The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Bowness-on-Windermere, England

Posted on May 3, 2012 by

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There is nothing I like better than reverting to childhood for the day and what better place to do it than The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Did you read The Tale of Peter Rabbit as a child? If you haven’t heard of it then I urge you to grab the nearest child and use them as an excuse to invest in some of Beatrix Potter’s adorable animal tales.

Peter Rabbit (pictured left) is a naughty little rabbit who enters Mr McGregor’s garden against his mother’s wishes.  The attraction brings this story and many more to life… I got pretty snap happy.

This was my favourite scene… Peter being told off by his mother, probably a scene we’re all familiar with.

Beatrix Potter’s stories evolved from her writing letters to young friends and she began to animate tales of 4 rabbits, based on her childhood pets.

Jemima Puddleduck just wants a quiet life but experiences all sorts of problems, Potter stated that it was a reworking of the Little Red Riding Hood story.

Here is Mrs Tiggy-Winkle hard at work in her kitchen.

Beatrix Potter’s tales famously celebrate the great British countryside and the attraction is based in one of the most beautiful areas on the UK. If you ever get the chance to visit the Lake District you can hire a cottage at a reasonable rate and go on some of the most beautiful walks in the history of mankind. Miss Potter cared dearly for the preservation of the area and did much to converse it.

Tommy Brock isn’t a particularly nice badger in my opinion. He appears in The Tale of Mr Tod, its too complex to explain so you’ll have to read it.

As well as all of the beautiful scenes recreated from the books the exhibit has a short history of Beatrix Potter herself. She’s an interesting character who lived a quiet life, with the proceeds from her writing and a legacy from an aunt she bought Hill Top Farm near Ambleside. There’s now a film about her…

“I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.”

Beatrix Potter

So I had add pictures of the tea room because it was wonderful! Every time I see this soup and sandwich I want to eat it all over again!

So fresh and delicious. The main reason I mention it is that the attraction has it own garden where they grow things as Beatrix Potter would have, an admirable addition to the surroundings.

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Entry Fee: Adults £6.75, Children £3.50

Location: Bowness on Windermere

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