THE UK’s number one family theme park, as rated on Google, has announced its schedule of winter events with advance tickets available for Halloween and Christmas.

Paulton’s Park in Ower, Romsey has revealed its programme of festive events during October and December.

Advance tickets for the Happy Halloween event and ‘A Celebration of Christmas’ extravaganza at the internationally acclaimed attraction are now on sale.

From Thursday, October 13 until Monday, October 31 2022, the local theme park will undergo a Halloween transformation, including the 1950’s Americana themed Tornado Springs which will showcase way out west Halloween décor.

Hampshire Chronicle: Christmas at Paultons Park

The UK exclusive Peppa Pig World will also receive a spooky makeover. Peppa and George will appear for regular meet and greets in their fancy dress costumes, to entertain the Park’s youngest guests.

The all singing, all dancing show, The Legend of Paultons Manor will tell the tale of Pickles the Pumpkin and his spirit squad friends. Halloween shows begin on October 22 and finish on October 31. Late night openings until 7.30pm, will allow visitors to ride after dark on Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 of October 2022.

In December, the amusement park will showcase magical illuminations to celebrate Christmas on selected dates from Saturday, December 3 until Friday, December 23 2022.

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Peppa Pig World will become a festive wonderland as the popular animated TV character greets guests in her seasonal attire. Selected rides will be open for Christmas including those in Tornado Springs, Lost Kingdom and Critter Creek.

Following its prior success, the entrance plaza will host a light show featuring a giant musical Christmas tree, coming to life every 15 minutes. Father Christmas is set to make a special guest appearance in the Santa’s Christmas Wish show and Santa's Storytime show. All festive live entertainment runs daily throughout the event from the park’s undercover seated arena.

Hampshire Chronicle: Halloween at Paultons Park

James Mancey, operations director at Paultons Park said: “Each year our team works hard to create a family friendly winter schedule of events. Families enjoy a magical day at Paultons Park all year round, and for the festive season we aim to ensure the park is fittingly enchanting.

“It has become a tradition for many families to return, year after year, to experience how we have tailored the park to help our guests celebrate their favourite winter holiday. We are confident this year will be our most thrilling yet and may have some surprises in store for Halloween and Christmas at Paultons Park.”

Situated in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire, Paultons Park has been recognised as one of the world’s leading attractions by Tripadvisor and held the title as the UK’s best-rated amusement park for an unbeaten five years in a row. The family run theme park covers 140 acres and has more than 70 rides and attractions as well as Peppa Pig World.

Tickets can be pre-booked online for ‘Happy Halloween’ and ‘A Celebration of Christmas’. Event admission is included in the ticket prices. The theme park advises early booking to guarantee a visit. For more information go to