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.
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 planted 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, is now open. It is operated by Circa in the Park. It offers drinks and snacks, public toilets and park bike hire.
Public events at Stanmer
Please check individual event organisers' websites for information on public events scheduled to take place at Stanmer Park.
If you are interested in running a public event at Stanmer Park, please send an email to the Events team at email@example.com first.
How to access the park, transport to get there and parking
Public transport links
Throughout the year, our ‘Breeze’ buses link the city with some of the most popular countryside destinations within the South Downs National Park. This includes Stanmer Park.
The 78 service goes into the heart of Stanmer Park to and from the city centre
The 79 service to Ditchling Beacon enables you to access Stanmer Park from Ditchling Road and the Upper Lodges car park. There is a bus stop on Ditchling Road directly outside this car park.
The services run every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday (except Christmas Day.)
In addition, the 25 bus provides a frequent 7-days-a-week service linking the city centre and Lewes Road with the Stanmer Park entrance – and the 23 service offers links to the park entrance from Eastern Road and Queens Park.
Find out about Brighton & Hove buses
‘Breeze’ bus timetables
Timetables for the 78 and 79 services which serve Stanmer Park:
View the Summer 2021 issue of ‘Breeze up to the Downs and Beyond’, which features a number of local countryside destinations which you can reach by public transport, and also includes a section on Stanmer Park.
Find out more about Breeze buses.
Car parking at Stanmer Park - charges, availability and arrangements
Charging for car parking began at Stanmer Park on 1 April 2021.
There are 6 designated car parks at the park:
- Lower Lodges east
- Lower Lodges west
- The Patchway
- Church car park
- Upper Lodges
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 458 458.
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 park charges
Chalkhill Car park, Church, Lower Lodges East and West, Upper Lodges
Monday to Sunday 9am to 8pm (upper Lodges 9am to 5pm)
Patchway car park and overflow
Moday to Sunday 9am to 8pm
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.