The new Tilgate Park access road is now open.
A new entrance and access road into Tilgate Park will reduce the number of visitors travelling through residential streets in Tilgate.
The £1m project has seen the existing emergency access widened to become a 5.5m wide access road linking Tilgate Park to the A23, which will become the main vehicular entrance into the park when it opens. A new cycle path has also been constructed.
Other improvements during the project have included:
Along with speed cushions installed along its length the new access road will have two priority ‘pinch points’ to reduce the speed of vehicular traffic.
Tilgate Park has so much to offer from stunning lakes, lawns and gardens to miles of woodland and bridleways for long leisurely walks. As well as all this Tilgate Park also boasts some excellent facilities:
Tilgate Park has it very own Nature Centre which houses a huge variety of animals from endangered species to farmyard favourites. The team at the Nature Centre also organise educational sessions for schools and groups. Conservation is high on the agenda at the Nature Centre where many successful breeding programmes of vulnerable and endangered species have taken place.
Go Ape is the UK’s number one forest adventure. Take part in a Tree Top Adventure - flying down zip-wires, leaping off tarzan swings and tackling crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
As well as being great for family and friends Go Ape can offer Corporate Team Building Events .
All lake based activities, including fishing and boating in Tilgate Park, are managed by Dynamic Adventures . Night fishing is permitted here (for a fee).
Historically the Walled Garden formed part of the original Tilgate Estate and cultivated fruit, vegetables and herbs for the gentry. Since then it has undergone many transformations. Today the Walled Garden is a fantastic leisure facility with a café, a picnic area, a maze and many themed gardens for you to enjoy.
Dogs are allowed off lead 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.
Tilgate Play Area has lots of adventure play equipment for children of all ages, making the park with its sweeping lawns for picnics and other activities an ideal family day out.
As part of our commitment to help people live a more active lifestyle, we have installed a free to use Outdoor Gym . The gym is similar to a conventional indoor gym but the equipment has been specially designed for use outdoors. It is free to use, accessible in all weather conditions and suitable for varying fitness levels.
Adjacent to the park is the Tilgate Forest Golf Centre. The golf centre makes the most of its beautiful surroundings, incorporating trees and other natural features into its design.
Tilgate Park has had a long and varied history from the discovery of dinosaur bones through to use in the 17th century iron industry to becoming a palatial estate to being use by Sir Malcolm Campbell for flotation trials prior to his water speed world record!
If you are interested in filming or conducting photo shoots anywhere in Tilgate Park, please contact Samantha Shepherd or call 01293 438539.
The following charges apply:
Half day filming (Up to six hours): £400 +VAT
Full day filming (12 hours): £750 +VAT
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