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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  • Visited here recently whilst having a break in The Lakes. This place is magical and the attention to detail is incredible. I'm a massive (adult) Beatrix Potter fan and enjoyed the whole experience. It...  more »
  • It was the best place for families to go to they were exquisite and all the way round the children had things to look for and fill in we enjoyed it.  more »
  • We took our married daughters and two grandchildren, a 9 year old girl and a 7 year old boy and I would be hard pushed to say which generation enjoyed it most. It starts with a short film introducing ...  more »
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  • We went to the Peter Rabbit afternoon tea followed by a visit to the museum. We had such a wonderful experience. The afternoon tea was magical with Beatrix Potter reading a story and Peter Rabbit there too. My daughter loved the whole experience and the afternoon tea was perfect for all the family. We then went around the museum which I feel is perfect for under 5s. We even got to plant a seed in the garden which my daughter really enjoyed. The staff at the afternoon tea and museum were really friendly and welcoming. We had a wonderful time, thank you!
  • Really enjoyable Visited with my 2yr old son. He loved looking at the animals. The displays were created with such detail. Was a lovely visit. Enjoyed lunch in the tea room too. Definitely worth a visit with young children. Perfect location next to lake Windermere too.
  • So the entry fee for adults was £15 each as I recall. As my significant other was a fan from a young age we happily paid. I'm afraid that £15 seems to be a little too high a price. The museum is a little small, and other than the introduction video, consists only of models of characters, miniature dioramas, and then a small section about Beatrix herself. There was also an outdoor garden section which I personally enjoyed, but it was a bit blustery out, and only tangentally related to anything Beatrix Potter. By all means, however, the decoration is very well done. The models and miniatures are incredibly detailed and very cute. So all this may seem harsh, and you may ask well what did you expect for a museum about a children's book author? Well... Something more. I'm not sure. It seems to be better with children, as they are given an activities sheet to fill out while they look around. But we left shortly after we entered, feeling a little ripped off. Just my opinion.
  • I cant think of a better presentation than this of Beatrix Potters famous animal characters, beautifully portrayed in various wonderfully colourful and well lit settings, which flow seamlessly from one to the next. The visual storytelling of Beatrix Potter's life is fascinating and there is a very lifelike figure of her dressed in a country tweed suit. The pretty little herb garden is full of surprises and it's just a place in Bowness you must visit.
  • Great day out for the whole family. Not too expensive for an attraction within the lakes. Starts with a nice little video about Beatrix potters animal stories which then opens into the main experience. The experience itself tells some of the stories using well made models and dioramas as well as videos and interactive touch screens. The garden is lovely and a good example of what you can fit into a small space. About half way around there is a room full of interactive activities ranging from a large touch screen table to puzzles and screens on the walls. This was really popular with all the kids and many of the adults. Throughout there are sufficient information boards to make it interesting for adults and an activity trail to make it a bit more challenging for older children. We spent around 2hrs with two children under 7. The cafe downstairs is really nice with a good selection on the kids menu. Again it's not overly expensive for the lakes and it was nice homely food.
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