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9 Reasons to visit Paultons Park this Halloween – We have long been fans of Paultons Park its such a great theme park for families. Although we have visited a number of times we have never been for Halloween before. I was unsure what to expect and if I am honest a little sceptical. However as soon as you walk through the gates you know you are in for a treat. I don’t think I have ever seen so many pumpkins outside of a pick your own before. A lot of hard work has obviously gone in to creating the right atmosphere. I could see in the boys faces how excited they were with the piles of orange scattered all around. 

So I thought I would share 9 reasons why to visit Paultons Park this Halloween. Incase you too need a little convincing:

Actors greeting

It was lovely walking through the gates and being created by scarecrows and ware wolves. They really engaged with the children and encouraged them to pose for photos on the various pumpkin set ups they had. Thought had obviously gone into the costumes as well as they were fancy dress but not scary so appealed to all of the children. Even Kipper.

Orange, orange everywhere

Pumpkins are placed all over the park. Not just at the entrance but throughout the walk down to Peppa Pig World. There are hay bales and plenty of opportunity to grab a photo moment. The boys particularly liked the pumpkin patch where hundreds of pumpkins were laid out in lines. It was very tempting to run in and help yourself. Thankfully it was all roped off. It wasn’t just orange pumpkins though the displays included flowers and gourds as well. Plus there were some giant plastic pumpkins and we also found a cauldron, all of which added to the excitement.

The Big Boo Barn

I was not expecting a specific Halloween experience but that’s exactly what Paultons Park has produced. You move through The Big Boo Barn in groups and it includes an element of immersive theatre and animatronic farm animals. Initially I wondered if it maybe a little scary for Kipper but he was absolutely fine with it. There are additional actors in each area to help you move around when its your turn. My favourite part was the talking pumpkins which was very cleverly done. I also liked the fact that they did it in small groups as it meant the children could get to the front of each area and see what was going on. 

Halloween themed shows

On the Sunday we visited there were three activities specifically for Halloween on the stage near to Critter Creek. Although looking at the promotional material on the map most of the shows will not be on until half term and will run from the 26th October to the 3rd of November. We caught the Monster Ball at the end of the day and I was very impressed with the dancers. It must have taken them a long time to get the moves all in sync. Much of the music was from the 80s which also had many of the parents tapping a foot along as the little ones jumped about. It was a great way to end a brilliant day out.

Peppa Pig World is included

For the first time this year Peppa Pig World is included in the Halloween festivities. There are many pumpkins scattered around. Including some in the same cartoon style as the show itself. Plus a huge spider on top of the shop and an enormous pumpkin outside the shop. If thats not enough photo opportunities then you can also meet Peppa and George who are dress up as a witch and a pumpkin. 

Lots of variety in the rides

The park is split into different areas where rides are grouped together under a theme. As well as some show stoppers there are lots of other activities. With splash parks, play areas and an indoor play area as well. They have a number of rides such as the Wave Runner which I have not seen elsewhere. All of which is great with multiple age groups.

Caters for all age groups

One of the things which I love about Paultons Park is that it really does cater for all age groups. Even in the other areas of the park away from Peppa Pig World. They seem to have managed to get a great mix of rides. This means that one of us can’t take Monkey on a coaster while the other entertains Kipper in a play area or a mini coaster. We particularly find this in the Lost Kingdom but it is replicated in other areas of the park too. When you have a four year age gap like we do there is always going to be times of compromise but Paultons Park definitely helps us with that parenting battle. Plus a lot of the rides Kipper can actually go on which also helps, unlike other theme parks we have visited where at 95cm he can be quite limited. 

Clean, clean, clean

Having recently visited another theme park one thing that really stood out when we compared the two is how clean Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World is. Some of the rides have been up for a number of years but they are kept in good order. The paintwork is fresh and there is very little litter anywhere on the park. Whats more is that they are building new rides and areas. We are particularly excited by the new Tornado Springs are which is currently being constructed and is due to open in 2020. 

Good value for money 

If you little one is under 1m then you do not need to pay for them. Yet there are many rides they can still go on. There is no charge for car parking unlike other similar attractions we have been to. Plus the prices for food is reasonable, and it was nice to see all of the concessions open. Even in at weekends in some of the bigger theme parks we have been to you are left hunting to find one that is open. 

We had a great day at Paultons Park and I think have started a new Halloween tradition. It is so nice to go to an age appropriate celebration with the boys and I am sure we will be back again next year.

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47 Comments

  1. I have never been as it’s a long way from home for us but it looks fantastic, they’ve really gone all out.

    It’s got the homely Halloween feel rather than scary which is so much better for family fun.

    And love peppa and George dresses up x

  2. Cristina Petrini Reply

    They are really nice places that let you enter the right atmosphere! Beautiful for young and old!

  3. Paultons Park seems like a nice place to visit, I have never seen so many pumpkins in my life. Over here not many people celebrating Halloween except some big hotels and hips reaturants.

    • Danielle Duggins Reply

      Ahhh this is great to see as we are actually going for 2 days on the 25th. We are so excited 😊

  4. Wow! This place looks amazing! I’ll have to let my Sister know about this as she doesn’t live to far away from there and has 2 small kids!

  5. Because who doesn’t love spending a day in a park full of so many pumpkins!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. THAT HUGE PUMPKIN THO! How amazing is that?! Looks like y’all had a blast! Wish I could go!

  7. That looks like such a fun place! I’m sure my kids would love it. If we’re ever in the area, we would definitely check it out.

  8. Kate Murray Reply

    Looks like a great place for family fun! The photos are gorgeous too, lots of memories to capture!

  9. Gervin Khan Reply

    Wow, this is such a perfect place to spend your Halloween your family, it looks like a lot of fun and kids will surely love it!

  10. Tiffany La Forge-Grau Reply

    That looks like it would be a really fun trip. I wish it was a lot closer to me so I could check it out!

  11. Looks great here for Halloween, lots of fun for the little ones!

  12. Lyndsey O'Halloran Reply

    This looks like such a good place to visit! I love all the pumpkins!

  13. This looks like a great park to visit during Halloween, lots of different activities to entertain the little ones. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  14. I am so looking forward to Halloween. The pumpkin patches look awesome. Fall is my season!

  15. This looks like so much fun. The decorations are everything. I will have to make a trip here! Thanks for sharing.

  16. This is awesome that all age bracket can enjoy. What I love is that kids will enjoy them coz it’s not scary at all. Those big pumpkins really caught my attention, I love them.

  17. Catherine Santiago Jose Reply

    Wow, that theme park is such a perfect place to visit on this Halloween and I am sure kids and adults will definitely enjoy this place.

  18. Annemarie LeBlanc Reply

    Perfect place for family fun this Fall. I wish we lived closer. I would love to take my grandchildren there. I am sure they will have loads of fun just like you guys did.

  19. This really looks nice place to visit with family. Not this year but I will plan to visit Paultons Park may be next year. Thanks for sharing

  20. Yeah Lifestyle Reply

    Paultons Partk looks fantastic and I would love to head there with my kids as they love all things Halloween. There is just so much to do there

  21. Terri Steffes Reply

    It’s always nice to take the kids to places that they’ll have so much fun in! I think Paultons Park is perfect for the family especially if you’re looking for a place to unwind and just spend time with the family.

  22. The park looks amazing, they did such an amazing job decorating it for Halloween. So many pumpkins! I can see why it is suitable for the entire family, every member will find something to do that they like there.

  23. We LOVE Paultons Park but have never though of going in October! What a sight! I didn’t realise they made such an event of Halloween. Loving all those cute pumpkin decorations.

  24. Arun Dahiya Reply

    The park looks really beautiful, ready for fall and have lots of option. Show as well as rides. I am sure my little sister would love it.

  25. Oh this place looks amazing, What a great way to pick your pumpkins for Halloween. 🎃👻. We were hoping to go pumpkin picking this weekend but it’s looking more like next weekend now. The weather has really made the place we go to soggy!

  26. jessica may Reply

    Oh I think we would love love love Peppa Pig world! This looks so fun!!

  27. Lush Fab Glam Reply

    You’re right that’s a lot of pumpkins in a place that’s not a pick your own. Great spot for fall photos too.
    XO, MJ

  28. wow, this looks so cute park to visit with children. It looks like they are having so much fun x

  29. Candy Rachelle Reply

    That pumpkin is very big! That place is really a must-visit park. They have awesome features!

  30. Wow! They really have gone all out on Halloween, it’s stunning. I wonder how many pumpkins they’ve had to use. You have some fabulous photos too. So pleased you all had a wonderful day x

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  31. It sounds like such an amazing place to visit during Halloween, I love seeing the decorations especially the pumpkins.

  32. This looks like a great place to visit, but unfortunately it’s just a bit too far away for us. If we’re ever down that way in the future though, we’ll certainly have it on our ‘to do’ list. #BloggerClubUK

  33. Emma Betts Reply

    I never get tired of seeing bright orange pumpkins around xx

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