Allan Bank and Grasmere

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do

Get creative with your pumpkin carving

Mysterious adventures and creepy crafts at Allan Bank this half-term 

There are some haunted happenings at Allan Bank for all the family this half-term. Are you brave enough to take on the pumpkin trail through the woods to claim your prize, hear spine tingling tales from Cumbria, or craft your best scary face into a pumpkin?

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

Upcoming events

Billie Buzzard's Wild Garden Trail

Sat 20 Oct 2018
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.

Woodland pumpkin trail

Sat 20 Oct 2018
10:30-16:30
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.

Cumbrian ghost stories

Sat 20 Oct 2018
15:00-15:30
Gather round the fire side and prepare to be spooked by chilling tales from Cumbria.

Pumpkin carving

Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Who can create the scariest pumpkin ready for Halloween? Come and carve yours at our pumpkin carving workshop.

Talk: An introduction to the Keswick School of Industrial Art by Dr Alwyn Turner

Fri 16 Nov 2018
11:00-11:15
Dr Alwyn Turner will show a large collection of Keswick School of Industrial Art artefacts to illustrate his introductory talk.

Performance art comes to Allan Bank

Sat 17 Nov 2018
14:00-14:30
Experience the creative force of the woman behind the Keswick School of Industrial Art, Edith Rawnsley.
Christmas wreath making at Allan Bank

Christmas wreath making at Allan Bank 

Join our House Flower Arranger, Janet Thompson, for either a morning or an afternoon of festive fun and creativity. Use a mixture of natural foliage and decorations to create a traditional scented Christmas door wreath.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Eating and shopping

The front of the National Trust gift shop in Grasmere

Pop into our gift shop 

Our charming shop in the heart of Grasmere Village has a wide range of locally produced gifts, ice-creams, and local books & maps.

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.