Enjoy the Peter Rabbit™ winter trail at Knole

Peter Rabbit Winter adventure image

Pull on your wellies and bring the kids to Knole this winter to take part in the Peter Rabbit™ Winter Adventure Activity Trail. Follow the trail and solve the clues to help Peter and his friends get set for winter on this family-friendly activity.

23 November - 23 December 2021 (or earlier if stocks run out)

£2 per child, suited for ages 3-9

This winter, our younger visitors are invited to Knole to take part in a family-friendly winter adventure with Peter Rabbit™ and some of his friends. Follow the trail and solve the clues to help Peter and his friends get set for winter.

The trail is divided into two age groups, 3-5 year olds and 5-9 year olds and costs £2 per child. You'll receive a pack with everything you need to take part, including rewards and activities to do at home afterwards.

A Peter Rabbit winter adventure trail
A Peter Rabbit winter adventure trail
A Peter Rabbit winter adventure trail

As you follow the route around Knole, you'll meet some of Beatrix Potter's most loved characters,such as Jemima Puddle-duck, Benjamin Bunny, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Squirrel Nutkin. You'll also learn some interesting facts linked to each of the ten characters.

You don't need to book and pay for the trail in advance. If you'd like to take part in the trail when you visit, please pay on the day. However we do recommend booking your visit to Knole House at busier times, such as weekends, bank holidays and school holidays to avoid disappointment.

Beatrix Potter and the National Trust

Born in 1866, Beatrix Potter wrote and illustrated 28 books over the duration of her career, 23 of which were her 'Tales' series. To date, these have sold over 100 million copies worldwide, been translated into 35 languages and have been a bedtime favourite in many households.

The much-loved children's author was also a passionate conservationist of the Lake District
Portrait of Beatrix Potter
The much-loved children's author was also a passionate conservationist of the Lake District

From her childhood growing up in London, to holidaying in Perthshire and the Lake District, Beatrix's love of nature led her to made her home in the Lake District where she developed her interest in farming. She bought significant areas of land and farms and was actively involved in looking after and working on them. Her interest in conservation led to a friendship with Canon Rawnsley, a founder member of the National Trust and on her death in 1943, she generously donated much of her estate to the care of the National Trust.

You can visit Hill Top, her 17th century home and thriving gardens in Cumbria. You can also follow in her footsteps along some of her favourite walks through the Lake District. Please check the Hill Top web page for more details

A view of Hill Top, Cumbria, home of Beatrix Potter
 A view of Hill Top, Cumbria, home of Beatrix Potter
A view of Hill Top, Cumbria, home of Beatrix Potter

The Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail has been created in partnership with Penguin Random House UK.

Two Bad Mice book at Hill Top, near Sawrey, Cumbria

Beatrix Potter’s early life and books

Beatrix Potter was a woman ahead of her time. A children's author and illustrator, she was a passionate farmer and conservationist too.