Due to Race for Life this Sunday, the K2 entrance to the park will be restricted to traffic from 8:30am until the two races are finished, approximately 1:00pm.
The main lake at Tilgate Park has been found to contain traces of blue and green algae. The Environment Agency have confirmed that the trace is minimal and will not affect humans, animals and dogs. The Silt and Titmus lakes are both clear.
We would like to thank visitors of Tilgate Park for their concerns and patience whilst the testing was carried out. We will continue to monitor the lakes during the summer.
It is important to us that your visit to Tilgate Park is enjoyable. We welcome your comments and suggestions as they help us to improve our level of service to our visitors. Perhaps there is something you’ve really enjoyed or equally you’ve spotted something that needs improving. Please let us know by filling in this short feedback form.
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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