An early start with a long car ride.
Our car with my cousins driving side by side.
Arriving at Paultons as the gate swung round,
Excited children making a beautiful sound.
The queue was long but we passed the turnstiles quick.
Stopping first in the restaurant as we all felt sick.
We sat down for a breakfast and a drink to refuel,
Quickly eating our meals, not wanting to be cruel. (The children
and our partners were EAGER).
Our breakfast and drinks for all three to eat
Came to £27 which is average in that type of retreat.
Peppa Pig World was the reason we were there,
After watching the programme until my eyesballs were square!
We’d also been invited to the grand preview event,
To test the new rides and to give our two-cent.
We headed to the world within Paultons Park,
Excited for the adventure our toddlers would embark.
Rides touching the sky with Peppa crowning the top
And home to the worlds biggest merchandise shop!
Our first stop of the day was Daddy Pigs car ride,
Where my little piggy took driving right in his stride.
We then queued to meet Peppa and George her brother,
Then posed for a photo and gave them a smother!
Grandpa’s little train was next on our list,
Followed by George’s dinosaur adventure which is one not to be missed.
Sadly my cousins little girl was a few inches too small.
Each ride was strict, measuring each child under their tool.
We bopped around a track on George’s favourite toy.
I enjoyed it as much as my little boy.
Now was our chance to ride the newest additions.
The two fantastic new rides are now open for the public’s admissions.
The Queens Flying coach ride and Grampy rabbits sailing club,
Where you ride through the air and spin in a tub.
Both rides take you through unseen pieces of the park,
With statues on each bends adding to the spark.
Our last stop of day one was grandpa pigs little boat,
Where my piggy steered and kept us afloat.
Following our day we headed off to our hotel.
The Holiday Inn in Eastleigh was presented well. (Approximately 6 miles from Paultons.)
The children were given a welcome pack,
Plus a token for a bedtime drink and a sweet treat snack.
We freshened ourselves up and headed out to eat.
The curry house opposite the hotel is going to be a tough place to beat.
We was fully catered for with a huge veggie choice
And the restaurant were friendly despite the children’s loud voice.
The cost of our meal did cost a staggering £120,
But, by far the best curry house I believe I’ve ever found! (4 adult meals including poppadom starters, 3 alcoholic drinks, 3 soft drinks.)
An early night and a even earlier start,
A buffet breakfast in the hotel before we had to depart.
The hotel we stayed in was fresh and bright,
The rooms all equipped and comfy to spend a night.
For breakfast in the morning I had a healthy fruit bowl,
Whilst the others had fry ups and a bacon roll.
We got back to Paultons around about ten,
Where we headed straight to Peppa to start the whole fun again.
We caught up with the rides we had previously missed,
Knocking the helicopters and balloon ride off our list.
We then took a stroll – taking photos of the site,
All the characters and scene props make it just right.
I especially loved the small duck pond,
But, the bright flowers and campervan I was equally fond.
Following on from our morning we headed into the rest of the park,
Where we continued our adventure and having a lark.
Little Africa is also new for 2018.
Extraordinary animals to observe behind each safety screen.
A huge pair of tortoise and a pygmy mouse,
Plus fennec fox and a porcupines live in their very adapt house.
The Discovery Kingdom was next to be ticked.
It was better than the photos and how I’d ever predict.
Dinosaurs that were dwarfed than highest trees,
Whilst others that made even the bravest freeze.
Roaring through shrubbery and moving so fast,
A definite experience which can’t be walked passed.
Our belly’s grumbling it was time for lunch,
Nuggets all round with chips that crunch.
The lunchtime meal cost £24,
A reasonable cost for a meal in a theme parks grounds.
Ending our day early with a tour on a train,
Discussing when we could all get the time off to visit again.
I’d recommend staying and having two days of fun,
Especially if visiting with a little one. (Or a bus load.)
The beautiful gardens and bird of prey,
Were things we still never managed within our full two-day.
Paultons Park absolutely smashed every expectation.
I’d visit again tomorrow without hesitation!
Disclaimer: This was a collaborative post.
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