Allan Bank and Grasmere

Important notice -

21/02/20 Due to severe wet weather Allan Bank will close at 15.30 ( last admission15.00) today. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The loveliest spot that man hath ever found

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do

Children painting at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Our top family activities this February half-term at Allan Bank 

Enjoy some un-plugged family time at Allan Bank this February half-term. We have tons of activities to keep the kids entertained, both indoors and out. 

The view from Allan Bank in Grasmere

5 ways to have fun with the family this Easter in Grasmere 

Find out more about our great wet weather indoor activities or discover beautiful places to be when it’s dry outdoors.

A close up of the Coleridge portrait at Allan Bank

Three big heads 

Allan Bank is a place where many people have lived, but three of them have changed the way we see the world and our place within it; Wordsworth, Coleridge & Rawnsley. Our new installation for 2020 reveals their stories through three giant drawings.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

Upcoming events

World Book Day

Thu 05 Mar 2020
11:30-15:00
Word Book Day: Special readings of a brilliant new story from the bestselling author Matt Haig, Evie in the Jungle.

Swing in to Spring: Singing for Wellbeing

Wed 25 Mar 2020
14:00-15:00
Swing in to spring with Hilary Beskeen (leader of the local singing group, Grasmere Glee) for fun laughter and much more!

Wordsworth Poetry Recital: Generations

Tue 07 Apr 2020
14:00-15:00
In celebration of 250 years since the birth of William Wordsworth, we will be hosting a spoken word event around the theme of Generations: family, childhood and regeneration. Join us for Birthday cake and a poetry recital led by our volunteers.

Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunts

Sat 11 Apr 2020
11:00-16:00
Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunt. Follow the Squirrel clues throughout the garden to collect your chocolate prize!

Printing Nature - Lino Block Printing

Sat 16 May 2020
10:30-14:30
Join local artist Liz Jones for this introduction to lino printing workshop.

Hardwicke Rawnsley - A centenary celebration at Grasmere Village Hall

Thu 28 May 2020
19:00-21:30
You are invited to a very special event in Grasmere to celebrate 125 years of the National Trust and the contribution of the co-founder Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley on the centenary of his death.
Allan Bank and Grasmere

Eating and shopping

Christmas cards

Christmas shopping with the National Trust in Grasmere 

In a very quaint building opposite Grasmere Church you’ll find our National Trust gift shop, full of treats for you or a loved one. Did you know that every purchase you make will help to protect this wonderful landscape?

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Our work

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.