Spring at Allan Bank

A view of Allan Bank from the outside

On the hunt for things to do this Spring? Look no further, we have all you need to relax and have good time at Allan Bank.

Beyond Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter’s inspiration

We’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth by looking beyond her work as a children’s author and exploring the inspiration she took from her enduring friendship with Canon Rawnsley.

Get crafy

Creative crafternoons are what Saturdays are for at Allan Bank. This spring we have invited local crafts people to come along, get crafty and provide demonstrations and workshops in a variety of traditional crafts.

Spot a squirrel

Allan Bank is one of the best places in Grasmere to see our native red squirrels. We work hard to make the grounds their ideal home, spending over £900.00 on feed every year. You can use our binoculars in Wordsworth’s Study to spot one of them on the feeders outside.

Got the gardening bug?

Come along on a Tuesday or Thursday morning at 11am to meet one of our garden Volunteers, find out about our work to restore the walled garden and learn what inspires them.

Musical interludes

We often have live music at Allan Bank, it could be a volunteer tinkling away on the piano in the hallway or a full-on Bavarian Alphorn group visiting from Diessen, it just depends on the day. Check our what's on listings for more information.