Visiting Sunnycroft: What to expect
Sunnycroft will be open for pre-booked visits on weekends until Sunday 24 October. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what to expect on your visit.
During 2021 we're exploring different ways of opening this estate in miniature in response to the impact of Coronavirus.
Discover more about Sunnycroft: Past, Present and Future on a guided visit of most of the rooms on the ground and first floor of the house. Find out why Sunnycroft and it's collection are so special, uncover more about the people who lived here, how they lived, and how they used this middle-class urban villa during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. The grounds will be open for you to enjoy a stroll, and you'll be able to find out how work is progressing as we conserve and restore the Grade II listed Halliday Conservatory at Sunnycroft.
Most of the ground floor and first floor rooms in the house will be open for guided visits on weekends (entry and exit via steps). Guided visits of the house are via timed entry. Please arrive within the half hour time slot on your arrival ticket, your guided visit will start at the end of that time period. E.g. if you have booked to arrive at 11am-11.30am, your guided visit of the house will start at 11.30am at the front door.
There is no tearoom or shop at Sunnycroft.
Parking and arrival
If arriving by car, please follow the direction from our team to park up in our car park. Please have your pre-booked tickets/booking confirmation to hand and if you're members, your National Trust membership cards to show to our team at the Welcome Hut in the car park.
After checking your tickets our team will give you directions to the house and gardens, please follow any signage on site. We are using a booking system for visits to manage the visitor numbers across the site and to spread out arrivals throughout the day.
There are designated Blue Badge spaces available close to the house at Sunnycroft, please speak to the team on arrival. If you are arriving in a vehicle larger than a car e.g a campervan please note that there are a limited number of spaces for large vehicles due to the size and layout of the car park, and we may not be able to accomodate your vehicle. We are unable to welcome caravans and coaches.
Please arrive within your half-hour timeslot, to help maintain social distancing. If you’re more than 10 minutes late for your arrival slot then entry will be at the discretion of the property team. There is no tearoom or shop at Sunnycroft. Please remember that Sunnycroft is a no smoking or vaping site.
To help keep everyone safe, please follow the latest guidance on your visit. And look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.
Face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas.
You’ll find sinks for hand washing in the toilets behind the house, and hand sanitiser at location in the garden and house.
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.
Toilets (including an accessible toilets and baby change facilities) can be found in the outbuildings in the back yard behind the house. The toilets are sanitised by our team during the day.
Please read our access guide below for more information. Please note access to the house is via steps.
Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome to visit the garden at Sunnycroft with their owners. The garden at Sunnycroft is only around five acres in size, and as one of the smaller National Trust properties is more of a place for your dog to accompany you on a visit than as a place for dog walking. We think a visit to the garden will take on average around 45 minutes at the current time.
We ask that:
- Dog poo must be picked up and taken home with you
- Dogs must remain on leads in all areas of the garden
All visitors must book a ticket in advance, including National Trust members. Entry and parking is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you.
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, you can spend as long as you like at Sunnycroft after you have arrived.
- 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.
- Please bring your tickets with you - either printed off or on a mobile device to show our team on arrival.