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
On selected dates throughout July and August. Join us as we dip our nets into the pond to search for what life is present. Will you find a newt or dragonfly larva or water boatman. Afterwards you can explore the reserve and take part in our free self guided activities as you spot Minsmere's special wildlife. Drop in for as little time or as long as you like during the day.
Ticket Details: Price: £3 per child, plus reserve entry fees, or £2.40 for RSPB Wildlife Explorers members