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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  • Took my 3 month old son to visit the world of Beatrix potter whilst in the lakes visiting family. It was the first time we had taken him to an attraction and it was great. Although he didn’t fully und...  more »
  • Me and my wife went to see this and found it interesting but overall for the kids. Not very big and your at the other end in no time. It is quite a bit of money for what you get back for it. If your a...  more »
  • This place gets so busy with tourists that it's hard to move as it's so small. It did look better on the prospects than in a real life. The tea room was a disappointment as it wasn't anything like in ...  more »
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  • From a child point of view I have rated this 5 stars. The attraction is small. If you wanted to walk around the whole thing without taking in any of tiny details or doing the clues it's no more than a 2 minute walk to get round. That being said they have filled it with some very interesting Beatrix potter figurine's puzzles for the kids. There is an exterior garden also. The kids loved it and that is what matters. It still only took some 30 minutes for the kids too take everything in. They were 5 and 6.
  • We visited this place was a good day out.we went on a small but very nice ferry and caught a bus to top hill where the house is. The house is just as it was in Beatrice Potter's day really worth a visit. Had lunch in the local pub but forgot the name. Then we had a lovely walk down the hill to the ferry about 2 miles.
  • Great exhibition. The waiting time for entry was about 55 minutes which given it was raining for the first 15min off waiting outside made it a bit of a struggle it may just have been a really busy day as the line was always full. Attraction is great takes about 40 min to get around (although you can take as long as you want ) wheel chair access throughout which is good to see. Cafe is lovely and gift shop what you expect.
  • Very helpful staff. Looked for a particular book in the gift shop, lady at the desk kindly found it for us along with a cuddly toy version of one of the characters! Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area and remember reading Beatrix Potter books when younger... One small point if pushing a pram as we were (or if in a wheelchair) - although accessible it's quite a steep cobbled drive to get down to the attraction, and quite a push to get back up.
  • What a wonderful place if it had been part of a Disney MGM or Universal attraction it would have been glitzy and ten times its size. Instead it's beautiful sedate and very interesting for all ages and nationalities. It's reasonably priced and the staff are brilliant, all pleasant and very helpful.The introductory film and the walk through the world of Beatrix Potter stories and characters is fantastic. To finish off the restaurant with all the home made beautiful food at very reasonable prices made it a perfect experience. Oh yes I have been to Disney and co both at LA and Florida. They are great, however I find the whole Beatrix Potter story and attraction a great British experience we should be proud of. Thank you.
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