Allan Bank and Grasmere

Outside at Allan Bank in Grasmere
Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

Upcoming events

Mr McGregor's Garden Trail

Sun 28 Aug 2016
10:00-16:00
Run the risk of bumping into old Mr McGregor as you make your way around his garden hunting for clues. He's nowhere to be seen, but his coat is hanging on the shed door so he can't be too far away. Complete the trail without getting caught to...

Story letters - the origins of the Tale of Peter Rabbit

Sun 28 Aug 2016
10:00-17:00
Did you know that the tale of Peter Rabbit started out an illustrated letter? Take a seat in the study and have a go at writing and colouring in your own story letter to someone special at home.

Nature Detectives

Thu 01 Sep 2016
13:30-15:30
Pick up your explorer pack and head out into our wild woodland with a National Trust Ranger.

Heritage Open Day - Beatrix Potter Readathon

Sat 10 Sep 2016
10:00-17:00
Visit Allan Bank on Heritage Open day to help us celebrate the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth.

C-art Open Studios - Lucy Barnfather

Sat 10 Sep 2016
10:00-17:00
Once again were delighted to be taking part in C-Art Open Studios, Cumbria's countywide visual arts programme, co-ordinated by Eden Arts.

A meeting of minds - Live letter reading

Fri 16 Sep 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.
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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.

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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.