Kids days out

Paultons Park in Hampshire

It's a hoot! hoot! at Paultons Park where I recently visited this large attraction near the New Forest. This park does not only boast many  thrill seeking rides but the World's first Peppa Pig World where you can ride up to windy castle, float up in a hot air balloon and ride George's dinosaur with your little one's. I was amazed of this new addition at the park and especially enjoyed riding in Grandpa pigs train.

If you have older children who may not be swept up with Peppa pig mania, believe me, they will enjoy the fun to be had in Peppa Pig World, the Park alongside, has amazing birds like pelicans and flamingos also it has many other great rides where you get whizzed and spun around, splashed upon and sped around in a large roller coaster in all different twists and turns. This park is a great day out for the family and well worth a visit. Parking is free and admission varies from peak to off-peak, children under 1 metre go free. To find out more take a look at the Paultons Park website.

Sealife, Brighton, opposite Palace Pier

If you like to feel like a mermaid or a merman and wish to explore the ocean, this is a place for you and your children. Right from the start you are taken on a discovery of what is in our seas and oceans around the world with large and small fish. I loved the turtles and the large sting ray tanks where you can view the sealife from above and below. One of the new attractions and my favourite to date was the glass bottom boat where you can see into a large tank with sharks,  two large turtles and several sting rays. I loved walking through the ocean tunnel which makes you feel like you are under water. If you would like to touch a crab or starfish why not take a look at the interactive pools. The Sealife centre is a great day to explore our underwater friends and learn about the sea around us. Also you can spend your pocket money in the shop before you go. For information visit Sealife Centre website

Washbooks Farm, Brighton Road,Hassocks in West Sussex

Washbrooks farm is a family friendly attraction set in lovely countryside just past the Sussex Downs and ideal for picnics. It gives you an insight to how a working farm is run and allows you to go into the barn and meet all the animals, there are goats, pigs, chickens, donkeys, turkeys, cows and sheep. Your children can visit the inside play area with a slide, small maze and sandpit. Outside the farm has many great climbing and outdoor play equipment where the kids can hang, balance and swing around on whilst you can sit and watch with a coffee! New this Easter the farm introduced the Giant Pillow! a bouncy castle for all but on the floor and a zip wire that whizzes you through the air. There is a Tea room for hungry tummies at lunch serving hot or cold food, ice cream and drinks, lots of gifts for the children to buy too. Before you leave don't forget the tractor trailer ride. This farm park has something for everyone and I have enjoyed many days here. For more information take a look at Washbrooks website