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Paradise Park and Gardens

Paradise Park, Avis Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 0DH

From plants to play, Paradise Park has something for all generations of the family to enjoy a unique and exciting day out.

Visit Planet Earth Museum, Sussex Plant House, Sussex History Trail, themed gardens and extensive indoor and outdoor play areas across the 10 acre site. Paradise Park has something for everyone from age 1 to 101!

Follow the extraordinary life story of planet Earth, from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Featuring our new sun gallery, the exhibition is one of the finest of its type in the country and is home to a unique collection of fossils, minerals and crystals up to 500 million years old. Enter the plant houses under a full size replica of the Iguanodon fossil discovered in the Sussex Weald in 1834. New for 2023, walk through the Sussex Plant House created by Chelsea gold medal winning garden designer, Juliet Sargeant. The oriental style garden is home to a beautiful collection of colourful Koi carp and our new Japanese tea house garden.

The Play Zone play areas cater for children of all ages. Climb Tyrannosaurus Towers for an exhilarating slide and experience the Triassic Treetops Adventure Play. Our miniature railway gives passengers a spectacular view of the gardens. The nine hole mini golf course offers a fun challenge for all the family. Enjoy the indoor play area, crammed with soft play areas for all ages and other amusements you to enjoy. The perfect day out whatever the weather!

Enjoy a coffee or meal in our Coffee Shop overlooking the gardens, or browse around the Garden Centre.

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Opening Times

Visitor Attractions

Open Daily

9.00 - 18.00

Local and Maritime Museum - April - October

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

11.00 - 16.00

November – March


Please ask for openings

Retail Areas

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

8.30 - 18.00


8.30 - 19.00


9.00 - 18.00

The Coffee Shop at Paradise Park

Monday - Saturday

8.30 - 17.30


9.00 - 17.00

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day


Day Park Pass

Individual (3-60 years)


Senior Citizen (60 years +)


Free next day entry on all Day Park Pass Admissions after 4.00pm (with signatures on receipt)

Amusement tokens

25p each



Train Rides


Annual Park Pass - Free unlimited admission for a whole year at a single price!

Annual Individual Park Pass (from 3 years)


Amusement tokens

25p each



Train Rides


Local and Maritime Museum - April - October

Free entry with Park Pass when open


Baby Changing


Car Parking

Disabled Access

Picnic Site


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