Allan Bank and Grasmere

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do

A family enjoying the sun on the lawn at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Summer at Allan Bank 

Visit a relaxed National Trust house with space to paint and draw, dress up, watch for red squirrels, tuck into a picnic and let off some steam in the woodland garden. Find out why Allan Bank could be your place to visit with the kids this summer.

The artroom at Allan Bank in Grasmere in the Lake District

Indoor activities at Allan Bank 

Step inside a bustling family home with something to do in every room. There’s a place to sit by the fire and read a book and watch the red squirrels; a room to play dress up with your little ones; somewhere to pick up a pencil or a paintbrush and take inspiration from our 360 countryside views; a space to sit and knit; or somewhere to tuck into a picnic with a hot drink.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

Upcoming events

Billie Buzzard's Wild Garden Trail

Sun 21 Jul 2019
10:30-16:00
Billie Buzzard is soaring overhead, floating on the breeze and watching all the comings and goings of the Allan Bank woodland garden. Can you find all the creatures that Billie Buzzard can see? Solve all the clues to win your prize.

Collaborative embroidered banner

Sun 21 Jul 2019
10:30-16:00
Head to our studio where you'll find all you need to make a small piece of embroidery by hand to add to our banner or take home. By the end of the year, the complete banner will be on display for visitors to admire.

An exhibition of paintings and prints by Karen Lester

Sun 21 Jul 2019
10:30-17:00
Local artist Karen Lester has displayed a collection of paintings, drawings and printwork at Allan Bank. See this striking exhibition everyday until 22 September in the house.

Plant a seed and watch it grow

Tue 23 Jul 2019
10:30-16:00
Take home the memories of Allan Bank in your own little seed. Choose your plant and take it home to watch it grow.

Nature Detectives

Thu 25 Jul 2019
13:30-15:00
Pick up your explorer pack and head out into our wild woodland with a National Trust Ranger.

Harvest time printmaking

Mon 26 Aug 2019
10:30-16:00
Be inspired by harvest themes and create your own print using simple printing techniques.
Allan Bank and Grasmere

Eating and shopping

The front of the National Trust gift shop in Grasmere

Our Grasmere shop 

A world away from the hustle and bustle of the high street sits our little shop in Grasmere, packed with treats and gifts. Every purchase you make will help to protect this wonderful landscape.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Our work

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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.