You can easily reach Southwater Country Park by train. Although Christs Hospital is the nearest station, it's a very small rural station with limited public transport options. The best way to get to the park by train is to travel to Horsham Station and pick up the No 98 Metrobus to Southwater. This drops you at Cripplegate Lane directly opposite the main entrance on Station Road. 

Escape to Southwater Country Park to enjoy acres of unspoilt countryside. Walk your way around the park, and make sure you find a shaded spot to enjoy a picnic! Take an easy-going walk around the lake, follow the footprints to the Dinosaur Island play area, or visit The Quarry, a natural conservation area home to lizards, kingfishers, and butterflies.

Visit the website for opening information.


This attraction has free entry for all.


Image source: Horsham District Council

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:20
Saturday 06:00 - 20:20
Sunday 06:10 - 21:15
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent Hairdresser Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
Located outside the station
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskAvailable
Customer Service notes

Call Southern Customer Services on 03451 272920

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces217
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£269.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces253
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
station front
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step-free access from Main entrance to Ticket Office. Steps or lifts from Ticket Office to all platforms. No step-free access from rear entrance and car park to footbridge.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Please contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at

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to London VictoriaSouthern21:252Late
to London VictoriaSouthern21:252Late
to London BlackfriarsThameslink21:353On time
to Portsmouth HarbourSouthern21:364Late
to Bognor RegisSouthern21:364Late
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from Bognor RegisSouthern21:242Late
from Portsmouth HarbourSouthern21:242Late
from London VictoriaSouthern21:354Late
from London BlackfriarsThameslink21:423On time
from Bognor RegisSouthern22:232Late

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