Go Cycling with the Kids in Norfolk
When visiting us at Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, why not consider a relaxing bike ride around the local area? From the beautiful Norfolk coast to the Broads National Park and its countryside, there are beautiful sights to be seen by all abilities, ages, and genders when cycling with the kids in Norfolk!
Norfolk is the perfect place for bikes, with an annual cycling event taking place across the country and plenty of routes to explore, why not give cycling with the kids in Norfolk a go? Tour de Broads, which this year celebrates the inauguration of its South event alongside the original North event, began in 2013 and gives riders the opportunity to see the sights of Norfolk – but that’s not the only time you can explore the county by bike!
Norfolk even has its very own self-hire ‘Boris Bikes’ style scheme in place, BroadsByCycle. This initiative is to encourage sustainable transport, as well as to provide car-free ways to enjoy the Three Rivers Way in the Broads National Park, where conservation is a top priority. With 3 docking stations where you can pick up hire bikes, including the popular Broads village of Hoveton (next to Wroxham), the pretty village of Horning, and Ludham Bridge. From these locations, you can explore the beautiful Broads, taking in views from the River Bure, the River Ant and River Thurne.
There is also the Norfolk Broads Cycling Centre, located at BeWILDerwood. With a selection of hybrid and mountain style bikes to choose from, the centre also offers patrons the option of tandems, children’s bicycles, baby seats and tagalongs as well as helmets, baskets, locks, pumps and puncture repair kids available on request.
The Broads by Bike have lots of routes online to explore, but the best for being close to Hemsby is perhaps the Horsey route. A 20-mile round trip, the route passes through plenty of coastal and Broads villages, including Horsey, where you can see the historic Horsey Windpump and Waxham Barn, as well as Potter Heigham, a popular Broads village featuring a medieval bridge and bargain store Lathams.
Another route by Broads by Bike which is also nearby to Hemsby is the Hickling route. Much shorter, at 5 ½ miles and an hour long, this route takes you past a nature reserve (perfect for kids!), the historic corn mill Sutton Mill, and the Augustinian Priory from 1240, St Mary’s Church.
Where ever you choose to go cycling with the kids in Norfolk you’re sure to encounter some stunning sights and perhaps some of the county’s wonderful wildlife! One of the most relaxing ways to explore, cycling with the kids in Norfolk is a great option when searching for a day in the local area!
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