Work begins on new Tilgate Park access road
The first phase of the new access road project has started with work on an extended car park at Tilgate Park. The extension will see another 30 parking spaces created, new disabled parking areas, resurfacing and relining of the main car park and improved coach parking and turning facilities.
The extended car park will be open in time for the Easter holidays.
Consultation took place place between 5 July and 5 August 2014 about proposed changes to Tilgate Park. You can read the full consultation report here.
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.
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.
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!
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