Southwater Country Park
Follow the dinosaur footprints to our children’s play area, a must for little adventurers
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Take an easy-going walk around the lake on our flat level paths, follow the footprints to our Dinosaur Island play area, or visit The Quarry, a natural conservation area home to lizards, kingfishers and butterflies.
Southwater Country Park makes a perfect day out as it's suitable for all ages and abilities - the cafe and visitor centre has toilets and serves food and drink all day, while watersports sessions are run on the lake. The park is located next to the Downs Link, a beautiful off-road trail popular with families. Hire bikes from Southwater Watersports to make your day even more adventurous.
Find us, opening times and parking
Our address is Cripplegate Lane, Southwater, Horsham RH13 9UN
Southwater Country Park is open daily, 8am until dusk.
Southwater Country Park has three car parks.
- The Visitor Centre/Station Road
- Stakers Lane/Benns Field
- Worthing Road car park at the top end of the park
There are four disabled parking bays marked out in the Station Road car park.
Please be aware that there are height barriers in place in the car parks. If this will affect your visit, please call 01403 731218 prior to travel.
Annual permits are available for £30. To buy an annual permit, email email@example.com. Alternatively, you can pay as you go at the prices below.
Parking charges apply from 9am-6pm on all days of the week.
- 0-1 hour: £1.10
- 1-3 hours: £2.20
- 3-4 hours: £3.40
- All day: £7.00
Charges apply between 9am and 6pm on all days of the week.
Monday to Friday
- £1 all day
Saturdays and Sundays
- 0-1 hour: £1.00
- 1-3 hours: £2.00
- 3-4 hours: £3.00
- All day: £6.00
Dog walking policy
Between April and September, all dog owners must keep their dogs on leads in Southwater Country Park. This is to protect the local wildlife and is in the interest of other users of the Park as well as for the dogs' own safety. The Café has a dog bowl outside and sells dog treats.
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