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Win a heritage break on the Suffolk Coast!

Two lucky people are on course to win this spectacular Suffolk Coast getaway to the Deben Peninsula!

The Prize...

A mini-break at Run Cottage Touring Park

3 course meal & bottle of wine at the Alderton Swan

Sunday breakfast & Prosecco at the Sorrel Horse

Free entry to the Suffolk Punch Trust

Free entry to National Trust Sutton Hoo

Exploring the Deben Peninsula you'll find picturesque villages including Sutton, Shottisham, Hollesley, Boyton, Alderton, Ramsholt and Bawdsey, home to some of the county's most treasured heritage sites!

Take in the spectacular scenery during this fabulous mini-break; stay at Run Cottage Touring Park, visit the Suffolk Punch Trust, National Trust Sutton Hoo; dine out at the Alderton Swan Restaurant and breakfast at the Sorrel Horse Pub!

Complete the entry form below for your chance to win!

About Run Cottage Touring Park

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Close to the market town of Woodbridge, Run Cottage is a small adult only, family run touring caravan park with just 45 generously sized pitches together with 2 luxury glamping pods, located on Suffolk’s beautiful Heritage Coast on the outskirts of the village of Hollesley.

Set in 4.5 acres of parkland, with a large pond and views over open farmland, it offers peace and tranquility, a place to escape the hustle and bustle of today’s busy lifestyles. Discover the abundance of native wildlife on the doorstep, from sparrows to barn owls, rabbits to deer, by the stream at the bottom of the site you may see ducks, Moorhens, Egrets and even catch sight of the elusive Kingfisher!

About the Alderton Swan

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The Alderton Swan has been completely refurbished in the last couple of years and offers a warm welcome to locals and visitors. The owners offer an eclectic mix of cultures and global experiences and aim to offer the very best food, fine wines and cocktails in this charming historic grade two listed building.

The Swan offers both a cosy comfortable atmosphere along with simply delicious food and a varied and interesting wine list.  In spring, summer & autumn they are open seven days a week and welcome families, dog walkers, cyclists and many visitors to the area. The delightful courtyard garden is perfect for alfresco dining in the warmer months.

The pub is dog friendly and there are some lovely walks in the surrounding area – details of which can be found on their website.  Or you can hire a bamboo bike from them if you prefer!  There are regular events every month – check their Facebook page and website for details.

About the Sorrel Horse Pub

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The Sorrel Horse is a community-owned quintessential English country pub with tap drawn cask ales, thatched roof, tiled floors and an original bar billiards table.  Nestled right in the heart of picturesque Shottisham, on the Deben Peninsula, it’s the perfect stopping off point for exploring the area.

During spring, summer and autumn they are open seven days a week serving lunch and evening meals and on Sundays in the summer, breakfast too.  There’s garden at the front and rear of the pub as well as the Pightle, complete with corral for tethering your horse.  This family friendly pub warmly welcomes both horses and dogs.

The pub's regular music and other events are very popular –  check out the website or Facebook page for more information.  Facebook:

About the Suffolk Punch Trust

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Deep in The Suffolk Coast lives a breed that is rarer than the Giant Panda! Thanks to the dedication of the workers and volunteers at The Suffolk Punch Trust however, the future of these gentle giants is looking far more secure.

The Suffolk Punch Trust is an educational and environmental charity dedicated to breeding and preserving the Suffolk Punch horse. The Hollesley Bay Colony Stud, is the world’s oldest and largest Suffolk Punch stud farm. It is the perfect place to meet these magnificent horses, to find out how they shaped the landscape of East Anglia and helped to develop farming throughout the Eastern Counties.

Visit The Suffolk Punch Trust and you can explore the Heritage Museum where you’ll find the exhibition hall and museum of rural life, take one of the three pretty walks around the farm (dogs on leads are welcome), meet other rare Suffolk breeds such as the Large Black pigs, Suffolk sheep, Red Poll cattle, Silver Appleyard ducks and Ixworth chickens, and see the collection of over sixty horse-drawn vehicles, vintage implements and machinery.

Every day there are a range of activities on offer at the Trust, including all sorts of horse care tips, such as how to harness a horse and braid its mane. Tractor- trailer rides are also available around the 200 acre site.

About National Trust Sutton Hoo

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This hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate, with far-reaching views over the river Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.

Walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions.

Come face to face with your ancestors and explore the award-winning exhibition, full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber, stunning replica treasures and original finds from one of the mounds, including a prince's sword.

In Mrs Pretty's house you'll be transported to the 1930's to learn the story of the famous dig. Find out about the spiritualist landowner Mrs Pretty who instigated the dig and Basil Brown the self-taught archaeologist who first made the discovery!

Enjoy lunch in the cafe, shop for gifts and souvenirs of your visit, enjoy the second hand bookshop and explore the acres of beautiful countryside.

We are grateful to local writer Sue Thompson for donating a copy of her two books which provide a peek into the local folk music scene and pubs in the area to complete this prize!

Come in at random in any key you like - If you enjoy a bit of audience participation, along with pies and pints, cakes and ceilidhs, madness and mayhem, with perhaps some folk music thrown in too, then come in at random in any key you like. Go on, you know you want to.

Harmonicas round my hat - This book is a record of what happened when the author followed her instincts, gave up her job and left her family and friends seventy miles away in Essex, and finally, at the age of sixty-two, found where she belonged. The events that followed were more dramatic and life-changing than she could ever have imagined.

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, Run Cottage Touring Park, The Alderton Swan, Sorrel Horse, Suffolk Punch Trust and National Trust Sutton Hoo.
  • Competition entry closes on Monday 2nd July 2018 at 8am. One winner will be selected and contacted by email or phone by Thursday 5th July 2018.
  • The prizes can be used together or independently of each other, subject to availability and varying opening times.
  • The mini-break at Run Cottage Touring Park is based on EITHER; two nights with your own caravan/motorhome on a standard or fully serviced pitch OR one night in a luxury Glamping Pod for 2 people sharing, both subject to availability, excluding bank holidays and Christmas.  The stay must be booked in advance and used by 31st December 2018. Please note the park is for adults only.
  • The three course meal at The Alderton Swan is for 2 people and includes a bottle of house wine.  Booking is necessary and subject to availability, the prize/meal can be redeemed any day that the restaurant is open except for Christmas & New Year's day and should be used by 31st December 2018.
  • Breakfast at the Sorrel Horse is for 2 people and includes 1 glass of Prosecco each. Booking is necessary and subject to availability, the prize/breakfast can only be redeemed on a Sunday up to and including 30th September 2018.
  • Entry to the Suffolk Punch Trust includes a family pass (2 adults and up to 3 children - aged between 5 and 16) for one day. The pass is valid up to 28th October 2018. Please note the opening hours vary throughout the season, please check the Suffolk Punch Trust website for current details.
  • Entry to National Trust Sutton Hoo includes a family pass (2 adults and up to 4 children - aged between 5 and 16). The pass is valid up to 30th September 2018. Check Sutton Hoo's website for opening times.
  • 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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