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Win a wildlife break on the Suffolk Coast!

This fabulous prize showcases the stunning flora, fauna and wildlife along the coast!

The Prize...

A mini-break at Alde Garden in a beautiful Bell Tent

Ale & Cider Hamper from Sweffling White Horse

Bespoke guided walk at RSPB Minsmere

Delicious cream tea at National Trust Dunwich Heath

Bespoke wildlife photography day with Bawdsey Hall

Complete the entry form below for your chance to win!

About Alde Garden & Sweffling White Horse

Alde Garden Bell Tent Andy GreenacreSweffling White HorseAlde Garden Quirky Accommodation

Alde Garden is a tiny campsite in the heart of Suffolk with an eclectic range of rustic, quirky accommodation as well as a handful of small tent pitches. It is simply the the perfect antidote to busy lives!

Just 2 hours from London by train, and only a 20 minute drive from Suffolk’s diverse coastline – Alde Garden makes the perfect spot for a holiday, retreat or short break. Tucked away in a tiny secret garden hides an eclectic array of quirky accommodation plus a range of communal facilities including a campfire, covered field kitchen, compost loo and jungle shower.

Rustic pathways take you through the trees, shrubs, flowers & wildlife areas and the garden is also home to many friendly ducks & chickens.

Next to the garden is The Sweffling White Horse – our award-winning real ale pub. This friendly and relaxed site is perfect for couples young & old – as well as small families – who wish to spend time among nature.        

About RSPB Minsmere

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Minsmere is the RSPB’s flagship nature reserve, a haven for birds, insects, mammals and plants. Established on the beautiful Suffolk coastline in 1947, the site features miles of nature trails, excellent viewing facilities and a visitor centre that supplies binoculars, gifts and locally sourced food. 

Our guides are on hand to show you the wildlife that lives here, from our iconic Avocets, to scarce butterflies, bellowing red deer and soaring marsh harriers. 

About Bawdsey Hall Wildlife Photography Workshops

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Join Bawdsey Hall Wildlife Watching, Photography Workshops and Hide Hire at their private nature reserve at Bawdsey Hall on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. 

With records dating back to the 17th Century, it now provides a quiet retreat with charm and character. The grounds have meadowland, large ponds and mature woods, offering a variety of different habitats for wildlife. Bawdsey Hall offers an unforgettable wildlife experience. 

Bawdsey Hall offers: Wildlife Photography days and evenings; Owl and Badger Night Photography Workshops; Owl and Badger Wildlife Watching; Photography workshops - one to one and group tuition (bespoke); Wildlife Tours; Hide Hire; Bed and Breakfast; Moth Nights and Bird Ringing demonstrations on some days. 


About National Trust Dunwich Heath & Beach

National Trust Dunwich Heath Coastguard Cottages - Gill Moon PhotographyNational Trust Dunwich Heath Cream TeasDunwich Beach

Dunwich Heath and Beach is a precious landscape on the Suffolk coast where you can experience a true sense of being at one with nature. Explore a number of footpaths leading you through a myriad of habitats and discover the birds and animals that call Dunwich Heath home. You can enjoy time in the tea room and browse the gift shop.

Dunwich Heath has been under the care of the National Trust for 50 years. The heath is open daily from dawn to dusk and our visitor facilities are open all summer and weekends in the winter months - see our website for full details.

A day trip to Dunwich will offer you the chance to walk, relax, explore and enjoy this beautiful surrounding. From July to September the heath comes alive with colour; a patchwork of pink and purple heather and coconut-scented yellow gorse is an unmissable experience.

Join one of our events to deepen your understanding of this precious landscape on the Suffolk coast and the wildlife that depends on the National Trust looking after the heath and beach.

During the summer months take part in the free activities for younger people to get involved in - come along and pond dip or bug hunt with our ranger team.

A warm welcome awaits you in our tea room, relax and enjoy a drink outdoors in our seating area, or head upstairs to the lookout and enjoy stunning panoramic views over the sea.

Competition Terms & Conditions

  • Entrants to the competition must be aged 18 or over at the time of entering.
  • Entrants to the competition excludes employees of The Suffolk Coast Ltd and all other prize providers, Alde Garden, RSPB Minsmere, National Trust Dunwich Heath, Bawdsey Hall.
  • Competition entry closes on Monday 20th August 2018 at 8am. One winner will be selected and contacted by email or phone by Thursday 23rd August 2018.
  • The prizes can be used together or independently of each other, subject to availability and varying opening times.
  • The mini break at Alde Garden is for EITHER; a 3 night weekend stay or a 4 night midweek stay in a bell tent for up to 5 people.  The stay must be booked in advance and is subject to availability and must be taken by the end of August 2019,subject to Alde Garden's usual terms & conditions - see website for details
  • The 2 to 3 hour bespoke guided walk at RSPB Minsmere is for up to 4. It must be booked 4 weeks in advance and is subject to availability. The walk must be taken by the end of August 2019.
  • The cream tea at National Trust Dunwich Heath Coastguard Cottages Tea Room is for 4 people and is valid until the end of August 2019.
  • The Bawdsey Hall bespoke wildlife photography workshop is for up to 4 people and will be based on the individual needs of the group, which will be agreed in advance with the tutor.  Participants will need to have their own camera equipment and provide their own lunch. The workshop will either be carried out at Bawdsey Hall or another local area of wildlife interest. The workshop must be booked in advance and is subject to availability.  It is valid up to the end of August 2019.
  • Travel to and from any of the prize destinations is not included.
  • The prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.
  • The winner may be required to participate in reasonable publicity, including a photo-call and agree to having their names published on The Suffolk Coast website and social media as competition winners.
  • No cash alternative will be offered, the prize is not transferable.
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