Spring at Allan Bank and Grasmere

Enjoy a day of picnicking and outdoor fun at Allan Bank. Or celebrate the joys of spring with daffodils in Dora’s Field, a walk along the lakeshore, or bird watching around Grasmere.

Spot a red squirrel

Allan Bank is a great place to see our native red squirrels. So many visitors have loved being able to follow the comings and goings of these adorable little animals. See if you can spot one of our furry red squirrels on one of the feeders or scampering about on the lawn. We work hard to make Allan Bank their ideal home spending over £900 on feed every year.

Picnic on the lawn

We don’t serve food but we do offer some perfect picnic spots.  So bring something along with you or pick something up from one of the many cafés or shops in the village and head up to us to enjoy your lunch with a view.

Woodland walk

If you have time, a full exploration of the woods is a must. This walk follows a rugged path and forms a circuit that takes about 45 minutes. Explore historic features as you go.

Our woods are the best for hide and seek because there are so many nooks and crannies to hide in, we like to use the sundial on the front lawn as a base to start from. Head to our natural play area to balance on a fallen log or climb a tree and start ticking things off your 50 Things To Do list.