Norfolk Broads holidays provide something for everybody in the family. such as boating, fishing, sightseeing, beach and of course relaxing.
The Norfolk Broads, a stunning stretch of countryside, home to many towns and villages. It has everything to offer its visitors, from family fun, retreats and adventure. What strikes me about this hidden gem is the vast stretch of rich wildlife and scenery, woven throughout both the towns and the coast. With the broads themselves being its crowning feature. The broads network of rivers provides a perfect place for all visitors. Offering activities from bird watching to kayaking, or acting as a perfect place to unwind away from the bustling everyday life within the city.
What makes this such a unique location, aside from the broads, is the variety of Norfolk Broads holidays it has to offer. With the east side coast nearby with attractions such as ‘Pleasure Beach’, filled with rides for the family, as well the stunning secret beaches being just what you need for a peaceful retreat. The ‘Africa alive!’ Zoo and ‘Dinosaur Adventure Park’ are popular with families, and provide a great day out between exploring the broads, trips to the beach and the many cycling routes enjoyed by visitors and locals scattered through the grasslands.
If you’re aiming for more adventure, boating, in particular, has proved to be a popular activity for many visitors. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, there are many boating services offered over the broads and along the coast, alongside paddle-boarding and canoeing.
For those searching for beautiful scenes, the ‘Bure Valley Railway’ is a great way to observe all the countryside the town has to offer. With many national parks such as Whitlingham country park allowing you to explore at any pace, you’d like.
The Norfolk Broads has also become a popular place for cycling holidays. Home to the 25 mile trackbed named ‘Marriotts way’, used also for hiking and horse riding. The location is also great for bringing your dogs! With plenty of pretty countryside trails for dog walks and open spaces such as the beach for them to play. You can enjoy yourself even without having to worry about finding a place for them on your holiday.
The charming town of Woodbastwick is the perfect location for a retreat. With picturesque cottages and a medieval thatched church, and has won the best kept village award twice for good reason. The area is also home to an extensive history which, in some villages can be traced back to the Tudor times, such as in the market town of Acle.
The beautiful village of Brundall has many holiday rental properties such as Swallowdale Holiday Home. Positioned right on the River Yare, where you can fish straight off the decking or relax with a glass of wine, watching the boats sail by.
Wroxham is often referred to as the ‘capital’ of the broads. Home to ‘the worlds largest village store’. With a variety of homely pubs and restaurants popular with the locals. St Benet’s Abbey with its round towers is one of the many historic landmarks and buildings and is only a glimpse into the history of the community of the broads which can be explored in the local towns.
Another well known feature of this landscape is the many windmills decorating the broads. With 75 from the 240 mills that existed in the 18th century still standing and a few open to the public such as Horsey Mills.
The broads are also home to a rich variety of English wildlife, due to the vast variety of habitats it creates. With 25 species of freshwater fish thriving alongside otters, herons and the rare swallowtail butterfly, making it a great place to spot such creatures in their natural habitat.
The Norfolk Broads serves as the perfect place for visitors to relax and enjoy themselves. Offering a wild variety of activities and adventure to complement its stunning countryside backdrop. The broads are a unique treasure which can only be found in this thriving rural community and are well worth a visit at any time of the year!