The quiet residential area of Tilgate is home to Tilgate Park, where dozens of tree species grow in woodland connected by trails, including English oaks and Japanese red maple. Lakes in the park are popular spots for water sports and fishing, and the Tilgate Nature Centre has non-native animals like macaws and capybaras. The Walled Garden, with horticultural displays, a picnic area, and a hedge maze, is another popular attraction.

Tilgate Nature Centre

In addition to more than 500 animals, including owls, otters, reindeer, ravens, frogs, and pheasants, The Tilgate Nature Centre is an excellent and affordable place for the whole family to visit.

North and South American species are featured in our brand new Americas Zone. In addition to Alf, we have Bob and Naz, a pair of curious alpacas, in a mixed exhibit with capybaras. You can also meet Diego, our coati, as well as our burrowing owls and red-footed tortoises next door. In large aviaries there are parrots including green-winged and military macaws, pearly and sun conures, and red-lored Amazons, as well as scarlet ibis, mourning doves, and various duck species. There are several snakes in our reptile house, including Jamaican boas, as well as lizards, spiders, fish, and dart frogs.

Tilgate Forest Golf Centre

Are you ready to play?

Prepare yourself for an extraordinary golf experience. Tilgate’s woodland retreat is unlike anything you’ve seen before – we’re a golf club unlike any other.

  • Are you up for the challenge of Tilgate Forest’s 18-hole golf course? Get up to 20% off your tee time when you book online!
  • Driving range with 27 bays – 15 bays have top-of-the-line ball-tracking technology including 5 double bays.
  • Enjoy freshly prepared food and craft beers at Nineteen Bar & Kitchen. Kids and gluten-free options are available.
  • There’s no better place to learn golf than here, book a lesson today.

Tilgate Park

A swing set and a few slides aren’t all there is to Tilgate Park.

It is also home to miles of woodlands and bridleways, which are perfect for exploring on two feet or four with a horse or pony. For a deeply relaxing and cathartic afternoon out for the whole family, explore the walled garden and children’s play area.

There are a wide variety of animals to see in the Park’s very own nature center including endangered species and farmyard favorites. Older kids will love swinging through the treetops on the Go Ape course – just make sure you book in advance so you don’t miss out on this aerial adventure!

It’s a beautiful outdoor space with lots of amenities!

  • Café
  • Dogs are allowed on and off the leash in the park
  • Outdoor gym
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