Stanmer Park

Brighton and Hove

Type:Parkland / Woodland Garden

Stanmer Village, Stanmer, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9QA

Tel: +44 (0)1273 292711

Stanmer church from main drive


With its beautiful woodland walks and extensive open lands, Stanmer Park is just as perfect for a family picnic as it is for a kick about with your friends or those looking for a bracing walk over the Downs.

Situated next to Sussex University on the outskirts of the city, Stanmer is a perfect example of the vast open countryside available in Brighton and remains one of the city's most visited parks.

Stanmer Park is home to a varied range of plant and wildlife. Birds that have been sighted in the park include buzzards, kestrels and owls and mammals such as foxes, badgers and deer are a common sight. You'll also find an array of insect life, many species of fungi, as well as chalkland plants such as orchids and cowslips.

As well as the stunning Stanmer House, the parkland also houses the knapped flint Stanmer Church. The church in its current flint form was built in 1838, but records of a church on this site date all the way back to the 13th century. The church is open to visitors from 2-4pm on Sundays and for groups by arrangement.

Just past Stanmer House, on the left, you will find a hidden gem in the old walled kitchen garden of Stanmer Park. The nursery has been producing plants for our city's parks since the 1950s and now offers home-grown plants to the general public to purchase.



  • Cafe - Cafe situated within the village.
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Open all year round

Parking & Transport

  • Railway station within 5 miles - Falmer Railway Station is approximately 15 minute walk.

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Approximately 3 miles north east of Brighton on the A270 Lewes Road, just before University of Sussex

Public Transport Directions

Bus service 77 to Devil’s Dyke runs hourly every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday. Service 78 to Stanmer Park runs hourly on Sundays and bank holidays. The park is also very near to Falmer Railway Station. Use the subway under the A27 to get to the park.

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