Acorn Bank

View of Acorn Bank house.

Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and fruit orchards

Acorn Bank

Things to see and do

Janice wears Dolce , 2014 Freya Pocklington

Dorothy Una Ratcliffe Artist/Illustration Fellowship at Acorn Bank spring 2016 

Continuing a tradition of artistic production at Acorn Bank, Freya Pocklington’s artist residency will celebrate Beatrix Potter in 150th anniversary of her birth.

Children looking at creatures captured in pots

The forest school at Acorn Bank

Grab the kids and come and join us for a day out in the woods at Acorn Bank. Learn how to cook pancakes on the fire, use a knife to whittle wood, climb a tree and hunt for wildlife with your family. We meet every last Sunday of the month. £5pp email to book a place.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Royal Oak Apple Day 29 May 11-4

Sun 29 May 2016
This day was declared a public holiday in 1660 to celebrate the restoration of Charles 11, so join us for some historic fun on a family trail.

Wind in the Willows- storytelling walks

Mon 30 May 2016
An interactive short version of this classic tale.

Wild Wednesdays 1 June 1.30-3.30

Wed 01 Jun 2016
Wild Wednesdays Tick off some of your "50 things to do before you're 113/4" Today- discover the cutthroat underwater world of our pond

Orchard day 11 June 11am-3pm

Sat 11 Jun 2016
Orchard day -practical advice on orchards and apple growing Focussing

National Gardens Scheme open day 25 June 10am-5pm

Sat 25 Jun 2016
National Gardens Scheme open day Additional guided tours of the herb garden 11am and 2pm, £1.00 per person.

Orchard day 9 July 11am-3pm

Sat 09 Jul 2016
Orchard day - practical advice on orchards and apple growing Focussing on a different aspect each month, today - thinning the crop.
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View of Acorn Bank house.

From the Knights Templar to the National Trust 

Learn about the long, fascinating history of this special place, from the 13th century through to the present day.

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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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Places to stay

Bank wood holiday cottage bedroom at Acorn Bank

Take a break in the beautiful Eden Valley 

Escape the hustle and bustle with a break in our holiday cottage, which is a perfect place to relax or to call 'home' when exploring Cumbria.