Visiting the Broads National Park with Children

One of the advantages of holidaying at Hemsby Beach Holiday Park is its location on the stunning Norfolk coastline – and another is its proximity to the beautiful Broads National Park. Visiting the Broads National Park with children makes for a great day out, and with several nature reserves and Richardson’s Day Boat Hire within close reach, it’s an easy one, too.

Visiting the Broads by Water

Our day launches at Richardson's Day Boats are a fantastic option when visiting the Broads National Park with childrenAs well as Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, we also own and operate Richardson’s Day Boat Hire in the nearby Broads village of Wroxham. Seating from 5 to 12 people, our day boats are perfect for most party sizes. Day boats are also easy to drive, and full instruction is given prior to departure. Buoyancy aids are also supplied free of charge – so just bring yourself and your crew mates and enjoy a day on the Broads!

From Wroxham, it is easy to visit some picturesque locations in the Northern Broads. Just over an hour’s cruise from Wroxham is Horning, which features shops, cafes and restaurants. A fantastic place to stop for lunch is The New Inn, with a family friendly atmosphere and excellent customer service. The pub serves homemade pub classics and has a lovely riverfront garden – if you eat here, you’ll be able to moor for free*!

Visiting the Broads by Foot

Our day launches at Richardson's Day Boats are a fantastic option when the Broads National Park with childrenYou don’t have to be aboard a boat to enjoy the Broads – there are many places to visit by car or on foot to take in the beauty of the county’s wetlands! Nearby to Hemsby Beach Holiday Park is Martham Broad National Nature Reserve. Home to many of Norfolk’s birds and insects, this is a good place for nature spotting. A little further afield is the How Hill Trust, located near the village of Ludham, with gorgeous gardens a tea room that’s perfect for a spot of lunch! The village of Ludham also has the naturally dog-friendly The Dog Inn, perfect for lunch if holidaying in one of our pet-friendly caravans, as well as the historic church of St Catherine’s and the ruins of St Benet’s Abbey nearby – a great way to explore the Broads by foot!

*Booking is suggested.
Please check with service provider before travelling for correct pricing and information. Last reviewed 05 May 2017. Photo of St Benet’s Abbey courtesy of Broads Authority.
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