Less than a mile down the road from the Hawksmoor B&B in Windermere, you’ll find The World of Beatrix Potter. This popular attraction is just a ten minute walk from our door, and we thoroughly recommend a visit, especially for families with younger children. However, it’s not just for children, and anyone who has fond memories of Peter Rabbit from their formative years is likely to enjoy a visit to this unique attraction.
Inside you’ll find exhibitions depicting scenes from some of Beatrix Potter’s most popular stories, costumed characters and even a recreation of Mr. McGregor’s garden. There are also plenty of interactive elements throughout the attraction where you’ll find detailed information about the history of Beatrix Potter’s life, her literary works and inspiration.
The World of Beatrix Potter isn’t short on activities for children either, painting workshops, tea with Peter Rabbit himself and storytelling occurs throughout the day, all of which is certain to entertain the children.
There is also a tea room serving a range of light lunches made with fresh local ingredients and a selection of home-made cakes. The afternoon teas, that are served with sandwiches, scones and cream, are especially popular, providing some welcome relief for parents whilst the little ones enjoy themselves.
If you’re going to enjoy a day our in Bowness-on-Windermere during your stay at the Hawksmoor Guest House, then The World of Beatrix Potter is certainly worth a visit on a sunny afternoon. Visit their website for further information regarding opening times and admission prices. www.hop-skip-jump.com