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


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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Lesnes Explore

What's on

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

Easter Dinosaur Egg Hunt

Lesnes Dinosaur Egg Hunt Professor Anning is a palaeontologist who has been studying the dinosaurs living at Lesnes and she needs your help with her research. Visit the different dinosaur…

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Lesnes Abbey Easter Festival

Lesnes Abbey Easter Festival is back.  With lots to do with the family.  There will be Punch & Judy show, Easter Egg Hunt with a twist!  Magic shows, bouncy castles,…

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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

Man carving a wooden owl

The Clearing is nearly complete

Construction of our new outdoor space The Clearing is nearing completion. Built on a former goods yard, The Clearing is…

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Santa visiting Friends of Lesnes at their stall

Christmas Celebration

Lesnes Christmas Celebration was a great success despite the freezing temperatures.  Huge thank you goes to CCEvents for organising and…

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People on the parade

Wonderful Woodlands Festival

Just over 2 years ago the Friends of Lesnes Abbey and Woods were constituted as a group. During this time,…

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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.