The World Of Beatrix Potter

The World Of Beatrix Potter Attraction


The World of Beatrix Potter is a visitor attraction themed on the books of Beatrix Potter and is located in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere on Windermere lake.

image of three children and Mrs Tiggywinkle at the World of Beatrix Potter in bowness-on-windermere
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Bowness on Windermere

At The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, you can discover Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and all their friends in a magical indoor recreation of Beatrix Potter‘s little books, complete with the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside.

image of the exterior of the world of beatrix potter attraction in bowness on windermere in the lake district
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Bowness on Windermere

You can also learn more about the story of Beatrix Potter’s life. Three-dimensional displays show how the Lakeland Farm Hill Top inspired some of Beatrix Potter’s most enduring illustrations.

image of children listening to storytelling at the world of beatrix potter in the lake district

On 23th April 2006 US actress Renee Zellweger attended the unveiling of a statue honouring the children’s author Beatrix Potter. The Oscar-winning star said she hoped the 15ft (4.5m) bronze statue at Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, would become “a distinctive local landmark”.

The statue depicts three children releasing Potter’s character Jemima Puddle-Duck. It also features characters from all of her 23 tales and a carving of one of her Lakeland homes, as well as the mysterious code she used in her personal diary.

image of a bronze statue at the world of beatrix potter attraction in windermere
The bronze statue unveiled in 2006 by Renee Zellweger. Photo by Tony Richards

The attraction includes life size recreations of scenes from the books complete with sights, sounds and smells. Favourite characters from the famous books are featured including Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-winkle and Jemima Puddle-Duck.

The outdoor Peter Rabbit Garden offers visitors a glimpse of the cabbages where Peter lost one of his shoes and the garden gate which he squeezed under as he tried to escape Mr. McGregor!

There is a shop with a wealth of Beatrix Potter merchandise, and the Tailor of Gloucester Tearoom.

2022 Opening hours – 10.00 to 16.30. Last admission 17.30. Tea Room closes at 16.30 (winter) or 17.30 (summer)

2022 Admission – Adult £8.20 / Child £4.20 / Family (2 + 2) £23 / Senior £7.20 / Under 3 free / Annual Family Pass £40 / No dogs except service dogs.

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Grid Ref : SD 404971
The Old Laundry, Bowness, Windermere, LA23 3BX. Tel 0844 504 1233