We're having a 'pie-tastic' weekend! Join us for two fun-filled days of delicious pies and children's activities!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join us for our first annual 'Pieathalon' event here at Dunwich Heath! The Tea Room will be making five sweet and five savoury pies to get your taste buds tingling and there will be children's activities 11am - 3pm. Why not come along and make a mud pie, decorate a bird for our 'four-and-twenty blackbirds' board or follow our Pie Trail? You can even fling a pie for nature! Hurl a foam pie at our courageous staff in return for a donation which will help us look after Dunwich Heath!


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


Admission free

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Pies will be available from the Tea Room, children's activities will take place in Heath Barn.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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