The World of Beatrix Potter
Take a walk through Miss Potter's famous tales, complete with animatronics and walk-through scenes from her stories. Don't forget to exit through the gift shop!
What makes it special
- Experience the world of Beatrix Potter
Open every day from 10am
Other things to do nearby
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