If you’ve noticed your preschooler calling cookies “biscuits,” announcing that they’re going to the “loo,” or full-on speaking in a British accent lately, they just might be a fan of Peppa Pig from the animated British telly (err, television) show.
Kids who can’t get enough of the sassy piglet will be squealing with joy thanks to these new attractions, including a live touring show coming to Allen next month and a new theme park just announced in Florida (road trip, anyone?). Plus, where you can see Peppa now at a play place open year-round in Grapevine.
With the slow return of live shows, we couldn’t be more tickled that it’s Peppa and her crew.
Where: Allen Event Center, 200 E. Stacy Road, Allen
When: One night only on Tuesday, September 21, 6pm
What: Peppa, her little brother George, and school friends Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe on stage as larger-than-life-size puppets as they embark upon a camping trip in the woods. With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of singing, dancing, games and surprises.
How much: Tickets are now on sale, starting from $31. VIP meet and greet after the show are $50 per person. VIP guests visit with Peppa and her human friend Daisy for family photos in a special scene featuring, of all things, a nice muddy puddle.
Learn more: Visit peppapigliveus.com to watch a trailer of the show and to buy tickets. Allen Event Center box office: 972/912-1057
If the end of summer has you daydreaming about your next getaway, check out this big news out of the theme park capital of the world.
Where: This new park will be steps away from LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park—which is located at 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884—and on-site hotels.
When: A grand opening date will be announced later this year, but vacation packages and annual passes now on sale for trips beginning April 1, 2022.
What: This all-new standalone theme park features six rides, six themed playscapes and a water play area. Designed to be the ultimate day for preschoolers, the new theme park combines interactive rides and themed playgrounds with character shows and an indoor cinema for quieter moments. Explore the theme park now through an augment reality activity now available on the Peppa Pig Theme Park Instagram and Facebook pages. Follow the instructions to learn more about the attractions and then snap a selfie on aboard Daddy Pig’s Roller Coaster.
How much: A limited number of annual passes on sale for $74.99. Annual passes including LEGOLAND will be available later this year. Vacations packages starting at $95 per person and $201 per person are on sale. Every room features separate sleeping areas for parents and kids, and kid-friendly amenities such as a separate entertainment center and bathroom with built-in potty-training seat.
Learn more: peppapigthemepark.com/florida
But extravagant vacations notwithstanding, you can always visit Peppa Pig anytime right here in North Texas.
Where: Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051. The closest entrance is entry #3 between Burlington and Fieldhouse USA (on the opposite side of the mall as LEGOLAND and Sea Life Aquarium).
When: Open 10am–6pm daily. Last admission at 4pm and the retail shop stays open until 6pm each night.
What: Opened in February 2019, Peppa Pig World of Play is an indoor family play attraction designed for preschoolers with 14 play areas, including Peppa’s treehouse, a supermarket and Grandpa Pig’s train. Read our full review of its opening here. Children aged 8 or younger can visit with their family (which must include a responsible adult over 18 years of age).
How much: Daily admission is from $24.30 online for an adult/child combo. Online price from $39.95 for admission to all three attractions at Grapevine Mills: Peppa Pig, Legoland and Sea Life. Annual passes are $75 per child for Monday–Friday admission and $99 for anytime; both come with complimentary admission for one adult per passholder. Everyone except babies under 1 year need a ticket.
Learn more: peppapigworldofplay.com/dallasfw; 214/285-9110
Top image credit: Astley Baker Davies Ltd, Entertainment One UK Ltd 2003