Allan Bank and Grasmere

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Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do 

Grasmere Lake in Cumbria

Hardwicke Rawnsley - One man and an island  

Did you know that Hardwicke Rawnsley helped form the National Trust? This year at Allan Bank, his home in Grasmere, we are exploring the role that he played in the formation of the National Trust and ultimately the birth of the international conservation movement.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

October half-term activities

Christmas events

Upcoming events

Woodland pumpkin trail

Mon 23 Oct 2017
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.

Hardwicke Rawnsley: One man and an island

Fri 03 Nov 2017
Come to sit back, relax with a cup of tea, and enjoy listening to the inspiring story of how the sale of a small island in Grasmere sparked the birth of a conservation movement.

Live Christmas Classics

Sat 09 Dec 2017
While away your afternoon, indulging in the spirit of Christmas, while musicians perform festive duets.

Craft your own festive wreath

Sat 09 Dec 2017
Come along and make a festive wreath to take home using winter foliage and natural finds from our garden and woodland.

Carols around the tree

Sat 16 Dec 2017
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

The Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site

An introduction to the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lake District was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in early July 2017. It is now part of a special family of iconic places across the planet, like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, the Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and many other world famous locations.

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.