One of the most popular reasons people visit Cumbria is famed children’s author Beatrix Potter, who, using her beautiful surroundings as inspiration, wrote many wonderful stories about the whimsical animal characters in and around her home.
The World of Beatrix Potter attraction is located in the Lake District, at the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, sharing its home with the Old Laundry Theatre and offers a fantastic day out for the whole family.
When you first arrive, enjoy a short film introducing you to the author and her wonderful stories. Before being invited to explore the rest of the attraction and see some of the most famous characters in children’s literature brought to life.
Jemima Puddle Duck and Mr Tod
Watch 3D scenes from Beatrix Potter’s stories, complete with sounds, smells and lighting that make you feel as if you’ve hopped inside Jemima Puddle Duck’s woodland and traveled through the trees to see Mr Tod and stumble on The Tale of Pigling Bland.
The Peter Rabbit Garden
Probably the most famous of all Potter’s characters, Peter Rabbit’s garden has been designed to capture the essence of her world. Look out for lettuce, gooseberry bushes many other clever details which have been taken straight from her stories.
Mrs Tiggy-Winkle’s Kitchen
Head in from the garden and follow the adventure of mischievous Squirrel Nutkin before popping in to see Mrs Tiggy-Winkle in her kitchen.
Mr Jeremy Fisher’s Boat
Give Johnny Town-House a wave and pass many other beloved characters on the way to see Mr Jeremy Fisher, who’s waiting for you on his lily-pad boat.
The Virtual Walk is your chance to experience just why Beatrix Potter loved the Lake District so much. Computerised imagery gives you the chance to explore some of her most loved sites as if you’re really experiencing them. This area is also your chance to follow a timeline of her life and find out more about the writer behind the characters.
Mr McGregor’s Greenhouses
Step into Mr McGregor’s greenhouse. Look out for what’s lurking in the shed and take in the smell of fresh tomatoes. There is also another chance to head back out into the garden and hear more about the tales of Peter and Benjamin.
Stop at the Shop
From small trinkets to larger gifts there’s the chance to pick up something special to remember your trip by.