On Friday my husband took me after much asking to The world of Beatrix Potter attraction. In the past I have visited with my family including one trip with our Austrian relatives however not in recent years. My husband had never visited before and I who has always had a great love for the Beatrix Potter stories couldn’t wait to pay this enchanting attraction another visit.
Naturally with any attraction we visit we always have to visit the café or restaurant.
The Beatrix Potter attraction has a lovely tea room which had scenes from The Tailor of Gloucester, one of my favourite Christmas appropriate stories.
After a tea break or in my case a toasted tea cake and cup of hot chocolate we headed up the stairs to the reception area to buy tickets and a guide book which included a fantastic map if the attraction in the style of Beatrix Potters illustrations.
While waiting to enter the first part of the attraction The Tale of Mrs Heelis, Beatrix Potters surname after she married her local solicitor William Heelis. We were charmed by the lovely centenary clock to celebrate the time between 1902 – 2002 which chimes every half an hour.
The attraction was enchanting just as I recall during my visits during the visits many years ago.
The first depicting The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
Followed by The Tale of Mr Tod.
Which then led onto the lovely Peter Rabbit Garden which was just lovely. Peter’s blue jacket and tiny black shoes hung up were very sweet.
The garden includes all varieties of plants which would have been known to Beatrix Potter and had tiny signs giving useful information.
The attraction inside continues with various other charming creatures from Beatrix Potters world famous books.
The most popular of all the stories has to be The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
I even got a picture of Mrs Heelis!
The Virtual World of Beatrix Potter was extremely good and very interactive I had a picture with the younger Beatrix and her pet rabbit.
The attraction ended perfectly in the gift shop.
I’m thrilled with my named cup and have enjoyed a couple of hot chocolates in it so far. It is made from fairly thin China and not the sort of chunky China that gift shop cups tends to be popularly made out of which I’m honestly not a fan of.
I had a fantastic time especially because I had the opportunity to share it with my husband who had never before visited, maybe next time we will visit Beatrix Potters home.
Happy Sunday Friends