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.
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.
- Find out more and get involved with developing a long term plan for Stanmer park and estate.
- Find out more about the history of Stanmer at the Stanmer Preservation Society.
- Stanmer hosts the annual Sussex Festival of Nature - an event bringing people and nature together. The next event is Sunday 22 June 2014. More details www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/sfon
Welcome to Stanmer Park
Upcoming events, improvements and activities at Stanmer Park
|Two Sundays a month||Stanmer Earthship Tour|
|Every Friday||Special Branch Tree Nursery Volunteering|
|Every Tuesday & Friday||Fork & Dig It Work Day|
|Sunday 22 June 2014||Sussex Festival of Nature|
Use our events diary to find more events and activities at parks across the city.
New outdoor activity trails
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 respectively designed by the Brighton & Hove Healthwalks Scheme and local outfit, 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 only in the summer, and has with 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.
The 25 bus goes past the entrance to the park several times an hour daily and the 78 "Breeze" bus goes into the park to Stanmer Village at the weekends. Further information and timetables are available 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.
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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