With its beautiful woodland walks and extensive open lands, Stanmer is just as perfect for a family picnic as it is for a kickabout with your friends, or for those looking for a bracing walk over the Downs.
Stanmer Park is situated next to Sussex University on the outskirts of the city. Stanmer Park and Estate is an excellent example of the vast open countryside available in Brighton - and remains one of our most visited parks.
- We are developing a long-term Master Plan for Stanmer Park and the estate.
- Learn more about the history and heritage of Stanmer, its 18th Century landscape and buildings
- Visit the Stanmer Preservation Society's pages.
Welcome to Stanmer Park
Upcoming events, improvements and activities at Stanmer Park
|Every Friday - 10am & 3.30pm||Special Branch Tree Nursery volunteering|
|Every Thursday - 10.30am to 3pm||Brighton Permaculture Plot volunteer day|
Use our events diary to find more events and activities at parks across the city.
New outdoor activity trails
We are developing permanent outdoor activity trails are being developed in Stanmer Park, Brighton. Beginner trails for walking and Nordic walking were opened at city festivals throughout the Olympic Summer of 2012. These were designed by the Brighton & Hove Healthwalks Scheme and local group, Nordic Walking for Health. It is hoped these will be followed by trails for cross-country running and off-road family cycling through the Stanmer Experience Project (SEP). The trail leaflets below were produced through the SEP, and funded by the South Downs National Park Authority.
Find out more information, and our events listings - Active Outdoors for Life (70.6 KB)
- Stanmer Experience Project Health Walk Leaflet (1.21 MB)
- Stanmer Experience Trail Nordic Walking leaflet (1.44 MB)
Points of Interest
Stanmer Church is open Sunday afternoons 2-5pm in the summer and 2-4pm in winter. It has displays on local heritage. The church can be opened at other times through prior arrangement with the Stanmer Preservation Society.
Report a problem at the park
Have you found a problem at the park? If so, contact us using our online City Parks problem report form.
Public transport links
Since March 2015 the 78 "Breeze" bus has been operating hourly every day of the week to Stanmer Village. The 25 bus also goes past the entrance to the park several times an hour daily. Further information and timetables from the Brighton & Hove Bus company.
There are cycle lanes leading to the park from the city centre and various places to secure your bicycle to around the park. For more information on cycling around the city check the Journey On site.
There is limited parking available at the park in designated car park areas. Parking restrictions are in force in order to ensure that the 78 bus, Stanmer residents' vehicles and emergency vehicles do not become blocked.
Opening Times -
Park: Always open
Stanmer Tea Room: 9.30am - 4pm daily
Don't miss this.....
One of the park’s most unique features is Stanmer Village, a great example of an 18th Century working village, with Stanmer House as its main focal point.
Its farm, tea room and church create a village that is one of the many reasons Stanmer remains one of Brighton’s most visited parks.
You can also donate a tree at this park.
Get involved and find out more
Find out more and get involved with developing a long term plan for Stanmer park and estate.
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