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PETER RABBIT EASTER EGG HUNT 2012

Date: 14th March 2012

PETER RABBIT EASTER EGG HUNT 2012

The great Peter Rabbit Easter egg hunt start on Thursday 5th April at 10:00am, and finishes once all the eggs have been found. This is one of the UKs largest Easter egg hunts and this year as it is Peter Rabbit's 110th Birthday there are 110 hand-crafted ceramic Easter eggs hidden throughout Cumbria. Each ceramic egg is a fantastic prize and not only allows the winner free entry in to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, they will also receive a special edition Beatrix Potter book. There is also 10 BIG prizes to be won. If you are lucky enough to find an egg please let The World of Beatrix Potter know by telephoning 0844 504 1233 or by visiting the attraction in Bowness on Windermere.

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Kendal Museum

Date: 20th February 2012

Kendal Museum

If you are staying in one of our lake district cottages in the kendal area, then its worth considering paying a visit to Kendal Museum of Natural History and Archaeology.

The museum is opposite the train station and Peugeot main dealer. The first collection of plants, fossils, minerals, animals and antiques was put together in 1796 by William Todhunter and is one of the oldest museum collections in the country. The museum is based on his collection, and after World War 1 moved location to a former wool warehouse. The museum was then run by honary curators on behalf of the town council, one of which was the famous fellwaker Alfred Wainright.

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Malcolm Wilson Rally 3rd March

Date: 16th February 2012

Malcolm Wilson Rally 3rd March

The Malcolm Wilson Rally starts at 8:30am in Cockermouth's Main Street on Saturday 3rd March. Entries from all over the UK will compete in the three forest stages - Whinlatter Forest near Bassenthwaite Lake and Keswick, Grizedale Forest near Ulverson and Coniston, and Greystoke Forest near Penrith.

Free entry for spectators.

If you are looking for short breaks in the lake district for this weekend please take a look at our self catering cottages that we have available close by to the three Forests.

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