Paulton’s family theme park is one of the south’s premier tourist attractions. With thrilling family rides and Peppa Pig world there is something for everyone to enjoy. The park opened the new Lost Kingdom land in 2016, which consists of 8 brand new attractions including 2 major new coasters. The Lost Kingdom boasts 3 roller coasters, The Flight of the Pterosaur being the largest, with Velociraptor being another of the parks larger roller coasters, and Dino Chase being the perfect first roller coaster for the little ones. The Flight of the Pterosaur was the first attraction we headed to, and it is the perfect mix of fun and thrills for all the family, especially as you are flying over the heads of the onlookers and diving between the rocks. Velociraptor was also another great coaster, with a unique layout. You are winched backwards to a height of 23 meters before firing around the track at 60 kmph, and as its a Boomerang coaster, you do the track again in reverse. Other rides that make up Lost Kingdom include; Boulder-Dash, a spinning ride for younger guests; Temple Heights, a ride which gives you fantastic views of the area and the Dinosaur Tour Co, where you can take control of your very own Jeep and explore a variety of Dinosaur nesting areas (with a few surprises thrown in for good measure!)
The parks staple attractions consist of the Cobra and Edge roller coasters as well as the thrill ride Magma, a family friendly drop tower. Magma, which was a very well themed drop tower really packs a punch and is great fun. As you rise out of the Volcano with mist swirling around you, there is a small chance to observe great views of the park before rising and falling back to earth! The Edge was next and was a great family thrill ride that left all riding with a smile on their face. Next it was time for the headline attraction, The Cobra. Although it is not the biggest ride it really does thrill all who ride it, it’s perfect for Paultons Park as the whole family can enjoy a ride on this thrilling coaster.
There is lots to see and do at Paultons Park, so much you will need a whole day to experience all the fun to be had. On the other side of the park you can find the famous Peppa Pig world which is perfect for younger guests who are visiting. You can explore rides based on the characters within the hit TV series such as George’s Dinosaur Ride and Peppa’s Balloon Ride. Other popular rides that shouldn’t be missed include the family area of Critter Creek, the quaint Victorian Carousel, the Jumping Jack bouncing drop tower and last but not least is the awesome 4-