The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere
(3.9/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
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. Make The World of Beatrix Potter a part of your Bowness-on-Windermere vacation plans using our Bowness-on-Windermere holiday planner.
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  • Niceeee. Colourful and interactive. Perfect for Beatrix Potter fans and non-Beatrix Potter fans to discover. 
  • I loved the Peter Rabbit books as a child and loved being able to relive a part of my childhood. The gift shop had lots of great gifts. 
  • Was a lovely quaint little tour to guide you through the world of Beatrix potter. It cost £7.40 per adult and it took us around 20 minutes to walk through. We have no children so just 2 adults, but I ...  more »
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  • I'm not a huge fan of the Peter Rabbit stories, though I have read several to my daughter. I imagine you'd get much more out of this if you were. The attraction starts with a four minute film about Beatrix Potter and her stories. Visitors are then released in batches into the main section of the attraction which is a one-way wander around lovingly recreated scenes from the stories. The models are beautifully done and capture the magic of the stories well. There's limited interactivity provided through touch screen displays next to each scene which tell you a little bit more about the story. There's also a garden halfway along the route inspired by the stories, which adds a bit of variety. For the price, it's quite short: the full route takes about 30 minutes before reaching the cramped gift shop at the end. That's if you stop and look at each scene and spend a little time in the garden. There's no toilet on the route so if, like us, you need to change a baby's nappy you'll need to either go to the end or back to the start and wait for the film to finish before being allowed back through. Access for wheels (buggies or wheelchairs) is via a very steep slope and there are inaccessible parts of the garden.
  • The displays and general presentation are completely amazing. If you are very young or older and hooked on the stories then this place will be overwhelmingly delightful. But if you are not then it will still be impressive but probably less sensational.
  • Don't miss this special 150th year show. Excellent value for money. My husband and I visited with our 3 year old granddaughter. We booked for the afternoon tea package. The food was well presented and plenty to eat. Our granddaughter was too excited to eat very much as she was waiting for Peter Rabbit. The show was excellent and the cast very professional. The attraction was interactive in part and I was able to take lots of photos and the garden just like in the books. It is a pity we had to rush through this as we were governed by car parking. We were unable to park anywhere close and were parked some distance away. There was a little road train from this car park but the last train to take us back left at 5 pm. (After the show finished) All the staff were very helpful, polite and made us feel very welcome. They all spoke to our granddaughter and she was made to feel very special . One tip, allow a bit more time and maybe do the attraction first before the afternoon tea and there is an opportunity to paint a small figure in the reception area. Although Jemima has a purple head, this, now takes pride of place in her bedroom.
  • Lovely quiet stop. As a big Peter Rabbit fan I found it enjoyable but I think most people would find it more enjoyable as a child. However, the atmosphere and attention to detail in the exhibits are fantastic to note! 🐰
  • Brilliant place to visit, we'll packed exhibition with interactive ipad style tablets giving details with several language options available. On our visit (15 August 2016) a couple of the tablets were either frozen or needing their screens recalibrating but this is the only minor quibble I have. There is the usual gift shop selling souvenirs and a nice little tearoom which is good value. Fully wheelchair accessible and at £20 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) is worth it.