06 August 2019

Big Summer Raffle

It's that time of year again... the Swanage Pier Summer Raffle! Tickets are just £1 each, on sale at the Pier gate. All proceeds raised go towards the ongoing maintenance of Swanage Pier, and there are fabulous prizes to be won...

The Draw will take place on Swanage Pier at 2pm on Friday 27th September 2019.


Shorefield caravan park three-night break in a two-bedroom caravan at Oakdene Forest Park

Farmer Palmer’s Farm park family ticket

Clip n’ Climb family & friends gift voucher for four at Rockreef on Bournemouth pier

Compton Acres family day pass

Swanage Angling Shop fishing trip for two

Athelhampton house & garden entrance & Dorset cream tea for two adults

Swanage Pier Trust annual admission pass  

Cumulus coasteering for two on the stunning Jurassic coast

Pig on the Beach lunch for two with wine

Sculpture by the Lake voucher for two

City Cruises Poole harbour cruise 

Knoll House Hotel dinner for two

Pierhead Watersports family rib excursion        

The 1859 Pier Café and Bistro cream tea for two

Land & Wave paddle board experience for two

£20.00 voucher for La Trattoria, Swanage

£10.00 voucher for Tilly Whims, Swanage

£10.00 voucher for Burngate Stone Carving Centre, Langton Matravers   

Purbeck House Hotel bottle of wine



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