Kingston town centre defeats Peppa Pig World and Legoland to be named best family day out

Attractions like the Rotunda won out over Peppa Pig World. Pic credit: Jon Sharman

Peppa Pig World (Peppa pictured at a lights switch on in Croydon) came runner-up to Kingston

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Kingston has defeated Legoland and Peppa Pig World to be named best family day out in a competition run by a baby magazine.

The town won a gold award in the national Prima Baby Awards after town centre managers Kingstonfirst persuaded judges it was ahead of its rivals. 

Its shops, night markets, the Kingston Regatta, food festival, Rotunda, Rose Theatre and Kingston Museum won the day.

The award was one of 91 bay themed on offer, including best wet wipe, best pre-school book, best spa break and best rearward facing car seat. Entry was £125 not including VAT.

Runner up Peppa Pig World in the New Forest, Hampshire, has a muddy puddle splash area, spaceship indoor playzone, paddling ducks and Miss Rabbit’s helicopter among its kid friendly attractions.

Legoland Windsor has Pirate Falls Treasure Quest, Atlantis Submarine Voyage, XBOX 360 Gaming Zone and Lego Star Wars mini model display to woo children.

Kingstonfirst chief executive Ros Morgan said: “The Prima Baby Awards recognise and reward the best products and services for families and we fought off tough competition, particularly from the runners up Legoland Windsor and Peppa Pig World."

Would your family prefer to go to Kingston, Peppa Pig World, Legoland Windsor or somewhere else? Email newsdesk@surreycomet.co.uk or leave a comment below.


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11:01am Thu 27 Mar 14

alphabeti says...

Obviously the judges were not in the vicinity of the Market in the approach to Christmas. All the barriers from the resurfacing work made it almost impossible to get past with a buggy. Doesn't seem all that family friendly but I'm sure it's really wonderful now!
Obviously the judges were not in the vicinity of the Market in the approach to Christmas. All the barriers from the resurfacing work made it almost impossible to get past with a buggy. Doesn't seem all that family friendly but I'm sure it's really wonderful now! alphabeti
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1:31pm Thu 27 Mar 14

DB says...

alphabeti wrote:
Obviously the judges were not in the vicinity of the Market in the approach to Christmas. All the barriers from the resurfacing work made it almost impossible to get past with a buggy. Doesn't seem all that family friendly but I'm sure it's really wonderful now!
No, it's STILL like that, despite all ofthe ridiculous lies and assurances that we have had.

The contractor apologised for over-running by 7 weeks and when I went there the following weekend, there was still no one working on it. There is no point apologising in the first place really.
[quote][p][bold]alphabeti[/bold] wrote: Obviously the judges were not in the vicinity of the Market in the approach to Christmas. All the barriers from the resurfacing work made it almost impossible to get past with a buggy. Doesn't seem all that family friendly but I'm sure it's really wonderful now![/p][/quote]No, it's STILL like that, despite all ofthe ridiculous lies and assurances that we have had. The contractor apologised for over-running by 7 weeks and when I went there the following weekend, there was still no one working on it. There is no point apologising in the first place really. DB
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3:53pm Thu 27 Mar 14

alphabeti says...

DB wrote:
alphabeti wrote:
Obviously the judges were not in the vicinity of the Market in the approach to Christmas. All the barriers from the resurfacing work made it almost impossible to get past with a buggy. Doesn't seem all that family friendly but I'm sure it's really wonderful now!
No, it's STILL like that, despite all ofthe ridiculous lies and assurances that we have had.

The contractor apologised for over-running by 7 weeks and when I went there the following weekend, there was still no one working on it. There is no point apologising in the first place really.
I haven't been in Kingston for a while. That's astounding. 4 months later there are still huge areas sectioned off? Competition closed for entries on 20th December so I assume the judges didn't actually visit after that time.
[quote][p][bold]DB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alphabeti[/bold] wrote: Obviously the judges were not in the vicinity of the Market in the approach to Christmas. All the barriers from the resurfacing work made it almost impossible to get past with a buggy. Doesn't seem all that family friendly but I'm sure it's really wonderful now![/p][/quote]No, it's STILL like that, despite all ofthe ridiculous lies and assurances that we have had. The contractor apologised for over-running by 7 weeks and when I went there the following weekend, there was still no one working on it. There is no point apologising in the first place really.[/p][/quote]I haven't been in Kingston for a while. That's astounding. 4 months later there are still huge areas sectioned off? Competition closed for entries on 20th December so I assume the judges didn't actually visit after that time. alphabeti
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10:02am Fri 28 Mar 14

PCBritainGoneMad! says...

Always nice to see Kingston win an award, albeit a slighty strange one... Not sure I'd rather go to the Rotunda than Lego Land mind!

Then again, maybe I oculd just use it as a chance to moan about a few things, that always makes one feel better...
Always nice to see Kingston win an award, albeit a slighty strange one... Not sure I'd rather go to the Rotunda than Lego Land mind! Then again, maybe I oculd just use it as a chance to moan about a few things, that always makes one feel better... PCBritainGoneMad!
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