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Plan your visit

Russell Gardens and Kearsney Abbey are open every day of the year, so whether you're looking for a tranquil spot for a summer picnic, or a stroll through the changing colours of autumn, there's always something different to see and do.

Dogs are welcome in both parks. Please keep dogs on their leads on the north side of Kearsney Abbey (the side where the cafe is) the old mill pond area and in Russell Gardens. Dogs can be let off their leads on the south side of Kearsney Abbey.

The barbeque area in Kearsney Abbey is currently closed off as part of the park restoration work. We're sorry for the inconvenience. We will re-open it as soon as we can.

Park and Ride

We are running a free Park and Ride bus service on weekends during the school summer holidays, between Kearsney Abbey and Kearsney Abbey campsite.

This will be a free service. Buses will run from Kearsney Abbey campsite every quarter of an hour from 10am until 5pm. Last entry to the campsite for the Park and Ride service will be at 4.45pm. There will be free parking on site.

Buses will return from Kearsney Abbey to the campsite every quarter of an hour. Buses will run from the park just after 10am and the last bus back to the campsite will leave the park at 5.52pm.

The bus will be accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. Dogs will be allowed at the driver’s discretion.

Please note that Kearsney Campsite car park will be locked at 6pm.

The address for Kearsney Campsite is Kearsney Avenue, Kearsney, Dover, CT16 3BU.

The service will run on the following days:

Sat 27th, Sun 28th July, 

Sat 3rd, Sun 4th August

Sat 10th, Sun 11th August

Sat 17th, Sun 18th August

Sat 24th, Sun 25th, Mon 26th August

Sat 31st Aug, Sun 1st Sept


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