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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 NEW 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.

Please ensure you get to the Go Ape cabin on time. Allow some extra time, it gets busy in the car park. Make sure you don’t follow Tilgate Drive, it’s Titmus Drive that will take you to Go Ape.

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

Book and enjoy our epic new adventure in Sussex. One of the great things about Go Ape is that it brings people together. It’s a fun way to spend time with family, friends or colleagues. Our customers find their friendships grow when they’re on the course.

 

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Get out and about this season

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 142m
  • Longest Crossing 14.3m
  • Total Length 737m
  • Number of Crossings 34
  • Highest Point Unknown

Crawley
The Team at Crawley.

The Address

Go Ape Crawley - Tilgate Park,
Crawley,
West Sussex,
RH10 5PQ. (If following a Sat-Nav please ensure you use Titmus Drive, NOT Tilgate Drive)

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, then 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. Make sure you don't follow Tilgate Drive, it's Titmus Drive that will take you to Go Ape.

Cars £3 All Day.

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.

When parking please make the car park attendant you are heading to Go Ape and they'll park you closer to the cabin.

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.

Please note parking is £3 per day (coins only).

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.

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 Louisa - Tree Top Junior, on 22 April 2014
I organised this as a birthday treat for my 10 year old daughter, nieces, sister and me. I WAS scared of heights but the first course on Tree Top Junior helps you to become more confident. By the time I did the second course (longer one) I thought it would be easy. It really tests your strength and mental ability. One of my nieces was frightened but we managed to coax her round. There was only one member of staff doing the zip line the other two members were on the ground harnessing people up. It would have been more reassuring if there was another two members on the ground observing people above. The harnessing up took it's time too. We arrived at 1.15 and wasn't harnessed until 1.45 pm. I think they were short staffed and it was busy. I would recommend booking early for Crawley Go Ape especially during school holidays or at the weekend as the car park is very busy and they were operating a one in, one out policy when we arrived!
Rated 5 Bananas Ray - Tree Top Adventure, on 19 April 2014
I just wanted to say thanks you to the team that worked today. I managed to cut my finger whilst on the tarzan swing. The team responded very quickly and very professionally. Clearly a well trained team thank you once again.
Rated 5 Bananas mathew - Tree Top Junior, on 9 April 2014
All in all it was good, disappointed that they did not have kit for us and we had to wait, problem resolved by way of a discount, other than that thoroughly enjoyable.
Rated 5 Bananas Bettina - Tree Top Adventure, on 9 April 2014
We arranged it as a team building and fundraising activity for the hotel. It was actually quite tough and sometimes a bit scary but we had an amazing time and it was great to share this adventure with my colleagues! We all enjoyed it and had a blast, my body was in pain for the next two days but it was definitely worth it!
Rated 5 Bananas Clare - Tree Top Junior, on 8 April 2014
I watched my 7 year daughter and her 2 friends as they took on the junior course. The staff were really patient and fun. They all loved the challenge, they all found different parts challenging in different ways. It's a good sign that they enjoyed it when they were disappointed to leave, despite drizzling rain and a little rope blister on their fingers !
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