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Tilgate Park Access Improvements

New Tilgate Park access road to open 28 July 2015
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:

  • Extending the main car park by 30 spaces
  • New disabled parking areas
  • Resurfacing and relining of the main car park
  • Improved coach parking and turning facilities.

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 Access Improvements

New Tilgate Park access road to open 28 July 2015
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:

  • Extending the main car park by 30 spaces
  • New disabled parking areas
  • Resurfacing and relining of the main car park
  • Improved coach parking and turning facilities.

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

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 Nature Centre

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

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.

Lakes and Fishing

All lake based activities, including fishing and boating in Tilgate Park, are managed by Dynamic Adventures . Night fishing is permitted here (for a fee).

Walled Garden and Cafe

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

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.

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.

Tilgate Forest Golf Centre

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.

History and Conservation

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!

Filming and Photography

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

Planning your visit

To find out directions to the park, car parking and toilet facilities, charges and opening times, please view our Plan your Visit page. DisabledGo have also produced access guides for Tilgate Park.


(01293) 521168
(01293) 528133 (Cafe)
(01293) 545324 (Pub) 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 (Cafe)
(01293) 545324 (Pub)

email: click to email us

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

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