Days Out Crawley

Parks & Playgrounds

Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway

Situated in Beech Hurst Park, Haywards Heath, this miniature railway gives fine views over the Sussex countryside.

Between Easter and October, we run a public passenger services from 2-5pm Saturdays and Sundays, plus bank holidays and Wednesday afternoons in the school summer holidays.

Just £1 to ride for adults and children. Free parking on site.

Where: western end of Beech Hurst Recreation Gardens, Bolnore Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4BX

 


Broadfield Park

Ornamental gardens and landscaped lawns situated within Broadfield House’s grounds.  The site includes a small stream which spreads to form a series of shallow pools. Further downstream the valley has been dammed to form a small lake.  A marked nature trail leads from the lawns past the ponds along a boardwalk and through the woodland.

Where: accessed via the A23 or on foot via Vulcan Close.


Buchan Country Park

An excellent place for walking, watching wildlife or enjoying a picnic. We have a number of sculptures dotted around the park which families can have fun hunting for. We offer a Countryside Centre (Sundays and Bank Holidays), wildlife garden, picnic area, toilets, fishing, and hard-surfaced paths for easy walking in all weather conditions.  Free parking on site.

Where: Horsham Road, Crawley, RH11 9HQ


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


Chesworth Farm

Horsham’s secret paradise – a place where you can see natural wildflower meadows, walk the dog, have a family cycle ride, an meet friendly cows and rare sheep in a natural countryside setting which has been a farm since before 1086!

Open all year round, with countryside events during the summer months, including musical activities, bushcrafts, camp-building and arts and crafts.

Where: Chesworth Lane, Horsham, RH13 0AA


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


Goffs Park

Crawley’s oldest park, set in over 50 acres and just a short walk from the town centre. Comprises a lake, woodland walks, children’s play areas, pitch and putt, model railway, pub & restaurant, museum, refreshments, toilets and free parking.

Where: Horsham Road, Southgate


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


Southgate Park

The Park provides a wide range of sporting and recreational activities for all ages and has also been used to host larger town-wide events such as the annual Irish festival, carnival, circus and funfair. Offers bowls, skateboarding, children’s play area, an active social club and natural woodland.

Where: Southgate Avenue, Southgate


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


West Green Park

A park with an easy walk from the town centre which was extended in 1997. Comprises grass areas, cricket pitch, bowls and pavilion, tennis courts, and children’s play area.

Where: Ifield Avenue, West Green


Worth Park

An old English country garden atmosphere, with a fountain garden, sun dial and Camellia Walk. Hosts a number of events/activities throughout the year.  Ridleys Court is home to the park’s Visitor Centre, as well as toilets, exhibition space and community rooms.

Where: Pound Hill, RH10 3DH