Paultons Park, home of family-favourite Peppa Pig World, has had its biggest expansion since it opened in 2011, with the opening of two new rides. Grammy Rabbit’s Sailing Club ride is making a grand splash, alongside the royal-themed Queen’s Flying Coach Ride and a new regal dining area, The Queen’s Kitchen.

First up we got the royal treatment and tested the Queen’s Flying Coach Ride, a roomy monorail carriage which fits up to six passengers, which takes you on a trip from the Queen’s Castle round the heights of Peppa Pig World.

It gives you great sweeping views of the park, with amusing running commentary from the Queen herself. We all loved it. It’s a great ride for all the family (even older kids who you might assume would be resistant) and it was good to catch sight of the new characters that have been introduced since the park opened.

Having a whirl at Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club

From our carriage, we spotted Gerard Giraffe, Mr Bull, and the Queen. It’s a good idea to make this your first ride so you can get your bearings and plot your route for the day. Next up was Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club where we hopped aboard a boat for a cruise around the base of the Queen’s Castle to discover Pirate Island.

Ed, Annie and Noah meet Mummy and Daddy Pig

It’s surprising, spinny ride that left me a bit dizzy but the children loved it, running straight from the exit to queue for another turn. While most of our day was spent at Peppa Pig world, Paultons Park has lots more to offer.

Lost Kingdom is home to a whole host of Dinosaur attractions including two stomach-churning roller coasters, great for the older children. Our favourite ride was The Flight of the Pterosaur, a huge suspended rollercoaster.  

Make sure you don’t miss Little Africa, a new area built to replicate an African waterhole where you get to meet some amazing animals native to the continent, including fennec foxes, African crested porcupines, meerkats, Savannah monitor lizards, and giant train millipedes.

The lowdown: Paultons Park

Where: Paultons Park, Ower, Romsey SO51 6AL

When: Gates open 10am. Check opening dates at Paultons Park

Price: Adults and children one metre tall and over start from £29.25 when booked in advance from, children less than one metre enter for free.

For more information and to book, visit Paultons Park