The SteamWorks site in Blyth Road lies adjacent to the 1879 Southwold Railway trackbed and close to the site of Southwold Station. Just ten minutes' walk from the town centre, it is where The Southwold Railway Trust volunteers are working on locomotives and rolling stock, with the aim of re-creating the experience of travelling on the 3-foot gauge Southwold Railway (operated 1879-1929).
Open Days are taking place on selected dates between 14th July and 2nd September - come and see how this site is being transformed, the 3-foot gauge steam engine Scaldwell, the Blyth Valley Light Railway (a 7.25 inch railway), and learn more of what the Trust is achieving. Refreshments available. Shop. All Welcome.
Taking place 30th July-3rd August, also 6th-10th August.
The Beach Mission is an All-age Christian holiday club with morning, afternoon and evening activities. Events are free and open to all, regardless of faith or belief.
We run groups for children aged between 5-18 yrs as well as activities for parents and toddlers. Age group time starts at 10am at various venues around Southwold Town (see website). All age groups then meet together and we finish with the Beach Special show on the beach (below the Red Lion Pub) which runs from 12-12:30.
Register online at southwoldbeachmission.com. Please also see the website for afternoon and evening activities.
Ticket Details: Free events but see text for registration and event location info
BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Minsmere’s Forest School returns for six weekly mornings of woodland fun for children aged 7-11, starting Friday 27th July and taking place every Friday in August. Activities to include den building, learning basic bushcraft and playing games around the campfire. Drinks and morning snack included. Come for one session or all six! BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Ticket Details: Price: Children £10 per session, or £8 for RSPB Wildlife Explorers. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Who to Contact:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Telephone: 01728 648301
“Kidz” Film Fun - Film, Crafts, Games, Art and more!
Venue: St. Edmund's Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold
IP18 6JP link
Taking place every Friday in the Summer Holidays. Film, Crafts, Games, Art and more! with Southwold Library for Children and their Families. Today 'Wreck-It Ralph' 2012, PG, 97min. Make a Ralph or Vanelope mask, a candy car, a jelly bean decoration and decorate a lollipop whilst snacking on some Pac-Man cheeses. Refreshments available.
Ticket Details: Under 16s £ 3.00 (Two carers free). Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Additional Adult £3.
Built in 1887 and standing 31 metres high Southwold Lighthouse is one of only ten lighthouses which Trinity House open to the public. Tours take place on selected dates March to October inclusive and are organised under licence by Southwold Millennium Foundation. Note that there is a MINIMUM HEIGHT restriction of 1.1 metres tall to climb the tower. Last tour commences 30 minutes before closing time. CLOSED FOR LUNCH 1pm-2pm.
Enquire in advance for tour bookings by schools, special interest groups and group bookings of ten or more people.
Ticket Details: Adult £4, child £3 (minimum height 1.1 metres). Family Ticket for 2 adults and up to 3 children £12
Venue: Electric Picture Palace, Blackmill Road, Southwold
Doors open 7pm for 7:15pm start. Very entertaining (non PC) comedy featuring two escaped chain-gang convicts who find themselves assuming the roles of a gay couple rehearsing at a small town primary school. With Jeremy Northam, Steve Zahn and William H.Macy. 1999. 109 mins.
Southwold Film Society membership required @ £10 a year or £3 for a film season, phone Box Office for details. This Summer Season is from July 21 - Sept 1. All seats bookable in advance to SFS members and their guests.
Ticket Details: Stalls £6 or £7/Circle £8/Royal Box £15. Evening includes Interval, Organ and National Anthem.
Ticket Details: See text. Southwold Film Society membership required @ £10 a year or £3 for a film season, phone Box Office for info
Halesworth Millennium Green ART COMPETITION: ALL ABOUT ANIMALS
Organised by: Halesworth Millennium Green Trustlink
Venue: The Angel Hotel Stables, Thoroughfare, Halesworth
Come and see the winning entries of this amateur art competition, plus an art exhibition. There is a wide variety of wildlife on the Millennium Green so the theme of the 2018 art competition is ‘All About Animals’. Entries are of any medium except photography and are open to all in four categories: aged under 7 years, aged under 11 years, aged under 18 years, aged over 18 years. Entries are free for those aged under 11 years, £2 per entry otherwise.
Judging and prizegiving will start at 7:30pm. A first prize will be given for each age group. All proceeds raised will go to Halesworth Millennium Green.