Litter Picking at Abney Park

With all the great weather comes a corresponding rise in litter, sadly. We'd love you to join our band of litter-warriors dedicated to ensure Abney Park continues to look green and splendid. The Abney Park User Group monthly litter picking sessions allow you to put something back into the Park while taking a little out! We'll provide you with everything you need, but do wear sturdy shoes. The second Saturday of any month is the regular date. Get in touch if you have any queries.

Saturday 11th August, 10am
Gloves, litter pickers, bags provided

Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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Summer Holidays Forest School

We are looking forward to summer at Abney after a fun-filled May half term. We will be running a holiday club for children aged 8 to 13 for two weeks (ages 6-7 are able to join on Thursdays and Fridays). We will have time to explore the beautiful park , immerse ourselves in the flora and fauna, build dens, play games and much more.

Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August
Monday 6th August to Friday 10th August

£40 per child per day or £190 for a full week

10am to 3pm each day.
Suitable for ages 8 to 13 yrs.
Ages 6 & 7 are welcome on Thurs and Fri

To book please email

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TimeOut Love London Awards Winner

This year 65,000 people London-wide voted for their favourite parks, restaurants and local spots. Abney Park is thrilled to have been voted ‘Most Loved Local Landmark in Dalston and Stoke Newington’. We would like to extend a big thank-you to all who voted, and to those who appreciate the nature and heritage that make Abney so unique. See TimeOut for details, and other local winners.

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Visitors' Centre Opening Hours

The the opening times for the Abney Park Trust Visitors' Centre will be changing for the next 3 weeks. We will be closed on Monday 9th July, Monday 16th July, and Monday 23rd July. We will be open from 10 am until 4 pm as usual on all other days, including weekends. Drop in for maps of the park, chat to our friendly staff for information and also peruse our cards, posters, t-shirts and other mementos.

Abney Park Visitors' Centre
Closed Monday 9th, 16th, 23rd July

Open 10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday - Sunday

From 11th - 29th July Abney Park is
from 8am - 7pm daily.

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Spring Fayre Update

Our annual Spring Fayre on Saturday 19th May was a huge success. Over 2000 people enjoyed perusing the stalls, taking a chance on our tombola draw, and sampling a variety of foods and drink. The chapel was filled with music and song, and the tours were all well attended. Abney Park Trust would like to thank all attendees and stall holders who gave their support - we managed to raise over £1000 towards future projects.


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Watts restoration funding goal reached

This year is the 270th anniversary of the death of Isaac Watts, celebrated poet and hymn writer who lived at Abney House. Time has taken its toll on his memorial statue, and one of the hands was lost. Last year Abney Park Trust launched an appeal for its restoration. The target has now been reached, in a large part due to the generosity of Talbot Underwriting, a City of London insurance firm, who had come to know Abney by involvement in the volunteer programme. Restoration works will be carried out this year.

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Park opening times

Abney Park is open from
8 am year round and
closes at varying times.
The park's current 
opening hours are
8 am – 7 pm daily.




The Visitors Centre

Is usually open from
10 am – 3 pm, daily.

Times may vary so
please call before
making a special visit.


Contact Details

Abney Park, Stoke Newington High Street,
London N16 0LH 
Tel: 0207 275 7557
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