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Paultons Park is an amusement park located in the New Forest National Park, near the village of Ower, in Hampshire, England, with over 70 rides and attractions. The Peppa Pig World themed area is based on the children's animated television series Peppa Pig. The Lost Kingdom themed area includes 27 animatronic dinosaurs. The park name is derived from the former Paultons Estate, on which the park is situated. The park covers 140 acres of land and features a collection of around 80 species of birds and animals, in addition to the rides. Most of the theme park rides are designed for children and families, which is why the park considers itself a family theme park. The nearest railway station is Totton which is 5.64 km away from the attraction. The titular character of Peppa Pig serves as the park's mascot.
|Previously known as Paulton's Park, Paulton's Park and Bird Garden|
|Location||New Forest, Hampshire, SO51 6AL, England|
|Opened||17 May 1983|
|Operating season||February half term, Mid-March to October and selected dates in November and December|
|Area||140 acres (0.57 km2)|
|Total||Over 70 rides and attractions|
Estate and houseEdit
The park is located on land on the Paulton's Estate. In 1269 the land was in the possession of the Abbot of Glastonbury, who sold it to John de Palton. The estate has since been named after him. The land then passed down to John Touchet, who in 1497 led a rebellion against King Henry VII; Touchet was defeated, beheaded and his lands confiscated by the crown. The lands left royal ownership in 1547, when the newly crowned King Edward VI gave the estate to John Paulet. This continued until 1780 when Hans Sloane inherited the estate from Hans Stanley, who changed his name to Hans Sloane Stanley as a sign of gratitude. The estate, now covering 3,000 acres (1,200 hectares), was modelled and designed by Capability Brown in the 18th century.
In 1979, John and Anne Mancey (parents of the current director, Richard Mancey) bought the derelict 500-acres Paultons Estate, restored the gardens and lake to their former glory and opened a fun park. Four years later, in 1983, Paultons Park opened as a country park and bird garden.
The theme park opened as Paultons Park and Bird Gardens on 17 May 1983. The park covered 140 acres (57 hectares), with four staff members and attractions featuring only an adventure playground, the Village Life Museum located in a converted barn, and the numerous birds and animals.
Three years after the launch, the attractions were expanded with the Railway Station, Station Tea Rooms and Rio Grande Railway being constructed, alongside the Magic Forest, Kids Kingdom and Captain Blood's Cavern. 1988 saw the Land of the Dinosaurs, the Rabbit Ride and the Trampolines being completed, with the Astroglide and Crazy Snooker added the following year. The Bumper Boats attraction was added in 1990 alongside a Pets Corner area, with a maze with large clock at the centre added for 1991 and the Flying Saucer ride installed in 1992.
In 1993, the Runaway Train roller coaster was installed, becoming the park's first major ride. It was accompanied by a mirror maze and the Sky Diver the following year and allowed visitors to break the 400,000 mark in 1995. In 1996, the Tiny Tots playground was constructed along with a walkthrough tableaux entitled The Wonderful World of Wind in the Willows, following the story of the same name. The year also saw the introduction of Santa's Wonderland, an event in every festive season to this day.
In 1997, the Tea Cup Ride became another popular addition to the park, and the following year the Percy's Play Park play area and the Go-Karts were constructed, with the latter providing older children with an attraction.
In 1999, the park began expanding, with a new ride built most years since. In 1999, this was the Raging River Ride, the largest ride at the time and costing £500,000. For the new millennium, the Runaway Train ride was dismantled and replaced with the Stinger roller coaster. The Runaway Train was relocated to Dunes Leisure Park in Lincolnshire.
2001 saw three new rides added to the park: The Pirate Ship, Viking Boats and the Dragon Ride, which replaced the Crazy Karts ride located on the same area. In recent years, the rides had become more focused on attracting older audiences, and so to compensate two rides were built for 2002 solely for children under seven: The Digger Ride and Seal Falls. Two rides were constructed in 2003 – the Wave Runner entertained thrill seekers, while The Flying Frog catered for children by being the younger version of the Stinger.
2004 saw two drop rides installed; Jumping Jack for younger audiences and the taller Jumping Bean for older visitors. The Bumper Boats ride was removed and replaced with a penguin enclosure on the same site, as well as an upgrade in the animal areas. The Kontiki ride was built in 2005, with the Magic Carpet built on the site of the Wirly Copters ride the same year.
In 2006, the park was expanded when Paultons in the previous season of 2005, construction started at a cost of £2million on the custom made Cobra. The coaster is built on land unused before by the park and to house a new, bigger roller coaster: the Cobra. This later became a difficulty for the park due to the lands status and legal rights, however, action only began in 2009. Paultons had shifted its ride investment towards the older visitor market, and to compensate opened the Trekking Tractors ride in 2007, in which children could see growing in progress with farming machinery around. The Crazy Snooker, Crazy Golf and Panning for Gold attractions, were removed, and replaced by Gold Rush Falls, consisting of new and re-themed Crazy Golf and Panning for Gold attractions.
2008 saw the 25th anniversary of the park. As a result, a traditional style ride was installed: The Sky Swinger, and the entrance plaza was remodelled. As the new ride would be built on the site of the clock maze, the clock was transported to the entrance plaza to become the centrepiece of a new side garden. However, the most striking part of the new plaza is a Kugel ball added to celebrate the anniversary. It is the largest in the UK, at 1.5 metres diameter and weighing 6.5 tonnes.
Soon after the anniversary, the park undertook a major rebranding project in which the logo was changed, the previous slogan "It's a Hoot! Hoot!" was dropped and the owl mascot was seen less.
The park's expansion continued in 2009 with the addition of The Edge ride, located next to the Cobra on land not used until Cobra opening in March 2006, and of the Water Kingdom, replacing the Kids Kingdom play area. However, the park was told they may have to move the Cobra and Edge after an application to grant them retrospective planning permission was narrowly turned down by the national park planning committee by seven votes to five. The area where these rides were situated is designated 'Country Park' and not 'Amusement Park' in planning terms, whereas all other areas of the park are now recognised as an amusement park and therefore have permitted development rights. After a separate application for the Cobra was made it was announced on 22 December 2009 that the ride had now been granted retrospective permission and could remain in its current location.
Another planning application was lodged with the New Forest National Park Planning Authority to retain the Edge ride. This application received public support and Paultons were granted permission by the New Forest NPA to retain the Edge ride in its current location on 16 March 2010.
No new rides were opened in 2010, instead, all efforts were put into 2011's new opening: Peppa Pig World. This features three large rides and several more smaller rides and attractions all contained within a themed area. This is the world's first Peppa Pig theme park. The area also includes the largest Peppa Pig toy shop in the world selling Peppa Pig themed merchandise. This new development was heavily promoted through the Internet, television and radio adverts. The area opened on 6 April 2011 and visitor numbers to the park increased from 500,000 per year to 1 million after the year of opening.
In 2012 the park opened a new drop and twist 25m tower ride called Magma. A volcano theme surrounds the ride and there is an animatronic dinosaur inside the mountain where the queue line is. Smoke and rumbling sound effects occur when the ride moves up out of the volcano.
In 2013 the park opened a 4D cinema showing "Curse of Skull Rock" which replaced the Village Life Museum and as part of a 1950 New Orleans-themed area called Show Street.
In 2014, the park began demolishing its old entrance to make way for a new gateway building consisting of the Big Toy Shop and Wildwoods restaurant. New Admissions and Guest Information kiosks were also built as part of the development. The park also added a new ride, a Victorian Double Decker Carousel, as well as that a new footpath was constructed along the main entrance.
In 2015, the park began a rebranding of various areas of the park. The area surrounding the Stinger and Wind in the Willows attractions was named Critter Creek and themed around the discovery of a number of whimsical animals and plants by Professor Stanley Blast. The Stinger was renamed Cat-O-Pillar to reflect its new half-cat-half-caterpillar theme, and Wind in the Willows was replaced by Beastie Burrow, a live insect and amphibian exhibit. A new miniature train ride called Professor Blast's Expedition express was also installed. A four-acre area encompassing the Rabbit Ride, Astroglide, Land of the Dinosaurs and Kiddies Play Village was also cleared in order to begin development of the Lost Kingdom, a dinosaur-themed land due for completion in spring 2016.
On 17 May 2016 the park opened Lost Kingdom – a dinosaur-themed park land suitable for younger and older children aged 6–12. The land cost £9 million to build and is home to 8 new rides and attractions including: Flight of Pterosaur, a Vekoma family suspended coaster, Velociraptor, a Vekoma family boomerang coaster, Temple Heights Zamperla magic carpet, Dino Chase, a Zierer Tivoli junior coaster, Boulder Dash, a Zamperla demolition derby ride, Meteallbau Emmeln, track ride, Alive – a dinosaur meet and greet character experience and the Little Explorers play ground.
A new discovery trail also opened on 17 May 2016 to encourage native species from the New Forest to reside. This includes interactive boards along the route and over 40 bird and bat boxes.
In January 2017 Paultons announced on the Peppa Pig World website that a new project had started to make Peppa Pig World "Bigger and Better". The statement on the website simply stated "New Attractions Under Construction". This was later revealed to be a new water ride, new monorail-ride and an expansion to the pedestrian areas. Park signage states that the attractions are to open in spring 2018.
At the start of the 2018 winter season, a new animal area named "Little Africa" opened next to Peppa Pig world. This features a walk-through aviary, nocturnal house and several new animal enclosures. At the same time, the Jumping Bean and Jumping Jack rides were retired and removed.
It was announced that Tornado Springs, a western-themed area, would be installed for 2020. It has been confirmed a new coaster will be in the area. The ride is a Mack Rides spinning coaster, which is located next to the Wave Runner water ride, which will receive an overhaul. However, in April 2020, the park announced that the opening of the new area and its attractions would be delayed until 2021, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that had halted all work with contractors and placing the park's operating season in jeopardy.
In November 2021, Peppa Pig World was mentioned by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a speech given to the Confederation of British Industry. Johnson revealed that he had previously visited the theme park with his wife and their children, and referred to it as "very much my kind of place". The following month opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer confirmed that he too had visited Peppa Pig World - “it’s dreadful," he said.
Rides and attractionsEdit
The 140 acres of the park has been split into five themed worlds, Lost Kingdom, Tornado Springs, Peppa Pig World, Critter Creek and the main park.
|Cobra||Bobsled||2006||Gerstlauer||Bobsled Coaster (car 2+2), reaches 29 mph (46 km) on a 1476 ft long track (450m) and a height of 54 ft (17m); To ride you must be 1.1m & 4 years old accompanied and 1.2m 8 years old to ride alone. Bobsled model 450/4. Max G force is 3. The ride was installed by Ride Entertainment Group, who handles all of Gerstlauer's operations in the Western Hemisphere.|
|Edge||2009||Zamperla||A Mega Disk'O Coaster.|
|Magma||2012||SBF Visa||25m Twisting Drop Tower, volcanic theme, height limit 1,1m.|
|Dragon||2001||Zierer||Roundabout ride; height limit 90 cm.|
|The Pirate Ship||2001||Metallbau Emmeln||Swinging pirate ship ride reaching up to 45 degrees each way. 90 cm minimum height to ride.|
|Kontiki||2005||Zierer||Similar to the Pirate Ship, however it runs on a track & rotates. 90 cm minimum height to ride.|
|The Sky Swinger||2008||Zierer||Zierer 'Wave Swinger' ride consisting of 8 pairs of double seats and 24 single seats on chains swinging out whilst the ride spins and lifts you high into the air. You must be 1m tall & 7–10 years old to ride, children under 1.2m or under 7 years old must sit in a double seat with an adult.|
|Viking Boats||2001||Zierer||Small rotating boat ride themed on the Viking longboats.|
|Tea Cup Ride||1997||Modern Products||Spinning tea cup ride decorated with fruit.|
|Raging River Ride||1999||Reverchon||225 m log flume, two steep drops, the higher of which is 11m tall; height limit 95 cm.|
|Water Kingdom||2009||Paultons Park||Water splash play park with water jets, large tipping buckets, fountains and super soakers.|
|Seal Falls||2002||Zamperla||Younger version of the Raging River Ride, small drop and a mini igloo tunnel.|
Other rides and attractionsEdit
|4D Cinema||2013||4D cinema experience showing The House of Magic 4D. (Note that a different film is shown during Christmas at Paultons)|
|Go-Karts||1998||Petrol karts in a circuit. Located next to Magma.|
|Digger Ride||2002||Track ride themed around a building site.|
|Summer Beach Party||2017||A stage show.|
|Flight of the Pterosaur||Family Suspended Coaster||2016||Vekoma||Family Suspended Coaster; height limit 1.0M / age limit 4 years old, part of new land for 2016 – Lost Kingdom, train 2x10.|
|2016||Vekoma||A custom version of Vekoma's Family Boomerang model, built as part of the new for 2016 Lost Kingdom; height limit 1m / age limit 4 years old.|
|Dino Chase||Junior Coaster||2003 - Remodeled for 2016||Zierer||Junior coaster; height limit none / age limit 1 years old, small Tivoli model, train 2x9. Formerly known as The Flying Frog.|
|The Dinosaur Tour Co.||Tracked Ride||2016||Metallbau Emmeln||Drive through the Lost Kingdom on a Jurassic 4x4 expedition.|
|Boulder Dash||Demolition Derby||2016||Zamperla||Swirl and dodge between giant dinosaur eggs and boulders.|
|Temple Heights||Magic Carpet ride||2005-Remodeled
|Zamperla||See far and wide over Lost Kingdom as you summit the temple.|
|Little Explorers||Playground||2016||A dinosaur-themed outdoor adventure play park area for young children, featuring climbing frames, slides and dinosaur footprints also, uncover rare fossils in the sand pit!|
|Prehistoric Dinosaurs||Animatronics||2016||Step inside Lost Kingdom, a Jurassic world where Dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes greet your every turn. Look out for the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Argentinosaurus, Triceratops and many more!|
|ALIVE! Dinosaur Encounter||Show/Meet & Greet||2016||Paultons Park||Get up close and personal with Lost Kingdom's Jurassic inhabitants!|
|Discovery Trail||Walk Through||2016||Paultons Park||Take a stroll through our wooded trail as it weaves through trees and marshes. Our new Discovery Trail has been built to encourage all manner of species native to the New Forest to set up home. With interactive boards along the route and over 40 bird and bat boxes; what will you discover along the tranquil path?|
Peppa Pig WorldEdit
|Windy Castle||Flat ride||2011||Metallbau Emmeln||A Big Wheel-type ride.|
|George's Dinosaur Adventure||Tracked ride||2011||Metallbau Emmeln||A themed monorail-type ride with rocking 'dinosaur' cars. Height limit 85 cm.|
|Daddy Pig's Car Ride||Tracked ride||2011||Metallbau Emmeln||A convoy/car ride that manoeuvres around a road track.|
|Grandpa Pig's Little Train||Flat ride||2011||Metallbau Emmeln||A train ride.|
|Grandpa Pig's Boat Trip||Flat ride||2011||Metallbau Emmeln||A circular-carousel-type ride.|
|Peppa's Big Balloon Ride||Flat ride||2011||Zierer||A balloon themed tower ride.|
|Miss Rabbit's Helicopter Flight||Flat ride||2011||Zierer||A Helicopter-themed Big Wheel ride.|
|The Queen's Flying Coach Ride||Monorail ride||2018||Metallbau Emmeln||An elevated Monorail type ride that takes you around Peppa Pig World.|
|Grampy Rabbit's Sailing Club||Water ride||2018||Mack Rides||A water tour ride in small boats.|
|Meet Peppa Pig and Friends||2011||A Meet-and-Greet attraction where attendees can meet Peppa Pig and George Pig, sometimes with other characters as well.|
|George's Spaceship Playzone||2011||An indoor play area.|
|Muddy Puddles||2011||A water play area.|
|Mr Potato's Playground||2011||An outdoor play area.|
|The Cat-O-Pillar Coaster||Junior Coaster||2000 - remodeled for 2015||Zierer||Junior coaster, 20 mph (32 km); height limit 90 cm, medium Tivoli model, train 2x13. Formerly known as Stinger.|
|Prof. Blast's Expedition Express||Train ride||2015||Zamperla||Hop aboard the Expedition Express - a mini train trek ride through Professor Blast's world of critters and strange experiments.|
|Beastie Burrow||Reptile house||2015||Paultons Park||A real life bug emporium with fascinating and unusual insects, fish and lizards. Meet Eric our friendly Chameleon and see if you can spot the bright orange and white clown fish.|
|The Curious Critters||Models||2015||Paultons Park||See if you can spot Professor Blast's mixed up animal friends – the Curious Critters, located throughout Critter Creek including, The Fly-ger, The Horned-Swamp-Donkey, The Wood-Mouse and more.|
Originally planned for May 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tornado Spring's opening had been postponed to 2021. The area and its attractions opened on April 12 2021.
|2021||Mack Rides||Spinning Coaster - Sierra Sidewinder; Part of new land for 2021 – Tornado Springs, unique trains featuring a tornado catching theme.|
|Farmyard Flyer||Junior Coaster||2022||Zierer||Phase two for Tornado Springs. The ride is themed around flying in a plane around a farmyard. The ride is for younger guests compared to Storm Chaser. Opened April 2022.|
|Al's Auto Academy||Driving School||2021||Formula K||Test out Al's Cars in an exciting self controlled driving school attraction.|
|Cyclonator||Frisbee Ride||2021||Zamperla||Likely to be the most thrilling ride in the park. It is a Non-Inverting Discovery Revolution|
|Windmill Towers||Double Spinning Drop Towers||2021||Zierer||Uniquely themed, pair of family drop towers.|
|Buffalo Falls||Dingy Water Slides||2003-Remodelled
|Metallbau Emmeln||Themed water slide, three drops; height limit 90 cm. Formerly the ‘Wave Runner’.|
|Trekking Tractors||Powered, circuit children's ride.||2007-Remodelled
|Metallbau Emmeln||Tornado themed tractor ride which travels gently around Tornado Springs.|
|Rio Grande Train||Train Ride||1987-Remodelled
|Severn Lamb ||Whilst closed for the 2019 season, the Rio Grande Train will reopen for 2021, taking you directly through Tornado Springs.|
|Junkyard Junction||Playground||2021||Unknown||A western-themed outdoor adventure play park area for young children, featuring climbing frames and slides.|
|Parking Lot Tots||Playground||2021||Unknown||A garage-themed outdoor adventure play park area for younger children, featuring climbing frames and slides.|
|Astroglide||1989||2014||Harry Steer Engineering||A Giant Slide that was removed to make way for the Lost Kingdom area. The ride was relocated to Dreamland Margate for its reopening and renamed to "Born Slippy".|
|Flying Saucer||1992||2015||Modern Products||A Major Orbit ride. Was relocated to Funland Hayling Island for two years, although its current whereabouts are unknown.|
|Jumping Bean||2004||2017||Moser Rides||A Mini Drop Tower. Was relocated to Animal Farm Family Theme Park.|
|Ladybird Ride||1999||2012||Modern Products||A Roundabout ride. It currently operates as a travelling ride owned by an independent operator.|
|Rabbit Ride||1988||2014||Modern Products||A tracked ride with Rabbit-themed cars. It was scrapped following its removal from the park.|
|Runaway Train||1992||1999||Big Country Motioneering||A Family Roller Coaster, and was the park's first Roller Coaster in general. Was relocated to Dunes Leisure Family Fun Fair and was scrapped in 2011.|
|Whirlycopter||1998||2004||Modern Products||A Junior Ferris Wheel. Was relocated to New Palace and Adventureland until 2017 under the slightly altered name of "Whirlycopters", although its current whereabouts are unknown following its removal.|
- Little Africa- home to African birds including turacos, Cape teal, white-faced whistling ducks and guineafowl.
- Meerkat Manor- an enclosure including indoor and outdoor areas for meerkats.
- Penguin Pool- Humboldt penguins in a pool with underwater viewing areas, housed in the former bumper boat pool. There are feeding sessions with keepers daily.
- Birds of Prey- including the great grey owl.
- Hornbills- a large hornbill collection including silver-cheeked, black-casqued wattled, trumpeter, Von der Deckens and red-billed hornbills.
- Tropical Birds- including laughing thrush, Spreo and starlings.
- Flamingos and Pelicans in enclosures.
- Tortoises- including Aldabra tortoises that arrived at the park in 1995.
- The Main Garden located on the site of Paultons House, which no longer remains.
- Lake & Weir – horseshoe-shaped lake fed by a tributary of the River Test.
- Tropical Plants including a Wollemi pine which was thought to be extinct until discovered in Australia in 1994.
- Rockery – parts of the old cellars of the original Paultons house that have been retained.
- Spring Garden with snowdrops and drifts of yellow daffodils in the spring.
- Rhododendrons and Azaleas blooming in late spring.
- Trekking Tractor Garden – a farm garden created in the middle of a ride with a vegetable plot.
- Donoughmore Cross monument situated on the far side of the lake marks the site of what was once a pets' cemetery.
- Jungle Falls – African-themed Jungle Falls Garden, with a topiary elephant, giraffe and crocodile.
- Snakes and Ladders Garden with a large cobra made from 5000 Sedums.
- Anne and John's Garden – opened in 2008 as part of the entrance plaza, enhanced in 2015 with the addition of a glass fountain 7 history of Paultons digital screens.
- The Floating Globe – a kugel ball which is also part of the entrance plaza developed for the 2008 season, it is the largest of its type in the UK, weighing over 6 tonnes and 1.5 metres in diameter.
- Water Wheel – a genuine Victorian Brestshot waterwheel which drives a sawmill and was part of the original Paultons Estate (the land on which the park is now situated).
Planning permission issuesEdit
In 2009, Paultons Park were told they may have to move two of their biggest rides (The Cobra and Edge) after an application to grant them retrospective planning permission was turned down by the national park planning committee by seven votes to five. The area where these rides were situated is designated 'Country Park' and not 'Amusement Park' in planning terms, whereas all other areas of the park are now recognised as an amusement park and therefore have permitted development rights.
After a separate application (for the Cobra only) was made it was announced on 22 December 2009 that The Cobra (The park's biggest ride) had now been granted retrospective permission and could remain in its current location.
Another planning application was lodged with the New Forest National Park Planning Authority to retain the Edge ride. The application received public support and Paultons were granted permission by the New Forest NPA to retain the Edge ride in its current location on 16 March 2010.
- Visit England Gold Accolade 2015
- TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award - No.1 Theme Park in the UK, No.8 in Europe and No.24 in the World
- TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award – No. 1 Theme Park in the UK and No.11 in Europe 2017
- TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award – No. 1 Theme Park in the UK and No.6 in Europe 2016
- TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award – No. 2 Theme Park in the UK and No.6 in Europe 2015
- TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award – No. 1 Theme Park in the UK 2014
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013
- Netmums Best UK Theme Park for Family Fun 2013
- Netmums Best UK Theme Park for Pre-Schoolers 2013
- Netmums Best UK Theme Park Kids Favourite Category 2013
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“I have been to Peppa Pig World, of course I have,” he said. “It’s dreadful. Peppa Pig is hugely successful. Our daughter was absolutely in love with Peppa Pig for a very long time. I’ve seen no end of Peppa Pig programmes.”
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