The World of Beatrix Potter

Address: Rayrigg Road, Bowness-on-Windermere,, LA23 3BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 844 5041233

- Mid-range


Miss Potter's characters come alive.

If Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Jemima Puddle-Duck are you family's favourite storybook characters, then this quirky attraction will really bring them to life.

It's a bit saccharine for everyone's tastes but great for kids learning to read the stories.

The attraction marks its 20th anniversary in 2011 with an extensive programme of events – check the website link above for details.

Value for money

Price advice

General admission is £6.75; children £3.50. 

If you're likley to be a repeat visitor, then ask about a Freedom Pass: family entry for one year, special offers and membership activities for £30.00.

Expert tips

International visitors should ask for a headset with simultaneous translations in French, Japanese, Dutch and Chinese.

The gift shop is a scrum, so head to the new Peter Rabbit Garden, complete with garden trails and puzzles for kids, for an oasis away from the hordes.

This place is a Mecca for coach parties, so best visit early morning or late afternoon to avoid the worst of the queues.

Recommended for

  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • People watching
  • Shopping