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Haslett Ave East,
Crawley, RH10 1UA
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Dog-friendly things to do in Crawley

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When you book a SuPaw stay at our dog-friendly Crawley hotel, you’ll never be short of things to do with your pooch. We’ve compiled some of the best things to get up to for a paw-some time.


There are lots of dog walks in Crawley, with many delightful parks, beaches and places to explore with your pooch.

Tilgate Park: 7 minute drive, 30 minute walk
Wind your way through the woods to spot 30 species of trees on the Tree Trail, or meander around the lake. Mucky pups can use the self-service dog wash area.

Buchan Country Park: 9 minute drive
Brimming with wildlife, this award winning country park also features sculptures and a doggy dip area for a refreshing swim.

Nymans: 11 minute drive
People and pooches of varying abilities will find a trail to wander in this Grade II listed National Trust garden. Stop for a picnic and take in the idyllic surroundings.

St Leonards Forest: 14 minute drive
Delight in tales of dragons and explore part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Horsham River Walk: 19 minute drive
Popular dog walking route along the River Arun traversing woods and farmland. The 13 mile route can be broken down for shorter strolls.


When you stay at our pet-friendly hotel in Crawley, you’re not just restricted to the outdoors! Here are some of the attractions ready to welcome you.

Leonardslee Lake and Gardens: 18 minute drive
Dubbed ‘The Finest Woodland Gardens in England’, make friends with wallabies and deer (but keep your furry friend on their lead).

Borde Hill Gardens: 20 minute drive
Welcomed in with a dog biscuit, peruse the themed gardens at your leisure whilst observing spectacular views across the Sussex High Weald. 

Sheffield Park and Garden: 34 minute drive
Beautiful estate with an off lead area at East Park to let your pooch burn some energy, then reward them with a dog friendly ice cream.

Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre: 44 minute drive
James Bond fans: the quarry tunnel at this Heritage Museum appeared as Mainstrike Mine in A View To Kill. With lots of exhibitions, there’s always something more to do.

Brighton: 38 minute drive
Plan a day by the seaside, with no restrictions on four legged friends in the off season. Dine out at the Laughing Dog, a fur-friendly cafe and gift shop.

Dog-friendly cafés and restaurants

Treat your furry friend to a kibble-free meal in and around Crawley.

The Hillside Inn: 6 minute drive
Water bowls and occasional dog treats will keep you and your pup happy in the bar area of this vintage pub.

Goffs Manor: 7 minute drive
Country pub boasting quality ales and British dishes, with a nearby park for a post-meal stroll with your four legged friend.

The Black Swan: 9 minute drive
Roaring fires are plentiful in this 19th Century Village Pub and Restaurant. Traditional food and plenty of drink options make this a surefire hit.

The Royal Oak: 10 minute drive
Regular quizzes and music nights featuring local bands give this independent pub a dose of fun. Their warm welcome will please everyone, including your pooch.

52 The Street Café: 13 minute drive
Tuck into scrumptious savoury and sweet offerings at this warm and friendly café, with furry friends more than welcome.

After a fun day of exploring with your furry friend, you’ll be sure to have a great sleep in one of our dog-friendly rooms. Which activity will have your pups tail wagging?

Please note walk and drive timings are only guidance and may differ depending on when you are travelling. All information was correct at the time of writing, please check with each venue/location before setting off to avoid disappointment.

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Holiday Inn Express Gatwick Crawley Reviews



Absolutely fantastic hotel... Booked it as a package, a very economical package with Purple Parking via Holiday Extras on our way to California via Gatwick Airport. One of the cleanest, hassle free hotels I have ever stayed in and I completely, 100% will recommend them to anyone travelling via Gatwick and will certainly use this hotel again myself. Breakfast was awesome, just what we needed to set us up for our 10 hour flight.



Very comfortable stay. Breakfast very good and staff very attentive. Easy to find and great value for money. Very welcoming and nice quiet hotel. Staff great could not fault anything. Nice and handy for Gatwick.



We stayed here before our flight to Crete and got a Hotel & Parking package. It was easy to find, the staff were very efficient & friendly and we had a ground floor room, which was lovely & clean. Overall a nice relaxing stay before our trip, we would definitely stay again.



This hotel was lovely and had a lovely vibe as lots of the holiday customers were excited . The hotel staff were very chatty and friendly. We arrived at the hotel too late for food but were told we could get sandwiches made up. However, we were shattered so we didn't bother taking up this generous offer. Our room was lovely and had complementary free WiFi so the kids were happy. We left our car at the hotel for a week which was secure and looked after. When we returned at 2am the following week, the staff were just as lovely and helpful. We were very happy with the service and we look forward to doing it all again next year.



Just stayed in the Holiday Inn Express at Crawley before flying out of Gatwick Airport. We booked our stay via APH car parks. We had a really good stay and the hotel had nice, clean and modern rooms with a good comfy bed. We had the added bonus of a breakfast included & check in was nice and simple with overnight parking. Well worth it to be nice and fresh for the airport.


Buckie, Scotland

Stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley for 3 nights during an in-between London/Brighton break. The breakfast was good and had a variety of foods on offer. The hotel was very clean as were the bathroom/bedrooms!


Amsterdam, Netherlands

The hotel, the breakfast, the rooms, staff are great! Hotel is located near the centre of Crawley and offers various services! We were here with a large group and the service were great! Breakfast was fine and offered several things!



We stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley and paid for the Stay & Park package as we had an early flight the next day. I have stayed here on business before, however I forgot how good it was. Quick check in and everything was clean. We had dinner at the bar and the food was excellent, I could not fault a thing. Worth every penny!



We originally booked for one night but decided to extend our stay for another night. The staff were extremely helpful and only charged us the same rate for the second night as the first. The Hotel reception and lounge (where breakfast is) is lovely and modern. The rooms are clean and well designed and we couldn't hear any noise from the airport or roads. Breakfast was good and it wasn't too busy. Overall a nice hotel that's good value for money.


Cardiff, Wales

We picked this hotel again to park the car during our holiday and stay overnight when we got back as our flight did not arrive until early morning. 1st class service, excellent value and very helpful staff. Would highly recommend this hotel.

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