With all the upcoming news about the new area Tornado Springs, coming to Paultons Park in 2020, I had to write up a blog post with my 5 reasons to visit Paultons Park. I can’t wait to experience the new area at my local park. Paultons Park is based in Ower, near Southampton, and is quite possibly, one of my favourite theme parks to visit. Might be biased since I’ve pretty much grown up with the park. There’s so much to do at Paultons. You’d be a fool to not give this fantastic theme park a visit. Given all the talks about the new 2020 area development, who isn’t talking about Paultons Park?! I thought I’d help out anyone who is planning a visit next year with my top 5 reasons to visit Paultons Park.
#1: LOST KINGDOM
Well, the most recent development at the park, Lost Kingdom, is certainly reason enough to warrant a visit. The theming within this area just shows how much Paultons love to immerse their visitors. Let’s not forget the fantastic ride line-up within this area. Including the 2 Vekoma rollercoasters, Flight of the Pterosaur and Velociraptor. They are such fantastic rides for both thrillseekers and families with young children. Not only that, you’ve got a small range of flat rides within the area to keep your kids amused. It really is one of those parts of the park you cannot miss.
Within the heart of Paultons Park is the beautiful gardens. The perfect place to enjoy those quiet moments where you need take a breather from all the action. Whilst it’s a tranquil area, there is also the opportunity to meet some amazing birds including owls, flamingos and more. It might not be on par with the gardens at Alton Towers but you just can’t beat the fact that this park houses a lot of beauty within. Definitely worth exploring when you next visit Paultons Park.
#3: PEPPA PIG WORLD
The investment that really put Paultons Park on the map – quite literally. If you have young children, you’re going to be spending a very good chunk of your day within this area. To be honest, there’s plenty of rides and attractions in this area. There’s even a chance to meet Peppa and her family too! Whilst it might get incredibly busy and is not aimed at the thrillseekers, it can really break up the day. Even if you just want to enjoy the theming and maybe be act like a big kid on all the rides. I’m not judging you here!
#4: NEW DEVELOPMENTS
Paultons Park has really turned into the park to watch. I remember the days where the park was pretty plain but had quirky features including THE best park mascot, Percy the Owl. ‘It’s a Hoot Hoot!’ will always stay with me. However, I’ve loved seeing how Paultons has evolved. Theming has become such a huge part of their development strategy and I’m loving the care and attention to detail. Tornado Springs is really going to bring the crowds in, especially with the signs of a new coaster and flat rides! I’m going to spend a good chunk of my time this year following the upcoming construction updates.
#5: GENERAL PARK CLEANLINESS & MAINTENANCE
Now, whenever I’ve visited Paultons, even back in the 90s, I’ve never seen any of the rides (that I’m aware of) break down. I’ve never seen the whole park being in such a state i.e. overflowing rubbish bins etc. The gardens and surrounding park areas are always well kept and look fresh & tidy. The rides are always well maintained. I find the park always ensures they have a full ride line-up whenever they are open. Or at the very least, ensure ride reliability is as good as it can be. I can assure you, you won’t have a bad day out at Paultons Park. I’m not saying it’s perfect, but it’s a park where I’ve never had a bad visit!
And there you have it, my 5 reasons to visit Paultons Park. If you’re thinking about making a trip to the park but unsure. Just do it. You won’t regret it at all, trust me! If you aren’t thinking about a trip here, why ever not? Wait for 2020 by all means but if you’re sat there thinking; ‘It’s a kids park’, ‘It doesn’t have any thrilling rides!’. All I can say is, you can have way more fun here than at a bigger, more thrilling theme park. Just saying!
That’s all for now!