Allan Bank and Grasmere

Important notice -

Due to the implementation of new systems the café will be closed on Monday 26 and Tuesday the 27 September. Tea and coffee will be available. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The loveliest spot that man hath ever found

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do

A small dog in the snow outside Allan Bank

Christmas at Allan Bank  

Relax into a traditional family Christmas at Allan Bank. Wander up the hill, take refuge from the yuletide hustle and bustle and sit by the fire with a hot drink and a mince pie.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

Upcoming events

A meeting of minds - Live letter reading

Fri 07 Oct 2016
12:00-13:00
Come to sit back, relax with a cup of tea, and enjoy listening to the reading of letters written by Beatrix Potter and her friend Canon Rawnsley, who inspired Potter to preserve special places in Lakes from being irreparably ruined by development.

Harps Northwest

Wed 12 Oct 2016
13:00-15:00
Enjoy an afternoon of live harp music from Harps North West.

Woodland Pumpkin Trail

Sat 22 Oct 2016
11:00-16:00
The Allan Bank woodland has been taken over by spooky pumpkins, venture into the woods 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.

Christmas Card Workshops

Sat 12 Nov 2016
10:30-15:30
Join Printmaker Karen Lester to create your own Christmas cards using simple press printing techniques.

Create your own festive wreath

Sat 10 Dec 2016
11:00-15:30
Come along and make a festive wreath to take home using winter foliage and natural finds from our garden & woodland. A small donation towards cost of materials welcomed.

Carols around the tree

Sat 17 Dec 2016
13:30-15:30
Sing along with Grasmere Glee around the tree at our carol concert.
Allan Bank and Grasmere

Eating and shopping

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Our work

A red squirrel at Allan Bank in Grasmere Cumbria

SOS: Save our Squirrels 

A recent breakout of the deadly Squirrel Pox Virus in Grasmere could place our native red squirrel population under dire threat. We’ve had at least ten confirmed cases of the virus in the Grasmere area.

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.