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.
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
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Taking place every Friday in the Summer Holidays. Film, Crafts, Games, Art and more! with Southwold Library for Children and their Families. Today 'James and the Giant Peach', 1996, U, 80mins. Try some peaches with sweetie insects and make some grape caterpillars, oreo worm cups and cheesy ladybirds. Create a paper plate seagull and a ladybird headband. 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: The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth
You are invited to join us at The Cut, Halesworth for talks by the authors of two new books: BRIDGET HERIZ by Amanda Geitner JOHN KIKI by Keith Roberts. Following the talks Bridget, Amanda, John and Keith will all be available to sign books.
Ticket Details: Free event
Who to Contact:
Box Office and Booking Tickets 0300 3033 211
Venue: Electric Picture Palace, Blackmill Road, Southwold
Doors open 7pm for 7:15pm start. True story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic class skier, who ran the world's largest high stakes poker game and attracted the attention of the FBI. With Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba. 2017. 140 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