Days Out Crawley

Free activities

Brighton Pier

Open 364 days a year, with free admission, and rides and attractions for the whole family, from traditional fairground favourites to the latest gaming mayhem. If you’re bringing the little ones, they will have hours of fun climbing the Mega Slides, driving around the course on Fantasia or spinning on The Cup & Saucers.

Where: Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1TW

Tel: 01273 609361


Cherry Lane Adventure Playground

At Cherry Lane we have lots of space, both indoors and out, perfect for play all year round. With lots of space for picnics you can bring the family, lunch and plenty to drink and relax in the knowledge that they won’t get bored!

Open from 3:00-7:30pm Tuesday to Thursday term time from February to November, and 10:30am-4:00pm Monday to Friday in school holidays (closed November to January). All unaccompanied children must be registered at each site.

Where: Cherry Lane, Langley Green, RH11 7NX

Tel: 01293 516163


Crawley Museum

Local museum which tells the history of Crawley, moving from the well known modern history of the post Second World War New Town, to the town’s less well-known Victorian and Medieval past.

Due to open later in 2017 in its new home at The Tree in Crawley High Street.

Until then, the museum is open at Goffs Park on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from 2-4pm

Admission is free, although donations are welcome.

Where: Goffs Park House, Old Horsham Road, Crawley, RH11 8PE

Tel: 01293 539088

 


Creasys Drive Adventure Playground

Bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink and stay all day! We are a friendly site with a family atmosphere and are often quiet enough to do group projects that everyone can join in. Come to Creasys Drive and join in the fun.

Open from 3:00-7:30pm Tuesday to Thursday term time from February to November, and 10:30am-4:00pm Monday to Friday in school holidays (closed November to January). All unaccompanied children must be registered at each site.

Where: Creasys Drive, Broadfield, RH11 9HH

Tel: 01293 561847


East Grinstead Museum

East Grinstead Museum is situated in a purpose built building in the centre of the town, only a few minutes from the historic High Street, the Museum tells the story of East Grinstead and the surrounding area from its early beginnings to the present day.

Opening hours: 10am-4pm Wednesday to Saturday; 1pm-4pm Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Free admission.

Where: Old Market Yard, Cantelupe Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3BJ

Tel: 01342 302233


Horsham Museum & Art Gallery

More than 26 galleries covering subjects from local trades to fashion, prehistory to poetry.

Horsham Museum offers a whole host of interesting and fun things to see and do for children of any age with free admission, including:

Where: 9 Causeway, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1HE
Tel: 01403 254959


Hove Museum and Art Gallery

One of the most family friendly and accessible museums in the South East.  Children and families will enjoy the interactive toy gallery, designed with the theme of a wizard’s attic. Highlights include a mock-up of the Wizard’s workshop for broken toys and a bedroom split by time, half modern-day and half Victorian.

Free admission. Closed Wednesdays. Parking available.

Where: 19 New Church Road, Hove, BN3 4AB

Tel: 03000 290900


Millpond Adventure Playground

On sunny days use the deck for your picnic which overlooks the toddler area and spend the day with us. If it’s soggy, bring your wellies and enjoy a game of stuck in the mud (literally!). Take part in our wacky race days on our trike track – bring your own wheels or use some of ours.

Open from 3:00-7:30pm Tuesday to Thursday term time from February to November, and 10:30am-4:00pm Monday to Friday in school holidays (closed November to January). All unaccompanied children must be registered at each site.

Where: Collins Road, Bewbush, RH11 8FN

Tel: 01293 520225


National Cat Centre

A trip to the National Cat Centre, set in acres of delightful woodland, is a memorable experience for all the family.  Come and meet the gorgeous cats and kittens looking for loving new homes.  There’s also a café, gift shop, donkey sanctuary, picnic area and nature trail.

Free parking and entry.

Visitor centre open daily 10am-4pm

Where: Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath, RH17 7DE

Tel: 01825 741900

 


Pooh Corner – Ashdown Forest

Pooh Corner is the ‘Gateway’ to Pooh Country and gives information about the locations of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories and the famous Poohsticks Bridge within Ashdown Forest. This surprising establishment is also home to the world’s largest collection of ‘Pooh-phernalia’.

If you plan to visit the actual ‘Pooh Places’, call in to Pooh Corner first and Pick up your FREE Map.  There are no charges to visit Pooh Corner or any of the real Pooh Places and they are open to the public throughout the year.

Where: High Street, Hartfield, TN7 4AE

Tel: 01892 770456


Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare

Expect to see dogs, horses, tortoises, exotic birds and a lot more.  We have two lakes that are home to many different wild birds that you can feed. The site is dog friendly, including the café, which serves hot and cold food charity shop and children’s play area.  We offer animal talks and activities throughout the year.

Parking and entry is free but we encourage donations so we can continue to care for unwanted animals.

Open daily 10am-4pm

Where: The Broyle, Ringmer, BN8 5AJ

Tel: 01825 840252


Tilgate Park

Voted Sussex’s number one children’s attraction, Tilgate Park has so much to offer from stunning lakes, lawns and gardens to miles of woodland and bridleways for long leisurely walks. As well as all this Tilgate Park also boasts some excellent facilities, including a nature centre, Go Ape, adventure play area and an outdoor gym. There is also a restaurant and café on site.

Where: Titmus Drive, Tilgate, RH10 5PQ

Tel: 01293 521168


Waterlea Adventure Playground

At Waterlea we play whatever the weather. On hot days we play with water, when it rains we have some great puddles (just bring your wellies), and in snow we make our own igloos! Whatever time of year, don’t let the cold put you off. You can still come along and make an indoor hide out or try a new game or spend time warming up near the fire pit.

Open from 3:00-7:30pm Tuesday to Thursday term time from February to November, and 10:30am-4:00pm Monday to Friday in school holidays (closed November to January). All unaccompanied children must be registered at each site.

Where: Waterlea, Furnace Green, RH10 6SP

Tel: 01293 530035