Worth Park won South & South East in Bloom’s 2015 Silver Gilt award in the Heritage Parks & Gardens category in its first year of entering.
Worth Park covers eight hectares and once formed part of Worth Forest, an ancient woodland and hunting ground which has records dating back to Anglo-Saxon times.
The park has recently undergone a restoration project to restore it to its former Victorian glory, with the help of funding from Crawley Borough Council and £2.42m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Ridleys Court is home to the park’s Visitor Centre as well as toilets, including disabled facilities, exhibition space and community rooms.
Keep up to date and find out more about all the events taking place at the park this year.
A series of free, themed walks between February and October. All walks start at 10.30am on the second Thursday of each month and last for about an hour. Meet at the entrance to the Visitor Centre at Ridleys Court.
8 September Pulham and Son - Find out about this celebrated firm of Victorian garden designers
13 October Worth Park trees - See some of our wonderful trees in their autumn colours and learn about their heritage
10 September 5-8.30pm
Discover our trees and wildlife at twilight, make woodland lanterns, listen to trees, create shadow puppets and even sign round the campfire! Delicious home-made soup will also be served for a small charge.
29 October 10-11.30am
Want to know more about mushrooms and fungi? Join expert Nick Aplin, chair of the Sussex Fungi Group, for this popular walk and discover the many fungi which abound in the park at this time of the year.
Every Wednesday and every other Sunday at 10.30am.
Learn new skills, keep fit and help keep Worth Park looking its best as part of this friendly group. No experience needed, all ages welcome and tools will be provided.
Green gym - Gardening and conservation activities are a great way to keep fit.
Gardening training - Learn new skills from the professionals and help our horticulture team maintain the park.
A new, bi-monthly group from 2-4pm for anyone with an interest in heritage and textile crafts, led by costumier Eileen Hall.
All levels of experience welcome. Materials and refreshments provided. Booking essential – contact Eileen on 07801 233517
Keep the kids entertained this summer every Wednesday with free lawn games, quizes and wildlife trails, along with craft activities in our new Visitor Centre. Drop-in, unsupervised, no need to book. And why not bring a picnic?
Worth Park is in Pound Hill and can be accessed from Milton Mount Avenue or Grattons Drive by car.
There is a small car park at the entrance to the park from Milton Mount Avenue including three disabled bays.
Our visitor centre is located in Ridleys Court, RH10 3DH.
From Three Bridges station walk east along Worth Park Avenue and then left into Milton Mount Avenue. The walk takes 15-20 minutes.
The park is open 24 hours a day.
Set up in 2006, the aim of the Worth Park Friends is to act as ambassadors for the area, raise awareness of the history of the gardens, organise clean up days and fundraising events. For more information telephone 01293 882275.
The fishery is operated by Crawley Angling Society for members only.
Crawley Croquet Club plays on the park’s lawns, catering for everyone from beginners to experienced players. From April to October members can be found there almost every day. For further details contact the club secretary Anne Jenkinson on 01293 884469.
Are you fascinated by history and heritage? Do you love gardening, or are good at organising? If so, perhaps you would be interested in finding out more about the volunteering opportunities at Worth Park?
We’re also looking for people interested in leading guided walks around Worth Park. These specialist walks would cover different topics such as birds, trees, lake wildlife, the history of the park or even croquet with a game at the end! Contact Edwina Livesey on 01293 438027
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Worth Park Visitor Centre