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Things to do in Crawley

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.



Huxley's Bird Of Prey Centre

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


Recommended by Paul Woodhouse, Brighton


Go Ape! Crawley Tilgate Park

Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure.
Tilgate Drive
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
RH10 9RE



  Children's Activities

Waterlea Adventure Playground FREE

Free adventure playground for all Crawley children over six years and up to eighteen.
Furnace Place
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
RH11 9HH



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
RH11 0QA


Millpond Adventure Playground FREE

Encourage your children to enjoy imaginative play and make believe, at this free adventure playground.
Collins Road
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
RH11 7NX


Holmbush Farm

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


Recommended by Debbie Ferris, Crawley



Crawley Museum FREE

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



Horsham Museum

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




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
RH10 6LW


Memorial Gardens FREE

The Memorial Gardens are an extremely popular spot for lunch breaks with Town Centre workers and shoppers.
College Road
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
RH11 9PD



Horsham Superbowl

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

Recommended by Julie Davis, Horsham



Hollywood Bowl

Ten Pin Bowling Alley.
Crawley Leisure Park
RH10 8LR



The Capitol

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

Recommended by Gwen Myers, Horsham



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
RH10 6YZ



  Live Music

Birch Tree Folk Choir

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



Horsham Golf Club

Golf Club.
Worthing Road
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
West Sussex
RH10 3LL


  Leisure centres

Women's Self Defence

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


K2 Crawley

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



Inspire Fitness

Gym and Fitness Centre.
Arora International Hotel
RH10 6LW



Canons Fitness

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



  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
West Sussex
RH17 6SQ




Southern Pursuits

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




Gatwick Paintball Centre

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




High Sports Crawley

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





Laser Tag Entertainment Centre.
Spindle Way
RH10 1TG



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