Beatrix Potter day planned for historic hall

Gawthorpe Hall will be recognising the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth with themed family activities this Thursday.

The activities include a trail to find bunnies hidden around the museum and storytelling. A Beatrix Potter quilt, loaned from the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, will be on display.

County Coun. Marcus Johnstone, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for environment, planning and cultural services, said: “Beatrix is one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors, who has captured our imagination for over 100 years with her beautifully illustrated tales. Beatrix was also an artist, botanist, environmentalist, farmer and businesswoman.”

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The storytelling will take place hourly during the afternoon. The activities are free but admission to the Hall is £4 (adults) and £3 (concessions). National Trust members and children go free.

For more information call 01282 771004 or email [email protected].