The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere

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Enter The World of Beatrix Potter, Europe’s only attraction dedicated to this popular author of children’s literature. This award-winning experience was designed to be enjoyed by the entire family, bringing Potter’s classic tales vividly to life. Take a leisurely walk through the site’s indoor recreation of the Lakeland countryside, and you’re sure to run into Peter Rabbit, Potter’s most popular character, and all of his friends. Take a little time to enjoy a special film about the writer’s life, and stop by the site’s video wall for a brief look at all of her imaginative children’s books. Don’t forget to pick up a souvenir of your visit at the gift shop, and grab a hot drink and a slice of cake in the tearoom. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Bowness-on-Windermere holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The World of Beatrix Potter and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Have loved Beatrix Potter since I was a little girl and this wonderful place bought her work alive , the wonderful theatre performance was aimed at young and old alike and was quite magical . The muse...  more »
  • Visited with my husband and 2 children. My children loved seeing their favourite characters brought to life. The trail is lovely and very interactive for children. It was very busy and parking isn't t...  more »
  • Was a great museum for the children and brought back a lot of childhood memories for us parents. We also went up to Hill Top, which was brilliant and full of history. A must for any BP fans.  more »
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  • The attention to detail in the displays is incredible. I enjoyed it when I was 11, and I've enjoyed going back to see it again at 29! Check out Squirrel Nutkin's raft display to see the effort which has gone into this place! The tea room attached to the exhibit served a pleasant afternoon tea, although the selection of teas and sandwiches isn't as broad as you'd expect from a dedicated tea room.
  • A must see for any Beatrix Potter fan - full of wonderful souvenirs, great for taking young children! There is a show that takes place here that runs for 45 minutes. Definitely worth visiting if you're in the area!
  • great for kids and families. some of the models were incredibly life-like. queue for entry was all the way out onto the street.
  • We are lucky to live in Bowness and The Old Laundry Theatre is one of the reasons we are lucky. That production of By Jeeves made tonight possibly the best theatre visit I have made, to this or any other theatre.
  • It's a good place to go with young children. Doesn't take too long to go around. It's informative but can be very busy, 12 August at 10 am and the que went all the way downstairs into the cafe. Moved fairly quickly. 28 people go through every 6 mins apparently. It's fairly interactive if you can actually do the activity sheet with the kids. Lots of adult tourists there as well without children so it can be hard to take your time looking around.

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