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 Easter holiday Friday’s, Peter Rabbit Tea Parties. From 3.30pm enjoy entrance to the attraction, a tea party with cake and drinks, story time with Peter Rabbit and a gift and balloon for the kids to take home with them.
Hill Top is another place to be this Easter with drawing events in the location just where Beatrix Potter did in her books Peter Rabbit Trails – tours of the house and garden from this very special animals perspective.
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, animals and little people.