If you have children, no doubt you’ll be aware of the animated adaptation of the Peter Rabbit stories that came to the cinema last year. If your kids loved that, they may be excited to know that there is a second film coming out now and if you like that your children are getting to experience the stories that you loved as a child, you may want to read on as we show you how you can explore the world of Beatrix Potter…

There are plenty of places all over the UK that celebrates Beatrix Potter and her amazing cast of characters, here are a few of our favourite places to spend a few hours .

Image: World of Beatrix Potter attraction, Instagram, @hbowco

First up, no trip to the Lake District would be complete without visiting the World of Beatrix Potter in Windermere. The Beatrix Potter gallery is set in a quaint cottage and hosts a range of events over the year to help bring her stories to life.

Beatrix Potter’s former home, Hill Top, is open for tours too and many of her homes and places she’s associated with are under the management of the National Trust giving you ample opportunity to visit and explore.

Image: Former home of Beatrix Potter, Instagram, @photosofbritain. 

A bit further to the south of the country in Gloucester, you can find out more about one of Potter’s best loved books, the Tailor of Gloucester. If you didn’t know, this story was based on a real person, John Prichard, who lives in the Cotswolds. There is a guided tour around the town and Prichard’s former home is now a museum where you can pick out different scenes from the book.

John Prichard wasn’t the only real life person who inspired a character in Beatrix Potter’s stories, well… sort of. In Suffolk, you’ll find the home of the Hyde Parker family. The Lady of the house was Beatrix Potter’s cousin and so they would visit each other frequently. At Melford Hall, the family home, you can find the original Jemima Puddleduck – a soft toy which was made for the children of the family, Potter had it made especially for them.

Will you be taking the kids to see the second instalment of the Peter Rabbit film franchise? Or do you think you’ll plan a Beatrix Potter themed visit? You can let us know by getting in touch on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.