2016 is a special anniversary for the Lake District, as it is 150 years since one of the world’s best-loved authors, Beatrix Potter, was born. Celebrations of the Beatrix Potter’s 150th Anniversary are in full flow throughout the Lake District this year.
Not only a businesswoman, but she was also a farmer, environmentalist, botanist and storyteller. She was determined in her ambition to overcome personal heartbreak and professional rejection before she went on to earn a formidable reputation and her fortune as a children’s author. As a tribute to Beatrix Potter, there are many special activities taking place throughout the Lake District.
The Lake District is one of the most spectacular regions in England. If you decide to rent a static caravan through Rent My Caravan, you can explore the area and visit any of these Beatrix Potter events and attractions with the family.
There’s no doubt that children who love her books will be enchanted by these events to celebrate the Beatrix Potter 150th Anniversary.
Hill Top – Visit the former farm home of Beatrix Potter
This was the first house that Beatrix Potter bought in the Lake District, and it’s now a time capsule of her lifestyle. It’s not widely known that Beatrix was a dedicated sheep farmer, where on her Lake District farms she bred and won prizes for her flocks of Herdwick sheep.
World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Visit this vibrant, family-themed event at Bowness-on-Windermere where you will meet Peter Rabbit and other characters from her magical books. All 23 of the famous stories are brought to life.
Beatrix Potter Gallery at Hawkshead
Come along to the Beatrix Potter Gallery at Hawkshead, near to Hill Top house. Inspired by the nature of the area, this amazing exhibition is centred on the life of Beatrix.
Beatrix Potter musical show – where is Peter Rabbit?
This exclusive stage show animates the life of Beatrix Potter’s story characters, inspired by her famous tales. The show runs from 27 June until 4 September 2016, taking place in the Old Laundry Theatre at Bowness-on-Windermere. Special ticket packages including afternoon tea or breakfast with Peter Rabbit himself are also on offer.
Take afternoon tea at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel
Who doesn’t love an afternoon tea treat? You can enjoy a tasty choice of sandwiches, sweet and savoury treats, eaten at Beatrix Potter’s former home. While you are here, wander round the stunning gardens; explore the memorabilia and the stunning building.
Windermere Lake Cruises
What a fantastic way to explore these Beatrix Potter attractions, taking in the stunning views of the Lake district, sailing along on the iconic steamer launch on Lake Windermere. The cruise operates on 364 days of the year around and across England’s largest lake. Beatrix Potter fans can travel on the Bowness to Ferry House route, where Hill Top Farm is just a 20-minute walk or a short bus ride away.
Book your caravan holiday direct with Private Owners
Search on Rent My Caravan to find and book a perfect holiday home in the Lake District. You can save money when you rent a static caravan direct from private owners. And compare the prices offered at various Holiday Parks, weighing up the Park facilities to allow you to make an informed decision before booking.