HAMPSHIRE'S Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig World, has been named as the second best rated amusement park in the UK in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice TM awards for Amusement Parks and Water Parks.

The Ower park. which boasts 60 rides and attractions set within 140 acres of parkland on the edge of the New Forest National Park, is also named in the top ten amusement parks in Europe.

The UK number one spot went to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, while Florida’s Discovery Cove in Orlando has the coveted position of best amusement park in the world.

In addition, the South East has taken home more TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for amusement parks than anywhere else in the country.

Thorpe Park, Brighton Pier, East Sussex and Fishers Adventure Farm Park in Wisborough Green, West Sussex take fifth, sixth and seventh place in the UK respectively.

The four South East parks are also all named in Europe’s top 25.