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Tilgate Park and Nature Centre


Type:Animal Collection / Zoo

Tilgate Drive, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 5PQ

Tel: (01293) 521168

Tilgate Park and Nature Centre


Tilgate Park's outdoor expanse of lakes, lawns and gardens is also home to miles of woodland and bridleways, which are ideal for exploring on two feet or four with a mane and tail. Discover the walled garden and children’s play area for a deeply relaxing and cathartic afternoon out for the whole family. As well as all this Tilgate Park also boasts Tilgate Nature Centre and excellent activities and attractions.

Tilgate Nature Centre

Located in the stunning Tilgate Park , Tilgate Nature Centre houses over 100 different species. From otters to owls, mongoose to mice and parrots to pigs, there are so many animals to learn about, a visit to Tilgate Nature Centre is not to be missed!

Interactive experiences includes:

  • Junior Keeper
  • Meet the Meerkats
  • Birthday Parties
  • Adopt an Animal
  • Tapir Time

New Americas Zone Now Open!

Come and visit the amazing creatures from North and South America including the colourful flock of macaws, the world’s largest rodent the capybara, our friendly Brazilian tapir and the gorgeous alpacas.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 – 16 year olds£2.50 per ticket
Under 2sFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Map & Directions


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Summer (1 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Winter (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Last entry to the Nature Centre is one hour before closing.

Closed: Christmas Day

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