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Tilgate Park

Plan your visit

Getting here

Tilgate Park is located on Tilgate Drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 5PQ.

Metrobus service 2 runs to the park on weekends and Bank Holidays. Monday to Friday it stops at K2 Crawley, a 15-20 minute walk from Tilgate Park.

Opening times

The Nature Centre and Walled Garden are open from 10am-6pm in the summer (April to October) and 10am-4pm in the winter (November to March).

Last entry to the Nature Centre is one hour before closing. The Walled Garden is locked at closing.

Car parking

Tilgate Park's car parks, Nature Centre and Walled Garden, including the café remain closed to the public until further notice. The park grounds are open for visitors travelling by foot or by bike and walking their dogs. 

Visitors - please be mindful of local residents and emergency vehicle access as there is very limited parking in residential roads.

Daytime charges apply in the main car park and the Fisherman’s car park. Prices and times can be found in Fees and Charges.

We have some provision for disabled drivers, minibuses and coaches. A few extra spaces are also located next to the Nature Centre.

There is a 2.1m height restriction in all Tilgate Park car parks.

Group visits

Group packages start from £6 per person and include:

Free coach parking
Meet and greet service
Entrance to park and nature centre
Complimentary pass for organiser or driver

Group catering can be booked at the Walled Garden café with historical talks and guided tours also available at additional cost.

Minimum group size is 20. Email the Events team to book your visit or for more information

Park rules

  • Barbecues are not allowed 
  • Dogs must be kept on lead around Tilgate Lake at all times
  • Dogs are not permitted in the Nature Centre, Walled Garden or play area
  • Cycling is allowed on the bridleways on the park’s perimeters and along the roadway to the Nature Centre