Surrey Museum heads South

Beatrix Potter's charming tales of Peter Rabbit and friends are brought to life for preschoolers through a series of extension programs offered by the Surrey Museum at the new Kensington Prairie Community Centre.

Kensington Prairie Community Centre is a 1914 school that's been preserved and into a community centre serving Surrey's Grandview Heights area.

Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter, Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, and Squirrel Nutkin.

Beatrix Potter’s charming tales of Peter Rabbit and friends are brought to life for preschoolers through a series of extension programs offered by the Surrey Museum at the new Kensington Prairie Community Centre.

The programs are for kids aged three to six run Tuesdays to June at the centre, located at 16824 32 Avenue in South Surrey.

The Kensington Prairie programs are part of a new initiative by the Surrey Museum to take its popular preschool programs out into the community, says museum public programs specialist Oana Capota. “This is an opportunity to bring the museum’s staff and items from its collections, as well as our experience with preschoolers, outside the walls of our building.”

Beatrix Potter was a conservationist and prize-winning sheep farmer, who also worked as a writer and illustrator. She shared her home with many of the animals in her stories. Many of her books had their start in her rural surroundings. The programs will introduce Surrey’s agricultural pioneer history through stories, giving children a peek at how kids grew up long ago.

To register and for more information, call 604-592-6956.

Kensington Prairie is a renovated historic elementary school originally built in 1914. After the school closed down, it was preserved as a city facility thanks to lobbying from the community.