Crawley, Tilgate Park
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.
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.
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
The Team at Crawley.
Go Ape Crawley - Tilgate Park,
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, -0.1796444Get directions
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.
Charges apply 09.00 – 18.00 on any day including Sunday & Bank Holidays.
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.
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.
When parking please make the car park attendant you are heading to Go Ape and they'll park you closer to the cabin.
Trains – Crawley Station (30 min Walk, 5 mins taxi)
Three Bridges Station (30 min Walk, 5 mins taxi)
Buses – Go to K2 and walk through the park (10 mins)
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
Located in Crawley town centre. Also nearby are the memorial gardens, restaurants, pubs and clubs.
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!)