Fun for Little Ones at Wallops Wood!

September sees many families arriving with toddlers and young pre-school children, meaning they can stay here avoiding the full on months of July and August. It’s a quieter time of year with often beautiful sunny days and golden evenings. A wonderful time for country walks with the dog and picking blackberries from the hedgerows!

Fun with Peppa Pig!

We’re fortunate to have plenty of attractions on the doorstep that appeal to young families and one of the best known is Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park. Peppa Pig World is close to Wallops Wood, just a 40 minute drive away.

Peppa Pig World is hugely popular!. There’s no shortage of activities for young families: you can meet Peppa and her friends, and have photographs taken on the veranda in front of the school house.

The Queen’s Flying Coach Ride takes families on a tour around Peppa Pig World in individual coaches on a monorail. There 9 further rides including Daddy Pig’s car ride, Grandpa Pig’s little train and Peppa Pig’s balloon ride. Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club is where you can cruise along the water around Peppa Pig World and discover Pirate Island.

You can find out more and book tickets on the Peppa Pig World website.

Animal Fun!

Other activities for young families in the area include Manor Farm, a traditional farm near Southampton where there’s plenty of hands on activities for children including farmyard walks, milking goats and feeding lambs. There’s even a Victorian schoolhouse where you can meet the Victorian teacher and see how children were taught in the past. Other activities include a wildlife pond, maize maze, den building and a play barn.

Finally, Marwell Zoo, is just 20 minutes from Wallops Wood, another popular attraction for families staying with us. With plenty of outdoor space, a whole host of animals and activities to enjoy, Marwell Zoo is a great family day out in Hampshire. You’ll see over 100 amazing animals including giraffes, tigers, leopards, meerkats and penguins. Plus a 140-acre park & 5 adventure play areas. Marwell Zoo is committed to wildlife conservation and your visit helps to support their cause.

Giraffe at Marwell Zoo