Welcome to Bank Mill Visitor Centre

Bank Mill Nurseries and Visitors Centre is situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Beautiful Solway Coastline is just 200 metres away.

Jurassic Island

Come and meet Captain Charlie and his Pirate Crew on Jurassic Island. Have a close up experience with ferocious dinosaurs, Carry out the fun activities to win a prize.






                      OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.



Bank Mill has been selected by Hadrian`s Wall Trust to be an `interpretation centre`to help promote knowledge of the importance of the Solway for the survival of Hadrian`s Wall. Although the Roman Frontier extends over Europe and North Africa, the section from Bowness to Ravenglass is the area we are interested in.

Maps and information are available in the centre.

Whether you come for a visit to our ever popular & fun Jurassic Island attraction, Our Nature Reserve or whether you just pop into the Dunes Coffee Shop for a hot drink or a slice of freshly baked cake you can be assured of a warm welcome from everyone at Bank Mill

Our Coffee Shop & evening Bistro offers lovely home cooked meals, Teas, Speciality coffees, Home made cakes and not forgetting our infamous cheese scones.


Bankmill is also home to the Ani-Mel Haven, A Rescue Sanctuary for various abused, neglected & abandoned animals, birds, wildlife and waterfowl. And also disabled and special needs animals. The latest rescue members to join the Ani-Mel Haven are Baylis & Hardin - 2 piglets rescued from slaughter and little Annie - Our adorable, but very mischievous Micro Pig.


Our Nature Reserve continues to be a success and proves to be very popular with visitors of all ages. Not only can you see various animals, we also have a wide selection of Ducks, Geese and our resident Swans, Syd & Ollie. We have duck food available at the counter, so you can enjoy a lovely "Up Close & Personal" experience with these birds.

If you're lucky enough you might get to glimpse some of the various wildlife that has made Bankmill home, we often see badgers, foxes, rabbits and not forgetting everyones favourite, The little hedgehogs. ( Although some of these species only tend to visit us at night, they are here. ) Why not bring a picnic and enjoy the views over Skiddaw and Grisedale Pike.


The Outdoor Children's Play Area with climbing frames, tire swings etc and also a well established Willow Tunnel, continues to be popular with such games as Hide and Seek.

The Maze planted back in 2008 is getting denser by the year and proves a popular attraction with people of all ages.

The Crazy Golf also continues to be ever popular with our customers.


Not forgetting our indoor play area provides all weather amusement onboard Captain Charlies Pirate Ship and all new soft play.

So no matter what the weather there's always something to do at Bankmill.