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When George Met Izzy

Isabelle loves George Pig, there I said it. Sure, she  likes his big sister, Peppa (although she can be something of a smug know it all like Daddy Pig), but George is kind of cute and I think Isabelle relates to him a lot more on screen…and his dinosaur of course!

He might be little just like Iz but was obviously quite taller when it came to meeting him in the flesh, well spongy costume. Although he was a giant of a er pig Iz didn’t bat an eyelid and muscled her way through to meet her ‘hero’ as if she were a mini heat-seeking rocket.

You hear some stories of young kids (or even older ones in the case of Kim) freaking out at the sight of giant mice in clothes with giant hands and giant smiling, nay smirking, faces bending down to eat, I mean greet you.

And then it was to the shop, filled with George’s as far as the eye could see.

It didn’t take Iz long to find a giant George which she was soon inseparable from in everything from the car to everywhere we travelled in the hotel

 

And just like When Harry Met Sally, well perhaps not just LIKE When Harry Met Sally, there was even a restaurant scene, where he enjoyed a sneaky lager (a can of top deck lager shandy of course).

 

Iz may have ran into her hero but I had a face to face meeting with my Peppa Pig nemesis, Mr Potato from Potato City!

Iz could later be found happily watching Peppa Pig (what else) with George in our hotel room. Bless!

A trot to the Peppa Pig gift shop and other Peppa Pig tales

Considering Peppa Pig World is such a small part of Paultons Park we spent most of our time there, but then that was the main reason for us going.

I think we practically covered every inch of that section of the Park and Isabelle did (inbetween those crying and tantrum moments) really did love the experience, the freedom to run around in a safe environment and just spend some nice quality time with mum and dad.

There was only really one ride that Isabelle was unable to go on due to her height (for this month at least),which was George’s Dinosaur ride, which if I’m honest did look pretty great as you get to ride on a dinosaur! I should have gone on it by myself (for research purposes you understand)

Isabelle got to meet Peppa several times, including a person in their costume, which was phased about it in the slightest and also the whole family in their house, staring at the ceiling at some pancakes that are stuck on it, a seminal Peppa Pig moment by all accounts.

We did explore other areas of the park as well, which including Isabelle taking her first ever rollercoaster ride with me, and also taking in feeding time at the penguins, although Iz was more interested in feeding the giant penguin shaped bin.

The Windy Castle ride was more like the wet and windy castle ride and was the wettest that we got on any of the rides. It also wasn’t that much different from the balloons to be honest, but worst of all you couldn’t see Grandma and Grandad Pigs house from it like you can in the cartoon.

The area that saw an amazing reaction from Isabelle. She could be found organising glasses on trays (!) and destroying displays in her quest to hold as many toys as possible, you could have been forgiven thinking that Iz had won some special trolley dash.

Seeing as we were rubbish at trying to win a George Pig we bought Iz a giant one, she also came away with a small Grandad Dog (her choice)and t-shirt with the balloon ride on it seeing as she loved it so much. Oh, and a small George’s dinosaur for me which now patrols the wasteland more commonly known as my desk at work.

The shop was reasonably priced and no real difference to prices that you’d find in the high street. I think that it was also great that they did the toys in several sizes to cater for most budgets.

We were somewhat tempted by the muddy puddle chocolate pancake mix, but resisted it in the end…we’d thought we’d seen more than enough puddles, muddy or otherwise, for one day!