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The World of Beatrix Potter


The landscape that surrounds the hotel is not only loved and cherished by holiday makers the world over, it also inspired the writings of one of England’s most famous children’s authors, Beatrix Potter. If you get the chance, surprise the kids and head to The World of Beatrix Potter centre at Bowness-on-Windermere, in Cumbria. Who’s knows you might even lose yourself for the day in a world of youthful nostalgia. Even if its not entirely up your street your kids will love it.


The centre is easy to find and is signposted with brown tourist information signs. The area is serviced by busses and trains, plus there is ample parking and wheelchair and buggy access


Your family can learn all about how the captivating Cumbrian countryside brought to life the world of Beatrix Potter’s imagination that has enchanted children for generations.


As museums goes, the place is pretty impressive. Each area is based on one of Potter’s most iconic characters. Journey to Jemima Puddleduck’s underground home, take a trip round Peter Rabbit’s garden and even visit Jeremy Fisher on his lillypad boat. There is even a virtual walk around Beatrix Potter’s beloved Cumbrian countryside. To round it all off there is an amply stocked gift shop, so you can take home a piece of Potter magic.


Such was its ability to capture the imaginations of adults and children alike that upon it’s opening the centre received a visit from many celebrities including Richard E Grant, Kim Wilde, Victoria Wood, Gaby Roslin, Cerys Matthews, Lesley Garrett, Rachel de Thame, Gary Kemp and many more.


The attraction is so celebrated it even received a gold medal award from the Chelsea Flower Show, in recognition of the expertise and dedication that went into creating the coveted Peter Rabbit herb garden.


So what are you waiting for? Check out this well loved family day out for yourself and ensure your kids have a memorable stay in the lakes.

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