This year was the 150th Birthday of Beatrix Potter. I wanted to blog about it for a while, but just got around to it and I wanted to do it before the year ended. I love Beatrix Potter’s stories. I grew up reading a lot of Beatrix Potter and Enid Blyton’s books. I however love Beatrix Potter series more due to the illustrations, the merchandise and the various other creative things from all her works.
This year, in the summer, we went to the Lake District. It was my second time at the Lake District, and this time, I was determined to visit the World of Beatrix Potter. So, along with 3 bulky, brawny, males (who were a little uncomfortable, being childless, single men) on my tail, we entered the world of Beatrix Potter.
The experience started with a short film about the author, her stories and drawings. Once the film was over, a pair of doors opened and welcomed us to the main exhibition. The exhibition was out of this world. Everything about the stories and characters are brought to life.
Through the doors, we toddled into Jemima Puddle duck’s woodland glade. As we strolled through, marvelling at these 3D scenes, we came upon Mr Todd in Tommy Brock’s house and the pigs from The Tale of Pigling Bland.
The path then led us to a real life Mr McGregor’s Garden, as featured in Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny stories.
After a visit to the garden, we wandered through to Mrs Tiggy Winkle’s Kitchen. She was busy, drying her laundry. Along the way, we also ran into Squirrel Nutkin and Mrs Tittlemouse.
As we turned around the bend, we could see Johnny town mouse and spotted Hunca-Munca and Tom-Thumb in their nursery and check out Mr Jeremy Fisher on his lily pad boat.
The walk came to an end with a visit to Mr Macgregor’s green house and a photo opportunity in the green house.
It was such great fun. I love the world of Beatrix Potter.