April - May Events
Spring has certainly sprung! April and May are the perfect months to visit Southwold and discover its true beauty with many events taking place to celebrate Easter and the arrival of the Easter bunny! It’s the perfect time of year to visit this seaside town and beat the summer visitors to some of our top attractions. Find out what’s happening in April and May in our beloved town below.
Easter Egg Hunt & Quiz at Southwold Pier
Sunday 1st April 2018 (Easter Sunday)
Visit Southwold Pier on Easter Sunday and take part in their fun Easter Egg Hunt plus try your hand at the Easter Quiz!
Punch & Judy Show at Southwold Pier
2nd, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th & 15th April 2018
This famous duo return to the seaside town of Southwold this year! Enjoy many laughs at Southwold Pier where Punch and Judy will be making several appearances in the Easter holidays.
Suffolk Wildlife Trust Eggcellent Adventure at Carlton Marshes
Tuesday 3rd April 2018
A great event for kids to celebrate Easter at Carlton Marshes near Oulton Broad. On offer at this event will be plenty of trails, crafts and easter themed activities. Suitable for ages 3 years and older. Children cost £4 and adults £2 per person. See the Suffolk Wildlife Trusts website for more information.
Southwold Artisan Market 2018
6th April & 4th May 2018
Visit the United Reformed Church Hall between March and December for their Friday Artisan Market. On offer are various arts and crafts including handmade cards, pebble art, textiles, jewellery, natural products and more.
Suffolk Wildlife Trust - Talks at Southwold Arts Centre
Thursday 12th April 2018
One of two evening talks hosted by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust who are an organisation dedicated to safeguarding Suffolk's wildlife and countryside. This event is open to both members and non-members who are passionate about Suffolk's landscape. On this second talk at The Arts Centre, there will be a display of camera clips and the chance to sample some cheese and wine with free admission (wine charged for). The annual general meeting will also take place.
Singing The Sea at Aldeburgh
Saturday 14th April 2018
A fantastic daytime workshop offering insight into performing sea shanties as well as other types of maritime music - come along to learn about the music used and created by the Aldeburgh fishing communities. The professional sea shanties group “The Rogue Shanty Buoys” are returning to their native Suffolk where they will be resident for the day at the town’s historic Jubilee Hall.
This workshop is suitable for all ages of any ability and experience. The workshop will be held at Aldeburgh’s Jubilee Hall.
Bird Identification Walks at Dunwich Heath
24th April, 1st May & 29th May 2018
If you're an experienced birdwatcher or you want to have a try, join Steve Piotrowski, a local Suffolk bird expert, on a half day walking event in and around Dunwich Heath. Discover a wide range of birds in varied habitats. Hot drinks are provided on arrival and a light lunch is also included. Tickets cost £30 per person. Visit the National Trusts website for more information. Booking essential.
Suffolk Wildlife Trust Walk at Hen Reedbeds, Reydon
Saturday 5th May 2018
The Suffolk Wildlife Trust are hosting a guided evening walk at Hen Reedbeds in Reydon, the neighbouring village of Southwold. The walk is hosted by Les Tarver. Meet at Hen Reedbeds by 7.00pm. Walk expected to last 2 and a half hours.
The Suffolk Walking Festival 2018
12th May - 3rd June 2018
With its diverse landscape and abundance of wildlife, Suffolk is a stunning county for a walking holiday. Enjoying its 11th year, The Suffolk Walking Festival celebrates the joy of being outdoors in our stunning county. There are over 100 walks available to take part in and range from family-friendly pushchair accessible walks to challenging walks of 10 miles or more.
Beccles Antiques Street Market 2018
Sunday 6th May 2018
Visit the Beccles Antiques Street Market – back for another year. The market consists of quality antiques and collectables such as furniture, silver, china, linen, jewellery, books, clocks, retro and vintage design and decorative items. Alongside the market there will be a hog roast on offer, ice cream, tea and coffee. There is free entry to this event.
Rose May Fete in Beccles
Monday 7th May 2018
A fete like no other! Taking place at Ringsfield in Beccles there will be indoor and outdoor stalls, dog show, live music, food and drink plus arena displays.
Sconeathon at Dunwich Heath
19th & 20th May 2018
Join the team at the National Trusts' Coastguard Cottages Tea Room at Dunwich Heath to sample all kinds of freshly baked scones - sweet and savoury! This annual event is one not to be missed for those with a love of scones! Usual admission charges apply. Time: 11.00am - 4.30pm.