Due to the swimming pool development, the following changes are in place at the park:

  • The play area is open on weekends only from October 2022 until Summer 2024
  • Tennis Courts and trim trail are closed until Summer 2024.
  • Access around the park from Bridge Street is restricted, with the main path and the small bridge adjacent to the swimming pool closed
  • The bridge adjacent to the duck feeding platform remains open and is served by a temporary path
  • Temporary toilets are available in the junior play area by the zip wire.

A beautiful historical landscape in Kenilworth

Opening hours: Open all day, every day
Postcode: CV8 1BP - Map
Parking: Abbey Fields car park, off Bridge Street

Abbey Fields is set in the dramatic valley of the Finham Brook and enjoys views of the historic town and Kenilworth castle. Grassy slopes, 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.

For Our Future consultation

The For Our Future consultation has now closed - see the results.

What to see and do

  • Walking – stroll along the brook and around the lake or to Kenilworth Castle (some paths are closed due to the pool redevelopment)
  • Play area – fun for children of all ages (open weekends only from October 2022 until summer 2024)
  • Swimming – at Abbey Fields Swimming Pool (currently closed for redevelopment)
  • Tennis – five courts, free to use (currently closed)
  • Trim Trail - keep fit using outdoor gym equipment funded by the Friends of Abbey Fields (currently closed)
  • Have a snack at the swimming pool café (currently closed)
  • Watch the ducks on the lake
  • Bands in the park

Other facilities

  • Ranger Service
  • Toilets, disabled toilets and baby change
  • Good access between the car park, the play area and the lake for wheelchairs and pushchairs. However, there are some steep slopes and rough grass in other areas

Dogs, cycling, and fishing

  • Dogs must be under control and any foul picked up
  • Cycling is not allowed Abbey Fields
  • No fishing is allowed in Abbey Fields

Park Exercise Permit

Organisations that are using the District’s parks and open spaces to provide group fitness activities are required to apply for a permit from the Council.

Park Exercise Permit

Cycle Route Feasibility Study

Warwickshire County Council and Sustrans have investigated the feasibility of running a cycle path through Abbey Fields. Read the final report.

Friends of Abbey Fields

Visit the Friends of Abbey Fields website for more information including the history of Abbey Fields and upcoming activities. Alternatively email info@friendsofabbeyfields.org.uk

How to get there:

  • Bike - Bike racks outside the swimming pool
  • Bus routes
  • Rail – Nearest railway stations at Coventry and Leamington Spa
  • Walk - Main pedestrian entrances from Bridge Street, High Street, Abbey Hill and A452 near Kenilworth castle


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