We all still love Beatrix Potter and the Lake District being her home and inspiration for her books is the place to find out more about this author.
Starting with her home, Hill Top. The house, gardens and shop are a great place to start. The house itself and the Surrounding villages of Near and Far Sawrey are a delight in themselves. The National Trust work tirelessly to keep the gardens looking as they were when Beatrix Potter tended to them and Peter Rabbit was bouncing about. The house is just as it was and the shop a lovely place to buy mementos of the visit.
On the way over to Bowness and The World of Beatrix Potter, have a stop off at the Claife Viewing Station on Windermere’s western shore. Great views and now the added bonus a lovely new tea room, perfect for light refreshments before heading across the lake on the Windermere Ferry.
It’s not time to head across the lake and for younger children, the World of Beatrix Potter. Located in the centre of bustling Bowness the attraction is packed full of character models, information, historical pieces and fun things to do. A date for the diary on Bank Holiday Monday, a special event where children can meet Peter Rabbit. He’ll be making an appearance hourly during the day for hugs and photos.
This route can all be done on foot or on bike so it is a great chance to leave the car at the bed and breakfast or hotel for the day.
And Friday could be the day with Hill Top opening up every Friday in August, during the rest of the year, the house is close Friday’s (please note the earlier closing time of 3.30pm on these extra Friday openings).
Accommodation just 5 minutes away from the start of this Beatrix Potter extravaganza day can be found at the Cuckoo Brow Lake District Inn at Far Sawrey. Family rooms available and delicious food for both adults and little people.