World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere is a magical place where all 23 of Beatrix Potter's tales are brought to life. No visit to the Lake District is complete without visiting The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. You are able to meet all the characters including Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, the Flopsy Bunnies and, of course, Peter Rabbit.
Since the multi-award winning tourist attraction opened in 1991, 2.5 million visitors of all ages and from all over the world have enjoyed it. The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is an inspiring place, where visitors can glimpse scenes from the familiar Lake District landscape, learn how nature inspired Beatrix and find out about the contribution she made to preserving the place which she made home for generations to come.
Stunning New Digital Exhibition at the World of Beatrix Potter
Since February 2013 the Bowness attraction has had a fabulous new exhibit: a state of the art, interactive Virtual World of Beatrix Potter! Children and grown ups will be able to absorb themselves in Miss Potter's fascinating history in a stunning display using cutting-edge digital interactive technology.The star attraction is the 55" High Definition MultiTouch table where visitors can explore the set of beautiful Lake District 360 degree panoramas and their relationship to Beatrix Potter's books, illustrations and life. For even more fun, children can get creative playing MultiTouch puzzles and painting games on the table.
The already hugely popular Virtual Walks exhibit will project a collection of fantastic new Lake District images associated with Beatrix Potter on three large interactive screens. Each visitor can take their own 'walk' in the Lake District visiting Ennerdale, Sawrey and Keswick, all from the comfort and warmth of the Bowness building! Running alongside this interactive exhibit, a short film 'The Tale of Mrs Heelis' provides an overview of Beatrix Potter's life-story, alongside an on-screen introduction into the brand new Peter Rabbit animations as seen on the BBC over Christmas and due to hit our TV screens from Easter.
A vast and amazingly detailed archive is there to discover in the newly-presented Time Line, presented on six HD screens displaying a rolling timeline of Beatrix Potter's life and works. For the first time in the Attraction's history, a huge wealth of historical material is being made available to visitors. There's also a new and improved foyer and gift shop with touch-screen information points throughout the exhibition.
Visit The World of Beatrix Potter Online Shop
The Beatrix Potter online shop offers a huge range of gifts and collectables inspired by Peter Rabbit™ and all his friends. They stock everything from Beatrix Potter nursery bedding, collectable figurines, Peter Rabbit clothing, jigsaws, toys, books, DVDs and CDs, needlecraft, stationery, and much more. Bring a little of the magic of Beatrix Potter into your home!
Inside The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
At the first stop inside The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere, visitors find themselves inside Jemima Puddle-Duck’s woodland glade. Continuing, they then meet Mr Tod in Tommy Brock’s house and emerge into the dappled shade of the Peter Rabbit Garden. This is a delightful place which features many of the heritage plants and flowers that Beatrix Potter depicted throughout her tales.
Moving back inside, visitors discover Mrs Tittlemouse whose busy spring cleaning. They then encounter Squirrel Nutkin in the midst of his adventures and the Fierce Bad Rabbit is as usual getting up to mischief! On rounding the next corner, visitors to the magical Attraction come across a familiar prickly washerwoman, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, who is busy in her kitchen.
Visitors then walk through a Lakeland Village, where they meet Miss Moppet, Johnny Town Mouse, the Two Bad Mice and Samuel Whiskers. Jeremy Fisher can be spied in his smelly pond and the Flopsy Bunnies observed busying themselves in their garden.
Exploring further inside The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, visitors are able to join Beatrix Potter in a virtual walk through her beloved Cumbrian countryside, journeying to the special places that inspired her work. Upon walking on, visitors warily enter Mr McGregor’s garden (pictured right) and greenhouse to discover what’s lurking under the plant pots and among the seed trays! Upon quietly moving on into a quiet corner, we spy Peter Rabbit’s cousin Benjamin.
In the Beatrix Potter Shop visitors will find one of the most comprehensive Beatrix Potter gift ranges anywhere in the UK including toys, books, gardening gifts and nursery ideas. Afterwards visitors can unwind in the award-winning Beatrix Potter Tearoom, where visitors can sample tempting treats made from fresh local ingredients and produce grown in the Attraction's own Peter Rabbit Kitchen Garden. Many of the ornamental and edible plants used in their Kitchen Garden have been specially selected to accurately reflect plants varieties of plants that were available in Beatrix Potter’s lifetime which she drew and featured throughout her twenty-three tales.
Events at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
There are lots of exciting events planned for 2015 at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction at Bowness-on-Windermere. These include the hugely popular Great Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt in which 50 hand crafted collectors ceramic eggs will be hidden throughout the Lake District, some of which have very special prizes linked to them! The Attraction is also hosting sixteen very special tea parties in Tea With Peter Rabbit. Then there's Hug A Bunny! Every Bank Holiday Monday in 2015, Peter Rabbit will be making special appearances throughout the day to meet his fans and give them a big hug! During Easter there'll be a special Jemima Puddle-Duck Craft Day. Full events perogramme here.
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
The only Beatrix Potter themed attraction in Europe
Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere
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