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The Lena Kennedy Shack

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The Lena Kennedy Shack has a blue plaque and was owned by my parents—the author Lena Kennedy and my dad put up the shack in the 1950s. 

At this time, there were many shack dwellers in the woodlands. The Shack was a place my mother used to sometimes write her stories under candlelight, and there is much memorabilia there.

The shack is kept much like it was in those times, with scrap books to look through containing much about my mother's career. On the wall are newspaper articles from different parts of the world where she visited, promoting her books. There will be some of her books to peruse, and people can hear something about her story of becoming a famous author at the age of 64.


Adults £5 / Concessions £3 / Under 12s Free

Groups £20 (min-max size 8).

Closure Notice

Due to a family commitment, there will be no visits to the shack on Saturday, 30 September.  We will be open on Sunday, 1 October.


The Lena Kennedy Shack, Lena Kennedy Gardens, View Road, Cliffe Woods ME3 8JQ


Opening Times

Open every first weekend in month on Saturday & Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 6pm. Other weekends by appointment only (book via phone or email).

Groups welcome
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
Guided tours
Pets welcome
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