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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!

NewmanFly

On our way round Paultons Park, the home of Peppa Pig World, we couldn’t help notice yellow booths dotted round. On closer inspection they were drying booths if you had got wet on rides.

I couldn’t help but think of the transportation pods in the David Cronenberg remake of The Fly though.

Having said that, if you look at the image it seems to be a cross between that move Agent Smith makes to dodge bullets on the top of the building in The Matrix (funnily enough playing in the background as we speak) and Sam Beckett in his white spandex in the Quantum Leap accelerator. Oh boy!

Naturally I couldn’t resist emulating the Jeff Goldblum pose in one of them, unlike him I was of course fully clothed. And instead of a rogue fly invading my pod I had Isabelle.

Help me! Help me! Help me! If you hear that noise whilst out in the garden be sure to just check any spider webs before you swat me with your shoe.

A-Peppa-lypse Now AKA Good Morning Peppa Pig World!

I love the smell of bacon first thing in the morning! Actually I don’t, I’m vegetarian but I thought it would fit in with the whole title of this blog entry. Today was the day we invaded Peppa Pig World, but rather than flying in by helicopter we flew in by Sarah’s new car.

As we had pre-booked our visit we had to go no matter what the weather and despite the weather being lovely on the journey down from my mum and dads – I even had to buy a pair of sunglasses as I had forgotten mine – it was of course grey and wet on the day of our visit. The weather may well have been damp but we weren’t going to let that dampen our spirits.

When we first arrived at Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig World, the first few car parks were completely empty, which did make us think of Wally World in National Lampoon’s Vacation where they park as far away from the park so that they are the first to leave…but then we came across civilisation and lots of people carriers and hybrids with their owners taking out their brollies and pushchairs.

We did the same. Typically Sarah and I had built this moment up for us as a moment that would get some mega reaction from Isabelle…but she was fast asleep, taking a mid-morning nap.

We made our way through the various sections of the park and pushed our way ever closer to our Eldorado, first spotting a giant Peppa Pig tower reaching skyward, marching forward to the lure of that familiar plinky plonk theme tune we were about to cross the threshold from our world into Peppa Pig World…