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Southwater Country Park

Cripplegate Lane
Southwater, West Sussex,  RH13 9UN

Enquiries - Tel: (01403) 215256
Cafe - Tel: (01403) 734607

Location map (This is an off-site Google map)

Open: Daily, 8am till dusk

Admission is free.  Please call the contact number above for any queries or concerns or before making a special journey.  The following informaiton is believed to be correct.

About the site

This 90 acre (36 ha) site, created from a former brickworks, has level surfaced paths which provide an easy-going lakeside walk.  It offers a selection of outdoor activities including an adventure-style play area, orienteering course, tuition in canoeing and sailing.

The park also includes a beautiful wildlife area 'The Quarry', which is managed for nature conservation and supports wildlife such as lizards, Kingfishers, Nightingales and various butterflies and dragonflies.

The adjacent Downs Link Bridleway passes through the Park, making it a base to explore further afield on foot, bike, or horse.

NEW Dinosaur Island Play Area

Admission is free.

To celebrate Southwater's dinosaur history the Country Park has a new 'Dinosaur Island' adventure play area, with dinosaur bones to discover in the sand, aerial walkways, jungle swings and a climbing volcano all set within a prehistoric swamp landscape. All weather pathways, accessible ramps, a wheelchair accessible roundabout, dinosaur sculptures and musical instruments all contribute towards an inclusive play experience for children with a wide range of abilities.

Dinosaur Island is open and proving really popular. If travelling by car please use the car parks and do not block the surrounding roads. Additional car parking is available at the weekends in the IBM car park accessed via Southwater Business Park off the Worthing Road. 

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Visitor Centre and Cafe
Tel: 01403 734607
The Centre offers information, toilets and a cafe and is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.  The opening hours are:
April - September    10am - 5pm
October - March     10am - 4.30pm

Please call ahead to check opening times and other information and before making a special journey.  The above is believed to be correct.

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