What’s on at Abney Park
WORKS & SURVEYS
- Hackney Council, with the help of wonderful volunteers, is relaying the park’s paths so hopefully they’ll be less muddy in future!
- Works on the chapel continue and it’s hoped they’ll be finished by the end of the year.
- Look out for strange contraptions in Abney’s trees. These are part of a University of Cambridge project ‘Rethinking Urban Nature’ to study Abney’s invertebrates.
MONTHLY GUIDED WALK
First Sunday of the month, 2-3.30pm
Free, please donate if you can.
Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll around one of London’s most intriguing and beautiful sites. Learn about Abney Park’s rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about its fascinating flora and fauna.
Meet at the main gates at Stoke Newington High St
Every Thurs, 10am-2pm with breaks
Join us for our regular community volunteering days to conserve and improve the landscape at Abney Park. All welcome, but please email firstname.lastname@example.org coming for the first time.
Meet 9.30am at the Stoke Newington High Street gates for a cup of tea before we start
FOREST SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLUBS
We have a few places left on: 12, 15, 19 August
For 6-11 year olds
Kids can 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, at Abney Park’s Forest School.
To book: email email@example.com with dates, your phone number and your child’s name.
HELP WATER OUR TREES
15 August, 10am-12.30pm
Hackney’s Tree Musketeers planted three new trees in Abney Park and six in Clissold Park this winter. Planting is just the start. New trees need watering if they are to establish a good root system in their new home. Please come and help them thrive!
Meet at Abney Park’s Stoke Newington High St entrance.
MOTH & BUTTERFLY WALK
20 August, 10-11am
Abney Park is one of the best sites for biodiversity in inner London. A third of the UK’s species of butterflies, as well as hundreds of species of moths, live here. Come and meet some of them on a guided walk with geographer and urban field ecologist Matthew Gandy. The butterflies we can expect to see include the speckled wood and, if we are very lucky, the white-letter hairstreak.
Suitable for all ages.
Meet at the visitor centre at the main gates on Stoke Newington High St
MUSIC HALL GUILD TOUR
Last Saturday each month, 2pm
Join the Music Hall Guild of Great Britain & America for a guided walk around Abney Park.
Meet at the main gates at Stoke Newington High St.
0207 275 7557