The tales of Peter Rabbit™ have been a fixture on children’s bookshelves for over 100 years. The adventures of the mischievous titular rabbit, and his friends Tom Kitten, Mrs Tiggy-winkle, and Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail, have captured the imagination of children and adults alike, with younger generations charmed by the many new iterations since Beatrix Potter’s initial creation. Now, you and your family can star in your own Peter Rabbit tale: The Peter Rabbit™ Easter Adventure – a live immersive experience.
The captivating adventure is now open to the public – just in time for the easter holidays – and will take place in the bustling hub of Covent Garden. Kids and kids at heart will be invited to embark on a noble mission alongside Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit; to save Jemima Puddle-Duck from the rake-wielding clutches of Mr McGregor.
Lose yourself in a world of imagination for just under an hour, as a magical mix of storytelling, live performances and puppetry bring Beatrix Potter’s words to life. Following Histrionic Productions’ 5-star Peter Rabbit Garden Adventure at Blenheim Palace that took place last summer, Peter Rabbit and friends have come to the labyrinthine streets of London with a new adventure – unfolding at the former fruit-and-vegetable market turned charming shopping destination, Covent Garden.
Over the course of 50 minutes kids of all ages can join Beatrix Potter on a hunt for clues, secret notes and maps that may lead them to the location of a certain bonnet-wearing duck. Not only that but there’s also the chance to clamber into Mr McGregor’s Land Rover where all the family (and Peter Rabbit) can really get under the grumpy man’s skin with a rebellious photo behind the wheel.
Got an aspiring young artist on your hands? They’ll be in their element in the Activity Burrow, letting their creativity run wild with drawing, colouring or even writing a letter to Beatrix Potter. There’s also the chance to have their first – kid-friendly of course – driving lesson, where children over the age of five can channel their inner (though less cantankerous, hopefully) Mr McGregor whizzing around in mini-rovers.
It has been over 120 years since the first edition was published in December 1901, but the antics of these animals have proved timeless. Fun fact; the story of Peter Rabbit originated from a series of letters sent by Beatrix to her governess’ ill son as early as 1893, where the author wrote short stories starring her real-life pet rabbit (also called Peter).
The Peter Rabbit™ Easter Adventure is open to guests from 10am to 4.30pm each weekend (Friday to Sunday) and 11am to 3.10pm from Tuesday to Thursday, with various slots throughout the day to suit each family’s schedule. The adventure is a must for any child or big kid with a love of the city and a knack for problem-solving – or for those who simply love the most mischievous rabbit in children’s literature!