In the appropriately historic surroundings of Blenheim Palace, Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit is celebrating his 120th anniversary through a magical mix of storytelling, live performance, and puppetry on a journey around the grounds of this beautiful location.
Developed in association with Frederick Warne & Co. (brand owner and part of Penguin Random House Children’s), this is the first time Peter Rabbit has appeared in this way and is also a first for World Heritage Site Blenheim Palace, which has allowed unprecedented access for families trying to save Peter Rabbit from ending up in Mr McGregor’s rabbit pie.
This summer, Beatrix Potter invites you to join her on an adventure to find her mischievous friend Peter Rabbit as she leads guests through never-before-seen spots in the Palace’s walled garden.
Moving from flower and vegetable gardens to greenhouses and potting sheds, you’ll get a glimpse of the estate no one else has seen whilst meeting friends Jemima Puddle-Duck, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Mr Jeremy Fisher along the way. Watch out for many more surprises on your journey!
This 50-minute Peter Rabbit immersive experience should be the star in the calendar of any child who loves to explore the great outdoors, any family who treasures spending time together in nature, and any fan of the most beloved rabbit in children’s literature, which has sold over 250 million copies since he first appeared at the start of the 20th century. A must-visit summer attraction for all ages looking to combine history, adventure and education.
Created by the team behind ‘Autumn Treasure Hunt with Percy The Park Keeper’ At Chiswick House & Gardens and ‘Paddington Marmalade Messiness’ in Dalkeith Country Park, ‘The Peter RabbitTM Garden Adventure – a live immersive experience’ released tickets on 18 May, before opening to guests on 06 July to 03 September 2022.
The show is directed by Barney McElholm and written by Calum Finlay, the creative team behind Histrionic Production’s acclaimed 2021 Percy The Park Keeper adaption. Between them, they bring the experience of working at the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre of Scotland, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Almeida, Theatre Royal Bath, Manchester Royal Exchange and Birmingham REP, amongst others.