Norfolk Broads boat hire – Attractions & Discounts

The Norfolk Broads offer such a wide variety of activities ranging from children’s theme parks and zoos, to nature trails and historical sight-seeing to high street shopping and fine dining. There is so much available for holiday makers on boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads, either by the water or setting off to explore by foot.

For holidaymakers looking to experience something unique in the UK with no locks to navigate, wide open waters with beautiful vast skies, and activities galore, this is the family holiday to choose.

Norfolk Broads
Norfolk Broads

Heres a selection of the family friendly activities and sight-seeing opportunities for you, and their accessibility from the Waters in the Northern Broads.

Adventure Parks & Animal Parks:


Location: Horning Road, Norwich.

A magical world adventure park set in the midst of woodland. Full of family centred activities, allowing children and adults alike to let their imaginations run wild.

Nearest mooring opportunities: Horning on the River Bure and a short taxi journey to the park.

Wroxham Barns

Location: Tunstead Road, Hoveton.

Full of activities, such as craft shops and workshops for the children, mini golf course and children’s funfair and a farm area with farm animals.

Nearest mooring opportunities: Moor at Wroxham on the River Bure. There is a regular bus service from Roys to the Barns and return.

Pleasure Beach

Location: Great Yarmouth

Seafront amusement Park,  with traditional fun attractions and some modern high-octane rides for the thrill seekers.

Nearest mooring opportunities: Mooring up at Acle village or just before and get a taxi to Great Yarmouth.

Nature Trails, Gardens & Sightseeing

Norfolk Broads Sights by Water
Norfolk Broads Sights by Water

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Location: School Road, South Walsham.

Providing woodland walks, gardens and pet friendly walking grounds with picturesque scenery, an area bustling with wildlife.

Nearest Mooring opportunities: 15 minute walk or short taxi journey from South Walsham Broad on the River Bure.

Ranworth Nature trail

Location: Ranworth near Horning

Footpath trail off the Ranworth Broad with a selection of short and longer walks available, navigating by boat to the Broad, where the reeds and woodland provide habitats for a variety of wildlife, leading to a floating Wildlife conservation centre.

Nearest Mooring opportunities: Ranworth Broad on the River Bure.

Hoveton Hall Gardens

Location: Hoveton

15 acre garden with seasonal foliage, a must see for the avid gardeners and with children adventure trails you’ll be sure to keep the children entertained. Onsite is a tea room and opportunities to take a selection of plants and seeds back to your hire boat.

Nearest Mooring opportunities: Wroxham on the River Bure.

Just cruising on a Norfolk Broads boating holiday, the flat landscapes offers expansive scenery with so much wildlife to spot, an abundance of windpumps and historic churches and Abbeys. Experience the essence of Norfolk.

Book now and take advantage of the Special Offers at selected marinas!

Potter Heigham marina special offer: FREE PARKING for one car and first pet travels FREE on pet friendly boats. Plus FUEL PRICE CAP, pay no more than the fuel deposit. Book by 25/06/12.

Wroxham marina special offer: 20% DISCOUNT for holidays dates between the 14 – 27 June 2012.

Horning marina special offer: 25% DISCOUNT for all June 2012 Holidays.

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