Sandringham

Norfolk

Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, is the much-loved country retreat of the British Royal Family and has been the private home to generations of Monarchs since 1862.

In an area of outstanding natural beauty nestled in 20,000 acres, Sandringham House and Gardens were the setting for the very first televised Christmas Day speech broadcast in 1957, recorded by Queen Elizabeth II.

Built in 1870 by The Prince and Princess of Wales, who later became King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, Sandringham House contains family portraits by leading contemporary court painters such as: Heinrich von Angeli, Sir Luke Fildes, Franz Winterhalter and Edward Hughes.

The Gardens, opened by King Edward VII in 1908 house landscaped rockwork by James Pulham and trees of all ages including an oak tree planted by Queen Victoria, a Giant Red Wood tree planted by Princess Christian of Denmark and the oldest tree in the Garden, a Veteran Oak - said to be over 8oo years old.

Queen Elizabeth II opened the House itself to the public in her Silver Jubilee year in 1977 and continued to spend time at Sandringham with members of the British Royal Family, up until her death in September 2022.

Heritage Live is honoured to hold the exclusive contract for staging concerts within the grounds of this beautiful Royal Estate.

Sandringham

King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE35 6EN

GETTING HERE

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ACCESSIBLE TICKETS

For Accessible Tickets with discount, please purchase your tickets via AXS online at https://www.axs.com

Please note that if you also require a space on our Accessible Viewing Platform (AVP) and/or an accessible parking space, you MUST book this option when buying your concert tickets via AXS. Spaces on the AVP and accessible parking cannot be booked separately, or at a later date. Please note these tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

VIP GUEST AREA

Take advantage of a VIP Ticket (purchased on top of your concert ticket) which entitles you to the facilities of the VIP GUEST AREA.

> VIP toilets, VIP Bar (cards only), unreserved additional relaxed seating areas, plus picnic benches scattered on the grass within the VIP compound, plus 'street artist' entertainment.

> VIP ticket holders will also have early access to the concert arena, when possible.

TRAVELLING BY CAR

Access to the Sandringham concert site via road on concert days will be very busy - we recommend setting off early and being prepared to wait for parking. Leaving the site will also take a considerable time due to the limited road infrastructure surrounding the estate. We request that customers please be patient and respectful to our staff and neighbours when leaving the venue. Please allow a maximum of 90mins to enter and to leave the car parks.

There is plenty of car parking space in the grounds of Sandringham for the Heritage Live concerts, which will be clearly signposted as you approach the estate. We do advise purchasing a parking ticket in advance - when purchasing your concert tickets you will be offered the option to also purchase a parking ticket (priced at £10 per car). It will also be possible to purchase a car park ticket (cash only) on the evening of your chosen concert.

Sandringham is 6 miles north-east of King's Lynn and is signposted from the A148 Fakenham road and the A149 Hunstanton road.

Newer satellite navigation systems should recognise the Royal Park’s postcode of PE35 6AB.

TRAVELLING BY BUS

Travelling to the concert:

Bus number 35 from King's Lynn Bus Station or from Hunstanton.

Tel: 01553 611955 (Lynxbus) Lynxbus Timetable

On leaving the concert, National Express run coaches to King's Lynn Bus Station. For detailed timetables and enquiries please phone 0871 781 8181 or visit www.nationalexpress.com

TRAVELLING BY TRAIN

The nearest train station is King’s Lynn (6 miles approximately), where you can connect to the First bus service.

King’s Lynn train station has the following connections:

  • London (Kings Cross): Hourly service to and from King’s Lynn
  • Peterborough: Hourly service to and from King’s Lynn
  • Norwich: Hourly service to and from King’s Lynn
    Detailed timetables can be found at nationalrail.co.uk

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), run trains to King's Lynn Railway Station. This is still an hourly service on weekends and Bank Holidays. qjump.co.uk

TRAVELLING BY BIKE

National Cycle Route 1 passes close to Sandringham. View map.

Telephone 0117 929 0888 (Sustrans). www.sustrans.org.uk

DOGS

Please note that dogs are not permitted on the concert site. All assistance dogs are welcome, but please book this in advance by emailing info@heritagelive.net. Please clean up after your dog and do not leave your dog unattended in a car under any circumstances.

CAMPING

Camping is not permitted on the concert site, but there are numerous campsites in the local area. We advise booking well in advance:

Sandringham Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Sandringham Estate, Coach Road, The, Sandringham PE35 6EA 01485 542555

Sandringham Estate Caravan & Motorhome Club Campsite, Glucksburg Woods PE35 6EZ 01553 631614

Pinecones Camping, A149 Dersingham by pass, King's Lynn PE31 6WL 01485 544224

Gatton Waters, King's Lynn PE31 6BZ 01485 600643

Hunstanton Camping & Glamping, S Beach Rd, Heacham, King's Lynn PE31 7BB 01485 571635

Norfolk Nibbles, Pinecones Campsite, King's Lynn PE31 6WL 07895 399041

Diglea Holiday Park, 32 Beach Rd, Snettisham, King's Lynn PE31 7RA 01485 541367

Kings Lynn Caravan and Camping Park, Parkside House, New Rd, North Runcton, King's Lynn PE33 0QR 01553 840004

Four Acres Campsite, 1, Hall Farm Barns, Walton Rd, East Winch, Norfolk PE32 1HH 07538 607130

South Beach Farm Camping, 70 S Beach Rd, Heacham, King's Lynn PE31 7BB 07775 322397

Dreamy Hollows Woodland Campsite, Fakenham Rd, King's Lynn PE31 8PX 07564 226780

Rickels Camping, Bircham Rd, King's Lynn PE31 8PU 01485 518671

Norfolk Coast B&B's and Camping, 72 S Beach Rd, Heacham, King's Lynn PE31 7BB 01485 571635


WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW

Food, alcohol and other soft drinks must be purchased on site and cannot be brought into the concert arena. Deck chairs will be available to hire for the evening at £10 each. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There is plenty of car parking available at Sandringham, which is charged at £10 per car, but please allow plenty of time for your journey to and from the venue as the local road infrastructure is very limited and there are likely to be some delays. We request that customers please be patient and respectful to our staff and neighbours when leaving the venue. Please allow a maximum of 90mins to enter and to leave the car parks. Car parks will open from midday (concert arena will open at 2pm).

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