Get ready for some extra fun this summer as Willows Activity Farm introduces a brand new addition to its family – the lovable Squirrel Nutkin!

The world-famous Beatrix Potter character and star of CBeebies’ Peter Rabbit will become a permanent resident at the St Albans attraction from Saturday 27th May (bank holiday weekend).

Peter Rabbit and Friends

Squirrel Nutkin will be joining this friends Peter Rabbit, Lily Bobtail and Benjamin Bunny for daily meet and greets, and will also appear in special shows in the Peter Rabbit Theatre.

Fans were given the chance to guess which new character would be joining the farm from a series of pictures and clues posted on the Willows Facebook page.

Daisy Fry and Max Greenwood, both aged three, were among the first visitors to say hello to the mischievous squirrel.

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Max, from Enfield, said: “Squirrel Nutkin is my favourite Peter Rabbit character and I am so excited he is going to be here every day at Willows!”

In addition to the characters and shows, little fans can enjoy imaginative play at the weather-proof Cotton-tail Village, a Peter Rabbit Woodland Trail, and a one-of-a-kind Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground.

Farmyard Family Fun

Don’t forget that Willows has plenty of fun to keep older kids busy, too. The attraction is home to a number of farmyard animals including alpacas, donkeys, sheep, pigs, and owls.  It also offers inflatables, tractor rides and traditional fun fair rides, as well as special events during school holidays.

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