Activities at Tilgate Park

Tilgate activity centre

Based in Crawley, Tilgate Park has plenty to offer for all ages. You can:

  • Hire a bike to cycle around the forest, pre-booked only
  • Paddle a canoe across the lake 
  • Visit the Nature Centre 
  • Eat at Smith & Westerns
  • Walk around the park enjoying the views and nature
Dynamic Adventures has taken over running the lakes at Tilgate Park and is looking to enhance the use of the lake so that the whole community can enjoy this fabulous area.

What's on offer

Dynamic Adventures are offering a wide variety of outdoor activities for all to enjoy. The activities available are: Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Raft Building, Indoor Climbing, Team Building, Navigational Challenges and Row Boat hire.

We also have an open water swimming session on Thursday evenings for NOWCA members, 18.30 to 20.30.

To hire the mountain bikes they need to be pre-booked at least 2 days in advance.

We are also in charge of the fishing at Tilgate Park. 

We can also run a variety of other activities for example archery at different locations.

If you have your own boat and wish to use Tilgate lake then you are more than welcome to. You will need to become a member of Tilgate Activity Centre and notify us when you intend to use it. We are looking to create a multi activity lake for all users to enjoy. Inflatable boats are not allowed on the lake.

Future plans

Dynamic Adventures along with Crawley Borough Council are looking to create a water sports centre for all the community to enjoy. Our Future plans are to have a lakeside centre where all the activties will be based. Tilgate Park is a central feature within Crawley and we hope to enhance its attraction even further.  




Jul 21, 2017
Session for this summers open water swimming sessions 2017...
Jul 2, 2017
This summer we will only be opening at Tilgate lake from Friday 28 July all through the  school summer holidays. Please check our facebook page for regular updates about when we are open...
Aug 8, 2016

Experience the fastest growing water sport at Tilgate with Stand Up Paddleboarding lessons from Happy Surf Co. and Dynamic Adventures.

Apr 20, 2016
Day Tickets from 18th May must be bought before setting up.