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Tilgate Park

Tilgate Nature Centre

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.

Tilgate Nature Centre is located in Tilgate Park and houses over 100 different species, from otters to owls, tapir to terrapins, reindeer to raccoon dogs. 

Enhance your visit by attending public talks and feeds, holiday activities, or book a special experience, including:

  • Meet the Meerkats
  • Tapir Time
  • Junior Keeper
  • Birthday parties 
  • Adopt an animal
  • School visits

Visit the Nature Centre website to book and find out more.


  • £4 for 17 years and over
  • £3 for two to 16 year olds
  • Free for two years and under 

Opening times

29 March 2020 to 24 October 2020 from 10am-6pm (last entry 5pm)

Closed on Christmas Day.

Find us

Tilgate Nature Centre is located near to the Walled Garden in Tilgate Park.

Metrobus operates a service to the park via route 2.