Broads National Park Experiences

Broads – aka the waterland National Park – boasts over 200km of winding waterways and is home to some of the UK’s rarest wildlife. You could spot the Swallowtail, Britain’s largest butterfly, whilst enjoying a boat ride or while admiring the majestic windmills that dot the gentle landscape, or look upwards and just be star-struck by the endless skies above.

The Wind in Your Sails

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Take to the water for a half day taster sail with Norfolk Broads Yacht Charter UK. Under the expert guidance of a local skipper, feel the wind in your sails as you take the tiller and help crew your sailing boat around some of the magical waterways in the Broads National Park. Experience the beauty of the winding rivers and marshes, catch glimpses of local wildlife and enjoy a delicious Norfolk Cream Tea aboard your yacht.

To find out more about The Wind in Your Sails and to book, visit the experience website.

Sail on a Traditional Wherry 

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Jump aboard an Edwardian wherry yacht, one of only three surviving vessels, each over 100 years old, and experience sailing on the winding waterways of the Broads National Park the traditional way. Relax and enjoy the tranquillity, changing scenery and rare wildlife and add a touch of luxe by treating yourself to an optional locally sourced picnic hamper. Sail as a small group or round up friends and family and charter the whole vessel.

To find out more about Sail on a Traditional Wherry and to book,  visit the experience website.

Romantic Yacht Adventure

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On this three-day romantic sailing adventure spend your days swooning over the stunning inland waters of the Norfolk Broads aboard a traditional yacht, then head below deck for two nights sleeping on the water. Learn to sail or sit back, relax and let your private skipper do the work while pointing out wildlife and navigating to idyllic spots. The luxurious experience includes delicious locally-sourced breakfast and lunch hampers to share on your yacht, while evening meals can be enjoyed in waterside pubs as you moor up for the night. Romance guaranteed!

To find out more about Romantic Yacht Adventure and to book, visit the experience website.

Rails, Trails and Sails

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Fill your day walking and talking in the company of a passionate guide who bubbles with knowledge on everything, from the history and heritage of the Broads National Park to where to find the most magnificent views. You’ll start out in Norwich for a Monks, Mayhem and Murder tour then hop aboard Norfolk’s first ever railway line and whizz by train to Reedham. The afternoon will deliver scenic eye-candy aplenty across the rivers and countryside, as well as a glimpse into life on the Broads’ historic trading wherries. This Rail, Trails and Sails tour hits so many areas of interest and on Sundays comes with the option to take the train to Berney Arms, one of the UK’s most isolated railway stations.

To find out more about Rails, Trails and Sails and to book, visit the experience website.

Learn to Sail – Two Day Experience

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Follow in the footsteps of Lord Nelson, who learnt to sail on the Norfolk Broads, in this hands-on, two-day adventure with Norfolk Broads Yacht Charter UK. As you sail though the reeds and wildlife of the Broads National Park meeting locals along the water’s edge, you’ll hone your basic sailing skills then retire to the comfort of a local B&B where you can wake to a delicious home-cooked breakfast. With a head full of fresh air and a revived burst of energy, you’ll complete the adventure as the proud owner of a certificate from by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

To find out more about Learn to Sail and to book, visit the experience websites.

Capture the Broads

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Budding photographers step this way. You bring the camera and the beautiful Broads National Park will supply the picture-perfect landscape complete with tranquil waters, crumbling abbeys, and big coastal skies. In the company of a professional local photographer you’ll pick up photography tips and have the chance to try out different subjects, compositions and techniques. But this is no ordinary photography experience. This Capture the Broads tour also serves up a true taste of Norfolk culture with local info aplenty and a delicious food and drink stop off.

To find out more about Capture the Broads and to book, visit the experience website.

Broads by Kayak or Paddleboard

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Soak up the views, spot wildlife and hear tales of history and heritage while gliding along the waterways on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard with Norfolk Outdoor Adventures. This exhilarating yet serene activity will take you on a journey through the usually hard-to-reach areas of the Broads National Park where you can admire some of the best nature has to offer. You’ll also discover Heigham Sound and Hickling Broad, one of the jewels in the crown of the National Park, and arrive back on dry land refreshed, invigorated and won over by the beauty!

To find out more about Broads by Kayak or Paddleboard and to book, visit the experience website.

 

After all that adventure, you’ll want somewhere cosy to rest your head - we know just the spot. This way to places to stay in Broads National Park.

13 Sep 2019(last updated)