Allan Bank and Grasmere

The view of Grasmere lake from Allan Bank
Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do

Beatrix Potter as an older woman in the Hill Top garden with one of her sheepdogs

What's new 

Throughout 2016 we’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth by exploring the inspiration she took from her enduring friendship with Canon Rawnsley.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

Upcoming events

Garden Talks

Tue 03 May 2016
11:00-11:30
Meet one of our garden Volunteers, learn what inspires them and find out about our work to restore the garden .

Craftsperson in residence

Sat 07 May 2016
10:00-16:00
Creative crafternoons are what Saturdays are for at Allan Bank. This spring we have invited local crafts people to come along, get crafty and provide demonstrations and workshops in a variety of traditional crafts.

Harps Northwest

Wed 11 May 2016
13:00-15:00
Enjoy an afternoon of live harp music from Harps North West.

Bavarian Alpine Music

Sun 15 May 2016
14:00-16:00
Live traditional Alphorn music from the brass group of Windermere's twin town of Diessen, in Bavaria.

Grasmere Gallop 2016

Sat 04 Jun 2016
09:00-16:00
Run for the Reds - you would be nuts not to! Come and take part in the Grasmere Gallop 2016. Get fit, have fun and raise money to help look after our native red squirrels.

Stained Glass Workshop

Sat 18 Jun 2016
10:00-16:00
With a focus on colour, light, landscapes and glass this workshop aims to demonstrate some of the different techniques used when working with stained glass and lead.
Allan Bank and Grasmere

Eating and shopping

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Our work

A red squirrel at Allan Bank in Grasmere Cumbria

SOS: Save our Squirrels 

A recent breakout of the deadly Squirrel Pox Virus in Grasmere could place our native red squirrel population under dire threat. We’ve had at least ten confirmed cases of the virus in the Grasmere area.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Get involved

Staff and volunteers at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Volunteer at Allan Bank  

Working in amazing places, meeting new people and knowing that you’re helping a great cause are all good reasons to volunteer with us. We have plenty volunteering opportunities in Grasmere, whatever your interests and time availability.