Never been to Minsmere before? Then this is the walk for you! With over 5700 recorded species and a wealth of history and archaeological highlights at Minsmere, there is so much to discover. Our friendly and knowledgeable RSPB guides will take you through the sights and sounds to be enjoyed at this time of year. Walks generally last 4 hours and are tailored according to the season and visitor knowledge. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - All bookings for this event are on-line via the Eventbrite website. Please see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/magic-of-minsmere-weekend-wildlife-walk-at-rspb-minsmere-tickets-43393617478 .
Ticket Details: BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Adults £11.25, RSPB members £9, children £5.60, Wildlife Explorers £4.50 plus non-member reserve entry fees
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.
Venue: Saint Felix School, Halesworth Road, Reydon
Event taking place both Saturday 4th 10am-5pm and Sunday 5th August 10am-4:30pm. This year over 20 layouts in the main scales and gauges. Plus live-steam train and traction engine rides. Demonstrations, trade stalls, societies etc. Refreshments. Onsite free parking.
Ticket Details: Aged 18 years and over £7 / Aged 12-17 years £3 / aged under 12 years FREE
Model yacht sailing has been taking place in Southwold for over 100 years. It is a tremendously fun and absorbing activity which is very easy to get the hang of, and people of all ages and abilities can join in. Anyone is welcome to come and have a go at sailing – we can even lend you a boat for the day and show you what to do.
Today, an all-day regatta with entries taken in advance. In the morning, the Golden Jubilee Cup for adult sailors (aged 16 and over) – a knockout competition with heats, semi finals and final, in which adults can sail any boat, large or small; The Sole Bay Bell for large boats (hull length of 32 to 36 inches); The De Lacroix RoseBowl for homemade boats – any size boat or age sailor but the boat must be completely homemade and sailed by the builder or by a child of the builder during the builder’s lifetime. In the afternoon (2pm), the Cripps Cup for ‘Beat and Run’ – a rather complicated race in which boats have to tack ‘to windward’ (into the wind), pass around a buoy, before returning back between two flags, but still only using manual setting of the sails…! This cup is open to sailors of any age, but boats of 24 inches and over only.(Next Regatta date 8th August).
Who to Contact:
Commodore 01502 722319 / Secretary 01502 724146
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: The Old School and garden, Uggeshall near Southwold
Taking place on the last weekend of July and the first weekend of August with all proceeds to the maintenance of St. Mary's Church and the Old School Hall.
Just five miles from Southwold and set in idyllic surroundings of the orchard and garden of the Old School in Uggeshall, the teas have become a fixture in the diaries of numerous visitors to Suffolk over the past 48 years. Friendly villagers serve traditional home-baked drop scones, breads, Suffolk rusks and delicious forget-the-waistline cakes, all served with freshly-made pots of tea.
FREE ample parking and the grounds are wheelchair accessible.
Venue: Electric Picture Palace, Blackmill Road, Southwold
Doors open 7pm for 7:15pm start. Incredible acting and drama in this film of the celebrated R C Sherriff play featuring WWI trench action in 1918. With Toby Jones, Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany. 2017. 107 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