We headed to Kendal on our Staycation but, it was not inviting. The roadsigns were dreadful and we couldn't see where we wanted to go, so we decided to go on to Windermere instead. One of the attractions of Windermere, apart from the lake, is the Beatrix Potter Experience. This attraction might seem to be for children but there were more adults and Japanese tourists there than children, although to be fair it wasn't a school holiday time.
After a short film about the author's life, the 'experience' is a series of tableaux from the books. Some of them were very familiar to me, such as Jemima Puddleduck and Mrs Tiggywinkle. Others less familiar, but what I found interesting was how unsentimental Ms Potter was about the animals she portrayed.
|Mrs Tiggywinkle's Kitchen|
Peter Rabbit is is the star turn at the Beatrix Potter Experience and there are quite a few displays featuring the naughty rabbit.
There is also a cute little 'Mr McGregor's Garden' to visit.
|Mr McGregor's Garden|
|Peter's Jacket and shoes|
|Janice at Mr McGregor's Garden|
I really enjoyed visiting the Beatrix Potter Experience, there was no restriction on photography, which is unusual and the various tableaux were interesting, particularly if you are familiar with the books and stories.