February Half Term Fun!

Wrap up and head outdoors for some family fun this half term! Don't forget to pick up a '50 Things to do before you are 11 3/4' scrap book from our visitor information hut and start ticking off some great outdoor activities.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Weekends only: join the National Trust team for fun activities in Heath Barn 11am-12pm. You can become a 'Dunwich Detective' on our family nature walks on Saturdays 1-2pm or have a go at Pond Dipping on Sundays 1-2pm. We're open daily throughout half term so come and have a go at Geocaching or den building, or why not borrow a tracker pack and set off on a bug hunt? Explore Dunwich Heath by following our 'Smugglers' and 'Discovery' trails and see if you can solve the clues!

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Dunwich Heath and Beach

Prices

Car Parking
Gift Aid Standard
Cars N/A £5.50
Large vans, campervans & caravans
Gift Aid Standard
Large vans, campervans & caravans N/A £15.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

All vehicles must display a valid parking ticket.

National Trust members: Free parking, please scan your cards at the pay & display machine to obtain your ticket.

Non-members: Please purchase your ticket at the pay & display machine.

There are four disabled parking bays behind the Coastguard Cottages, please display your blue badge.

No overnight parking.

Coaches: please contact us before you visit.

The basics

Suitability
All 5o Things activities are suitable for children.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Make your way to the Visitor Information Centre outside the Coastguard Cottages where the team will be happy to help you plan your visit.
What to bring and wear
Dress for outdoor fun and don't forget wellies and coats if it's wet!
Accessibility
Activities are accessible to all. Please note that Dunwich Heath has mixed terrain and uneven ground. An off-road personal mobility vehicle is available for hire - please book in advance.
Other
Why not treat yourself to some refreshments at the Coastguard Cottages Tearoom? Enjoy some tasty homemade cakes, light lunches and hot & cold drinks. Gifts and locally sourced coastal themed gifts are available in our National Trust Shop.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 February 2019 11:00 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Dunwich Heath
Email
dunwichheath@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01728 648501 (opt 2)

Upcoming events

February Half Term Fun!

Sun 24 Feb 2019
11:00-14:00
Wrap up and head outdoors for some family fun this half term! Don't forget to pick up a '50 Things to do before you are 11 3/4' scrap book from our visitor information hut and start ticking off some great outdoor activities.

Great British Spring Clean!

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:30-12:30
Join us to support Keep Britain Tidy's 'Great British Spring Clean' campaign! If you have some spare time, drop in and join our beach clean. Free tea or filter coffee!

Bird Ringing Demonstrations

Tue 09 Apr 2019
08:00-12:00
A special opportunity to see some of the birds which make their homes at Dunwich Heath. Find out about bird ringing and how it provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the nation's birds. NB this event is weather dependent and times may vary.

Wilderness School

Mon 15 Apr 2019
10:30-13:00
Go on an adventure and join our survival expert to learn about bush craft, survival and wilderness living! All equipment is provided on this exciting family event which is suitable for children aged 7+ years.

Bird Identification Walks

Tue 16 Apr 2019
08:00-12:00
Whether you're new to birdwatching or hoping to brush up your skills, our half-day walks led by Suffolk bird expert, Steve Piotrowski, are a fantastic opportunity to learn how to identify a wide range of birds in varied habitats around Dunwich Heath.

Early Morning Birdsong Walk

Wed 17 Apr 2019
06:30-08:00
Our early morning birdsong walks are a great opportunity to enjoy Dunwich Heath at its best.