Southwater Country Park
Enjoy a stroll around the lake, an adventure at Dinosaur Island, and a picnic on the beach
Follow the dinosaur footprints to our children’s play area, a must for little adventurers
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Horsham District’s parks and countryside sites are vitally important at this time. However, social distancing, as set out by the Government, is absolutely crucial. We have therefore put in place some restrictions and taken the decision to close the following with immediate effect:
- All four car parks
- Public toilets and café
- Dinosaur Island play area
For additional updates on restrictions and closures across the district, please visit our Coronavirus: Parks, leisure and venues web page
To celebrate Southwater's dinosaur history – did you know a real iguanadon skeleton was found in the lake? – the Country Park’s adventure play area is dedicated to dinosaurs.
Follow the big dinosaur footprints from the Visitor Centre lake up to Dinosaur Island. Discover dinosaur bones in the sand, reach new heights on aerial walkways, swoop on jungle swings and climb all the way to the top of our bubbling volcano.
Musical instruments, dinosaur sculptures, a wheelchair-accessible roundabout and accessible ramps make Dinosaur Island fun for children with a wide range of abilities. There’s play equipment for bigger kids, too – head for the more challenging trails and climbing frames.