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Tilgate Park

Plan your visit

Visitor notice

The Nature Centre is open but for the safety of our visitors, staff and animals, entry is now possible only with a pre-booked ticket.

The playground remains closed until further notice.

Please remove all rubbish and if bins are full take it back home with you.

Car park fees apply as usual.

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

Car park fees apply as usual and payment is only accepted by card. Look out for updates and do not park in residential roads if car parks are full.

You are reminded to follow signage and maintain social distancing in all areas of the park.

Remember to bring whatever you need to keep yourselves safe for your whole visit.

Please remove all rubbish and if bins are full take it back home with you.

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