Tilgate Nature Centre

Entry to Tilgate Nature Centre is by pre-booked tickets. From 19 July, you will no longer need to pre-book tickets for general admission, you can pay on arrival. Crawley residents can only book discounted tickets by logging into their myCrawley account. Discounted tickets are not available on entrance.

To check which attractions in Tilgate Park are open, please check our COVID-19 pages before you visit. 

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.


Crawley residents must log in to their myCrawley account when booking to access the discount. 

  • Adult - £7
  • Adult Crawley resident - £6
  • Child - £6
  • Child Crawley resident - £5
  • All under 2’s - Free
  • Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) - £24
  • Family ticket Crawley resident (2 adults and 2 children) - £20

One carer can enter for free when accompanying a disabled person with an official letter of confirmation such as DLA/PIP or diagnosis, or a Compass Card, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, Carers Support Card or similar recognised scheme.

Opening times

28 March 2021 to 31 October from 10am - 6pm (last entry at 5pm) 

Open the rest of the year from 10am - 4pm (last entry at 3pm)

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.