Christmas at Allan Bank

This Christmas, why not immerse yourself in tradition and embrace all things handmade and natural. At Allan Bank you’ll be greeted with a ho-ho-homespun Christmas and year old traditions that give a rustic homely feel to the festivities. From all the arts and crafts materials you need to get creative, as well as festive carols around the tree, there’s fun for all the family.

Picture the scene: You take a stroll through frosty trees and crunchy leaves, stopping to gaze at a still lake, and when you start to feel a chill an open log fire is waiting to greet you inside. A house full of warmth, a place to sit back and relax, reading a book, hand-crafting or painting the views; with tea and coffee on donation and indoor picnic spots to inject a feeling of warmth. 

If this sounds like the perfect start to the festive season, then head to Allan Bank to be enveloped in pure, uniterrupted Christmas spirit. Here's what's on offer over the festive season:

Let’s get crafty this Christmas 
Add a personal touch to your Christmas cards and decorations this year with a little creativity and all the materials you need in our arts and crafts room. Think homemade paper-chains, natural textures, hand-drawn Lake District scenes, and homemade gift tags to adorn your gifts. 

Take inspiration from the views and nature’s offerings and craft something that will make someone’s day this Christmas. Here’s a few ideas to get you started: 

-    Christmas cards decorated with a couple of winter leaves from the grounds or your favourite view from Allan Bank. 
-    Cut your own gift tags and decorate in festive prints, such as Christmas trees or baubles. 
-    Paper snowflakes

We’d love to see your creations – share them with us on Facebook @NationalTrustAllanBank

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear…

… At our Grasmere Glee carol concert, where everyone can join in for a good old sing song.  We’ll also be hosting a day of live Christmas classics to get you in the spirit. See our What’s On page for details. 

Christmas shopping

The front of the National Trust gift shop in Grasmere

Our Grasmere shop

A world away from the hustle and bustle of the high street sits our little shop in Grasmere, packed with treats and gifts. Every purchase you make will help to protect this wonderful landscape.