Family theme park Paultons Park, which is home to the world’s first and UK exclusive Peppa Pig World has been awarded a Gold Accolade from VisitEngland. Situated in the beautiful New Forest National Park, Paultons was one of the first attractions to receive this prestigious award and just 10 attractions in the country were selected in total – with Paultons being the only theme park.

The Gold Accolade was awarded to Paultons as a result of the most recent VAQAS (Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme) audit, which was carried out in August.  This was the first time that accolades have been awarded for their score from the Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme, and the park achieved a glowing report based on eight categories including pre-arrival, arrival, the attraction itself, cleanliness, retail, catering and staffing. The awards are validated by a panel that is chaired by Pam Foden, the Head of Industry Development at Visit England.

Paultons Park was one of just four attractions in the south to win the award, and it was credited for its high level of cleanliness, beautiful, well-manicured gardens, immaculately kept animal enclosures, varied catering and retail offerings and polite and helpful staff.

Commercial director of Paultons Park, Stephen Lorton, said: “We are delighted that Paultons Park is one of the first attractions in the country to have received this prestigious Gold Accolade from VisitEngland.  So many aspects of the park were singled out for praise which the whole team work very hard to achieve for the benefit of our guests”

As well as being home to Peppa Pig World, Paultons Park offers an exciting range of features and attractions including the all-new ‘Wildwoods Restaurant’, the interactive Big Toy Shop, a magical Victorian carousel and family favourites such as EDGE, Cobra – Paultons’ biggest rollercoaster, Magma, the Raging River Ride and a 4D cinema.

Paultons Park will be open during October half-term. For further information, and to book tickets online in advance, visit