Peter Rabbit Story Time Trail - Kirkleatham Museum
We were invited along on Friday for a sneak peek at the brand new Peter Rabbit Storytime Trail at Kirkleatham Museum & Grounds. Read on to find out more. A fantastic day out throughout the Easter Holidays
I have always been a huge Beatrix Potter Fan and loved every story. Elliot is also a Peter Rabbit fan so he gets to enjoy my special Beatrix Potter book collection. So when the lovely team at Kirkleatham Museum asked if we wanted to work with them we obviously said yes! We love Kirkleatham and have been visiting for years, it is fantastic to see people starting to venture outside again after a tough few years, if Kirkleatham isn't on your to do list we recommend you add it.
First published in 1902 Fredrick Warne & Co are celebrating The Peter Rabbit 120 years throughout 2022 with walkthrough displays of the beautiful story.
Upon entry you need to head into the museum to collect a carrot, which is your token to get into the trail itself ( this is free, it just keeps an eye on numbers). Whilst you are in the museum we highly recommend having a wander around, it is a great museum to explore and there are two trails in the museum, one of which is a hidden veggie trail which ties in nicely with the Peter Rabbit Trail.
The Peter Rabbit Storytime Trail has been setup inside of the Pavilion building, the first event to be held in there since it closed to have its roof replaced a few years ago.
Once you are in the pavilion, there are impressive story boards with the story of Peter Rabbit for you to read as you go around the trail. These are bright and colourful and really take you into the story. You can take part in the little activities as you go around and there are things like crawling under the garden gate, looking at reflections in the mirror pond and plenty of picture opportunities.
The fantastic staff have also added in some extras such as a reading corner, colouring station, knitted veggies, tunnel to go through and more.
One of the added extras we really liked was the glass cabinet full of Beatrix Potter related memorabilia, which had items belonging to the community and it told you a little about why those items were important.
When you are finished inside, there's a lovely circular forest trail which has lots of characters and things relating to the Peter Rabbit Trail. You can Also find a bird hide, mud kitchen and a lovely large play area.
Other things to do whilst you are here include:
Picnic - there are loads of lovely spots to have a bite to eat outside (the café is closed at the moment)
Large Play Area
Kirkleatham Owl Centre is on Site (entry fee applies)
Kirkleatham Walled Garden is just a short walk away ( entry fee applies)
Or you can check out our other ideas in the area HERE
Need To Know
Trail and Museum is free entry
Trail is on until 22 May
Opening Hours 10 - 4 Tues - Sun
Postcode - TS10 5NW