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Great park

Visited with young children. Great park with a fantastic little cafe selling lovely cake. Not a... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Jaymackie
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Another Sussex Gem

Great outdoor space, water sports available and park with playground and lovely walk around the... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Matthew P
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Southwater Country Park offers 90 acres (36 ha) of level surfaced paths which provide an easy-going lakeside walk plus a selection of outdoor activities including an adventure-style play area, orienteering course, and tuition in canoeing and...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Cripplegate Ln, Southwater RH13 9HN, England
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+44 1403 215256
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Reviewed today via mobile

I came here for the first time today with my friend and 2 young children. The surroundings were lovely and the children's play area was good - lots to do and a nice walk. However, the cafe was a big let down. Tables weren't clean,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Emma C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the park for a walk with the dog. Lovely easy, mud free walk around the lake. We stopped off at the cafe for some lunch. Coffees were only just hot, paninis and baguettes very mediocre and did not come out together so some of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nina B
George R, Communications & Marketing Apprentice at Southwater Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to post and for your kind words on the park in general! I am sorry to hear that on this occasion your experience in the café did not meet your expectations. The on-site café is managed and run by an...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Southwater country park is well laid out, lots of paths, the main circular one being solid surface suitable for pushchairs. Variety of paths and walks, some are hilly and muddier with steps. They go around a large lake where you can hire boats in Summer,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ChristineS529
George R, Communications & Marketing Apprentice at Southwater Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Christine, thank you for writing such a brilliant review. It's great to hear that you are so aware of all the park has to offer even during the winter period. We hope to see you again soon! Many thanks.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my toddler and had two incidents of dogs scaring my child. One involved two dogs off leads being allowed by their owner to sniff around very close to my child whilst my child hid behind my legs. The other the dog was on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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George R, Communications and Marketing Apprentice at Southwater Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sarah, we're sorry to hear about this. The behaviour of dogs is the responsibility of the owner, however we do display signage to encourage good dog management. We are currently working on new signage for the Country Park re-affirming the responsibilities of dog owners....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful country park with an abundance of wildlife, several lakes and some wonderful walks. There are three very reasonably priced car parks and a water sports centre for hiring paddle boards, kayaks and canoes. It is also home to ‘Dinosaur Island’ where...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank emski2910
George R, Communications & Marketing Apprentice at Southwater Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for writing such a lovely review, it's great to hear such positive feedback! We are glad to offer natural beauty spots such as Southwater Country Park for people such as yourself to enjoy all year round. Thanks for sharing those wonderful photos...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to take the kids and dogs, family and friends, good playground, beach, picnic areas and cafe, with good paths to walk on and a lovely lake. The watersports facilities are excellent.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank richardhV7470NO
George R, Communications & Marketing Apprentice at Southwater Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Richard, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoy visiting the park with family and friends and are making the most of everything the park has to offer! We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Nice park to walk around with the kids and dog only let down is the amount of rats about! We saw so many!! A little cafe with lovely staff and cake!! So much cake, if your on a diet I wouldn’t go in... LolMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jakie1244
George R, Communications & Marketing Apprentice at Southwater Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

Hi, thank you for letting us know about the rodent issue near the cafeteria. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and are continually working to improve the situation. We have a contractor who is responsible for monitoring and baiting areas of the park and we...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Visited with young children. Great park with a fantastic little cafe selling lovely cake. Not a massive park so ideal for those with little legs. We arrived quite early and the park wasn’t very busy at all.. free pick of all of the parking spaces...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jaymackie
George R, Communications & Marketing Apprentice at Southwater Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Hi Jay, thank you taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the park and made the most of the on-site cafe. We hope to see you again soon! Many thanks.

Reviewed 5 November 2018

Great outdoor space, water sports available and park with playground and lovely walk around the perimeter. Wet or dry day doesn't matter just turn up and enjoy the Sussex outdoors.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Matthew P
George R, Communications & Marketing Apprentice at Southwater Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hi Matthew, thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's great to hear you are still enjoying the park despite the recent weather and that you value the park as a Sussex gem! We hope to see you again soon! Many thanks.

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Sadly the day was ruined by the sighting of big rats - as well as mice in the kids playground. I know it’s a court park but rats? All the buns were sealed up due to “pest control”.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kittycatfish
George R, Communications & Marketing Apprentice at Southwater Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hi, thank you for bringing our attention the issue of rats in the park. We are currently working with a contractor to try and combat the number of rats in the park by baiting certain areas and monitoring the park in general. We apologise for...More

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LizzyVT
19 February 2019|
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Response from George R | Property representative |
Hi Lizzy, thanks for asking. The only pond dipping permitted to take place is part of organised pond dipping days at either Warnham Nature Reserve (organised by the Friends group) or Chesworth Farm (organised by Sussex... More
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Fenton B
30 July 2018|
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Response from mani_kalai | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, the whole docking area managed by the water sports hire shop
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