Lesnes plays host to an ever growing variety of events throughout the year. As well as the annual ‘Abbey Acoustics’ music celebration, the site comes alive during the school holidays with a variety of educational events.
Once a year, performers from across the South East and beyond come to Lesnes Abbey to create a truly unique atmosphere on the parks lawns!
At the end of June 2018 Lesnes celebrated it’s medieval heritage in the summer, linking it’s Medieval past with the present.
There were some blood curdling battles and some extremely dirty fighting, as well as an exploration of medieval crafts and some medieval dancing!
Lesnes see’s in the festive season with a fayre, with local people selling all manner of seasonal gifts!
Highlight of the day is always a trip to see Santa in his grotto, expertly run with volunteers!
The Tertiary Research Group run fossil hunts during the summer half term. The fossil pit contains sharks teeth and shell fish from the Eocene epoch, and the group bring cast off material (fossils of common species) for local children to find.
Being professional paleontologists they are able to identify individual species and give a great ideas on how any one creature lived!
Bog-Eyed Book Festival
Lesnes Abbey Lodge takes part in the annual Bexley Libraries book festival.
Local author Gary Northfield brings a collection of nationally significant children’s authors to run workshops on how to create characters, stiories and comics!
This year the Festival in is February Half Term!