To celebrate the Beatrix Potter 150th Anniversary, here at Umeandthekids we are taking part in a very special Easter Blog tour with a host of other lovely bloggers including tomorrow’s host Mary from Over 40 and a Mum to One
I am excited to show you the very special Peter Rabbit merchandise that is available for you and your little ones to celebrate this very special Anniversary #Beatrix150.
150 Years of Beatrix Potter
2016 sees 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter, one of the world’s most cherished children’s authors.
Beatrix Potter is best known for creating The Tale of Peter Rabbit and the subsequent stories for children that make up a collection of 23 Tales. However, Beatrix was a fascinating woman and accomplished many things during her lifetime. She was an ambitious and successful businesswoman, fiercely guarding her creations and even pioneering the launch of the merchandise programme associated with Peter Rabbit. She was a revered scientist making important discoveries around mycology (the study of fungi) through her meticulous botanical drawings and was a passionate conservationist.
Using the funds from the sales of her little books she bought land that was under threat from developers in her beloved Lake District, which she then bequeathed to the National Trust on her death. Beatrix was a fascinating woman and this anniversary allows us to celebrate her varied achievements and accomplishments, many of which went unnoticed during her lifetime.
To celebrate this Anniversary, Mothercare has launched an adorable babywear range featuring everyone’s favourite bunny Peter Rabbit.
This range would make the perfect gift for any little newborn baby, Christening gift or just as an Easter treat.
Peter Rabbit Bodysuit £8.00
Made from soft snuggly cotton this sweet bodysuit will take you back to your favourite childhood books which your little one will grow to love, with all over print of Peter Rabbit. With short sleeves to keep little arms cool on warmer day’s and handy popper openings on the shoulder and gusset for easy dressing and changing and of course, all poppers are nickel free to prevent irritation.
Peter Rabbit Hat & Mitt Set £8.00
Take a step back in time to the classically cute Peter Rabbit books with this perfect set for your hospital bag. This set is made from a soft knit that will keep your beautiful newborn warm and snug. A cute matching set, the white hat and mittens look great paired with any outfit and are in neutral colours making them perfect for a little boy or girl.
Grey Shawl £22.00
Wrap your little one up in the pram, crib or for a cosy cuddle in this knitted shawl, this wonderfully soft shawl has been designed in a soft grey colour making it ideal for your new little girl or boy – perfect for those snuggly first cuddles.
Peter Rabbit Baby Milestone Cards from Puffin Books £9.99
Celebrate your baby’s first year with Peter Rabbit. Contains 30 beautiful cards that mark the big events of your little one’s life. Take a picture of your baby together with the milestone card to record and share these magical moments.
Peter Rabbit Plush by GUND £9.95
GUND is America’s oldest and most prestigious soft toy company. This gorgeous plush Peter Rabbit is 16cm tall and suitable for ages 1+. Perfect for your little bunnies this Easter.
Available from HSamuel and FHinds
Great attractions to celebrate 150 Years of Beatrix Potter
Over the Easter school holidays why not take your little ones on a very special adventure to the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground at Willows Activity Farm in St. Albans. They are showcasing a brand new, one of a kind, Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground on 2nd April 2016. The new area features activities themed around the world-famous and much-loved stars of the CBeebies series – including Peter Rabbit secret Treehouse, built around a 100-year-old ash tree, and Benjamin Bunny Treetop Adventures, where children can climb and play.
If you fancy a trip to the beautiful lake district then why not visit the World of Beatrix Potter , a vibrant family attraction where visitors can explore the enchanting world of Beatrix Potter created in her little books. There’s a chance to meet your favourite characters including Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Jemima Puddle-Duck.
Visitors can enjoy special ticket packages including breakfast or afternoon tea with Peter Rabbit himself.
Peter Rabbit Biscuit Giveaway with the Biscuiteers
The lovely folk at Biscuiteers have launched a special Peter Rabbit biscuit card in time for Easter. We have 5 of these biscuit cards available to win. Penguin will choose their 5 favourite Beatrix Potter Memories from the blog tour and then send those lucky winners a delish and very cute Peter Rabbit biscuit card worth £10.95
Last year we also took part in the Blog tour and made lovely Mr McGregor’s Mud Carrot Cake Cupcakes Take a look and try them out yourself this Easter.