Jemima Puddle-duck, Pigling Bland, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
I had tea today with Jemima Puddle-duck, Pigling Bland, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Tom Kitten, it was at a special one of a kind place in the midst of the Cumbrian Lake District at The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere. It was misty in the morning but the sun rose and much fun was had by all.
The World of Beatrix Potter has fascinated and illuminated children's and adult's imaginations alike ever since the first tales came out in book form over 100 years ago in 1902. Over the next few decades Beatrix would write twenty-three books which today sell globally to the children of every single generation in every corner of the world.
Whilst born in London, Beatrix Potter would holiday in the Lake District where it is thought she found immense inspiration in the characters and animals that feature in the The World of Beatrix Potter tales of Peter Rabbit and Friends.
The very fact the World of Beatrix Potter attraction is based where it is today is testament to the love Beatrix Potter had for the area both as a child and when she moved and bought land in the Lake District as the years crept by.
Lake Windermere and the mountains, the scenery and the beach allow for personal contemplation and for the mind to wonder, poets, writers all seem to gain a second wind and find creativity on walks and journeys in the most natural of settings and this is the World of Beatrix Potter.
By train, by foot, by water, the Lake District unfurls a continuous story of Peter Rabbit and Jeremy Fisher and allows all to wallow in the imagination of Beatrix Potter at the World Of Beatrix Potter museum. Beauty, innocence and childhood are the key features of the World of Beatrix Potter museum and attraction. It is estimated to take between 45 minutes to an hour to enjoy the whole Beatrix Potter experience with Peter Rabbit and friends.
There are six parts to the World of Beatrix Potter museum, and all are interactive and fill the sense with reminders and tales about the very book you have been reading yourself and to your children for years.
The first part of the World of Beatrix Potter attraction begins with a film to enlighten even the most unknown friend of Peter Rabbit and reveal an introduction to the characters within the story. Parts two and three of the enthralling world of Beatrix Potter attraction take you through recreations of indoor and outside scenes of familiar places the characters lived and featured around.
Parts four to six continue the visual fantasy that Children will gasp in awe too as they complete the tour in an hour where Peter Rabbit and Friends come to life and face to face with their fans of the last one hundred years. The Lake District inspired Beatrix Potter to write the Tales of Peter Rabbit and friends and so too the Lake District itself celebrates the tales with its very own walk to Hawkshead.
Discover Beatrix potter's world by walking through Cockshott Point to Hill Top in Near Sawrey and meander through Castle Wood and Hawkshead Flats and imagine Peter Rabbit and friends walking with you too.