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Things to do in Crawley

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Garden
“Fabulous and extensive walks around private grounds. There is a lake, refreshments, toilet facilities on site. Wheelchair friendly. A great all year round place to visit for walks outside. Entry fee applies. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Farm
“Tilgate Park is a large recreational park situated south of Tilgate, South-East Crawley. It is the largest and most popular park in the area. Originally a 2,185-acre part of the ancient Worth Forest, the park and adjacent areas were part of the larger Tilgate Estate, first recorded as an economic unit in 1647. The Park's very own nature centre has a huge variety of animals to see from endangered species to farmyard favourites. www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk also www.goape.co.uk where there’s no hiding to what awaits you as you approach this high rope adventure course. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Route
“Lovely walks in the quintessential English countryside with the Millennium Seed bank to discover.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Indoor shopping Mall, has all the general high street names and only 10 minute walk from property.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Airport Service
“Gatwick airport is only a 10 minute walk from us. Ideal for early and late flights. 24 hour self check in available.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Bar
“Steeped in history this 15th century country pub and restaurant serves award winning food and beers in a relaxing atmosphere. A roaring log fire in winter and courtyard garden for summer welcome guests.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hotel
“Gravetye Manor is the absolute fine dining experience in the area and has a Michelin star. The 16th century manor is a beautiful Grade 1 listed building with stunning gardens created by William Robinson.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Theater
“There's something for everyone. Visit their website and find a show or act that would like to go and see. Approx. £6.00 in a taxi for my property. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Not just bowling but decent pub and grub and large arcade as well - get cheaper rates using apps”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“If you like climbing and throwing yourself out of trees, Go Ape is the place for you! 30 mins by Train or Car. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Garden
“Wakehurst Place “Kew's 'country garden', with plants from across the world. 500 acres of walled and water gardens, woodland and wetland conservation area. The Wellcome Trust Millennium Building, adjacent to Wakehurst Place, aims to house seeds from 10% of the world's flora by 2009 to save species from extinction in the wild.” ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“1.1 mile. A great Place to stop off for a drink or something to eat-half an hour walk from Old Barn Cottage. Popular for their wood fired pizzas and Josper Steaks. The Curious Pig has a lovely beer garden for Summer dining with an attractive covered alfresco area with heat lamps for the cooler days.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Premise
“A fun place to visit with the family - but check first to see what activities are on - depends on time of year.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Post Office
“Post office, newsagent and mini mart for food essentials - 7 minute walk from house ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“This pub has always been ok but the new manager is not the best so check reviews before going. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Steeped in history this 15th century country pub and restaurant serves award winning food and beers in a relaxing atmosphere. A roaring log fire in winter and courtyard garden for summer welcome guests.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hotel
“Gravetye Manor is the absolute fine dining experience in the area and has a Michelin star. The 16th century manor is a beautiful Grade 1 listed building with stunning gardens created by William Robinson.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Not just bowling but decent pub and grub and large arcade as well - get cheaper rates using apps”
  • 3 locals recommend
Gastropub
“1.1 mile. A great Place to stop off for a drink or something to eat-half an hour walk from Old Barn Cottage. Popular for their wood fired pizzas and Josper Steaks. The Curious Pig has a lovely beer garden for Summer dining with an attractive covered alfresco area with heat lamps for the cooler days.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An established country pub / restaurant if you fancy a quiet meal with open fires or sitting in the beer garden subject to time of the year.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Crawley Leisure Park: Eateries, Cinema, Nuffield Health Centre, Bowling, Pool, Pubs”
  • 3 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
Restaurant
“Fantastic curry house in Turners Hill, about 8 minutes away from The Bothy by car. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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