Need to know about access at Sheringham Park?

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We want everyone who visits Sheringham Park to have a wonderful day. For those needing to know more about facilities and access, here’s some answers to your questions – as it’s reassuring to know what to expect.

When you arrive

Need to park a little closer?
There are five disabled parking spaces in the car park on a hard standing surface, approximately 70 metres from the visitor centre and courtyard café. Elsewhere the car park is hard surfaced with a grass-surfaced overflow area.

We have wheelchairs available for transfer to the visitor centre from the car park. There is a free phone in the car park to enable you to contact visitor reception on arrival to arrange this.

Want to borrow a wheelchair?
Three manual wheelchairs and four powered mobility vehicles are available for loan up to 90 minutes at a time. The first hire of the day at 10am (11am during winter) can be booked, otherwise they are let out on a first come first served basis to maximise their use. 

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome
Dogs including assistance dogs are permitted throughout the property (assistance dogs only in the Bower). We ask they are kept on a lead where cattle are grazing, in the car park and around the visitor facilities.

Getting around

Can I explore the estate in wheelchair?
A map of the estate is displayed in the car park. Copies of this can be obtained from visitor centre, along with maps showing recommended routes for wheelchair and powered mobility vehicle users.

A 1 ½ mile sealed surface path passes through the wild garden and down to the parkland. For wheelchair and powered mobility vehicle users you will have to return to the visitor centre on the same route. All other paths have a natural surface. 

It is important to note that the landscape is undulating gradually going downhill away from the visitor centre, which means there is a gradual ascent when returning.

During your visit

We’re fans of a good seat
There is seating throughout the estate, so you can sit and admire the view. All seating in the courtyard café is outdoors, with some tables that can accommodate wheelchair users.

Need to know about our toilet facilities?
There are toilets next to the visitor centre building, including a left-hand transfer disabled WC. 

Interested in the history of Sheringham Park?
Situated 100 metres from the car park, the visitor centre features an exhibition about landscape gardener Humphry Repton. Entry into the building is on a level surface from the main path and a small concrete ramp from the courtyard. The floor is a stone surface and level throughout. 

Quiet time
If you're wanting to visit at a slightly quieter time, then we'd recommend visiting on a weekday outside of the school holidays.

Allergy advice
If you have a food allergy or intolerance, please speak to a member of our catering team when you visit, who will be happy to help you find out more about the ingredients we use in our café.

Access Statement

You can download the full access statement for Sheringham Park here.

Garden volunteer speaking with visitors at Mottistone Gardens, Isle of Wight

Access for everyone 

We welcome disabled visitors and their carers at our places, and assistance dogs too. Find out everything we do to give you a great day out and details of the Essential Companion card or group Links Pass.