Visiting the parks
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Visiting the parks

Easy access

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 have closed one of the car parks. This is the car park next to the old cafe and it  will remain closed while work takes place.

The western car park (the one opposite Russell Gardens) is still open. We have provided 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 increasing the size of the western car park. 

Please park responsibly and do not park in Abbey Road or Kearsney Court, which are private roads. Please also take care not to block driveways or emergency access routes. Thank you.

Park and Ride

On May Bank Holiday weekend we’re trialling a Park and Ride service to Kearsney Abbey. A free bus will run from the council’s main office at Whitfield down to the park between 9am and 5pm. The bus will run on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May 2019. More information is on our events page.


There are childrens' play areas in both Russell Gardens and Kearsney Abbey.

While the old cafe building is being extended, there is a mobile cafe on site.   This serves hot and cold drinks and snacks, and is open every day. This mobile cafe is 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 autumn 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. 

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