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Tilgate Nature Centre

new year, new start

New Americas Zone now open

Over the last year, we have redeveloped a quarter of Tilgate Nature Centre into a new Americas-themed zone, our largest project to date.

Visitors can see some of the amazing creatures from North and South America including the colourful flock of macaws, the world’s largest rodent, the capybara and our Brazilian tapir, Alf. 

  

new year, new start

New Americas Zone now open

Over the last year, we have redeveloped a quarter of Tilgate Nature Centre into a new Americas-themed zone, our largest project to date.

Visitors can see some of the amazing creatures from North and South America including the colourful flock of macaws, the world’s largest rodent, the capybara and our Brazilian tapir, Alf. 

  

Located in the stunning Tilgate Park , Tilgate Nature Centre houses over 100 different species. From otters to owls, mongoose to mice and parrots to pigs, there are so many animals to learn about, a visit to Tilgate Nature Centre is not to be missed!

Meerkat pups

Our Mission Statement

To provide an affordable day out that educates and inspires visitors and has great animal welfare at its heart.

What’s available at the Nature Centre?

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for our public talks, displays, competitions and quizzes happening throughout the year.

Interactive experiences including:

Stay up to date with everything that’s happening at the Nature Centre, including lots of pictures of the animals at the Nature Centre Blog and Facebook .

Education

For school visits, please go to our Education page .

Conservation

We participate in international breeding programmes with a number of our animals including bald ibis, Asian short-clawed otters and Utila’s spiny-tailed iguana. We have also been involved in the re-introduction of Fen raft spiders in the UK.

Entry Prices

Bagot Goat at Tilgate Nature Centre

Opening Times:

28 October 2018 – 30 March 2019: 10am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)

31 March 2019 – 26 October 2019: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)

Last entry an hour before closing

Closed: Christmas Day

Plan your Visit

For more information please visit our Contact Us page .


(01293) 521168
(01293) 528133 (Café) tilgate@crawley.gov.uk click to email us
Tilgate Park
Titmus Drive
Tilgate
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 5PQ

Contact Us

tel:
(01293) 521168
(01293) 528133 (Café)

email: click to email us

address:
Tilgate Park
Titmus Drive
Tilgate
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 5PQ

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