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Review: A Summer Visit to Paulton’s Park with Tweens

Posted on
August 15, 2022

Paulton’s Park was my kids favourite theme park when they were young, as we had annual passes and would visit frequently, mainly for Peppa Pig World.

Over the last few years, Paulton’s Park have introduced new rides and rollercoasters to appeal to families who have moved on from Peppa and her friends and we couldn’t wait to get exploring.

Tornado Springs

The newest area at Paulton’s Park, which sits right next to Peppa Pig World, Tornado Springs is set in a midwest desert resort town in the American heyday of the 1950’s and features 8 new incredible rides and experiences.

Sebby’s favourite ride in the whole park is here, Storm Chaser – a spinning coaster. Every time you ride it is a different experience and you either start forward or rear facing.

It is definitely quicker at the back!

Tornado Springs also features the Cyclonator gyro swing ride, Farmyard Flyer Junior rollercoaster, Windmill Towers drop ride, Buffalo Falls, Trekking Tractors, Rio Grande Train and a driving school attraction.

The Lost Kingdom

The Lost Kingdom is a Jurassic world where Dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes greet your every turn.

The Lost Kingdom has two world class roller coasters: a suspended coaster – Flight of the Pterosaur and a drop coaster – Velociraptor.

It also features lifelike animatronic Dinosaurs, throughout the world, Jurassic themed family rides, a prehistoric Dinosaur adventure play park and an amazing opportunity to come face to face with their ‘living’ walking animatronic Dinosaurs!

The rest of the park

Although not themed, the rest of the park has plenty to keep all ages entertained with a mix of fairground style rides, larger thrill rides and water rides.

Another of Sebby’s favourite coasters is the Cobra – the only coaster of its type in the UK which features a crazy mix of thrilling drops, exhilarating spirals, amazing turns and breath-taking ‘camel humps’.

There are also lots of gorgeous gardens and shaded areas to explore, or enjoy a picnic if you need a break from the rides.

If you want to buy food onsite, there are several restaurants or kiosks to choose from, serving a range of food from burgers to burittos, to fish chips or salad.

The real bonus of visiting Paulton’s Park is the short queue times compared to the larger theme parks. We didn’t queue for any ride for more than ten minutes, which meant we got to do everything at least once, sometimes more.

TOP TIP: Buy your tickets online, in advance, as you’ll save at least £11.85 on door prices.

If you are local, like us, their Premium Pass is valid for 12 months and allows unlimited entry any time the Park is open. No pre-booking is necessary, apart from their seasonal events, which run at Halloween and Easter.

It also offers 20% discount on food and drinks, 10% discount on shop purchases, plus £2 digital downloads for ride photography.

Have you visited Paultons Park before?

Disclaimer: We were gifted a Paulton’s Park Premium Pass for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own


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