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Summer of Play

Bring a picnic and spend the day enjoying outdoor nature play, traditional lawn games, creative indoor activities and bird spotting. You might be lucky and spot a Red Squirrel!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Make the most of summer with fun outdoor and indoor creative activities at Allan Bank. The gardens and woodland grounds offer space for children to play and get close to nature.

The woodland with its rugged paths, tunnel and hidden viewing spots makes for a mini-adventure come rain or shine.

On the lawns the whole family can get involved in traditional games such as croquet, bean bag throw and hoopla.

Indoors you can get creative with nature inspired craft activities in the art room, read a book from the second hand book shop, play a board game or play a tune on the piano!

Glimpse into the past through a display of holiday watercolours and photographs from the Rawnsley's who once lived in the house. You can have a go at painting your own watercolour in the art room.

Bring a picnic to eat on the lawn or indoors while you enjoy views over Grasmere. Refill your water bottle or help yourself to tea and coffee while the kids relax and play.

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Upcoming events

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Flower time in the Oberland: The holiday watercolours of Eleanor Rawnsley  

A snapshot of the Rawnsley's private lives and holidays in Europe displayed in the house where they lived.

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on
23 Jun to 22 Dec 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
+ 115 other dates or times
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Flutes & Co. 

Enjoy the sounds of flute floating through the house and gardens.

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on
14 Jul 2024
at
14:00 to 16:00
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The Lake Artists Society workshop: Ben McLeod 

'Finding expression in painting the landscape' a workshop led by artist Ben McLeod. Be inspired by the same unique Lakeland views from the house and grounds which influenced Wordsworth.

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on
19 Jul 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
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The Lake Artists Society workshop: Ceri Allen 

'Without and within' a workshop led by artist Ceri Allen, exploring the interior and exterior spaces, inspired by the modern masters; Bonnard and Vuillard.

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29 Jul 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00