Spend your summer with us in Crawley! Whether you’re wanting to extend your holiday prior to flying back from abroad or seeking a staycation that allows you to explore, our location could not be better suited.
You can easily access some fantastic attractions by car, or take advantage of our close proximity to the Three Bridges Train Station, which will see you in Brighton or London in next to no time.
Take your little monkeys on a daring adventure amongst the trees at Go Ape Tilgate Park, which is a mere 7-minute drive from our hotel. Kids (and adults) can explore the forest via the bridges, rope swings and zip wires, and with a Tree Top Junior course for younger ones, it’s suitable for all ages. Once you’ve conquered the heights and you’re armed with your certificate head over to Tilgate Park which has woodland, lakes, lawns and the Tilgate Nature Centre, which houses over 100 species.
For a jam-packed day of family fun, head to Tulley’s Farm which has a maize maze and an animal patch where you can meet goats, rabbits and a selection of birds. The farm is also home to one of the country’s best-rated escape rooms, which is perfect for testing your problem-solving skills. If you’re looking to add more adrenaline into your day head next door to Southern Pursuits which offers quad biking, hovercrafts, axe throwing and more exhilarating activities.
Animal lover? Meet alpacas, cockatoos and more at Fishers Farm Park, where you can get nose to snout with various animals at handling sessions. The family-run park also has an indoor soft play centre, adventure golf, climbing wall and splash zone for all age groups to enjoy.
The British Wildlife Centre is also a short drive away, housing around 40 species of wildlife including foxes, otters, red squirrels, hedgehogs, the attraction is perfect for those interested in animals and nature. Children aged between 3-6 can also play in the wildlife themed activity area, where you can climb like a red squirrel, build a nest for a heron and slide like an otter.
Fancy a day by the beach? A train from Three Bridges Station enables you to be in Brighton in as little as 30 minutes. Once there you can take a stroll along the promenade, play games in Brighton Pier and visit the iconic Lanes for a spot of shopping and lunch. And if you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained, then Booth Museum of Natural History and the Toy and Model Museum may well do the trick.
From Three Bridges station you can also hop on the train to London Victoria, which is in close proximity to some of the UK’s tourist hotspots including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Or visit some key family attractions like The London Dungeon, Shrek’s Adventure and Madame Tussauds. We recommend taking a ride on the London Eye for some beautiful shots of the capital from every angle!
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Absolutely fantastic hotel... Booked it as a package, a very economical package with Purple Parking via Holiday Extras on our way to California via Gatwick Airport. One of the cleanest, hassle free hotels I have ever stayed in and I completely, 100% will recommend them to anyone travelling via Gatwick and will certainly use this hotel again myself. Breakfast was awesome, just what we needed to set us up for our 10 hour flight.
Very comfortable stay. Breakfast very good and staff very attentive. Easy to find and great value for money. Very welcoming and nice quiet hotel. Staff great could not fault anything. Nice and handy for Gatwick.
We stayed here before our flight to Crete and got a Hotel & Parking package. It was easy to find, the staff were very efficient & friendly and we had a ground floor room, which was lovely & clean. Overall a nice relaxing stay before our trip, we would definitely stay again.
This hotel was lovely and had a lovely vibe as lots of the holiday customers were excited . The hotel staff were very chatty and friendly. We arrived at the hotel too late for food but were told we could get sandwiches made up. However, we were shattered so we didn't bother taking up this generous offer. Our room was lovely and had complementary free WiFi so the kids were happy. We left our car at the hotel for a week which was secure and looked after. When we returned at 2am the following week, the staff were just as lovely and helpful. We were very happy with the service and we look forward to doing it all again next year.
Just stayed in the Holiday Inn Express at Crawley before flying out of Gatwick Airport. We booked our stay via APH car parks. We had a really good stay and the hotel had nice, clean and modern rooms with a good comfy bed. We had the added bonus of a breakfast included & check in was nice and simple with overnight parking. Well worth it to be nice and fresh for the airport.
Stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley for 3 nights during an in-between London/Brighton break. The breakfast was good and had a variety of foods on offer. The hotel was very clean as were the bathroom/bedrooms!
The hotel, the breakfast, the rooms, staff are great! Hotel is located near the centre of Crawley and offers various services! We were here with a large group and the service were great! Breakfast was fine and offered several things!
We stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley and paid for the Stay & Park package as we had an early flight the next day. I have stayed here on business before, however I forgot how good it was. Quick check in and everything was clean. We had dinner at the bar and the food was excellent, I could not fault a thing. Worth every penny!
We originally booked for one night but decided to extend our stay for another night. The staff were extremely helpful and only charged us the same rate for the second night as the first. The Hotel reception and lounge (where breakfast is) is lovely and modern. The rooms are clean and well designed and we couldn't hear any noise from the airport or roads. Breakfast was good and it wasn't too busy. Overall a nice hotel that's good value for money.
We picked this hotel again to park the car during our holiday and stay overnight when we got back as our flight did not arrive until early morning. 1st class service, excellent value and very helpful staff. Would highly recommend this hotel.