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A lively 'new town' with plenty to offer

Are you looking for things to do in Crawley? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Gatwick Airport


Did you know...

  • The church at Worth has what is probably the largest surviving Saxon arch in the world. The arch stands 22 feet high and 14 feet wide, of typical rounded Saxon design with solid impost blocks. It is thought the church of St Nicholas dates from the late 10th century, but some suggest it may be earlier.
  • Mark Lemon the first editor of Punch and friend of Charles Dickens lived in Crawley before passing away in 1870.
  • The Cure were formed in Crawley in 1976 by Robert Smith, Michael Dempsey and Lol Tolhurst, all of whom attended St Wilfrid's RC School.



 

  Attractions

Huxley's Bird Of Prey Centre

Fantastic day out and home to over 70 birds of prey.
Brighton Road
Horsham
RH13 6QA

01403273458

Recommended by Paul Woodhouse, Brighton

 

Go Ape! Crawley Tilgate Park

Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure.
Tilgate Drive
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 5PQ

 

Nymans Garden

National Trust - One of the great gardens of the Sussex Weald.
West Sussex
RH17 6EB

 

TeamSport Crawley

Indoor Karting Centre offering one of the most ambitious tracks ever designed. There are two tracks which can operate at the same time or be connected for a grand prix experience with over one minute lap times. Multi-level tracks with plenty of thrills and spills on the racing circuit.
Crawley Goods Yard
Crawley
RH10 9RE

08444108108

 
 

  Children's Activities

Waterlea Adventure Playground FREE

Free adventure playground for all Crawley children over six years and up to eighteen.
Waterlea
Furnace Place
Crawley
RH10 6SP

 

Creasys Drive Adventure Playground FREE

There is always plenty to do at this free adventure playground, set among the shade of the trees.
Creasys Drive
Broadfield
Crawley
RH11 9HH

 

Imagineville

Imagineville is a stay and play centre in West Sussex for preschool children and their parents or carers.
Baytree House, Carlwood House Day Nursery
Charlwood Road, Lowfield Heath
Crawley
RH11 0QA

 

Millpond Adventure Playground FREE

Encourage your children to enjoy imaginative play and make believe, at this free adventure playground.
Collins Road
Bewbush
Crawley
RH11 8FN

 

Cherry Lane Adventure Playground FREE

Perfect free children's adventure playground, open all year round with lots of space, both indoors and out.
Cherry Lane
Langley Green
Crawley
RH11 7NX

 

Holmbush Farm

Fun and educational traditional farm attraction in a beautiful setting.
Crawley Road
Faygate
RH12 4SE

01293851110

Recommended by Debbie Ferris, Crawley

 
 

  Museums

Crawley Museum FREE

Crawley Museum A great look at the history of Crawley.
Goffs Park House
Old Horsham Road
RH11 8PE

01293539088

 

Horsham Museum

With 18 exhibitions throughout the year, Horsham Museum has an ever-changing programme of displays and events.
9 Causeway
Horsham
RH12 1HE

01403254959

 
 

  Parks

Southgate Park FREE

The Park provides a wide range of sporting and recreational activities for all ages and has also been used to host larger events.
Southgate Avenue
Crawley
RH10 6LW

 

Memorial Gardens FREE

The Memorial Gardens are an extremely popular spot for lunch breaks with Town Centre workers and shoppers.
College Road
Crawley
RH10 1EG

 

West Green Park FREE

An easy walk from the Town Centre, West Green park was extended in 1997 to celebrate Crawley's 50th Birthday.
Ifield Avenue
West Green
Crawley
RH11 7LX

 

Tilgate Park And Nature Centre FREE

Tilgate Park has so much to offer from stunning lakes, lawns and gardens to miles of woodland and bridleways for long walks.
Titmus Drive
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 5PQ

Recommended by Betty Carlisle, Crawley

 

Worth Park FREE

Worth Park is in Pound Hill. It is located on the site of the old Milton Mount Hall.
Milton Mount Avenue
Crawley
RH10 3TD

 

Goffs Park FREE

Set in over 50 acres just a short walk from the Town Centre, Goffs Park is the oldest of Crawley's Parks.
Horsham Road
Crawley
RH11 8PB

 

Bewbush Water Gardens FREE

Bewbush Brook feeds the Bewbush Water Gardens, creating a large pond which supports white water lilies and other aquatic plants.
Bewbush/Rother Crescent
Gossops Green
Crawley
RH11 8RA

 

Buchan Country Park FREE

An ideal place for walking, wildlife watching or enjoying a picnic, Buchan Country Park has plenty to offer.
Horsham Road
Crawley
RH11 9HQ

 

Broadfield Park FREE

Broadfield Park is managed as a nature reserve . A marked nature trail leads from the lawns past the ponds along a boardwalk.
Vulcan Close
Crawley
RH11 9PD

 
 

  Bowling

Horsham Superbowl

Tenpin bowling and entertainment venue.
Horsham Leisure Park
Albion Way
RH12 1AH

Recommended by Julie Davis, Horsham

 
 

  Cinema

Hollywood Bowl

Ten Pin Bowling Alley.
Crawley Leisure Park
Crawley
RH10 8LR

08448261457

 

The Capitol

Beautiful auditorium offering the best in film and theatre.
North Street
Horsham
RH12 1RG

Recommended by Gwen Myers, Horsham

 
 

  Theatre

The Hawth Theatre

Arts venues playing host to an exciting and diverse mix of theatre, dance, music, comedy, concerts, film and visual arts.
Hawth Avenue
Crawley
RH10 6YZ

01293553636

 
 

  Live Music

Birch Tree Folk Choir

Birch Tree Folk Choir is a fun, friendly, and welcoming choir.
Unitarian Church Hall
Worthing Road
Horsham
RH12 1SL

 
 

  Golf

Horsham Golf Club

Golf Club.
Worthing Road
Horsham
West Sussex
RH13 0AX

 

Copthorne Golf Club

For those wanting to combine a high quality golf course, excellent value and a warm welcome, Copthorne offers the ideal package to members, societies and visitors alike.
Borers Arms Road
Copthorne
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 3LL

 
 

  Leisure centres

Women's Self Defence

Protecting your family since 2004.
Snake Pit Gym
Tillgate Huts
Crawley
RH11 9BQ

 

K2 Crawley

State of the art leisure centre.
Pease Pottage Hill
Crawley
RH11 9BQ

01293585300‎·

 

Inspire Fitness

Gym and Fitness Centre.
Arora International Hotel
Crawley
RH10 6LW

01293560560

 

Canons Fitness

Fitness and wellbeing centre.
Crabbet Park
Turner Hill Road
RH10 4ST

01293884488

 
 

  Water sports

Ardingly Activity Centre

Water sports are fun. Whether you’re young, old, beginner or experienced, you’ll be welcome.
The Lodge, Ardingly Reservoir
Ardingly
West Sussex
RH17 6SQ

01444892549

 
 

  Karting

Southern Pursuits

Outdoor activity centre. Activities include quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, off road karting and many more.
Tulleys Farm
Turner Hill Road
Crawley
RH10 4PE

08450943398

 
 

  Paintball

Gatwick Paintball Centre

The Gatwick paintball site offers several great paintball game scenarios and game zones.
Balcombe Road
Worth
RH10 7AA

08444775115

 
 

  Climbing

High Sports Crawley

Indoor climbing centre.
K2 Leisure Centre, Pease Pottage Hill
Crawley
West Sussex
RH11 9BQ

08453631177

 
 

  Laser

Laserhub

Laser Tag Entertainment Centre.
Spindle Way
Crawley
RH10 1TG

01293548000

 

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