We are introducing car parking charges at Stanmer Park on 1 April 2021. There is more information in the updates below.

Updates

Car parking at Stanmer Park

Charging for car parking began at Stanmer Park on 1 April 2021

There are six designated car parks at the park:

  • Lower Lodges east
  • Lower Lodges west
  • The Patchway
  • Church car park
  • Upper Lodges
  • Chalkhill

Please make sure you use the correct, signed parking areas only. 

You are not allowed to park your car on the grass, park roadways, verges or pavements.

The charges vary depending on time and location, and range from £1 for an hour to £6.50 for 11 hours.  A full listing of the charges appears below.

There are pay by card machines at the Lower Lodges West car park and at the Patchway. All other locations are PaybyPhone, using the app, or by calling 01273 458458.

You could get a parking ticket if you do not follow the rules. 

Parking at Stanmer Village is only allowed for Stanmer residents and deliveries with authorised parking permits, and for Blue Badge holders.  Any unauthorised vehicles in this area will be at risk of parking enforcement.  

Income from car parking is ringfenced for the management and maintenance of Stanmer Park.
 

Car parking charging

Following a public consultation, a decision was made at the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee on 29 September 2020 to enact a Traffic Regulation Order, and to start charging for car parking at Stanmer Park. 

Charging will begin on 1 April 2021. Signage is being installed. 

The charges vary depending on time and location, and range from £1 for an hour to £6.50 for 11 hours.  

There are pay by card machines at the Lower Lodges West car park and at the Patchway car park. All other locations are PaybyPhone, using the app, or by calling 01273 458458.

Income from car parking will be ringfenced for the management and maintenance of Stanmer Park.

You should park in the designated marked car parks only.  These car parks are:

  • Lower Lodges (east and west);
  • church car park
  • Chalkhill
  • Upper Lodges

A new car park in the central Patchway area is due to open on 1 April 2021.

Parking at Stanmer Village is only allowed for Stanmer residents and deliveries with authorised parking permits, and for Blue Badge holders.  Any unauthorised vehicles in this area will be at risk of parking enforcement.  Signage is being installed.

Find out more about the TRO.

Car park charges

Chalkhill Car park, Church, Lower Lodges East and West, Upper Lodges

Monday to Sunday 9am to 8pm (upper Lodges 9am to 5pm)

Parking period Charge
1 hour £1
2 hours £1.50
4 hours £2.50
All day £5

Patchway car park and Overflow

Moday to Sunday 9am to 8pm

Parking period Charge
1 hour £1.50
2 hours £2.50
4 hours £3.50
All day £6.50

Parking places in car parks away from designed heritage features have been increased and the provision of overflow parking exists for peak periods. New cycle parking for all, including BTN Bikeshare Bikes, next to the Walled Garden, in the Patchway car park, and near the Kiosk at Lower Lodges West. 

One Garden Brighton

The restored Walled Garden at Stanmer Park, “One Garden Brighton”, is opening to the public on Friday 2 April 2021.

Read the latest One Garden Brighton newsletter to register your interest in taking part in future planting and other volunteering opportunities, including future activities for schools in the Walled Garden

Activities in Stanmer Park

We have launched a Family Learning Resource Pack with activities to encourage everyone to get out and about in Stanmer Park and other green spaces. 

Tree planting at Stanmer Park

We've begun planting 500 new trees in Stanmer Park. The young trees, a selection of different species, have been funded by the Stanmer Park Restoration Project and PayByPhone's 'Green Christmas' campaign.

Find out more about how Stanmer Park and Madagascan reforestation project benefit from parking payments.

Stanmer Park playground

The playground at the Lower Lodges end of the park is open.

New information and welcome kiosk

This new building, by the Lower Lodges entrance, will offer drinks and snacks, and include park bike hire and public toilet facilities. 

It is due to open around May 2021.

Public events at Stanmer

Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, please check individual event organisers' websites for new information on any public events scheduled to take place at Stanmer Park in 2021.

About Stanmer Park

Stanmer Park is Brighton’s largest park. It is a gateway between the city and the South Downs National Park. Designed in the 18th century, it is a grade II registered landscape which is historically and nationally significant.

The park includes Grade I listed Stanmer House, plus 25 Grade II listed buildings and structures.

Project vision

To ensure this important 18th century designed landscape is conserved and restored and will be available and meaningful to future generations of residents, businesses and visitors. Our landscape vision also aims to balance the competing demands on the estate. 

In January 2017, we were awarded

£3.8m

from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund

What is the Stanmer Park Restoration project

Brighton & Hove City Council secured £5.1m for this project to restore 20 hectares of the 485-hectare park.  Construction work was carried out by Buxton Building contractors and is now complete.

From April 2021 the project will be providing, via project partners, a range of new activities and engagement opportunities including volunteering and learning.  

The construction element of the restoration project has focused on:

  • the Walled Garden and surrounding areas
  • the 18th Century landscape and historical features (including the entrance and parkland to Stanmer House)

The project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the BIG Lottery ‘Parks for People’ scheme, as well as Brighton & Hove City Council, Plumpton College and the South Downs National Park Authority.

The Walled Garden has been transformed by Plumpton College and the Project into an attractive expertly designed garden, One Garden Brighton.  The restored Walled Garden includes a farm shop (“market”) and a café (“the kitchen”). It opened to the public at the beginning of April 2021. Development of a range of new opportunities for horticultural teaching, learning and volunteering is well underway.  Find out more, and sign up for the One Garden Brighton newsletter.

The park’s historic Frankland Monument has been restored.  A new information and welcome kiosk has been built at the Lower Lodges.  This is due to open around May/June 2021, and will include snacks, public toilets and park bike hire.  A new off-road pathway has been created alongside the main driveway as part of the project’s aim to improve access for all.

  • New cycle parking stands are provided in the Lower Lodges west car park, the new Patchway car park, and by the restored Walled Garden.

 

What are the project outcomes

As well as restoring 20-hectares of landscape, the project will also protect and rejuvenate Stanmer Park by carrying out the following activity: 

  • provide hundreds of education, training and volunteering opportunities - plus other activities as part of a new Activity Plan
  • improve and increase park-wide access and movement for all
  • explain and celebrate the park's history and importance
  • plant over 250 new trees
  • create a long-term management vision for the park for the next 10 years, including an estate-wide Woodland Management Plan
  • provide a dedicated onsite team to deliver the 10 year vision and beyond