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Wonderful Woodlands Festival

September 22, 2023

Just over 2 years ago the Friends of Lesnes Abbey and Woods were constituted as a group. During this time, they have achieved and contributed so much to Lesnes Abbey…

bluebells and trees

Launch of Woodland Festival

July 24, 2023

We are really excited to announce that we are working with the Friends of Lesnes Abbey & Woods, who have received funding from Three Rivers to deliver the Woodland Festival…

13 people with Lesnes Abbey's Green Flag Award 2023

Green Flag Award 2023

July 24, 2023

The London Borough of Bexley celebrates receiving the Green Flag Award for Lesnes Abbey Woods. Lesnes Abbey Woods raised its prestigious Green Flag Award on Tuesday 18 July after being…

Holiday Activity Food Programme

June 28, 2023

We are delighted to welcome back Loveland Childcare who are running our popular FREE holiday programme. They have lots of exciting activities including sports, food making activities, arts and crafts…

Four people involved drawing a raffle

Friends of Lesnes Fundraising Success

June 23, 2023

The Friends of Lesnes Abbey and Woods are delighted to announce that we have raised our target of £2000 for the community defibrillator in just 6 months. Thank you to…


We are Recruiting!

February 1, 2023

Job Vacancy Education Ranger (Casual) North West Kent Countryside Management Partnership who manage our education programme at Lesnes Abbey Woods are recruiting! They are looking for an Education Ranger (Casual)…

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

Launch of Bexley Culture Network

February 1, 2023

New Bexley Culture Network invites other organisations to join forces A coalition of Bexley-based cultural organisations seeking to develop a wide-ranging cultural programme for the borough’s 60th anniversary in 2025…


UK’s Favourite Park Award 2022

July 18, 2022

We are really excited to have been nominated for UK’s Favourite Park Award 2022 – huge thank you to whoever nominated us! We need as many votes as possible.  If…

Queen's beacon being lit at Lesnes Abbey Wood's viewing platform

Queen’s Jubilee Beacon at

June 6, 2022

On 2nd June at 9.45pm Lesnes Abbey Wood’s Queens Beacon was light. Over 250 people came to watch the Beacon being lit. There was an impromptu rendition of God Save…

View of Woods and abbey

Queen’s Green Canopy

May 20, 2022

Lesnes Abbey Woods named part of Ancient Canopy celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  Bexley’s Lesnes Abbey Woods has been chosen as part of a nationwide network of 70 Ancient Woodlands…