Our adventure to ‘Peppa Pig World’🐷

Last week Harvey and I were lucky enough to be invited along to the ‘Peppa Pig World’ grand preview event at Pultons Park. Peppa pig World opened in 2011 and has, understandably, been increasingly popular ever since! To meet demand, this year has seen the extension of the park with two new and exciting rides, as well as new characters, sights and scenes that are now popular in the increasing number of Peppa Pig episodes.

Last Friday Harvey and I, accompanied  by my sister and niece, set off on a little road trip to Southhampton with great excitement, so much so, neither Harvey or his cousin Vivienne managed their much needed naps.

When we arrived, we were pleased to find the park was easy to locate and there was plenty of very accessible parking, important when you have two children and a buggy to unload.

We had never visited Pultons Park before so we weren’t really sure what to expect, but much to our delight it was full of beautiful open grass spaces (perfect for picnics and letting toddler run lose for a little), very child/toddler friendly rides and playgrounds.

We immediately set off towards the Peppa Pig area of the park and Harvey’s first words said it all ‘WOW’; the entire area looked amazing. Each ride was built around a different element of Peppa’s world (if you know the cartoon you will recognise the rides immediately).

We started by exploring the new area and the two new exciting rides. The Queens Flying Coach Ride, a monorail that travels around the new area with fantastic views across the whole of Peppa Pig World.

And Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club, where individual boats meander along a lazy river to discover pirate island.

Both the new rides were a hit with Harvey (age 1) and Vivienne (age 3). The rides moved smoothly and were appropriate for children of all ages, obviously no buggies were allowed on the rides but there was tremendous amounts of space to leave them before you enter the queuing areas.  .

After testing out the two new rides we went to meet the characters, which Harvey absolutely adored, sharing lots of cuddles with both Peppa and George.

We then took a wonder around the rest of the new area, past the Queen’s Castle, a fantastic replica castle which stands 10 meters tall, creating a focal point within Peppa pig world and also home to The Queens Kitchen, a new catering outlet for this area of the park.

Next we went character spotting! As you take a wonder around Peppa Pig World you come across a selection of characters creating a great game of character spotting. Harvey loved looking for the new additions to the park including Gerald giraffe, Mr Bull, Peppa’s friends on Pirate Island, Grandpa pig snoozing on his boat and the Queen. One of Harvey’s favourites was spotting Mr Bulls Digger and Bulldozer digging up the road as well as Peppa jumping in muddy puddles!

After our time in the new area of the park we went on to explore the rest of Peppa Pig World. Here we tried out lot of different rides including Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride and Windy Castle. However, Daddy Pigs Car Ride was a clear favourite, as was Mr Potatoes Playground.

We also found a little time to explore a few other areas of Paultons Park. Although I’m sure we could spend a whole weekend there and still feel like there is so much more to do.

We left with two incredibly exhausted little people after a fantastic and very exciting day! We could not recommend it enough for an amazing family day out with your little ones and we can’t wait to go back!

lots of love

Lindsay

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 Cake in the post?!? Harvey’s letterbox cake 🎂 

Wow yesterday was such a busy day! We started our celebrations for Harvey’s first birthday and we had the most amazing and busy day we’ve had in a long time! My feet ache soooo much and my little solider is absolutely exhausted, but we feel we’ve kicked off Harvey’s Birthday celebrations in style (more on that in a later post) and are looking forward to them continuing today.

What I wanted to tell you about today was that little something extra that we took with us to make our day out a little more fun!! 
We were kindly given a very unique cake by the lovely people at Bakerdays. What made this cake unique is that it was small enough to fit through our letter box and therefor small enough for us to sneak under the buggy and tuck into whilst at the zoo! 

A little on Bakerdays….. 

Bakerdays are a company based in Nottingham who specialising in making cakes for all occasions, what’s different about their cakes is that they can be posted through your letterbox, yes a cake, in a tin, through your letterbox! The company founded by cake lover Andrea Guzyova creates these unique cakes perfectly for one or two (or perhaps some little sticky fingers) to enjoy with the added bonus that they can be delivered next day all over the UK! 

It may be small in size but that doesn’t effect its flavour, as can been seen by our little cake lover who couldn’t keep his hands to himself!

Harvey’s cake was personalised to fit his special day out (the zoo) and we opted for a lemon sponge as Harvey is a fruit lover. The cake didn’t disappoint, it was perfect for the little occasion and the three of us to enjoy. 

I can’t help but think what a lovely little gift this would be for that unsuspecting someone on their special occasion – birthday, graduation, Father’s Day, new baby!! 


Love 

Lindsay 

X

Where’s the time gone…. Harvey is nearly one!!!

I can’t believe we are on the count down to Harvey’s first birthday! With just over a week to go I’m pretty sure I’m not ready for such a momentous occasion! 

Sadly Harvey turning one also signals the end of my years maternity leave and my return to work. And right now I have very mixed feelings about both events. 

Harvey turning one is both exciting and frightening! It makes me so happy to see what a gorgeous little boy he’s turning into and everyday I can see new physical developments and personality traits growing. I’m excited for what’s to come, his first steps, his first sentence! I’m excited to see his favourite things to do, favourite books and toys and to enjoy all the exciting activities that we will be able to do with our toddler as he grows that little bit older! 

However turning one also brings with it the end of his baby year. Where did my tiny sleepy baby go? How has the little guy that could sleep all day become such an independent little boy. I can feel myself mourning his baby days, looking back a pictures of this cute little thing and wondering how time can possibly have gone so quickly. 

I’m starting to wonder how I’ll feel on the big day….. excited for the next stage or sad to say good bye to such an exhausting but ultimately exciting year! 

Over the past few weeks I have found myself looking back at so many of Harvey’s baby photos. Remembering the highlights and the tough times. The long sleepless nights which at the time felt endless. Harvey took a long time to sleep through the night and my husband and I began to wonder if it would ever happen. Ironically now neither of us can remember exactly when it did happened as it all seems so irrelevant and minor now. I remember the first smile and giggle, the first time he rolled over. His first cough and cold and those dreaded first immunisations (I cried more than him!). 


I also remember the tough days when I struggled, thought I couldn’t do it and wished time would speed up so my husband would come home from work and help me! Writing this now a have a sense of guilt and wish I’d never hoped that time (even the tough times) would hurry up! I remember the days I felt like a rubbish mum, the days I cried or felt annoyed with him for things that seem so minor and silly now and I wish I’d never felt that way! I wish I hadn’t wasted my time on those feeings because what I didn’t know then is that I’d be sitting here now with only a week to go wishing I could rewind time and have it all back. 

However I feel on the day I know that I have an amazing little boy and so far despite all the challenges that have been thrown in my direction I’ve done a good job! He’s a happy, healthy, determined and independent little guy with an amazing future ahead of him! 

‘Mummy loves you Harvey xxx’

Love 

Lindsay x