Acorn Bank

Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and fruit orchards

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Things to see and do

Christmas fairy door at Acorn Bank

Winter weekends at Acorn Bank up to 18 Dec, 11am - 4pm 

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the magic atmosphere that surrounds Acorn Bank! Come and join us to create your very own Christmas memories and family traditions at Acorn Bank. There is something for everyone, from Christmas carols to wreath making and fairy trails.

Choir singers at a Christmas concert

Christmas carols at Acorn Bank 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 Dec

Enjoy hot Christmas punch and mince pies in the drawing room while you listen to carol singers. Normal admission applies. Small charge for refreshments.

Father Christmas and a young boy

At Ho Ho Home with Father Christmas 10, 11 and 18 Dec

Father Christmas liked Acorn Bank so much last year that he’s decided to visit us again this year! He’ll be staying in his cosy cottage, surrounded by presents that he’ll give out to all the children who will pay him a visit. Please phone to book a time slot. £6 per child. Normal admission for adults.

The stunning summer flowers at Acorn Bank gardens

Acorn Bank's glorious gardens 

Potter around gardens enclosed by 17th-century walls at Acorn Bank. We have the largest collection of culinary and medicinal herbs in any National Trust garden so come along and learn more about their properties. Don't forget to find our orchard too.

View of the Watermill by Crowdundle Beck

The working watermill at Acorn Bank 

After centuries of use the watermill at Acorn Bank fell into ruin. A dedicated group of volunteers have worked hard to restore the mill and it now produces our very own flour. Take a look at their remarkable achievement.

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 forest.school@live.co.uk to book a place.

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What's on

Upcoming events

"At Ho Ho Home with Father Christmas" 10 and 11 Dec

Sat 10 Dec 2016
11:00-15:00
Visit Father Christmas in his cosy cottage and receive a gift. Please phone to book a time slot. £6 per child. BE Normal admission for adults.

Festive Fairy Trail weekends, 3,4,10,11,17 and 18 Dec

Sat 10 Dec 2016
11:00-16:00
Festive Fairy Trail 11am - 4pm Acorn Bank's fairies are celebrating Christmas too, follow them on the festive fairy trail. *(normal admission applies)

Christmas choirs ,10 Dec, 2pm Beaconside Primary School

Sat 10 Dec 2016
14:00-15:00
Enjoy hot Christmas punch and mince pies in the drawing room while you listen to the Beaconsfield Primary School. Normal admission applies. Small charge for refreshments

Christmas choirs ,11 Dec, 2pm Culgaith Primary School

Sun 11 Dec 2016
14:00-15:00
Enjoy hot Christmas punch and mince pies in the drawing room while you listen to Culgaith Primary School. Normal admission applies. Small charge for refreshments

Christmas choirs , 17 Dec, 12.30pm Penrith Community Choir

Sat 17 Dec 2016
12:30-13:30
Enjoy hot Christmas punch and mince pies in the drawing room while you listen to the Penrith Community Choir. Normal admission applies. Small charge for refreshments

Traditional Children's Christmas Party 17 Dec

Sat 17 Dec 2016
14:00-16:00
Enjoy old fashioned favourites, such as musical chairs and pass the parcel, with a surprise visit from Father Christmas! Normal admission for adults. £10 per child including refreshments and a gift. Booking essential
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History

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.