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The Blythweb Calendar publicises events open to the public which are taking place in the general area of the Blyth Valley in north-east Suffolk and occasionally also in the wider area. These events include those held in support of local and UK charities, organisations, good causes etc., which we are pleased to freely publicise. The Blythweb Calendar also features other events of interest.

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A Day on the Southwold Railway

on Sunday, 22nd July 2018
Venue: see event text for venue information
New for 2018. Please check for start time. A day-long guided walk along the Southwold Railway trackbed from Wenhaston to Southwold.
Parking available at the Southwold Railway Trust's station site at Wenhaston (at Blyford Lane, approached from Blyford Church/Queen's Head pub).
A led walk from Wenhaston station site along restored trackbed to Blythburgh, stopping there at the White Hart for lunch, and then walking on to Southwold, for tea at SRT's Steamworks site.
Other dates available are 8th July, 5th August and 19th August.
Ticket Details: Ticket £15, HALF-PRICE for children aged under 10 years
Who to Contact: 01502 724340


– 17:00 on Sunday, 22nd July 2018
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

Baby Bounce and Tot Rock, at Southwold Library

– 11:00 on Sunday, 22nd July 2018
Venue: Southwold Library, North Green, Southwold IP18 6AT link
Music, rhymes, singing and dancing for babies and toddlers.
Who to Contact: Southwold Library 01502 722519

Birds for beginners on Sunday at RSPB Minsmere

on Sunday, 22nd July 2018
Organised by: RSPB
Venue: RSPB Nature Reserve, Minsmere IP17 3BY link
Many people have begun birdwatching at Minsmere over the last 70 years. Our RSPB guides will take you through all the steps for bird identification as well as showing you how to use binoculars and which field guides are best for you. They’ll then help you to spot some the reserve’s seasonal highlights. No previous experience needed. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars or ask at reception about loaning a pair for the day. Booking essential - All bookings must be made online via the Eventbrite website. Please see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birdwatching-for-beginners-on-sundays-at-rspb-minsmere-tickets-43389987621 .
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

Storytime, at Southwold Library

– 12:15 on Sunday, 22nd July 2018
Venue: Southwold Library, North Green, Southwold IP18 6AT link
Stories, crafts and colouring for ages 7 years and under.
Who to Contact: Southwold Library 01502 722519

Craft Activity for Children, at Halesworth Library

– 14:30 on Sunday, 22nd July 2018
Venue: Halesworth Library, Bridge Street, Halesworth IP19 8AB link
Free craft activities and stories for children. Drop in and join in the fun. All ages are welcome but 7s and under must be accompanied.
Who to Contact: Halesworth Library 01986 875095
To know more about Halesworth or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.halesworth.net

Lego Club at Southwold Library

– 13:00 on Sunday, 22nd July 2018
Venue: Southwold Library, North Green, Southwold IP18 6AT link
Open to kids (and adults) of all ages. This summer we're building Crazy Creatures. All donations of Lego welcome. Adults: Would you like to help with Lego Club? Just ask staff.
Who to Contact: Southwold Library 01502 722519

Tours of Southwold Lighthouse

– 16:00 on Sunday, 22nd July 2018
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