The Peter Rabbit brand team at Penguin Random House (PRH) has launched a new annual campaign to encourage children and their carers to enjoy being creative in nature this summer alongside ambassador Laura Brand, who will present a series of tutorials online.
These nature-based activities will be shared every Friday in July on www.peterrabbit.com to provide parents with ideas and inspiration to enjoy the great outdoors with their little ones. The weekly content series is based around themes of nature and friendship and will run throughout the month culminating on International Friendship Day on 30th July.
Brand said: “I grew up with the stories of Beatrix Potter and have loved introducing my two daughters to the world of Peter Rabbit. We have had so much fun creating a series of nature activities for families to enjoy together in the garden or out on a nature walk. These ideas are all inspired by Peter Rabbit and the mischievous adventures that he has with his friends and I hope families will enjoy them as much as we have.”
In addition, a series of classroom activities and learning resources have been developed for KS1 school children with Puffin. These will be hosted online and mailed to 37,000 primary teachers in the UK and made available to key English language-speaking territories.
Izzy Richardson, director owned brands at PRH, said: “During her lifetime, Beatrix Potter was a pioneering conservationist who was passionate about the natural world. So who better than Peter Rabbit to champion the joy that spending time in nature can bring? Peter has an authentic connection to nature and this mid-year campaign will enable us to reach families with meaningful and engaging content beyond Easter. Friend to Nature is perfectly timed to drive awareness of our newly relaunched website, the first in a refresh of all of our Peter Rabbit digital platforms.”