Abbey ruins

Enjoy the outdoors

Visit our Grade II listed abbey ruins

Monk sculpture

Great day out

Explore the woods and find the hidden sculptures

Festival

Family fun

So much to see and do

Welcome to Lesnes Abbey Woods

Situated in South East London, this unique site offers 88 hectares of ancient woodland, a park and a ruined abbey. We welcome visitors all year round with a range of events and a beautiful space for conferences, workshops and wedding receptions.

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What's on

There is plenty to do: Fitness and art classes; school and group visits; events and volunteering opportunities.

Scavenger Hunt Park Trail

Squirrels Sally and Simon have managed to lose all their favourite foods in Lesnes Abbey Woods. Can you find the clues in the arboretum (near Chestnuts Kiosk)? Help Sally and…

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Fossil Digging Workshop

Calling all budding Palaeontologists. Come to Lesnes Abbey’s fossil pit to dig up fossilised sharks teeth and other exciting finds. Lesnes Abbey’s fossil pit is 55 million years old and…

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Woodland Walk

Join us this half term for a two hour walk exploring Lesnes Abbey Woods, taking you on a journey through time as well as nature.  Meet at the Chestnuts Kiosk…

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Lesnes Abbey Woods Farmers and Craft Market

We are excited to announce that Lesnes Abbey will be having its very own monthly farmers market! This will be on the 2nd Sunday of each month starting from 13th…

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Lesnes Abbey Woods Farmers and Craft Market

We are excited to announce that Lesnes Abbey will be having its very own monthly farmers market! This will be on the 2nd Sunday of each month starting from 13th…

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Lesnes Abbey Woods Farmers and Craft Market

We are excited to announce that Lesnes Abbey will be having its very own monthly farmers market! This will be on the 2nd Sunday of each month starting from 13th…

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View of the Lodge through trees

Looking for somewhere to host your event, party or conference in beautiful surroundings?

Latest news

Find out about the latest updates and activities that are happening at Lesnes Abbey Woods

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We are Recruiting!

Job Vacancy Education Ranger (Casual) North West Kent Countryside Management Partnership who manage our education programme at Lesnes Abbey Woods…

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10 people standing in front of a map of Thamesmead to launch Bexley Culture Network

Launch of Bexley Culture Network

New Bexley Culture Network invites other organisations to join forces A coalition of Bexley-based cultural organisations seeking to develop a…

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UK’s Favourite Park Award 2022

We are really excited to have been nominated for UK’s Favourite Park Award 2022 – huge thank you to whoever…

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Access lots of information about the history and ecology of this beautiful site.

Lesnes Abbey visitor survey

We value your opinion and would like to hear what you think about Lesnes Abbey Woods.