Things to do in Crawley
We have some great ideas for activities in and around Crawley in West Sussex. The team at Gobananas have specially selected only the best from a portfolio of over 200 actvities and events. Book them or reserve them either online or with a simple phone call. All are within about a 20 mile radius of Crawley so travelling time is kept to a minimum.
Crawley: A Hub of Activity Close to London
Crawley is located about 30 miles south of central London with easy links to Brighton on the south coast and the centre of London by rail, bus or road. On the edge of the town is one of the largest international airports in Europe at Gatwick. The best time to come and visit here is when businessmen and women need an activity break from the hustle of the daily grind in the city.
The area is well known for its many sports venues, like the K2 Leisure Complex and the huge Goff's Park estate, a haven for dog walkers, joggers and just a place to escape the daily stress of suburban life.
Tilgate Park is another huge expanse of lakes, grasslands and bridleways where stressed out executives can come along and unwind. But for the more competitive among you, why not try out the Delta Force Paint Ball Experience? You can find it just a minute's drive from Junction 10A off the M23 Motorway.
Another competitive activity in Crawley is the indoor go-kart track at Team Sport Crawley, where any budding Lewis Hamilton types can challenge friends, colleagues or workmates to a 20-lap race in high powered small cars.
The Crawley Folk and Beer Festival and Crawley Food and Drink Festival are excellent weekend events where the local cuisine from farmer's markets, locally brewed ales and musicians from all over the south of England and beyond will gather. More than 5,000 attend the folk and beer festivities every year and it's a great way to build team work and get to know your fellow employees in a very different environment.
The Crawley Festival also holds its own celebrations and performing band events every midsummer's day. The festivities last all week long and there are plenty of activities for all the family to join in on. There is a cultural kitchen event where you can try out foods from all over the world and moreover, the entire festival is free of charge.
What to do in the Evening
At night, you may want to visit the Hawth Theatre in town and go for a meal before or afterwards. Crawley is packed with a variety of international cuisine restaurants serving Chinese, Vietnamese, Lebanese and Indian dishes. The kids will enjoy a day out at the Waterlea Adventure Playground – just remember to pack the swimming costumes and a towel!
Useful Links http://www.crawley.gov.uk/pw/Leisure_and_Culture/Sport__Activity_and_Wellbeing/index.htm http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g187051-Activities-Crawley_West_Sussex_England.html