THERE can't be many parents of toddlers in this country who don't find themselves absent-mindedly humming the theme tune to Peppa Pig at least ten times a day!

And the swine fever sweeping the land for the pink porker and her cute collection of animal family and friends shows no sign of abating.

So, it's almost manna from heaven to discover there is such as thing as Peppa Pig World dominating a huge chunk of one of the country's most popular theme parks, where tiny tots can snort, grunt and squeal to their heart's content!

Hampshire-based Paultons Park has exclusive rights to recreate the fantastic features of this children's favourite, featuring rides, games, play areas and a wealth of family photo opportunities.

There's Madame Gazelle's schoolroom, Miss Rabbit's helicopter ride and Granddad Pig's boat trips, to name but a few. Big, bright and colourful, they make the little ones feel like they are actually part of the animated adventures of Peppa, George, Daddy Pig, Mummy Pig et al.

Be warned, as with many theme parks, peak times can witness lengthy cues for the star attractions, but my top tip is to get there early or later in the day to cut down on waiting times. And even if you do have to perform the odd penguin shuffle or two, there's still plenty to keep the children distracted, from the songs and shows performed throughout the day to the main timetabled appearances from the larger-than-life characters themselves.

With refreshment stands and the country's biggest dedicated Peppa Pig shop to also while away the hours in, and your money, this is the perfect day out for your little piglets.

And that doesn't even begin to take into account all the other entertainment on offer at this attraction, which features more than 70 rides set within 140 acres of parkland, including rollercoasters Flight of the Pterosaur, Velociraptor, EDGE, Cobra and Magma, the Raging River Ride and a 4D Show Street Cinema, in which we whiled away a cracking quarter-of-an-hour with our special specs on watching a magical story of thrill-seeking sealife.

Last year saw the launch of a Jurassic-themed attraction, Lost Kingdom, representing a mammoth £9 million investment.

And while the summer sun might be a distant memory, the park has announced some super seasonal attractions this Christmas, complete with a visit to Santa's grotto.

Families can join a reindeer on his journey to find Santa in time for Christmas Eve and return home with a gift, while parents have a complimentary hot punch and a festive treat. Included in the cost of a ticket is the chance to enjoy the delights of a daily, family festive show, where visitors can meet Frosty, Rudolph and two cheeky elves, Billy and Belinda.

For the first time, families can take a stroll down the aptly-named Snow Street, as well as explore a magical festive setting in Peppa Pig World and see and hear the entertaining musical Christmas tree.

Christmas at Paultons will be taking place on selected days from November 18 to December 23 2017.

Visit for more details or to book your tickets, including handy discounts on entry prices.