Facilities and accessibility

Whether you are looking for a venue to host your event, party or have a family day out,  Lesnes Abbey Woods has everything you need to make your day a success.

Lesnes Abbey Lodge exterior

Lesnes Abbey Park and Woodland Opening Times

The woodland and park are open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.

Lesnes Abbey Lodge

We run activities, classes and workshops throughout the year at Lesnes Abbey Lodge.  You can  hire the Lodge for conferences, classes and workshops.  We also do private hires for birthday parties, wedding receptions and blessings.  The Lodge has stunning views over the park and abbey ruins, creating the perfect backdrop for your event.  You can either hire the whole space (14mx 7m) or one of our sub divided classrooms (7m x 7m).

See What’s On and Hire Lesnes Abbey Lodge for further details and booking information.

Public Toilets

You will find these situated at Lesnes Abbey Lodge next to the kiosk.

Public toilets opening times
1st April -31st October 9:00 – 18:00
1st November – 31st March 9.00 – 17:00


Recreation Area

This comprises of an extensive play area, junior BMX track, parkour, basketball courts and outdoor gym. There is something to enjoy whatever age you are.

Play area
Parkour zone

Cycling Facilities

There are bike stands just outside Lesnes Abbey Lodge, bicycles can be secured but are left at  owners risk.  There are many paths that are suitable for cycling and for younger riders we have a BMX track  in the Recreation Area on Abbey Road

Cycle pump track

Accessibility and Blue Badge Parking

The park and gardens are fully accessible to wheelchair users.  The best entrance to use is situated at the bottom of the hill on New Road (near Monks Close).

There are specific Blue Badge parking bays situated on New Road near the entrance to the park (near Monks Close)  Click here for more information

Dog Walkers

With 88 hectares of woodland and park, there are plenty of lovely walks that you can explore with your dog/s. The Chestnuts Kiosk kindly provide water bowls for all those dogs that are thirsty after exploring the woods.

We ask owners to keep their dogs on their lead in the park area and dogs are not allowed in the play area and Monk's Garden.

Each week we feature Dog of the Week sign up to our Instagram and Twitter, we have met some super dogs who love exploring Lesnes Abbey Woods

Dog of the Week 1
Dave, our dog of the week

Download the Lesnes app

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.