Visiting Sizergh: What you need to know

sizergh spring

In line with government guidance, Sizergh's garden and estate remain open for local visitors to access for walks. To ensure the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers and local communities, we've reduced the number of people we can welcome at one time so we recommend pre-booking ahead of your visit. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

What your ticket includes

Your ticket guarantees you a space in the car park and admittance to the garden. You can also go for a walk on Sizergh's wider estate or visit the children's wild play trail if you wish. Tickets do not include parking charges so if you're a National Trust member, please scan your membership card when you arrive, and non-members will need to pay at the parking machine.

Arrival

For those who have booked, please have your booking form ready with your name clearly visible to show our welcome team and arrive within your half-hour timeslot, to help maintain social distancing. Our welcome team can be found in the visitor welcome building in the car park. You are then free to enjoy the gardens and parkland for as long as you wish.

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

Facilities

The 1600 acre parkland, garden and takeaway offer at the café are open. Please bear in mind we can only take payment by card.

Toilets next to the garden entrance are open, subject to a one-in-one-out distancing rule. Please follow social distancing guidelines and stay two metres apart. A disabled toilet with baby changing facilities is available next to the garden entrance.

Wearing a face covering is mandatory for customers in cafes and food outlets in England. We kindly ask that you bring one with you when visiting. 

There are picnic tables available for your use. Please help us spend less on waste removal by taking your rubbish home with you.

Dogs are not allowed in the formal gardens but are welcome in the parkland.

You can also download our walks onto your smart phone here:

Sizergh’s wildlife walk

Sizergh to Park end moss wetland

Sadly, we’re not able to open everything at once. Some facilities and areas remain closed at the moment, so that we're sure that everything we do is safe, but new possibilities are opening up all the time. The house, shop and bird hide are currently closed. Please keep an eye on our website for further updates.

Accessibility

There are nine designated parking bays for disabled visitors in the main car park. These are on a firm, tarmac surface and are closest to the garden entrance. 

A disabled toilet can be found next to the garden entrance.

Essential Companion card – The Essential Companion card makes it simple to bring one or two carers or companions with you, free of charge. Just show the card when you arrive, and your carer(s) or companion(s) won’t need to pay an entry fee. If you don’t have an Essential Companion card, you can still bring carers or companions for free – the card just makes it quicker and simpler for you.

How to book

All visitors must book a ticket in advance, including members. Entry and parking is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance.

  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket.
  • You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
  • The timeslot is for your arrival time only 
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 18 hours before a timeslot. 

Due to limited spaces, we’re asking that you only book once a week to allow others a chance to visit.
 

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Sizergh (22 Feb - 28 Feb)

Sat 27 Feb 2021
10:00-15:00
Book your timed entry to visit Sizergh.

Timed entry to Sizergh (2 Mar - 7 Mar)

Tue 02 Mar 2021
10:00-15:00
Book your timed entry to visit Sizergh.