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.
Every Tuesday during school holidays 24 July-28 August inclusive. What have the local barn owls been eating? Join us to dissect an owl pellet and discover what small creatures they have been hunting and feeding upon. You'll be amazed at what you find. Drop in throughout the day then explore the reserve on our self guided trail and see some of Minsmere's amazing wildlife.
Ticket Details: Price: £3 per child, plus reserve entry fees, or £2.40 for RSPB Wildlife Explorers
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
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, a regular programme of races followed by the Family Relay Race, in which 4 boats of the same ‘fleet’ (aka owned by the same family) sail one leg each, as well as the Quincentenary Salver for Beach Yawls, which is for sailors of any age but only sailing a Beach Yawl (which is a rather unusual East Anglian rig of boat). ENTRIES TAKEN IN ADVANCE - PLEASE CONTACT NUMBERS BELOW FOR INFO. (Next Regatta date 4th August).
Who to Contact:
Commodore 01502 722319 / Secretary 01502 724146
Venue: Electric Picture Palace, Blackmill Road, Southwold
Doors open 7pm for 7:15pm start. The original Disney animation of the classic Lewis carroll story capturing the dreamlike quality of the book in a very colourful and inventive way. Good songs too. 1951. 75 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