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Crawley, Tilgate Park

(Sussex)

Near Crawley

Featuring Tree Top Junior and our classic Tree Top Adventure.

We think everyone has the Go Ape spirit just waiting to be unleashed! There’s no greater rush than the great outdoors, so whether your tribe is a birthday party, corporate event or simply a day out with the kids, we make our courses as fun and as accessible as possible.

Our adventure in Sussex can be enjoyed by all. Not only can the over 10’s enjoy our classic Tree Top Adventure, but anyone over 1 metre can get off the ground and up in the trees with Tree Top Junior. It’s the latest Go Ape adventure to join the family tree aimed at junior Tarzans aged between 6-12 years old. Already a firm family favourite, aspiring Tarzans and Janes can swing, leap and zip their way through the forest on an hour-long adventure.

Tilgate Park near Brighton has so much to offer from stunning lakes, lawns and gardens to miles of woodland for long leisurely walks.

Parking charges apply 09.00 – 18.00 on any day including Sunday & Bank Holidays. Tariff: Up to 1 hour – £1.00, Up to 2 hours – £2.00, Up to 3 hours – £3.00, Up to 4 hours – £4.00 All Day – £5.00. Disabled parking free when displaying valid blue badge.

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For full availability simply click on our 'Check Availability & book Now' function for the exact times and dates Crawley will be open.

Times will vary on daylight hours. Some of our adventures even open at 08:00 in the summer for those early gorillas!

Below is a snapshot of when our forest doors open.

We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January (...it gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures so they're all ready to go).

Open February Half Term (17th February - 21st February)

Weekends in March.

Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.

Term Time (closed Tuesdays).

Open Daily October Half Term (27th October - 31st October).

Open November Weekends.

Course stats

Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Crawley, Tilgate Park.

  • Number of sections 5
  • Longest Zip Wire 146m
  • Longest Crossing 14.3m
  • Total Length 737m
  • Number of Crossings 34
  • Highest Point 50 foot

Crawley
The Team at Crawley.

The Address

Go Ape Crawley - Tilgate Park,
Crawley,
West Sussex,
RH10 5PQ.

You can select longitude/Latitude for accurate Sat-Nav directions: Type in our co-ordinates:  51.0951061, -0.1796444

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By car

From M23/A23, take Pease Pottage exit and follow signs towards Crawley and turn onto Tilgate Drive at the entrance of the K2 Leisure Centre. Alternatively, follow brown tourist signs to Tilgate Park (which also direct visitors entering Crawley from other directions).

Please ensure you get to the Go Ape cabin on time. Allow some extra time, it gets busy in the car park. .

Charges apply 09.00 – 18.00 on any day including Sunday & Bank Holidays.

Tariff:

Up to 1 hour - £1.00

Up to 2 hours - £2.00

Up to 3 hours - £3.00

Up to 4 hours - £4.00

All Day - £5.00

Disabled parking free when displaying valid blue badge. 

Overpayment accepted.

No change given.

The Go Ape Cabin is visible within the car park, just a stones throw from Smith and Western. The Tree Top Adventure is approximately an 8 minute walk from the cabin.

By train

Trains – Crawley Station (30 min Walk, 5 mins taxi)

Three Bridges Station (30 min Walk, 5 mins taxi)

By bus

Buses – Go to K2 and walk through the park (10 mins)

Local Area

Some nearby places which may be of interest:

While you’re here why not make a day of it!

There’s plenty to do within Tilgate Park itself. You can get your walking boots on and explore the forest, rent out a canoe on the lake or grab a tea at the walled gardens cafe and visit the animals at the Nature Centre located just outside our Tree Top Adventure course. There is also a Smith & Westerns restaurant on site if you fancy a trip to the Wild West for a bite to eat.

Charges apply 09.00 – 18.00 on any day including Sunday & Bank Holidays.

Tariff:

Up to 1 hour - £1.00

Up to 2 hours - £2.00

Up to 3 hours - £3.00

Up to 4 hours - £4.00

All Day - £5.00

Disabled parking free when displaying valid blue badge. 

If you plan on staying in the area a while longer there are some local places you may be interested in visiting.

Tulley’s Farm

A family run farm with on-site fruit picking, farmers market, Maize maze, tea rooms, animal patch and seasonal events such as its extremely successful Shocktober scream fest.

Holmbush Paintball

Holmbush Paintball has been establish for over 25 years and host a number of outdoor activities such as archery, axe throwing, segway rally and, of course, paintball!

The Hawth

Nearby theatre which hosts a number of interesting and diverse productions ranging from dance to comedy, musicals and seasonal events such as the Crawley Beer & Folk Festival.

K2 Leisure Centre

Close to us here at Go Ape, great for if you fancy a swim, want to go rock climbing or just fancy unwinding in their health suite sauna & steam room.

County Mall Crawley

Located in Crawley town centre. Also nearby are the memorial gardens, restaurants, pubs and clubs.

Staying Over

Need a place to crash?

The George Hotel (Ramada Crawley-Gatwick)
Dating back to 1615, this former coaching inn is steeped in history and character. Located in the centre of Crawley on the high street it is a stone’s throw from local restaurants and public houses. It offers guaranteed free parking space and is a short distance from the M23.

Hilton Gatwick - Ideally located just 30 minutes from central London with access to the M23 and M25 motorways, the Hilton London Gatwick Airport hotel has a covered walkway linked to the South Terminal.

Front logoHoliday Inn Gatwick - This 4* AA Accredited modernised hotel is ideally located, just 4 miles from Go Ape Tilgate Park. With easy access to both the M23 & M25, you can be in London or Brighton within 30 minutes. Make use of the leisure facilities at Nuffield Health & Wellbeing centre situated next door to the hotel. Click on the logo to receive a 10% discount to Go Ape customers when booking here.

Arora Hotel Gatwick-Crawley
This award-winning 4-star hotel is located in Crawley town centre, a short walk from the shopping mall and local pubs/clubs. It offers long-term parking and has an onsite fitness suite and spa.

Ifield Court Hotel
Located around 2.5 miles outside of Crawley town centre this country house is set within scenic, leafy grounds. They have free parking for guests but also offer a 24 hour on demand taxi service.

Premier Inn (Crawley/Gatwick West)
This Premier Inn offer family friendly rooms, free parking and on-site pub restaurant. The hotel is very close to us here at Tilgate park, has a 24 hour reception and satellite TV.


Barrington Lodge
This newly-refurbished accommodation is a 10 minute walk from Crawley train station and town centre. This quiet guest house is situated in Old Crawley and so is away from busy main roads.

The Old House Inn
A true country dining pub with rooms. Situated just minutes from Gatwick Airport yet with a surprisingly remote feel.

Feedback from Crawley, Tilgate Park

Take a look at what some of our tribe have said about their time in the forest. It’s always good to hear it straight from the Gorilla’s mouth (…and we’re proud to say it’s totally unedited!)

Rated 5 Bananas Lisa - Tree Top Adventure, on 5 September 2015
Loved it good fun laughed a lot a pond will return
Rated 5 Bananas Sharon - Tree Top Adventure, on 31 August 2015
Just brilliant x
Rated 5 Bananas Karen - Tree Top Adventure, on 31 August 2015
Enjoyed the course I don't like heights but managed to complete the course due to being safely attached. Park was really pretty and lots to do, so a great place for a family fun day out.
Rated 5 Bananas Catherine - Tree Top Junior, on 30 August 2015
I just wanted to say a big thank you to the staff at Go ApeJunior at Crawley! My daughter has autism and learning disabilities and Abi, one of the course supervisors, was so helpful and understanding. She accompanied us on our adventure, which was unfortunately cut short when my daughter refused to move any further and had a bit of a "moment"! This meant everyone has to reverse so that we could get off, and we were given a refund. Thank you for your autism awareness Go Ape!!
Rated 4 Bananas Kirstie - , on 30 August 2015
I suffer from vertigo and the team helped me a bit with encouragement as I disclosed this from the start. I had two children with me age 11 and 13 and they were desperate to try Go Ape. Sadly after climbing the first rope ladder and going across the first slatted rope bridge I couldn't go on. The team were good at getting me down and there was no fuss refunding our money. I was desperate to complete the course.... I will return with someone who isn't scared to help me. My tip would be that you could offer someone to go with a nervous person (obviously for a price and not when they have children with them!!) and help them overcome height fears, I am confident I could complete the course with help. I was wrong to try and do it whilst supervising two children, that was ill advised! My nephews aged 20 and 16 are going to accompany my daughters on the course next week. So we have solved that problem.
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