Allan Bank and Grasmere

Outside at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Important notice -

Monday August 8 2016. Due to an essential team meeting Allan Bank will be open from 11.30am We apologise for any inconvenience caused. In the meantime please feel free to enjoy the grounds.

The loveliest spot that man hath ever found

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

Upcoming events

Mr McGregor's Garden Trail

Sat 30 Jul 2016
Run the risk of bumping into old Mr McGregor as you make your way around his garden hunting for clues. He's nowhere to be seen, but his coat is hanging on the shed door so he can't be too far away. Complete the trail without getting caught to...

Story letters - the origins of the Tale of Peter Rabbit

Sat 30 Jul 2016
Did you know that the tale of Peter Rabbit started out an illustrated letter? Take a seat in the study and have a go at writing and colouring in your own story letter to someone special at home.

Nature Detectives

Thu 04 Aug 2016
Pick up your explorer pack and head out into our wild woodland with a National Trust Ranger.

Harps Northwest

Wed 24 Aug 2016
Enjoy an afternoon of live harp music from Harps North West.

A meeting of minds - Live letter reading

Fri 16 Sep 2016
Come to sit back, relax with a cup of tea, and enjoy listening to the reading of letters written by Beatrix Potter and her friend Canon Rawnsley, who inspired Potter to preserve special places in Lakes from being irreparably ruined by development.

Woodland Pumpkin Trail

Sat 22 Oct 2016
The Allan Bank woodland has been taken over by spooky pumpkins, venture into the woods and see how many you can find... don't forget to check inside the spine-tingling tunnel. Draw the faces as you go and spot 6 or more to win a prize.
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.