Local Attractions

The World of Beatrix Potter™ offers visitors and groups a great day out.  But we are not the only superb Attraction in this beautiful corner of the country.  Why not combine your trip to Bowness with a visit to another local attraction?  For other things to see and do you can visit the Lakes Map App.

You can sail on England’s longest lake, journey by steam train through beautiful Lakeland countryside or even explore beneath the surface of Windermere at the Lakes Aquarium.

Here are some exciting other Lakeland attractions to keep the family entertained – whatever the weather!

Windermere Lake Cruises
Ahoy!  Cruise your way around England’s largest lake and break your journey to visit other attractions on the shore.

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
All aboard!  Watch the magnificent steam engines vanish in a puff of smoke, and enjoy a ride through the picturesque Leven Valley.

Lakes Aquarium
Get fishy! Journey around the globe to meet otters, piranha and cheeky marmosets.  Plus experience the world’s first virtual Dive Bell.

Lakeland Motor Museum
Vrooooom! Lots of interesting vehicles to entertain and enthral. Something for everyone!

The Lake District Visitor Centre, Brockhole

Big Adventure!  Enjoy the adventure playground, stroll in lovely gardens and learn about the National Park.

Birthday Parties

Take the hassle out of organising your child’s birthday party and have a fun day to remember in a completely unique setting with a VIP appearance from the most famous Rabbit in the world!

Tea Room

The Beatrix Potter™ themed tea room is a family friendly cafe with fabulous home-made cakes, scones and soup, not forgetting the Peter Rabbit™ picnic basket.  There’s something for everyone!


Browse for souvenirs in our famous Beatrix Potter shop and take a little bit of Potter magic home with you.  You can also shop online before you visit, or pop in our boutique Nursery shop, just outside the Attraction.

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