February Half-Term Forest School

Join our Forest School at Abney Park this Spring! February marks the end of winter with the emergence of green shoots and leaves. If we are lucky at forest school, birds and other animals can be easily spotted among the still-bare branches of Abney Park's trees. We can support wildlife during the coldest month by making bird feeders and bug homes. Join us during February half term for these activities, as well as crafts and den-making.

Mon 18th - Fri 22nd February,
10am - 3pm

£40 per child per day, £190 full week
Book at

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Britain's Best Places to See

As one of the 'Magnificent Seven' Victorian cemeteries in London, Abney Park are delighted to be included in this year's list of Britain's Best Places to See: Heritage Graveyards and Cemeteries on the Museum Crush website. To see the article and who else is on the list, follow the link below.

To find out more see here.

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Abney Unearthed at Hackney Archives

The displays from Abney Unearthed, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Hackney Council funded volunteer-based project to map and research those buried in Abney Park are now all in the Hackney Archives. Drop into to view them and learn about how the project works, some of the people and memorials discovered and the progress to date. Two futher displays are also in the Abney Park visitors' centre.

Hackney Archives
Dalston CLR James Library,
Dalston Square, London E8 3BQ
See here for visiting information

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Wanted, Fundraising Runners

Are you a keen runner? Would you be able to run for Abney Park in this year's London Marathon? We have been offered two guaranteed places for this year's London Marathon that will take place on Sunday 28th April. We want to use these places to raise money for monument repair and restoration as voted for at our recent Fayre.
We are hoping that we will be able to raise at least £1,000 from each of the guaranteed places so you will need to be proactive in generating sponsorship.

If you are interested please email

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Trust Co-ordinator Job Vacancy

Our mission is to make the park a vibrant community centre where people come to enjoy nature, arts and learn history and new skills. We host a variety of events throughout the year. We also offer an array of courses covering different skills. We are looking for a forward-thinking Co-ordinator to join us to lead this work. If you are a well organised project manager with excellent people skills, and want to be part of an exciting community project, this may be the ideal role for you.

Find further details and how to apply here

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APUG Abney Litter Pick

Winter, though warmish, is definitely on its way.  There's less of it around but we still don't want the rubbish to spoil our enjoyment of the Park, so do come and join us if you can. It's a splendid and much appreciated thing to do and  a nice way to meet new people. We'll provide you with everything you need (bags, gloves, litter-pickers) but wear sturdy shoes.

Saturday 8th December, 10am
Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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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
8am – 5pm 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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