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Southwater Country Park

Southwater Country Park, Cripplegate Lane, Southwater, Horsham, Sussex, RH13 9UN
01403 731218
Average time spent - 2 hours
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Things to do at Southwater Country Park review

Southwater Country Park is in Southwater, near Horsham in West Sussex. It is a wildlife park with an adventure play area dedicated to dinosaurs, watersports and a visitor centre. The park is 90 acres in size with level surfaced paths providing an easy-going lakeside walk.

Did you know that a real iguanodon skeleton was found in the lake? To find the dinosaur-themed play area follow the big dinosaur footprints from the Visitor centre lake to Dinosaur island. Discover dinosaur bones in the sand, explore aerial walkways and more. There are musical instruments, dinosaur sculptures, some wheelchair accessible play equipment and challenging trails and climbing frames for bigger kids.

At Southwater Watersports you can hire open canoes and kayaks by the half hour. They also run family fun days with activities. Kayak and paddleboard hire is from £10 for 30 minutes and open canoe hire (for families with children under 8 only) from £20 for 30 minutes. Fishing is also available and you can hire bikes to cycle along the Downs Link that runs alongside the park (cycling is not permitted within the park).

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FAQ and Further Information Southwater Country Park

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Country park with a large lake with watersports plus a fun dinosaur-themed play area for big and little kids. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – the park and play area are free to visit. There is a charge for the watersports.

Is there parking?

There are a few car parks, charges apply at all of them.

When are they open?

Southwater country park is open all year round. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome. Between April and September, they must be kept on a lead.

Are they accessible?

Please contact the venue.

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