Hampshire's Paultons Park is wildly popular with young families due to being home to the pre-schoolers' favourite, Peppa Pig World, with themed rides and the chance to meet meet Peppa, George and family.

But Paultons Parks isn't just aimed at younger children – rides and attractions suitable for older kids too include a 4D movie experience, The Lost World, a splash park and Dinosaur Theme Park World.

With it's being so close to the seaside, many parents combine a visit to Paultons Park with a stay at a local family-friendly hotel; see our recommendations below for the pick of places to stay with kids in the New Forest and great-value hotel and park packages.

Read our review of a family day out at Peppa Pig World.

Best for: all ages but especially babies and toddlers who are fans of Peppa Pig.


Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park

What to do

Check out Peppa Pig World, with rides ideal for younger visitors and sometimes the chance to meet Peppa, George and many of the other characters from the beloved books and TV show.
Rides include:
Windy Castle Ride.
Daddy Pig's Car Ride.
Grandpa Pig's Boat Trip.
Miss Rabbit's Helicopter Flight.
George's Dinosaur Adventure.
Grandpa Pig's Little Train.
Peppa's Big Balloon Ride.
Other activities include:
Indoor play centre.
Muddy puddles (spring/summer).
Mr Potato's Playground.

In Paultons Park, check out:
4D cinema with the film The Lost World.
Water Kingdom splash park (take a change of clothes!).
For roller-coaster thrill-seekers: MAGMA, Cobra and The Edge.
Meerkat Manor, with a variety of little animals including the meerkats, penguins, tortoises and birds.
Dinosaur Theme Park World.
Rio Grande Train around the park.


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Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World

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Where to stay

There are many family-friendly hotels in Southampton, the New Forest and surrounding areas, including Holiday Inn Express SouthamptonFeather Down Farm Midgham Ford and the luxury New Park Manor Hotel. Scroll down for fantastic short break deals including hotel and park entry.


Generally open from February half term through until the start of November, plus selected week and weekend dates through the winter, including certain dates in December for Santa's Christmas Wonderland.

Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World

Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World

Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World© VisitBritain

Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World


There's a choice of cafés and restaurants plus an ice-cream parlour. If you choose to take a picnic, there are covered seating areas.

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A family day or short break at Paultons Park offers great value for money, with hotel and ticket packages starting at just 45pp. Check out the best deals, including a second day for free when you book a family break.