One of the problems with working for yourself is that, generally speaking, if you don’t work you don’t get paid, which means that taking an extended holiday in the summer can be difficult, unless you save up all year round. However, short breaks are a lot easier to organise, especially in terms of finding someone to care for the dog while we’re gone! Because time is at a premium, combining a couple of nights away with a trip to a theme park really helps us to make the most of our time and pack in as much fun as is humanly possible!
One of the places that we’ve had our eye on for quite a while is Paulton’s Park – home of Peppa Pig World! Sausage is five this year, which is still young enough to be in the right age range for Peppa (and in fact spent about an hour this weekend, watching it on Youtube…in Spanish!) and there’s plenty of things in the rest of Paultons Park that she’d love too.
I’ve been having a look at the Paultons site and I’m impressed with how well it’s set out. I can book the whole break through the one site, including accommodation and the variety of hotels available is impressive, from the simplest motel-style place, right through to grand houses with spas and golf courses, so Husband and I could have just as much fun as Sausage if we book ourselves into the right place! The great thing with booking it through the site is that every booking gets a free second days entry to the park, which means we can enjoy two days worth of attractions for the price of one, giving us even more opportunity to let our hair down.
Having been to a theme park with Sausage recently, I can definitely say that having two days to explore would be hugely advantageous as there’s no pressure to fit it all in on the first day and if there’s a long queue for a ride, you’ll have the opportunity to go back and try again, or simply have another go of all the rides you loved.
Paultons and Peppa World is also right inside the New Forest National Park, which would be a great place to stop for a bit of alfresco lunch on the way home, if you fancied it.
It’s Sausage’s birthday at the beginning of August and we’d love to get away around that time, hopefully the weather will be somewhat improved by then, but if not we can always spend our time jumping up and down in muddy puddles, just how Peppa would want us to!