PAULTONS Park has been named the best amusement park in the UK - and even one of the top ten in the world.

The site near Romsey, which hosts Peppa Pig World, has earned the best in the UK accolade for the fifth year running.

A park spokesperson said: "We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has written a lovely review of the park on TripAdvisor over the last 12 months.

"We are delighted to announce that Paultons has been voted the UK's best-rated amusement park in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards winning the title for an unprecedented fifth year in a row."

The park closed due to coronavirus in March but has since reopened to guests.

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A review on the TripAdvisor website said: "The rides and the beauty outshine any other theme park in the UK.

"Aimed at small children, but some rides will thrill the big kid inside us all."

The site was originally named Paultons Park and Bird Gardens and gates were first opened to the public on May 17, 1983.

Only four staff were needed to take care of the adventure playground, museum, birds and animals.

The site now includes more than 70 rides and attractions including rollercoasters and water rides.

The exclusive Peppa Pig world then opened in 2011.