Allan Bank and Grasmere

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do

The artroom at Allan Bank in Grasmere in the Lake District

Indoor activities at Allan Bank 

Step inside a bustling family home with something to do in every room. There’s a place to sit by the fire and read a book and watch the red squirrels; a room to play dress up with your little ones; somewhere to pick up a pencil or a paintbrush and take inspiration from our 360 countryside views; a space to sit and knit; or somewhere to tuck into a picnic with a hot drink.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

Upcoming events

Billie Buzzard's Wild Garden Trail

Thu 17 Oct 2019
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. Can you find all the creatures that Billie Buzzard can see? Solve all the clues to win your prize.

Elements by Kathryn Thompson

Thu 17 Oct 2019
10:30-17:00
See an exhibition by artist Kathryn Thompson of a collection of items inspired by our beautiful planet. All items are created from reclaimed materials, natural fibres and acrylic paint.

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

Fri 18 Oct 2019
11:00-11:15
Dr Alwyn Turner will show a large collection of Keswick School of Industrial Art artefacts to illustrate his introductory talk.

Woodland pumpkin trail

Sat 19 Oct 2019
11:00-16:00
The Allan Bank woodland has been taken over by spooky pumpkins, venture into the woods this half-term 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.

Make your own pipe cleaner and wool spiders

Tue 22 Oct 2019
13:30-16:30
One of our top activities if you're looking for a fun and easy Halloween craft for the kids.

Pumpkin carving

Sat 26 Oct 2019
11:00-15:00
Come along and carve a very ghoulish pumpkin ready to set on the doorstep at Halloween.
Allan Bank and Grasmere

Eating and shopping

The front of the National Trust gift shop in Grasmere

Our Grasmere shop 

Browse our shop in Grasmere for treats and gifts for yourself or a loved one. You'll find the shop tucked away opposite Grasmere church on the main street. 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.