About Tilgate Park

Please check our COVID-19 pages for the latest information on facilities that are open at Tilgate Park.

Tilgate Park has so much to offer from stunning lakes, lawns and gardens to miles of woodland and bridleways for long leisurely walks. 

Green Flag award winning park also boasts Tilgate Nature Centre and excellent activities and attractions.


Dogs are not permitted in the nature centre, Walled Garden and play areas.

Dogs must be kept on a lead whilst walking around the main lake and are not permitted to enter the water.

Self-service dog wash

Discover Tilgate Park's self-service dog wash, conveniently located by the main car park. This easy-to-use facility is ideal for washing your dog. The machine provides warm water, a range of shampoos and a two-speed dryer.

The dog wash is owned and operated by Polygon Pets.

Tilgate Park Tree Trail

Tilgate Park’s Tree Trail picks out 30 of the best champion trees of their particular species. There are trees from China, Africa, Europe and America.  

Each trail tree has been identified with its name and a number which children and adults can have fun finding.

The leaflet and activity sheet can be download below or they are also available at the nature centre shop. 

Ashes scattering and memorials

The Azalea Woodland is our dedicated ashes scattering area. We can also facilitate memorial plaques for our benches or ‘Passage’ sculpture. The scattering of ashes is by permission only. 

To make an ashes scattering or memorial request, complete our application form.

Alternatively email tilgatememorials@crawley.gov.uk or call 01293 521168.

Filming and commercial photography

See our filming page for full details and how to get permission to film in Tilgate Park.

For commercial photography enquiries, email Samantha Sheppard or call 01293 438539.

Wedding photography

For wedding photography in the park, email Sabrina Gant or call 01293 438437.

Wedding photo shoots: £100+VAT up to one hour and a maximum of 40 guests, then £50+VAT per additional hour.

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