Children’s book festival celebrates Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday

Peter Rabbit reads some books by the authors and illustrators attending the Children's Book Festival, Wray Castle, Cumbria

To celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday, the National Trust hosted its first Children’s Book Festival at Wray Castle in the Lake District.

To celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday, the National Trust hosted its first Children’s Book Festival at Wray Castle in the Lake District in March. What a fun weekend!

Back by popular demand, our second Wray Castle Children’s Book Festival Weekend will be on 3 - 5 March 2017. The full programme and ticket booking will go live in January 2017.

Watch this space! 

For now, you can watch some highlights of the weekend in our Book Festival video…

Beatrix Potter as an older woman in the Hill Top garden with one of her sheepdogs

Celebrating Beatrix Potter's anniversary in the Lake District 

2016 marks a special anniversary for us in the Lake District as it's 150 years since Beatrix Potter was born. We’ve got lots to celebrate - see what’s planned and how you can get involved.





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