about what Nia-Mae could see. We could also see others enjoying the ride at the same time and waved to the other children as we passed them by!

Meeting Peppa And George

Luckily we were able to meet Peppa and George and take a photo with them. They were very friendly and there was also a member of staff available to take both professional photos which were available to purchase but also take photos of family’s with Peppa and George using their own cameras. Even though the weather was wet, the children were all very exited to meet them both and we didn’t have to queue which was an added bonus! Peppa and George are available at allocated time slots and they even came from under the shelter to meet the children up close and personal.

Georgie’s Spaceship Play Zone

After a busy morning of exploring the rides we had time inside the play zone where Josiah could spend time out of the pushchair and we could have a break from the wet weather. We really loved the set up as it catered so that both parents could relax and have a cup of tea while the children enjoyed playing in the soft play.

It was suitable for both Nia-Mae and Josiah with age categorised play zones, Nia- Mae enjoyed going down the slide and the activities of the Recycling zone where the children can take part in experimenting with the soft balls. Josiah enjoyed George’s Musical Instrument’s which was specifically an area for babies 1 and under.

We then enjoyed eating lunch before heading out to meet Peppa and George again and then enjoying the scenery of the rest of Paultons Park including Lost Kingdom where Dad enjoyed experiencing the Flight Of The Pterosaur while myself and the children looked and heard all the sounds from the dinosaur models.

We ended the evening with gorgeous hot chocolate before heading home and talking about the days event during the car journey. We can’t wait to visit again next year to go on the rest of the rides and attractions that we missed out on.

Thank you for having us Paultons Park!

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*This blog is based on a gifted trip but all views and opinions are my own*

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A Day Out At Greenwich Maritime Museum

On Saturday 6th April we had a family day out in Greenwich to visit the Maritime Museum. It was lovely to be able to spend the day out as a family with the kids as this is something that we tend to struggle balancing with our busy schedules but definitely intend to do more often.

The Maritime Museum is a place where you can discover the history and treasures behind the associations with the sea and navigation which helps you to understand how these events help shape and change the world we live in today.

The museum itself is free entry and consists of 2 floors with lots to see with the layout being split into various wings allowing easier navigation. It is very child friendly including those with babies and buggies; with easy and spacious access to lifts.

We didn’t get to see everything (as we were with extended family members so had to be sensitive of their time) but was fascinated and entertained by all the painting, figures and activities that we participated in. We walked around and visited 3 main areas which was The Cutty Sark Figure Heads, Sea Things, Polar Worlds and lastly The Great Map/Great Map Café.

Cutty Sark (Figureheads and Decoration)

Cutty Sark is home to the largest collection of Merchant Navy figureheads in the world.

Figureheads are the carved wooden sculptures that decorate the prows of sailing ships. It was thought to be that the figure heads were the spirit of the vessel and offered the crew protection from harsh seas and safeguarding their homeward journeys.

The superstitions of the figurehead meant that the crew would go to great lengths to protect it with most figureheads being ‘females’ probably because of ships being referred to as ‘she’ and as women were not often allowed to board the ships, the figurehead could have been a representation of the sole company on a ship.

We enjoyed leisurely walking around and looking at all the different types of colourful figureheads. There was lots of space for all of us so it didn’t feel overcrowded with a buggy and Nia-Mae also had room to explore.

Sea Things

Sea Things allows the experience of visual spectacles of over 600 objects, where you can also get involved in hands-on-activities such as a maritime personality quiz and interactive share and discovery Maritime memories. Many of the objects are open display so you get to observe and touch close up.

We didn’t get to experience everything in this gallery as there was so much to see and everyones attention span was different with it being a larger group but this is definitely something we would want to participate in at a future date and would recommend for a family with children especially the interactive part.

Polar Worlds

The Polar regions have been a focus for British exploration and scientific enquiry for centuries and continues to do so especially with the era of climate change. This also paved the way for mythical characters and hero’s, where some were lost and some carry on today.

It was lovely to see all the paintings and videos capturing the cold and dangerous climates that explorers bravely faced. Yet being amazed how communities survive in freezing conditions and observing some of the Arctic and Antarctic wildlife.

The Great Map

Lastly we visited the Great Map area where there was a huge floor atlas which you can explore the world, join in with events and play interactive games for children of all ages with it all being free!

Nia-Mae enjoyed using the tablet that allowed her to explore different parts of the world while going on her voyage searching for requested treasures.

There was also 3 toy ships where children could play around on them independently or assisted by an adult by being pushed on the floor atlas (like Nia-Mae was by her daddy)

It was also a way for us all to relax, and for me to feed Josiah with lots of space for his buggy as the Great Map is located next to the Great Map Café where you can sit while kids play all within eyesight.

There was so much more to explore and experience and this is something that can easily be a whole day out. We would definitely want to come back and look at the other areas that we didn’t get a chance to see.

Greenwich Maritime Museum is definitely a place worth checking out!

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