Holidays are certainly different when you have a two-year-old with you. Our recent holiday o the Lake District included three adults, two dogs and our Grandaughter, Amelie and we needed to cater for all. The Lake District is one of our favourite places and previous holidays have included long walks, evenings in the pub and generally not being at home most of the day. On this holiday, we left later in the day, walked less and only once visited the pub, on one very rainy afternoon in Ambleside. However, we did visit Peter Rabbit at the World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness on Windermere and Amelie was enchanted.
Beatrix Potter World is a delightful experience and even I was charmed by how they have brought the characters to life. Walking through the experience we met Gemina Puddleduck, Mrs Tiggy Winkle, Jeremy Fisher, the Red Squirrels, lots of little mice and of course, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter. The tour is self-guided and takes you on a journey through the world that Beatrix Potter created including woodland glades and Mrs Tiggy Winkles kitchen. Outside there is Mr McGregor’s garden and even though we visited in Winter there still lots to see and plenty of colour in this charming little garden.
We were able to park nearby in Rayrigg Road car park which cost £5 for the afternoon and Beatrix Potter World is only a two-minute walk from the car park. The museum is reasonably priced and costs £23 for a family of four and the under-threes go free. There is a lovely cafe on site, serving fresh local produce, hot food and afternoon teas. This was a delightful way to spend a couple of hours, Amelie wanted to go around twice and loved the colours and the characters of the experience. It was joyful seeing her delight and being able to knock on Peter Rabbits door and enter Mrs Tiggy Winkle’s kitchen.
- This is a day out for all ages, young and old will enjoy seeing the stories that we have grown up
- In my view, this was a reasonably priced museum and under-threes go free.
- Parking is easy, particularly out of season.
- Lovers of Beatrix Potter will enjoy the history of the books and also there is more information on Beatrix near the end of the tour.
- I would definitely revisit this museum, it was charming, delightful and brings to lfe stories that I love.
So next time you’re in the Lake District head to Bowness on Windermere and lose yourself in the world of Peter Rabbit.