My little girl is obsessed with Peter Rabbit!  She’s only 18 months but she has carried her little ‘Petey Rabbit’ (as she likes to call him) toy around with her since she was first able to hold something.  When she was just 6 weeks old we took a trip to the Lake District as I was shooting a wedding in Cumbria.  I bought her a little Peter Rabbit toy as a souvenir and it has not left her side since.  In actual fact, she is currently asleep with a chocolate covered ‘Petey’ following an unsupervised munching of a chocolate finger!  I’m going to have to sneak him in to the washing machine tomorrow!

With Easter just around the corner and the Peter Rabbit Movie being released in the UK on the 16th March, there seems to be quite a few themed events in and around Yorkshire.  If it wasn’t for friends tagging me in events published on social media, I would miss half of these so I thought I would share the top 5 events I have found, so that you don’t miss out. Perfect days out for the Easter holidays.  Enjoy!

1 Kirkstall Abbey

Peter Rabbit Extravaganza at Kirkstall Abbey on the 30th March

Meet Mr. Peter Rabbit Cottontail himself
Follow the tale trail with Squirrel Nutkin
Learn the bunny bop with Flopsy & Mopsy
Panto-style performance with Benjamin Bunny
Follow the tale trail with Timmy Tiptoes
Learn to sing to the animals with Jemima Puddle-Duck
Interactive storytelling with Jeremy Fisher & his fishy friends

2 Rainbow Factory

26th February to 3rd March – Call in to the Rainbow Factory, Farsley, for a range of Peter Rabbit themed classes for children aged 0-5

Edible Messy Play (Sitting-18mths)
Toddler Messy Play (Walking-2.5yrs)
Preschooler Messy Play (2-5yrs)
Harmony Singing (Newborn – Pre-crawling)
Music: Instrumental (Crawling-2.5yrs)
Sensory Sounds (Pre-crawling)
Sensory Storytime (0-2yrs)
Sensory Adventures (2-5yrs)

3 Mother Shipton’s Cave 

Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure from the 26th March to the 15th April.

Follow the Easter trail and meet characters from Peter Rabbit. Hop skip and jump through Mr McGregor’s Marvellous Easter garden.

4 Flamingo Land

Peter Rabbit Adventure –  a whole land full of attractions, rides and activities including Jeremy Fisher’s Musical Pond and Lily Bobtail’s Nature Discovery.

5 The World of Beatrix Potter

A bit further afield in Bowness on Windermere but lots of fun for all the family including Jemima Puddle-duck’s woodland glade and Mr Tod’s underground home, the Peter Rabbit Garden and Mrs Tiggy-winkle’s Kitchen.

Finally, don’t forget to book tickets for the Peter Rabbit Movie when the school holidays have become too much and you fancy a couple of hours (relative) peace and quiet at the cinema.

If your little one is as crazy about ‘Petey Rabbit’ as mine, you could always theme your next portrait session around this.  Bring along your favourite Peter Rabbit toys or dress your little one up in their favourite Peter Rabbit clothes, or do both.  You could even have a Peter Rabbit themed cake smash!


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