Visiting the parks
The parks are easily accessible by foot, bicycle, and public transport. Websites including Kent Connected and Traveline will help you plan your journey.
There is a train station at Kearsney with regular Southeastern services from Dover Priory, Canterbury East, Medway towns and London Victoria. The parks are a five minute walk from the station.
Stagecoach operate a regular bus services from Dover, Canterbury and Folkestone to bus stops near Kearsney Abbey.
As part of our work to extend the cafe, we will be closing one of the car parks. This is the car park next to the cafe and it will close on the afternoon of Sunday 30th September 2018. It will remain closed while work takes place.
The western car park (the one opposite Russell Gardens) will remain open. We are aiming to provide some disabled parking in this car park while the works take place. There is also a small car park at the end of Russell Gardens, near Bushy Ruff. Parking is free in these car parks.
As part of the project, we will be increasig the size of the western car park.
Please park responsibly and do not park in Abbey Road or Kearsney Court, which are private roads.
There are childrens' play areas in both Russell Gardens and Kearsney Abbey.
The current cafe will close on Friday 28th September 2018, to allow the extension works to take place. A mobile cafe, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks, is due to be on site from Monday 1st October 2018. This will be near the playground in Kearsney Abbey.
When the new cafe opens it will have fully accessible toilets and seating areas. Dover District Council's cabinet have confirmed that there will be funding for a changing places facility which can be used by people of all ages. We are aiming for the new cafe to be open by the end of summer 2019.
There are toilets in Kearsney Abbey and these will remain open throughout the works.
Alkham Road, Temple Ewell, Dover, Kent.
The postcode for the western car park (opposite Russell Gardens) is CT16 3EE.