The weekend just gone saw us drive all the way down to the south of the country for a special day out at Paultons Park. Now most people will only know of Paultons Park because it is home to Peppa Pig World but as I grew up down south I remember it fondly from even before Peppa came along and it has always had some great rides with short queues unlike the larger Merlin Theme parks.
Peppa Pig world is a fantastic attraction aimed at the younger kids but what Paultons Park wanted to do was open an area that was suitable for children aged 6 + and they came up with the idea of the Lost Kingdom. The Lost Kingdom is a prehistoric themed area with two fantastic family rollercoasters (Flight of the Pterosaur and Velociraptor) which are suitable for over 4 years and above 1m tall as well as a smaller roller coaster (Dino Chase) which is suitable for children aged 1 and above. There is also a spinning ride (Boulderdash), a dinosaur safari ride (Dinosaur tour company) and a magic carpet type ride (Temple heights). The area is full of animatronic dinosaurs and even has a special themed play park called Little Explorers. You can also walk along the Discovery trail which is a sensory walk through the marshlands and visit the Alive dinosaur encounter where you can meet a roaming dinosaur!