Southgate

The modern suburb of Southgate is dotted with historic buildings. Located in a 16th-century farmhouse, Goffs Manor hosts a pub and restaurant with extensive gardens and oak beams. Goffs Park House is a redbrick mansion from 1882 that overlooks its namesake park, which has woodland paths and play areas. There is an 18-hole pitch and putt course and a miniature railway in the park during spring and summer.

Goffs Manor

The Goffs Manor is situated less than a mile from the centre of Crawley and only eight miles from the M23. It is a traditional pub at the heart of its local community.

Formerly the home of actor Peter Vaughan and Porridge’s genial Harry Grout, this 15th century Grade II listed house is striking in character and charm.

The Goffs Manor has a large and beautiful garden, which includes its very own duck pond with a duck island to keep ducks safe from foxes at night, as well as crackling log fires and oak beams inside for those darker and colder winter nights. 

Goffs Park

There are over 20 hectares of woodland, lawns, and conservation habitats in Goffs Park. It is the oldest park in Crawley and offers a relaxing environment for visitors. The park has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag award.

Park features

  • Lake
  • Woodland walks 
  • Unsupervised play areas 
  • Conservation
  • Pitch and putt (see prices)
  • Model railway 
  • Goffs Manor (pub) 
  • Museum 
  • Refreshments 
  • Toilets 
  • Free parking

Pitch and putt

For the 2021 season, Goffs Park pitch and putt is closed.

Goffs Park Light Railway

From Easter to October, the Crawley Model Engineers operate a light railway that provides public passenger rides every Sunday between 2 and 5pm.

Goffs Park House

Crawley Museum Society has permanent and temporary exhibits on a wide range of subjects. The museum is free to enter. 

Friends of Goffs Park

Friends of Goffs Park serve as ambassadors for the area, helping to promote events in the park and improving the public space.

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