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Tilgate Park woodland


Tilgate Park can be accessed from either Tilgate Drive or K2 Crawley leisure centre which is located on the A23 Brighton Rd.


By car: From M23/A23, take Pease Pottage exit and follow signs towards Crawley, then follow brown tourist signs to Tilgate Park (which also direct visitors entering Crawley from other directions).

Train: to Crawley or Three Bridges, then taxi to park, or bus to Tilgate shops, followed by 10-minute walk up Titmus Drive.

By bus: Metrobus service 2 runs to the park on weekends and Bank Holidays.


Tilgate Park, Tilgate Drive, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 5PQ.

Opening times

The Nature Centre and Walled Garden are open from 10.00am to 6.00pm in the summer (Apr-Oct) and 10.00am to 4.00pm in the winter (Nov-Mar).

Last entry to the Nature Centre is one hour before closing.


Dogs must be kept on lead around Tilgate Lake at all times. Dogs are allowed off lead elsewhere in the park so long as the owner has them in sight, can bring them to heel at any time and they do not cause a nuisance to other park users.

Dogs are excluded from the Nature Centre, Walled Garden and play area.

Fees and charges

Tilgate Park is free to enter however there are car parking charges and a small entry charge to the Nature Centre.

Nature Centre charges



Adult (17 and over)


2 – 16 year olds


Under 2s


Car park charges

There is a charge if you wish to park a car/minibus/coach in the main car park, which are as follows:




£1.10 per hour or park all day for £5.50

Disabled Drivers*



£1.10 per visit, per mini bus, per hour


£1.10 per visit, per coach, per hour

These charges apply in the main car park from 9am to 6pm in the summer and 9am to 4pm in the winter.

And in the Lakeside car park, from 11am to 6pm in the summer and 11am to 4pm in the winter.

* Please note we have limited spaces for disabled drivers, minibuses and coaches. These spaces are located next to the Nature Centre and Walled Garden. To locate these spaces please drive past the main car park (on your left hand side), bear left and follow the road around.

** There is a 2.1m height restriction in all Tilgate Park car parks.

Group visits

Groups are very welcome to Tilgate Park. Our group packages start from just £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 also be booked and historical talks and guided tours are also available at additional cost.

*Including VAT. Minimum numbers of 20 apply and must be booked in advance. Email us for more information


  • Sorry, barbecues are not allowed
  • 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 with care along the roadway to the Nature Centre, where a track is provided.

Fishing and use of lakes

Tilgate Silt Lake may be fished by any holder of an Environment Agency rod licence, obtainable from post offices and fishing tackle shops. Patrol staff will then issue a day ticket (see Fees & Charges listing for latest prices)

For enquiries about canoeing or other lake activities, please contact Tilgate Park Watersports .

(01293) 521168
(01293) 528133 (Café) click to email us
Tilgate Park
Titmus Drive
West Sussex RH10 5PQ

Contact Us

(01293) 521168
(01293) 528133 (Café)

email: click to email us

Tilgate Park
Titmus Drive
West Sussex RH10 5PQ

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