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Giveaway // Win a collection of Beatrix Potter books to celebrate World Book Day!

Beatrix Potter giveaway

Today is World Book Day, and to celebrate in the appropriate style, the book worms at holiday letting agency www.cottages.com are kindly giving away a collection of wonderful Beatrix Potter books to one lucky Make, Do & Push! reader!

Britain is packed full of literary connections so to help you find your next day out, the cottage company has created a map of the best places to visit to immerse yourself in the worlds of your child’s favourite authors and stories.

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I’m really excited to have discovered a Stickman Trail near us in Yorkshire! The latest hit from household favourite Julia Donaldson has been brought to life by The Forestry Commission which has created a series of Stick Man Trails throughout the UK. Not only is the trail a great way to explore nature, with a host of downloadable activities from their website, you can even have fun on rainy days!

I know that Busby and H-Bear would absolutely adore the Paddington Bear Tour of London. The classic stories of Paddington Bear, and the more recent film adaptation can be brought to life with a trip to Paddington Station. See where Michael Bond’s fictional bear was found and if you have time, why not take the Paddington Bear bus tour which takes in some of the famous locations from the film.

One of my favourite places I’ve ever visited in the UK is Hill Top Farm, where Beatrix Potter once lived. I’ve written about our experience here (with photos of Busby when she was diddy!). A visit to the Lake District is a great experience in itself, but with such a strong association to the stories of Beatrix Potter, it’s the perfect opportunity to find out more about this incredible author. Younger children can enjoy the Beatrix Potter Lake District Trail, following the clues to find her iconic characters amongst the countryside and for older children, a visit to her house is a brilliant insight in to the writer’s life.

Cottages.com also have a number of beautiful rental properties in the Lakes. The Cottage (High Oxen Fell, nr. Coniston, Property Ref: 948) looks absolutely stunning – this cottage adjoins a 17th-century farmhouse on a traditional Lakeland working hill farm, once owned by Beatrix Potter, now owned by the National Trust.

Lake District cottage

It enjoys a very quiet and secluded position, in a superb setting surrounded by rocky bracken-covered hills and high fells, in the heart of Lakeland. The views from all windows are across the magnificent Langdale Valley to the surrounding woods and mountains. (Price: £419 for seven nights’ self-catering arriving on 26th April 2016. Sleeps four people. www.cottages.com/0345 498 6900) I want to visit now!

If you’ve always wanted to explore the places that inspired your favourite authors, or keep the family entertained by their favourite characters coming to life, why not use the handy guide above to plan your next outing?

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Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter our Beatrix Potter World Book Day giveaway. T&Cs apply. UK Entrants only. Giveaway ends 21st March 2016 at 00:00.
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106 Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon

    3rd March 2016 at 6:13 am

    Squirrel Nutkins

  2. kim neville

    3rd March 2016 at 8:04 am

    Peter Rabbit

  3. Karen Painter

    3rd March 2016 at 9:30 am

    Peter Rabbit – He’s always getting into scrapes with his bad behaviour but is so loveable with it. He’s naughty but nice!

  4. Cecile E

    3rd March 2016 at 10:50 am

    I would say Jemima Puddle-Duck. She is proud and a bit a naive, making her an interesting character!

  5. Sandra Lane

    3rd March 2016 at 11:32 am

    The naughtiest boy – Peter Rabbit,

  6. laura banks

    3rd March 2016 at 11:34 am

    benjamin bunny

  7. aaron broad

    3rd March 2016 at 11:40 am

    Jemima Puddleduck

  8. sharon martin

    3rd March 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Peter Rabbit

  9. Isabel O

    3rd March 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Definitely Jemima Puddleduck. Mostly because she is a duck. 😀

  10. Gwen Maynard

    3rd March 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Peter Rabbit

  11. Tracy Newton

    3rd March 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I love the cousin of Peter Rabbit – Benjamin Bunny

  12. Tony Metcalf

    3rd March 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Peter Rabbit

  13. michelle olner

    3rd March 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Peter Rabbit

  14. Diane Wareing

    3rd March 2016 at 5:15 pm

    It has to be Peter Rabbit. 🙂

  15. emmamed76@hotmail.com

    3rd March 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Mrs Tiggy Winkle

  16. ashleigh allan

    3rd March 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Peter rabbit!

  17. Jenna Parrington

    3rd March 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Jemima! 🙂
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  18. Karen hutchinson

    3rd March 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Jemma puddle duck

  19. Angela McDonald

    4th March 2016 at 12:01 am

    Squirrel Nutkin is my favourite!

  20. Ray Dodds

    4th March 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Peter Rabbit

  21. Lynsey Buchanan

    4th March 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Jemima Puddleduck

  22. Sheila Howes

    4th March 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Mrs Tiggywinkle – love Hedgehogs!

  23. Kim Styles

    4th March 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Peter Rabbit is my favourite

  24. Laura Pritchard

    4th March 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Miss Tiggywinkle

  25. Maria Hackett

    4th March 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Peter Rabbit

  26. Nat thomason

    5th March 2016 at 2:38 am

    Peter rabbit he reminds me of my own little rabbit Herman who’s. full of mischief he stripped the living room wallpaper this week 🙁

  27. S Edwards

    5th March 2016 at 7:14 am

    Peter Rabbit is our favourite

  28. Kelly glen

    5th March 2016 at 7:25 am

    Peter Rabbit

  29. Tammy Westrup

    5th March 2016 at 8:55 am

    Peter himself as he is so mischevious!

  30. Anthony Harrington

    5th March 2016 at 9:15 am

    Mrs Tiggywinkle, just love hedgehogs!

  31. Elizabeth Hinds

    5th March 2016 at 9:25 am

    I love Mrs Tiggywinkle 🙂

  32. Fiona K

    5th March 2016 at 9:30 am

    Peter Rabbit

  33. Rhia P

    5th March 2016 at 10:40 am

    I have increased sympathy for Mr McGregor since taking on an allotment and attempting to grow our own veg!

  34. Katie skeoch

    5th March 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Cheeky Tom Kitten

  35. Sarah Louise

    5th March 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Peter Rabbit! x

  36. Lucy H

    5th March 2016 at 2:26 pm

    It has to be Tom Kitten as he’s so cheeky and naughty but lovable too. I love that his buttons pop off his clothes! 🙂

  37. John Tingay

    5th March 2016 at 3:11 pm

    My favourite character is Mrs Tiggy-Winkle

  38. Christine Caple

    5th March 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Mrs Tiggywinkle

  39. Sarah Mackay

    5th March 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Jemima Puddleduck

  40. Edward Guerreiro

    5th March 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Peter rabbit. It has been since I was a child and used to eat my dinner off of a plate with him on.

  41. claire woods

    5th March 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Benjamin Bunny

  42. Bob Clark

    5th March 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Peter Rabbit

  43. Becky Duffy

    5th March 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Mrs Tiggywinkle 🙂 x

  44. Stacey Carnell

    5th March 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Peter Rabbit <3

  45. sofia s.

    5th March 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Peter Rabbit

  46. Sara MacGregor

    5th March 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Mrs Tiggywinkle!

  47. Ruth Harwood

    6th March 2016 at 10:52 am

    Peter Rabbit

  48. iain maciver

    6th March 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Peter Rabbit

  49. Fiona R

    6th March 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Peter Rabbit 🙂

  50. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    7th March 2016 at 1:40 am

    I love Peter Rabbit x
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  51. helen tovell

    7th March 2016 at 10:04 am

    Benjamin bunny

  52. Angela Wilcox

    7th March 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Mrs Tiggy Winkle

  53. Mickie Bull

    7th March 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Jemima Puddleduck!

  54. Jo Carroll

    8th March 2016 at 11:25 am

    Squirrel Nutkin was always my favourite. x

  55. Chrissie Curtis

    8th March 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Peter Rabbit!

  56. Sarah G

    9th March 2016 at 10:34 am

    Jemima Puddleduck!!!
    I used to have a very similar collection when I was little but it got lost! So upset! Would love this for my little girl!xx
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  57. Emma

    9th March 2016 at 7:30 pm

    I adore the Beatrix potter collection. Such beautiful stories and illustrations.
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  58. anna

    9th March 2016 at 8:43 pm

    my favourite has to be the classic, Peter Rabbit!
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  59. Ray Becker

    10th March 2016 at 11:54 am

    Mrs Tiggy Winkle

  60. Solange

    11th March 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Peter Rabbit

  61. Laura Nice

    12th March 2016 at 11:52 am

    Jemima Puddleduck

  62. Bee

    13th March 2016 at 7:28 am

    We absolutely adore Peter Rabbit round here (though, obviously, I prefer Flopsy, Mopsy andCottontail!)
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  63. Denielle Nicol

    13th March 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Mrs Tiggy Winkle

  64. Michelle O'Neill

    16th March 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Mrs Tiggy Winkle

  65. Rachel

    16th March 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I rather like Hunka Munca but my daughter likes Squirrel Nutkin and Peter of course.
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  66. kimberley ryan

    16th March 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Accident prone Mr Jeremy Fisher

  67. Rebecca Phillips

    18th March 2016 at 1:54 am

    jemima puddleduck
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  68. Susan B

    18th March 2016 at 3:36 am

    My favourite character is the hapless Mr McGregor.

  69. Jackie ONeill

    18th March 2016 at 7:41 am

    Jemima Puddle Duck

  70. Jo Hutchinson

    18th March 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Jemima Puddle-Duck she is a sweet character.

  71. Ellen

    18th March 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Jemima Puddle Duck!

  72. Rebecca Beesley

    18th March 2016 at 8:07 pm

    peter rabbit because my son went through a phase of actually thinking he was peter rabbit!
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  73. Ellie Jones

    19th March 2016 at 8:50 am

    Peter rabbit

  74. Kristy Brown

    19th March 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Mrs Tiggiwinkle

  75. vera Bahounkova

    19th March 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Peter Rabbit

  76. Sheri Darby

    19th March 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Peter Rabbit

  77. Trevor Linvell

    19th March 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Peter rabbit

  78. Adrian Bold

    19th March 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Peter Rabbit

  79. Keshia Esgate

    20th March 2016 at 12:14 am

    Peter Rabbit 🙂

  80. Lucy Major

    20th March 2016 at 1:48 am

    got to be the classic peter rabbit! especially at this time of year

  81. emma kinsey

    20th March 2016 at 10:05 am

    peter rabbit

  82. Elspeth MacMillan

    20th March 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Peter Rabbit

  83. Andrew Hindley

    20th March 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Peter Rabbit

  84. Jayne Kelsall

    20th March 2016 at 5:18 pm

    My youngest likes Jemima Puddle Duck .x

  85. Karl Borowy

    20th March 2016 at 7:00 pm

    peter rabbit

  86. donna l jones

    20th March 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Squirrel Nutkins

  87. Cat Barber

    20th March 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Peter rabbit love the song too

  88. Rebecca roberts

    20th March 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Peter rabbit love him x

  89. Michelle Corbett

    20th March 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Definitely Peter Rabbit. Always been my favourite since I was a child and now I get to read the storie to my little girls at night. And they love them TV series. That’s fab!!! X

  90. Gill Mitchell

    20th March 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I have always loved Mrs Tiggywinkle. She’s so cute!

  91. Diana

    20th March 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Peter Rabbit 🙂

  92. Lisa Lewis

    20th March 2016 at 9:53 pm

    miss Tiggywinkle

  93. Victoria Prince

    20th March 2016 at 9:55 pm

    My favourite Beatrix Potter character is Peter Rabbit 🙂

  94. Katie

    20th March 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Tom Kitten, I remember being very upset as a child when Mr & Mrs Rat made him into a Roly Poly pudding 🙁

  95. Natalie Crossan

    20th March 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Squirrel Nutkins

  96. Keeley Shaw

    20th March 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Miss Tiggywinkle

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