Monthly Archives: April 2018

Peter Rabbit: Mischief & Mayhem Exhibition

12Apr

Until Sunday 3 June

Bunnies will be bouncing all over our Gallery, as Cumbria’s most famous literary character Peter Rabbit jumps right off the page in this interactive exhibition about Beatrix Potter’s first creation.

This exhibition tells the story of the creation of Peter Rabbit and includes original artworks and manuscripts which are rarely exhibited. It also reveals a fresh insight into the innovative way Beatrix Potter developed Peter Rabbit toys and games.

Children can play like Peter in an interactive learning area. Activities include a giant board game, playing shop, and performing scenes from the Tales. Will your little bunnies help Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle hang out the washing, or aid Mr. McGregor planting carrots in his garden?

The New Shower Block

04Apr

New for 2018
Location – Ullswater

On Wednesday 4 April 2018, the much-loved comedian, Johnny Vegas returned to Hillcroft Park to open an impressive, new facilities block.   Hillcroft Park became Johnny’s Lakeland ‘Home from Home’ for six weeks in 2017 during filming for the BBC series ‘Home from Home’ which will air soon on BBC1.

Johnny opened the brand new facilities building including a shower block that must be one of the most impressive in the UK when it comes to camping bathing facilities.  Many of the fixtures and fittings would not be amiss in a luxury bathroom at home!  Not content with high quality showers, basins, taps and tiles – campers will also be able to enjoy panoramic Lakeland scenes thoughtfully installed within the facilities themselves as well as a custom made Lakeland soundscape of dawn chorus, sheep and of course, water.

For families who prefer a little more privacy, we also have two private bathrooms that can be hired for the duration of guests’ stay that include generous bath and walk in showers.

Enjoy!