Christmas at Dunwich Heath
Enjoy a winter walk and a festive treat at Dunwich Heath and Beach this Christmas.
Blow the cobwebs away with a bracing walk through the heath and along one of the region’s most fascinating coastlines, where you can watch the waves crash on the shore and the clouds roll in across the horizon.
See which of the migrating birds you can spot, from hen harriers and merlins to redwings and fieldfares, and then cosy up in the tea room with a hot drink and a warming snack.
Family-friendly events this Christmas
Weekends in December and 26 December to 1 January 2024
10am-3pm | Free*
Santa’s reindeer have come to Dunwich for a bit of downtime – but can you find them all? Collect a special trail map from visitor welcome and follow it around the heath to see how many you can find.
Dusk at Dunwich
7, 14, 21 and 28 December
3-4pm | Free
Experience Dunwich Heath and Beach ‘after hours’ over the festive season. The car park will remain open until dusk every Thursday evening, inviting visitors to enjoy the famous Suffolk skies at sunset – as well as the chance to spot seasonal wildlife. Lucky visitors may even be able to see the starling murmurations if they roost nearby, so bring your flask of tea or coffee, wrap up warm and enjoy the spectacle.
Folk Tunes in the Tearoom
1-2.30pm | Free*
For something a bit different, come along and cosy up with some traditional folk tunes in the tearoom – all inspired by the land and seascapes around us.
*Normal parking charges apply.
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