Set within the heart of the 8,000-hectare Sandringham Estate is Sandringham House, the private residence of Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. Each year, thousands of people are welcomed to the Sandringham Estate to enjoy the Country Park, House, Museum and Gardens throughout the seasons. In recent years, the number of people and vehicles to the Estate has increased significantly, particularly in the Country Park, which received over 500,000 visitors last year. In light of the increase in numbers, the Estate is undergoing some redevelopments with a view to offering improved facilities for visitors, while also maintaining the landscape and environment for all to enjoy.
The Estate will implement a car parking charge from February 2020 in order to assist with the increasing cost of maintaining existing facilities and to allow funding for future developments to improve the Visitor Experience. A car park season ticket will be available for regular users priced at £40 for the year. Works to improve facilities will begin this autumn and will include; improvements to the surfacing, layout, signage and lighting on both main car parks. There will be an increase in the number of disabled parking bays and a shuttle service will be available for those less able to get from the main car park to the café, shop and facilities. Also on the car parks, the thinning of old conifer trees to allow in more light and the re-planting of a more diverse range of trees that will offer a better habitat for wildlife will continue and the Estate is politely encouraging visitors to use the designated parking areas as opposed to the grass verges, which form part of the landscape. Pedestrian pathways will be created from each of the car parks to give clear safe pedestrian access to and from the car parks and the facilities and these new paths will also be lit with attractive Victorian style lamps.
The Scenic Drive will also be pedestrianised creating a wonderful safe access for the many people who enjoy using this path with wheelchairs, pushchairs and bicycles. Work has also begun to create an Arboretum from an area of woodland beside the Country Park, which visitors will be able to access from the new pathways. The courtyard to the front of the buildings will be enlarged and resurfaced, with a central feature and improved outdoor seating. The buildings will also be redecorated and some trees immediately adjacent will be lifted and re-planted to create an entirely fresh and vibrant feel to the area surrounding the café. The gift shop is to be re-fitted with an expanded plant sales area and an entire new range of products developed around Sandringham, its Royal ownership and the Norfolk countryside. The Sandringham Café will also receive a major makeover, transforming it’s look and feel, whilst still continuing to offer the same excellent menu and service. We plan to keep the café open throughout the changes, however if we do need to close at any point, we will keep customers notified via our website and social media.
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Car park charges from February 2020.
Commencement date to be confirmed please keep an eye on our website or social media for latest updates.
Up to 20 minutes FREE parking
Up to 2hrs £3.00
Up to 4hrs £5.00
All Day £7.00
If you are visiting the Museum, Gardens or House, parking is FREE. To claim your free parking please give your car registration to staff at the ticket office when purchasing your admission ticket.
Car Park Season Tickets
Enjoy unlimited parking for one car and access to the Country Park with all its facilities for just £40.00 per year. (This includes complimentary access for one person to the gardens and museum at Sandringham during the open season April until October).
For this year only as we introduce the new system Car Park Season Tickets will be valid immediately once issued so that they can be used to obtain free parking from the introduction of charges in February 2020 right through to their expiry on 31st March 2021. From this point onward, renewed season tickets will be valid for a calendar year, so from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022.
The car parks will be open from 7am until 9pm March to end October. 7am till 6pm November to February. After these times the entry barrier will be locked.