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The World of Beatrix Potter

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The characters of Beatrix Potter's stories are brought to life in this recreation of the Lakeland countryside.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
The Old Laundry Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
+44 15394 88444
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The World of Beatrix Potter situated down a side road which you could miss but it is signposted on the main road. This is a good place to visit especially if you have small children. The visit starts with a short film about the author...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank janetwR1661ZT
Reviewed 3 days ago

This appears to be a small place set back off the road but upon entering it is well worth the time. You walk around a path on a journey through the Beatrix Potter characters and finish with a bit about her life. Definitely worth a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As a keen Beatrix Potter fan I always visit when in Bowness. Even on a February afternoon staff welcoming, cafe highly recommend and the gift shop

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love Beatrix Potter characters you will love this place. Several rooms of Beatrix Potter characters, starting with a short film about her life ad works, followed by mock ups of her characters, so well done, some average. There were several children loving the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marshga
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The attraction is a beautiful trip down memory lane for anyone who has ever read or been read Beatrix Potter stories. My husband wasn’t particularly familiar but really enjoyed how it has been put together with its use of modern touches to bring it all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JPoul
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a child I never warmed to Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggywinkle and co, preferring other authors and characters. Possibly the style was too dated, even then, and the colours too muted for me. Obviously, I was in a minority then and I still would be;...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited during October 2018 half term with my husband and 2 children (13 and 3). Even the 13 year old was reasonably amused, especially with the promise of food at the end! The Tea Party cost included entrance to the museum which was a lovely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank airbase84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We passed this attraction which was down a side street when we where out looking around the town of bowness. So decided to have a look inside and we where not disappointed. We got a family ticket for four of us and went in to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank xmasdream2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to this attraction and it's so cute. Well worth the visit and a great shop at the end too xx

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 13kenzielina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Time well spent. Great walk through display. Good value for money considering today s attraction prices . Learning how it all began. Gift shop for keepsakes and time for tea if you wanted too.

Date of experience: January 2019
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October 13, 2018|
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Response from neet181 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it looks like it is open (although I'm not sure Xmas day itself) and they have some special Xmas events during December.
September 29, 2018|
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Response from GillianW466 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can go into the shop
August 7, 2018|
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Response from World of B | Property representative |
Hi, the Where is Peter Rabbit? theatre production lasts one hour and is suitable for children 3+. It is a fantastic show and well worth seeing. We advise you book in advance as during the summer holidays it is selling very... More