This beautiful park in South East London was a lovely find. Plenty of parking including electric charge points and a wonderfully built spacious playground nearby. Beckenham Place Park has a huge (20 hectares) ancient woodland that you can cycle around and is fantastic for walking dogs.
The Georgian mansion is open to the public daily with displays of art and hosting yoga, wellbeing, arts and craft sessions. It has a record shop and a small cafe that could be lovely if it was refurbised. The toilet facilities are within the mansion and quite clean.
The lake is filled by natural water resources and runs into the woodland that will create a unique habitat for plants. It is going to ready for swimming this summer 2019 (booking online) with lifeguards in the summer. A free paddling area is also available without booking. There will also be Canadian canoes for hiring suitable for children over 2 years old accompanied by an adult.
Definitely worth a trip over the summer to this part of town.