Helen Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist. She is best known for her children's books many of which featured animals.
Born 28 July 1866 to a well to do family, educated at home she did not have much contact with other children. She however spent her holidays in the Lake District and Scotland and grew to love the outdoors.
Beatrix published her book The Tale of Peter Rabbit and when on to publish a whole series of children’s books.
With the proceeds from the books and a legacy from an aunt, Potter bought Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey in 1905.
Beatrix Potter died of pneumonia and heart disease on 22 December 1943.
The family Attraction Beatrix Potter’s brings the world of Beatrix Potter’s to life. An amazing range of family themed activities’ for all the family. An award-winning outdoor Peter Rabbit Garden, a superb character-themed family-friendly café and world-famous gift shop.
This farm was once the home of children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter who left it to the National Trust. It is a Grade II* listed building and is open to the public.
The house, farm and nearby villages feature in Potter's books, The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan, The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck and The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding.
Went to visit this while on holiday, husband was worried it was just for kids, but anyone can go , at any age.
The way they have done is just brilliant , made you feel quite emotional at times , the detail that has gone in to this is fantastic just loved it.
We visited this place over the half term holidays. Though there are parking dites available close by, they are bursting with cars and we couldn't get a place anywhere. We had a parking disc from our B&B which allowed us to park on street for an hour and we were saved. The attraction itself is set in time, but it's very nicely done, especially the Peter Rabbit garden. The exhibition is lovely, our younger girl is a huge fan of Peter rabbit and his friends and she was very happy to see Mr Tod in his house, Ms Tiggy Winkle doing laundry and other characters. The gift shop is also lovely. You can easily spend an hour in here. Social distancing guidelines are in place. The attraction does not take online or pre-booking, we had to stand in line for tickets and were told there is a 30 min wait but we were inside in 25 min, the queue moves quickly. We thought the queueing was well managed considering its popularity.
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