Beatrix Potter in the Lakes – our partners
We are delighted to be working together with other organisations who have a connection with Beatrix Potter and are celebrating her 150th anniversary. Here’s a bit more about each of them and what they have on offer.
The Old Laundry Theatre
Playing Meeting Bea - a play about Beatrix Potter by Eric Pringle
From 16 September to 9 October 2016
The Old Laundry Theatre is based inside the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. The Theatre season opens with the charming play ‘Meeting Bea’ exploring Beatrix Potter’s later life as Mrs Heelis the Herdwick sheep farmer and countrywoman.
The Belmount Hall estate, owned by Beatrix Potter and bequeathed to the National Trust on her death in 1943, is planning to offer prestige 2 night stays at Belmount Hall with a Beatrix Potter theme. This includes a tour with a Blue Badge guide and hopefully private visits to Beatrix Potter properties. Please contact [email protected] for details.
The National Trust across the Lakes
The National Trust are celebrating this special birthday year with a fun-filled calendar of events, activities and exhibitions right across the Lakes. Beatrix was a remarkable character…writer, illustrator, conservationist, farmer… we've got so much to thank her for in the Lake District, we hope you’ll join us in 2016 to be part of the celebrations. Click to book tickets and find out more.
Lindeth Howe Hotel
Potter around the South Lakes - from £130.00 per person per night in a standard room (upgrades available).
Includes a half day tour with Mountain Goat and tickets to The World of Beatrix Potter, Dinner each evening at the hotel and a Cumbrian Breakfast each morning. Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel is a 34 bedroom, 4 star hotel which has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for it’s wonderful food.
The Lingholm Estate
Sitting on the western shore of Derwentwater, it was the favourite Lakeland holiday home of Beatrix Potter’s family. Beatrix made many sketches and paintings of the grounds, woods and animal life and famously wrote the Squirrel Nutkin story there. In June 2016 a new café will open set alongside a walled garden built on the site of the old Kitchen gardens. The Lingholm estate also operates holiday lets and holds a limited number of weddings each year.
Blackwell The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness on Windermere
Laura Ford: Sculpture and Drawings - 11 March - 4 September
Blackwell is a modern historic house, built in 1900, a contemporary of Beatrix Potter's characters. The house and garden hosts internationally acclaimed exhibitions. This year Laura Ford’s work sits particularly well in Blackwell’s warm, richly-carved Arts & Crafts rooms grounds against the spectacular backdrop of the Coniston fells, where it might appear that Beatrix Potter’s much-loved Lakeland characters have fallen on hard times, with a Mrs Tiggy-Winkle-like hedgehog transformed into a bronze bag lady.
Mountain Goat Tours
Mountain Goat are the Lake District’s award winning tour operator. Their Beatrix Potter tour, available February to October, is the ideal way to explore the Lakes. Their Cross Lakes Experience Service (525) with Windermere Lake Cruises runs from Bowness Bay to Hill Top Farm, ideal to combine with a visit to The World of Beatrix Potter.
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Wordsworth House and Garden, Cockermouth
Two Bad Mice: Mischief in Beatrix Potter’s Tales, an exhibition of original illustrations, showcases her dark humour and the glorious chaos that ensures when naughty mice and curious kittens break the rules. Until 30 June. Admission free with entry to house. For full programme click for info.
Windermere Lake Cruises
There’s no better way to explore the many Beatrix Potter attractions, whilst enjoying the views that she once loved, than on an iconic ‘steamer’ or traditional launch on Windermere. Windermere Lake Cruises has over 100 cruises per day across England’s largest lake and operates 364 days of the year. Beatrix Potter fans will appreciate our Bowness to Ferry House service that is part of the Cross Lakes Experience. This short boat ride from bustling Bowness, home to the World of Beatrix Potter attraction and connects with Ferry House. Hill Top Farm is just a short 10 minute ride away from here by Mountain Goat minibus or a 20 minute walk. The perfect way to explore the lake is from lake.