Spring needle felting workshop

Create your own needle felted greeting card with envelope from Herdwick and Merino wool to take home.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Why not create your own unique greetings card with an added touch of the Lake District? This workshop, complete with instructions and guidance from artist Kathryn Thompson, allows you to make a different and unusual card.

Drop-in sessions lasting 30-60 minutes each.


Event ticket prices
  • All £5.00
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Allan Bank and Grasmere


House and grounds
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.25 £7.50
Child £4.70 £4.25
Family £20.10 £18.25

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 May 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Elaine Taylor
Call 015394 35143

Upcoming events

Billie Buzzard's Wild Garden Trail

Sat 16 Feb 2019
Billie Buzzard is soaring overhead, floating on the breeze and watching all the comings and goings of the Allan Bank woodland garden. Can you find all the creatures that Billie Buzzard can see? Solve all the clues to win your prize.

Press Print Making

Mon 18 Feb 2019
Create your own designs to print onto paper using simple press printing techniques. Led by local print maker Karen Lester, this event is ideal for the whole family to join in.

Easter crafts

Sat 30 Mar 2019
Get crafty this Easter in our playroom; make your own Easter cards to send to your best friends and family and Easter pompoms to hang at home.

Collaborative embroidered banner

Sat 30 Mar 2019
Head to our studio where you'll find all you need to make a small piece of embroidery by hand to add to our banner or take home. By the end of the year, the complete banner will be on display for visitors to admire.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Follow the Allan Bank red squirrels' Easter trail; find all of their hidden eggs to win a chocolatey prize.

Talk: An introduction to the Keswick School of Industrial Art by Dr Alwyn Turner

Fri 17 May 2019
Dr Alwyn Turner will show a large collection of Keswick School of Industrial Art artefacts to illustrate his introductory talk.