Come to the park and follow our self-led trail with a Halloween theme, ending with a close encouter with one of the parks spookiest residents!
A variety of walks of different lengths can be enjoyed. You can wander along the lake and back via Douce's Meadow, Abbey Field or Chestnut Paddock, or take a short stroll through the park to West Malling town centre, where there is a variety of shops and historic buildings.
You can also use the park as a base to explore the wider area. Two public rights of way run through the site, and this path network can be used to create your own circular walks outside the park. Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 148 will help with your route planning
Dogs are free to roam at Manor Park but must be under close control at all times.
They are not allowed in the play area and must be on leads around the car park, play area and café.
Dogs are not allowed to swim in the lake.
At certain times of the year, Chestnut Paddock and Abbey Field are grazed by cattle. Signs will be put on gates to forewarn you to put dogs on leads at these times.
Dog bins can be found alongside all surfaced paths on the site.
There are 284 metres of surfaced path that form a circular route between the café, play area and lake, these have a loose stone fill surface but do involve some steep gradients.
There are also 2 public footpaths that cross the park as well as unsurfaced routes throughout the park which have gates to access the different areas.
The play area is in Douce's Meadow, which is a short distance from the café and toilets.
There is a play area in the park that can be reached by the surfaced pathway. It is on level ground and surrounded by a fence but can be accessed through a stepped gateway. The play area has a bark surface which can make the ground underfoot more uneven.
Manor Park junior parkrun starts on Sunday 11 October at 9am for juniors aged 4 upward.
This is a weekly 2km run/jog/walk around the park and will take place every Sunday.
Find out more about junior parkrun.
If you are interested in volunteering at Manor Park junior parkrun, please contact Laura at email@example.com.
Toilet facilities are available at all times when the park is open to visitors, even if the café is closed.
There is a unisex accessible toilet within the main building which can be accessed via surfaced pathways and does not require a Radar key to access.
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At Kent Country Parks we offer outdoor learning for all ages and abilities, whether you are visiting one of our outdoor learning centres, or we are bringing our outdoor learning expertise into your setting or environment.More information for schools and group settings