Category: Parks & Countryside
Abbey Fields is set in the dramatic valley of the Finham Brook and enjoys views of the historic town and Kenilworth castle. Grassy slopes, wildflower meadows, a lake, historic buildings and veteran trees recall Abbey Fields’ past as the farmland of St Mary’s Abbey, whose ruins adjoin the park. Because of its important heritage, Abbey Fields is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It also provides 27 hectares/68 acres in which you can stroll along the brook and around the lake or to Kenilworth Castle, where children can enjoy a play area, swim at Abbey Fields Swimming Pool, make use of five tennis courts – for free! – keep fit using outdoor gym equipment funded by the Friends of Abbey Fields, enjoy the Bands which regularly perform in the park, or simply watch the ducks on the lake.
Abbey Fields is also an important and carefully managed wildlife habitat for many species of wildflower, bats, birds and invertebrates, as well as some 57 species of tree. Keep an eye out for conservation events, walks and talks organised by the Friends of Abbey Fields.
As the largest park in the town, Abbey Fields host a number of well-known events each year, such as the Lions Club show, the town carnival, bonfire night events and the Boxing Day charity duck race.