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Posted Friday, March 20th, 2015 by admin
Press Release from Peter Rabbit:
The World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction is preparing to host its immensely popular interactive Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt. Taking place on Wednesday 1 April, the one-day event promises digital egg hunters a fun day in the beautiful Lake District, searching for one of the 50 highly prized limited-edition ceramic eggs using an interactive google map to help them. Ten of the special eggs have fantastic prizes attached including luxury Lake District hotel breaks and family days out at the best Lakeland Attractions. By taking part in the event, egg hunters are also helping to raise valuable funds for WaterAid, an international charity providing clean water and sanitation to some of the world’s poorest communities.
The egg hunt combines technology and the great outdoors. Participants use the interactive map to help them, and as each egg is found, its lucky winner tweets, texts or calls the Egg Hunt Head Quarters back at the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, where the egg location is then taken off the master copy of the digital map. This then updates every egg-hunter’s map out on location so they can focus on the remaining eggs to find.
This year the 50 handcrafted ceramic eggs, designed and created by local artist Sue Dunne along the theme of The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle, will be placed in top secret locations in the Lake District region, some in woodland areas and others on favourite family walks. The eggs will be placed in open view in public areas, so no digging or delving is necessary. Many families take part every year and experienced egg hunters say that the key to success is to keep your eyes open and use the clues to help you.
Everyone who finds an egg gets to keep it as a collector’s item and also claims a new special-edition copy of the Tale of Peter Rabbit, courtesy of Frederick Warne, publisher of the Beatrix Potter books, plus free family entry to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Ten lucky eggs also have special prizes attached including overnight stays. Family prizes also include tickets for Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakes Aquarium, Lakeland Motor Museum, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, Go Ape Tree Top Junior.
The Egg Hunt will be launched live on Wednesday 1 April at 10am on the World of Beatrix Potter website. Treasure hunters need to sign up online prior to the event and donate £2 to WaterAid before they can view the map and clues on their mobile device and set out on their quest. No special egg hunting equipment is required for the super fun one-day event – just a mobile device with internet signal, keen eyes and fantastic deciphering skills for the cunning clues! Once all the eggs have been found (usually by mid-afternoon) the egg hunt is over for another year and the lucky winners can come to the Attraction to collect their prize.
Egg Hunt progress can be followed on twitter: @peterrabbiteggs with hashtag #PeterRabbitEggs.
Posted Monday, March 09th, 2015 by admin
Steeped in history and intrigue, the Yorkshire Dales are a fascinating point in the English landscape.
From wildlife to untamed natural beauty, there is so much to enjoy in this enchanting place.
Established in 1954, the dales cover an area of 1,762 square kilometres (680 square miles). They straddle the central Pennines in North Yorkshire and Cumbria and are North East of Manchester and directly North of Leeds and Bradford. The area is large and easy to locate.
The dales offer the largest area of nationally and internationally important habitats in the country. The wildflower rich hay meadows, pastures in the dale bottoms and the northern moorland edges, are so important for wading birds. The windswept uplands with their bogs and heathery hillsides, offer a home for native creatures and insects alike.
The south of the national park, displays one of the best examples in Britain of classic limestone, with its crags, pavements and intricate cave systems.
Unbeknown to many, is the fact that this landscape is shaped by ice, with significant glacial and post-glacial features, notably drumlin fields and the post-glacial lakes of Semerwater and Malham Tarn.
There are also some amazing waterfalls such as Hardraw Force with its 90ft single drop and Thornton Force with its erratic streams, unlike any other waterfall. The bodies of water in the Dales, combine to create some enchanting acoustics.
The Yorkshire Dales have inspired artists and poets for centuries, it truly is a special place. The tranquility is immeasurable but if you really want to absorb some captivating beauty, visit it at night, when the lack of pollution enables the night to retain its darkness, allowing the moon and stars to fully sparkle.
Posted Monday, March 02nd, 2015 by admin
Well worth a visit during your stay at the Beech Hill, is the Lakes Aquarium on the shores of Lake Windermere. Situated on the southern shore of Lake Windermere at Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, the premises are easy to find. Just follow the quirky fish symbols along the A590 to Newby Bridge, which are clearly signposted from junction 36, off the M6.
You can buy tickets online up to 30 days in advance, adult tickets are only £5.95 and children (aged 3-15yrs) pay £3.95, plus there are further discounts on family tickets. There is the option of buying tickets on the day.
The aquarium is a great place for kids and adults alike. The children can get up close and personal with all manner of bugs, reptiles and other amazing creatures. As you wonder through the oceanic rooms, you can see all kinds of creature features, such as the the daily otter talk and feed. Watch as the trainers interact with these fascinating sea creatures, that love to perform. Head on over to the duck displays and watch them dive into the lake tunnels, from 11am daily.
Right next to the aquarium are some great spots to grab a bite to eat. 1872 is an exciting shopping and eating experience, right next to the pier. Not only is there the chance to grab a tasty spot of lunch, you can also browse the well stocked gift shop! The gift shop is great place for picking up a bespoke ornament, with many of the gifts made by local artists with materials sourced from the nearby area.
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