Things to do with the kids this summer at Allan Bank

A family enjoying the sun on the lawn at Allan Bank in Grasmere

On the hunt for things to do with the kids? Look no further, we have all you and your family need to have a great time at Allan Bank.

NEW for 2017 - Billie Buzzard’s wild garden trail

This year you can try out our new garden trail. Billie Buzzard is soaring overhead, floating on the breeze and watching all the comings and goings of the Allan Bank woodland garden. She sees all of the wild creatures who call Allan Bank home, can you find all the creatures that Billie Buzzard can see?

Have some traditional fun

With traditional toys and a dressing up box full of outfits, our playroom is sure to keep them entertained for hours. Or spread out on the floor with a family game – we’ve got cluedo, monopoly, snakes and ladders or card games.

Go wild

Venture up into the woods to make the most of our wild play area. Den building, balancing logs, stepping stumps, what more could you want?

Discover a new hobby

Head to our crafty room where we have everything you need to try your hand at knitting, including step by step instructions for complete novices!

Paint a picture

Take inspiration from the views from our windows, we have all the materials you need to draw and paint as well as some helpful tips. Last year we re-vamped our art room, which means we now have tables and chairs small enough for little budding artists and a lovely gallery for you to hang your masterpieces on.

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.