New Road, Abbey Wood, SE2 0AX

If travelling by car, please use postcode DA17 5DH

  • known for its abbey ruins and ancient woodland
  • offers an abundance of historical and natural interest
  • formal gardens
  • play facilities
  • fitness equipment for informal recreation

Lesnes Lodge

  • multi-purpose facility available for hire
  • adaptable space capable of being used for private functions, children's birthday parties, fitness, or educational classes
  • refreshments kiosk, public toilets and a volunteer’s hub
  • to hire the Lodge please email

Lesnes Abbey Ruins

  • Grade II listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument
  • remains of an abbey constructed in 1178
  • dedicated to St Mary and St Thomas the Martyr
  • Lesnes Abbey (PDF, 116KB)

Arboretum and Gardens

  • a well-established arboretum containing tree species from across the globe
  • newly completed Monk’s Garden


  • parkour zone
  • junior bicycle pump track
  • ball court
  • table tennis facilities


  • regionally important woodland designated for its nature conservation value
  • renowned for its display of spring flowers, including daffodils, bluebell and wood anemone

Fossil bed

  • located within the Wood
  • protected Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • provides a unique opportunity to discover the fossilised remains of creatures that lived 55 million years ago


  • an ice cream van operates from the children’s playground
  • a kiosk with facilities to provide hot food and drink is located on the south terrace of the Lesnes Lodge building
  • visit Abbey Good Coffee on Facebook. Opening times:
    • Spring - (mid-March, April and May) Tuesday to Friday 10.30am to 4pm - Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm - excluding bank holidays and half term when the kiosk will be open seven days a week
    • Summer - (June, July, August) Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm in June. Saturday and Sunday - 10am to 5pm. Extended hours of 10am to 6pm for the six weeks of summer school holidays
    • Autumn - (mid-September, October, November) Tuesday to Friday 10.30am to 2.30pm - excluding school half term when the kiosk will be open seven days a week
    • Winter - (December, January, February) Tuesday to Friday 10.30am to 2.30pm - Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm - excluding school half term when the kiosk will be open seven days a week
    • the kiosk will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
    • the kiosk will be closed every Monday with the exception of Bank Holidays and school holidays. The kiosk will also be closed on the Tuesday following the Bank Holiday Monday

    Activities and facilities

    • Outdoor gym
    • trim trail
    • orienteering course
    • junior park run
    • walking routes
    • picnic tables
    • public toilets


    • a programme of wide-ranging events throughout the year
    • see Facebook for more details


    Dog free areas

    • children’s playground
    • Monk’s Garden

    Dog facilities

    • dog bins located around the park for dog owners to deposit waste

    Friends Group

    Green Chain Walk

Park Size

88 hectares