Top 10 things to see and do on The Broads

Drift past open fields, discover unspoilt fishing spots and enjoy close encounters with wildlife at every turn. With fresh air, sparkling waters and clear starry skies at night. A boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads is an unforgettable experience.

Things to do on The Broads

Spend an afternoon strolling through quaint towns for afternoon tea, wind your way along shore side paths or stop to watch the sunset over endless horizons. Whether you'd like to get active with some windsurfing, or while away the hours at a riverside pub, here are our top ten things to do along the Norfolk Broads.

Wroxham 1


Browse the gifts at Roys or Wroxham Barns, pick up supplies at the supermarket, ride the Bure Valley railway then head back to your boat with the tastiest fish and chip tea in town.

Great Yarmouth 2

Great Yarmouth

Feel the sand between your toes, breathe in the salty sea air, play the penny arcades, take a traditional donkey ride and enjoy all the fun of the fair. Finish your day with warm doughnuts on the pier.

The Galley, Horning 3

The Galley, Horning

Taste local deli delights including the famous 'Hornish' pasty, enjoy a traditional afternoon cream tea or browse the galley's paintings and ceramics for a special souvenir to take home.

BeWILDerwood 4


Rediscover your love of storytelling, treehouses and enchanting creatures at this magical woodland park. Take a walk on the salt marshes, enjoy a boat trip or zoom through the tree canopy on a zip wire.

Norwich 5


Visit the Norman cathedral and castle, discover a wealth of museums, exhibitions and outdoor festivals or enjoy a spot of shopping at independent boutiques and modern malls across this vibrant city.

Strumpshaw Fen Nature Reserve 6

Strumpshaw Fen Nature Reserve

Take time out in the heart of the Broads where big skies, birds of prey and flowering meadows await. Catch glimpses of swallowtail butterflies and kingfishers on summer trails.

Whitlingham Country Park 7

Whitlingham Country Park

From archery, paddleboarding and kayaking, to walks along the Broad, this country park is just outside the city of Norwich. Enjoy tea and cake at the cafe, where four-legged friends are welcome.

Oulton Broad 8

Oulton Broad

The southern gateway to the Norfolk Broads, get active with rowing, sailing and canoeing. Cast a line and catch a fish or enjoy magnificent views on scenic nature trails.

Woodforde's Brewery 9

Woodforde's Brewery

Experience some of Norfolk's finest beer. Take the brewery tour to witness the brewing process, plus get the opportunity to taste an array or award-winning beers. Finish with a fine meal at the onsite pub.

Somerleyton Estate 10

Somerleyton Estate

Go back in time and experience the grandeur of this impressive Victorian estate, hall and gardens. Explore the maze and grab something to eat at the nearby Dukes Head.

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