Events for

Magic of Minsmere Weekend Wildlife Walk

Organised by: RSPB
Venue: RSPB Nature Reserve, Minsmere IP17 3BY link
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
Who to Contact: Telephone: 01728 648281
To know more about Walberswick or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.explorewalberswick.co.uk
 
– 17:00

Open Day at STEAMWORKS

Organised by: Southwold Railway Trust
Venue: STEAMWORKS, Blyth Road, Southwold IP18 6AZ link
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.
Ticket Details: Donations invited
Who to Contact: 01502 725422
To know more about Southwold or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.exploresouthwold.co.uk
 
– 15:00

Friends of Southwold Library - BIG BOOK SALE

Organised by: Friends of Southwold Library
Venue: Scout Hall, Mights Road, Southwold
A Massive Selection of Donated Fiction, Non Fiction and Children’s Books. Come and Fill a bag for £3.
Who to Contact: Southwold Library 01502 722519
To know more about Southwold or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.exploresouthwold.co.uk
 

The Wetland Flowers of Minsmere

Organised by: RSPB
Venue: RSPB Nature Reserve, Minsmere IP17 3BY link
Minsmere’s wetlands are home to much more than birds and dragonflies. Join our flower expert on a guided walk to discover some of Minsmere’s wetland flowers. Hand lenses will be provided, and supple joints are needed! Event duration approx 2.5 hours.

Price: Adults £11.25, RSPB members £9, children £5.60, Wildlife Explorers £4.50 plus usual reserve entry fees for non-members. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
To book please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-wetland-flowers-of-rspb-minsmere-tickets-45549666278
Ticket Details: BOOKING ESSENTIAL - see text
Who to Contact: Telephone: 01728 648281
To know more about Walberswick or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.explorewalberswick.co.uk
 
– 16:00

Tours of Southwold Lighthouse

Organised by: Southwold Millennium Foundation
Venue: Southwold Lighthouse, Stradbroke Road, Southwold IP18 6LW link
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.
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
Who to Contact: visitor.centre@trinityhouse.co.uk
To know more about Southwold or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.exploresouthwold.co.uk