Trustees Sought for Abney Park

Are you passionate about Abney Park? Have you thought about joining the Trust team? Abney Park Trust aims to protect and promote the site, provide education, recreation and leisure opportunities and balances needs with local community involvement through transparent management. We are currently looking for several new trustees to help with this. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email with 'Potential Trustee' as the subject. Further details are on the next page.

Please apply by Friday 29th June 2018.

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May Forest School

Join us for our Forest School at Abney Park this May. Abney Park is a beautiful nature reserve in the heart of Stoke Newington. With veteran trees and an abundance of wildlife, it is a wonderful setting for our Forest School. We will explore the wonders of the forest, build dens, go on nature walks, make natural art and craft, play some fun woodland games, plus a lot more.

29 May to June 1st
£40 per day per child / £150 for full 4 days
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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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Bronterre O'Brien Commemoration

Melissa Benn, writer and campaigner, will give this year’s Bronterre O'Brien address, at radical Victorian politician O'Brien's grave in the evocative surroundings of Hackney's Abney Park cemetery. O'Brien fought, as a Chartist, for a free, untaxed press, universal suffrage and parliamentary reform in the 19th century.

Saturday 5th May, 11 am
All are welcome

Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High Street

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Spring Forest School

Join In The Sticks for their Forest School at Abney Park this Easter holiday. Spring is a wonderful time of year to explore Abney Park. The trees are vibrant with blossoms and new leaves. The bees and butterflies are busy, and there is plenty to discover. Explore the wonders of the forest, build dens, go on nature walks, make natural art and craft, play some fun woodland games, plus a lot more.

Monday 9th to Friday 13th April
10 am-3 pm
£40 per day per child, full week £190
Booking essential, through

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Give Isaac Watts a hand

Abney Park Trust has launched a fund to restore the much loved Grade II listed monument to Dr Isaac Watts. The aim is to raise £9,000 to clean up and restore the statue, plinth and surrounding railings, including replacing his missing right hand which was stolen. Dr Watts is a famous nonconformist English Christian minister, theologian and wit. He was prolific hymn writer, poet, and notable man of logic with many quotes attributed to him.

Donations can be made at The Big Give

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Park opening times

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




The Visitors Centre

Is usually open from
10 am – 4 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