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 Tilgate Nature Centre and excellent activities and attractions .
Tilgate Park has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag - the national standard for quality parks and green spaces.
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.
A major feature of Tilgate Park is the range of heritage trees that have been planted over the past 200 years, a practice which we continue to the present day. Many of these trees are not only fine specimens but are also rare examples of lesser known species.
The trail picks out 30 of the best examples including some that have appeared on the Tree Register of the British Isles for being champion trees of their particular species. Some have amazing autumn colours, others have beautiful flowers. There are trees from China, Africa, Europe and America. You can see the trees that can grow to be the tallest in the world and others whose ancestors rubbed shoulders with the dinosaurs.
Each trail tree has been identified with its name and a number. In addition there are 10 rubbing images along the trail which children and adults alike can have fun finding.
The leaflet and activity sheet are also available at the Nature Centre Shop.
Many people have fond memories of visits to Tilgate Park with their loved ones and would like to scatter their ashes within the park or remember them by way of a memorial such as a tree or a bench.
The Azalea Woodland is our dedicated ashes scattering area and features seating and the ‘Passage’ sculpture on which engraved memorial plaques are mounted.
Scattering of ashes is by permission only. We do not permit ashes to be scattered in any other area of the park.
Tilgate Park is an ideal venue for holding all types of events. Contact us for more information.
If you are interested in filming anywhere in Tilgate Park, please contact Samantha Sheppard or call 01293 438539.
The following charges apply:
Half day filming (Up to six hours): £400 +VAT
Full day filming (12 hours): £750 +VAT
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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