Celebrating 150 years of Beatrix Potter + Giveaway to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

I am taking part in a Beatrix Potter blog tour, thank you to Jenny from The Gingerbread House
for passing over the tour to us, once you’ve read our post you can pop over to visit Rachel – U Me and the Kids to read her post tomorrow.

This year marks 150 years of Beatrix Potter, most famous for her adorable stories of a little Rabbit called Peter.  I grew up listening to these stories, my Mum would read them to my Brother and I and once I was able to read I could read them myself and of course as soon as I had my own children these were some of the first story books I purchased to place on the Nursery shelves even before Emmy was born.
Even now at the ages of 6 & 3, Emmy and Harry love these stories of the loveable Rabbit who always gets into trouble.  We do love snuggling down together and watching the TV show and seeing the misadventures unfold – Peter reminds me so much of Harry – he tries hard to be good but just finds it rather impossible.
Beatrix Potter went on to write 23 volumes of stories and rhymes known as the original Peter Rabbit books and is certainly a name all will remember fondly.  Over 2 million Beatrix Potter books are sold every year worldwide – that’s one every 15 seconds!
There are some lovely Peter Rabbit merchandise currently available to help celebrate this amazing 150 years which I’d love to show you incase you haven’t seen them already:

Peter Rabbit Bodysuit £8 – A lovely soft cotton vest with short sleeves and an adorable winged collar features an embroidered Peter Rabbit on the front, with poppers on the shoulder and gusset for easy changes.  In a lovely white colour this is a very unisex outfit.
An adorable Hat & Mittens set, a white Hat and cotton mittens set covered in a sutble grey Peter Rabbit design which features Peter hmself, carrots and his famous watering can.  There is a cute embroidered P on the turn over of the hat and anther Peter design.  This set comes in an adorable and useful organza bag which has hanging loops on so you can hang it up.  This set would be perfect for use in the hospital.  Priced at £8. 
Also a Grey Shawl/blanket – this is a soft wool blanket with panel details, inside these knitted panels you will find Peter Rabbit knitted into the squares which having just taken up knitting myself I am amazed at and also A, B & C knitted onto the other squares – a soft grey colour which is very easily unisex.   These items are available from Mothercare.
There are also these adorable Peter Rabbit Baby Milestone Cards from Puffin Books – we’ve all seen the popularity of these types of cards grow in the past year or so, I have actually started buying them for gifts for my friends and family when they have a new baby as a different type of gift.  These are 30 cards to mark the milestones and big events in your babies early months and year.  Available from Amazon
and priced at £9.99

Charbonnel et Walker Milk Chocolate Peter Rabbit – this would made a delicious Easter gift.  This is a novelty chocolate shaped like Peter Rabbit, it is decorated with his trademark blue coat and comes presented in a gift bag featuring a watering can print.  Priced at £15

I am really looking forward to visiting Willows Farm again this Easter with the children, this is one of the places we love to visit and being only 25 minutes away from my house it is a favourite of ours – you can read about our last visit to Willow Farm here.   Willows Farm in St. Albans opens a brand new Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground, this new area will feature activities based around the character, including Peter Rabbits Secret Treehouse and Benjamin Bunny Treetop Adventures.  I think this will be a lovely addition to the farm and I will share our visit with you once we have been. 
Giveaway Time

I have very kindly been given family tickets to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction for one lucky reader.  The World Of Beatrix Potter is a vibrant family attraction based in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere in the English Lake District. Visitors can explore the enchanting world of Beatrix Potter, the tales of these 23 books have been brought to life and recreated over the beautiful Lake District countryside.  Visitors can meet their favourite characters including Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-winkle and Jemima Puddle Duck, step into Peter’s garden and explores the wonderful scenes from the books.  
These tickets have no expiry date and are valid for 2 adults & 2 children. (RRP £20)
I have also been given an adorable Plush Toy of Peter Rabbit – this has a RRP £9.95
To enter this giveaway please fill in the rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway will close at Midnight on 3rd April.  Good Luck

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