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

Under construction. All new Dinosaur soft play & Refreshment area opening soon.






                      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 and injured Wildlife . We also offer a safe home to disabled and special needs animals.

Some members of the Ani-Mel Haven are April -A little fallabella Pony born with Dwarfism meaning she's possibly one of the smallest ponies you've ever seen, Honey our GIANT bunny and her boyfriend Woody - True love if ever there was. Baylis & Hardin the pigs rescued from slaughter and not forgetting Annie & Clara - Our adorable, but very mischievous Micro Pigs. To name only a few of our beautiful creatures


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 Swan, Blossom. 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 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 Jurassic Island soft play area (Opening May 2019)

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