Allan Bank and Grasmere

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do

A small dog in the snow outside Allan Bank

Christmas at Allan Bank  

Relax into a traditional family Christmas at Allan Bank. Wander up the hill, take refuge from the yuletide hustle and bustle and sit by the fire with a hot drink and a mince pie.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

Upcoming events

Woodland Pumpkin Trail

Fri 28 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.

A meeting of minds - Live letter reading

Fri 11 Nov 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.

Christmas Card Workshops

Sat 12 Nov 2016
Join Printmaker Karen Lester to create your own Christmas cards using simple press printing techniques.

Live festive music

Sat 12 Nov 2016
We have a host of local musicians lined up to perform at Allan Bank this festive season. From winter folk tunes on the guitar to the magic sound of Christmas bells from the Bell Ringers of St Michael's Church in Beetham.

Create your own festive wreath

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Come along and make a festive wreath to take home using winter foliage and natural finds from our garden & woodland. A small donation towards cost of materials welcomed.

Carols around the tree

Sat 17 Dec 2016
Sing along with Grasmere Glee around the tree at our carol concert.
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.