Information about your visit to Aura

We look forward to welcoming you to Aura’s Odyssey.

Keep an eye out for regular updates on this page

All events and activities for Aura’s Odyssey are free.

We encourage you to use public transport or travel on foot to Aura’s bus stop locations, into the town centre or to  Tilgate Park where possible.

On Fri 12th August Aura will travel to Crawley neighbourhoods on an on top bus. Aura will sit on the bus and people can greet her as she drives by or at the locations she stops at from outside the bus.

Plan for the weather

Activities for Aura’s Odyssey take place outside. The weather from 12 – 14 August is going to be very warm. Please take appropriate precautions:


Crawley town centre:

County Mall Shopping Centre, Southgate Avenue, RH10 1FP

Open 9am – 6pm

Tilgate Park

Toilets are available at the Park

Public transport

Crawley town centre:

Crawley train station is in the centre of town. Three Bridges train station is about a 30-40 minute walk from the town centre.

Click here for Metrobus services

Click here for Fastway bus services 

Tilgate Park:

Tilgate Park is located on Tilgate Drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 5PQ.

Metrobus service 2 runs to the park on weekends and Bank Holidays. Monday to Friday it stops at K2 Crawley, a 15-20 minute walk from Tilgate Park.

Car parking

Crawley town centre

There are many car parks in Crawley town centre, including at County Mall. Here’s just a few others:

Town Hall Multi storey

Mon-Fri: 7am-9.30pm
Sat to Sun: 7.30am-9:30pm

Charges apply: Mon to Sat, 7am-7pm

Up to one hour: £1.00
Up to three hours: £2.50
Over three hours: £3.50
Sunday rate: £1.00
Bank holidays: £1.00

Orchard Street Multi storey

24 hours

Charges apply: At all times

Up to one hour: £1.50
Up to three hours: £3.00
Up to 12 hours: £5.00
Up to 24 hours: £7.00

Orchard Street Surface

24 hours

Charges apply: Mon to Sat 7am-7pm

Up to two hours: £2.00
Up to three hours: £2.50
Over three hours: £3.60
Sunday rate: £1.00
Bank holidays: £1.00

Tilgate Park

Daytime charges apply in the main car park and the Fisherman’s car park.  New options to pay for parking are available via our paying for car parks page.

We have some provision for disabled drivers, minibuses and coaches. A few extra spaces are also located next to the Nature Centre.

There is a 2.1m height restriction in all Tilgate Park car parks.

Covid-19 Measures

Although government restrictions have been eased we want to ensure everyone feels as safe as possible and can have a relaxing and enjoyable time at the show. Therefore we have put in place the following measures and recommendations:


If you have been asked to self-isolate or have symptoms of Covid-19 please don’t attend the event.

The use of masks is welcome at events.