Bunny hop! Victoria and Peter Rabbit open Beatrix Potter Treasure Trail
Looking for something fun to keep the kids entertained this summer holiday? The Potter Places Treasure Trail is just the ticket.
Victoria Wood - accompanied by Peter Rabbit - launched the Potter Places Treasure Trail this week at the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, in Bowness, in the Lake District.
Victoria originally opened the Attraction in 1991 and returned to launch the eagerly awaited Potter Places Treasure Trail, which is part of the celebrations to mark the 20th Anniversary of the The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.
Victoria unveiled the event map and turned on the special event web pages hosted on the GoLakes website, which revealed 35 Potter associated locations dotted around Cumbria, which make up the trail.
The FREE-to-enter treasure trail runs until the 31st of August, and is designed to get families out and about in the beautiful county of Cumbria, to explore places they may not have been to before and doing something fun in the outdoors.
What's more, there's over £5,000 worth of fantastic prizes up for grabs; the top prize is worth £2,000 a limited edition presentation set of Gold Sovereign coins minted in 1991, the year the Attraction opened as well as a basket of Peter Rabbit collectables. There's also five runners-up prizes worth over £500 each, which includes a limited edition sculpture, created by world renowned Sheffield based sculptor Anthony Bennett as well as a basket of Peter Rabbit goodies.
The 35 locations chosen all have a link with Beatrix - one of Lakeland's most famous residents - in some shape or form, either property she owned, locations that interpret her life and work, shows she judged at or properties relatives owned. Each of the locations chosen has a points value associated with it, the easier to get to locations are worth five, the moderately difficult are worth 10 and the difficult are worth 20 points. By establishing a minimum point's requirement (50 points) to enter the event its means you can collect as few or as many points as you like and where possible; you can join in by foot, by bike, by boat, or bus to minimise impact on the local area.
All participants have to do is collect a minimum of 50 points and then either post their complete form to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction marked for the attention of the Events Team or drop it into the Attraction foyer and pop it in the specially designated post-box.
A special website – golakes.co.uk - shows treasure-seekers the 35 markers that have been placed all over Cumbria, and they can also download an information sheet and registration form, which they'll need to return to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction to be entered into the prize draw. Printed copies of the form and participation information are also available at the Attraction in Bowness and at National Trust places including, Beatrix Potter Gallery, in Hawkshead, and the Tarn Hows information point.
Have a hop, skip, and jumping time!