January - March Events

Start your New Year with a holiday to Southwold – one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Suffolk. This season is one of the best times of the year to visit Southwold and you can enjoy many scenic walks as well as making the most of the shops during the sales without the summer crowds. Our Southwold cottages are perfect for an out-of-season break with many cottages offering a woodburner or open fire for those extra chilly days. If you’re looking to get away with the kids during February half term, there are many events taking place in Southwold and the surrounding area which are targeted at children and make the ideal family outing. Or for those who are looking for a Valentines escape with a loved one we have many cottages for two which will set the romantic scene. If you’d like more information on events taking place in Southwold during half term or over the Valentines weekend please see below. Southwold really is the ideal Suffolk town for an out-of-season break.


Tuesday Winter Wildlife Wander at RSPB Minsmere - Tuesday 8th January & Tuesday 12th February 2019

Discover the magical reserve of Minsmere this winter with RSPB's Tuesday Winter Wildlife Wanders. Every Tuesday until mid-February, RSPB Minsmere will be running 3 hours long walks beginning at 09:30 where guides will show wanderers wildlife and historical highlights. Enjoy looking for birds, mammals and embark on a bracing stroll along the beach. Price: RSPB members £9, non-members £11.25 plus reserve entry fees; RSPB Wildlife Explorers £4.50, non-member children £5.60.

Birds for Beginners at RSPB Minsmere 2019

Visit RSPB Minsmere this year and learn how to identify a range of bird species which can be found. An RSPB guide will take you through all the steps for recognising the birds as well as showing you how to use binoculars. No previous experience needed. Please remember to bring your binoculars or you can hire a pair from the RSPB reception area.

Pantomime Group

Reydon & Southwold Pantomime Group - Jack and the Beanstalk Saturday 27th January - 2nd February 2019

Taking place at St Edmunds Hall in Southwold, the award-winning Reydon & Southwold Pantomime group will be showing Matone and evening performances of Jack and the Beanstalk. Fun for all of the family, this group have been called fun and wacky by critics, providing two hours of pure joy, oh yes they do.

Aldeburgh Literary Festival

The Aldeburgh Literary Festival - Thursday 28th - Sunday 31st March 2019

The 18th Aldeburgh Literary Festival returns in 2019 for another booked filled winter weekend. The festival plays host to local and global talks from the serious to the comical and is hosted at the Jubilee Hall. Programmes are available through the Aldeburgh Book Shop.

Creating Wilderness - Southwold: Evening talk by Michael Strand - Thursday 7th February 2019

An evening talk by Michael Strand at Southwold Arts Centre (St Edmunds Hall) starting at 07:30 pm with a £3 entry charge.


Planet Craft - Southwold Makers Market

Friday 22nd March 2019 - Friday 26th April (Every Friday).

A selection of local Suffolk crafts including textiles, pebble art, photography, jewellery, homemade natural toiletries, paper cutting, prints, home knits, homemade cards, homemade cakes and more. Meet the makers! Everything you see is created by the stallholder. Refreshments available at the in-house café. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Free admission.