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Paultons Family Theme Park (Hampshire)
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Paultons Family Theme Park (Hampshire)
Advantages: so much to do you cant get bored
Disadvantages: a bit on the pricey side
This is possibly the best day out if you have younger children in the country and is situated in a place called ower near the new forest in Hampshire. It is very easy to get to from M27 and well signposted.
The one thing against it is it rarely gives discount vouchers so it can work out quite pricey - unless your over one meter it will cost you £16 or £13 for an senior citizen tho there are marginal savings to be made with various group/family tickets.
The park opens at 10.00am and closing varies slightly from 4.30 to 5.30pm depending on the time of year you go.
The rides - these are all included in entrance fare but there are a few things that cost extra round the park like go-karting at about £3.50 a go and various 50p things as well so best tell kids the budget for any extras before going and stick to it to avoid tantrums and tears!
For the little ones
this one drops you from a height fairly quickly and all you can hear is the children screaming and laughing as the ride drops
a mini log flume with a maximum age of 7 - the ride goes through a small tunnel and over a very small drop - guaranteed squeels of delight
A firm favourite for little ones as they sit in their ladybird and rise and fall gently - only for the really small children.
Rabbit Ride and Digger ride - ride round a track and the little ones can pretend to drive - classics in my opininon.
many more besides
- ride on a pretend tracktor round a track and spot the different farming things around - the adults going on this with toddlers should note that you do get squished a little as there isnt much legroom - i speak from experience here!!
Magic Carpet Ride
this one made me feel a little sick to be honest as it swooshes you around horizontically - but each to their own i guess, and lots of children were loving it!
The Flying Frog
A roller coaster for the little ones really - its great because this means they dont feel ripped of and they seem to enjoy it
Tea Cup Ride
Another classic - the children can try and make the cups spin a bit faster on this by moving the wheel in the middle - and trust me when i say teenagers can make it go a bit too fast!
Rio Grande Railway
A nice relaxing way to see the park, the trains are fairly regular and you do get to see some nice animals and ducks in the paddocks and lake.
and many more rides besides
For older children
a bit more of a thrill than the frog - not an adrenalin ride but extremely fun
You dangle in chairs and go up up up and then round and round - i really enjoyed this one tho it did make my son feel a little queasy!
Raging River Log Flume -
This has two drops and your definately going to get wet
Jumping Bean - a larger version of the junior one
many many more
Theres also a museum which shows you what trade life was like at the turn of the 20th century, wind in the willows, kids kingdom, a dinosaur walk, birds and much much more.
I went with a group of friends ages ranging from 1 year to 80 years and everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable and exhausting day.
Summary: A brilliant family day
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