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 and also run the Tilgate Nature Club for those children who love nature and the great outdoors. Conservation is also high on the agenda at the Nature Centre where many successful breeding programmes of vulnerable and endangered species have taken place.
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.
The sixth restaurant in the Smith & Western group opened in March 2012 and is located at the top of Tilgate Park.
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.
All lake based activities, including fishing and boating in Tilgate Park, are managed by Dynamic Adventures . Night fishing is permitted here (for a fee) but not elsewhere in the town.
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.
At the site of the old storage blocks are a row of craft units selling a range of goods as well as offering pottery lessons and reiki sessions.
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 is widely regarded as one of the best Municipal courses in Sussex, and with an 8 day advance booking facility; you do not need to pay expensive membership fees to guarantee access.
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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