Celebrate 150 years of Beatrix Potter


The Lake District and its wildlife were the inspiration for Potter's enchanting children's stories about animals.

Take a trip to Cumbria this summer and see the spiritual home of her world famous books.

Hill Top Cottage, Cumbria

Hill Top Cottage inspired The Tale of Two Bad Mice and is a 17th-century farm house in the heart of the Lake District. Visitors can walk around the cottage and see the doll’s house behind the famous story.

On 28 July (the day of Potter's birthday) the cottage will be hosting a party where families can celebrate with activities and music. Coniston Park Coppice Club site is nearby and is a perfect base for your visit. The site has an adventure playground that’s perfect for keeping the kids busy while you relax. Coniston Park is 63 acres of beautiful National Trust Woodland that Beatrix herself is credited as reserving.

Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead

Visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead and be transported into her world at the new ‘Realism and Romance’ exhibition. The exhibit explores the author’s love of nature. Visitors can also join a ‘Storytelling Saturday’ session and hear her famous stories.

Meathop Fell Club site is set in the south of the stunningly beautiful Lake District making it a perfect setting to immerse yourself in all things Potter.