Family Fun Days Out in the Norfolk Broads
When on holiday at Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park on the beautiful Norfolk coast, you’ll be in a prime location for all of the county’s best and most exciting local attractions! One of the fantastic points of interest nearby is the beautiful Broads National Park. Filled full of wonderful wildlife, serene surroundings and lots of things for the whole family to get stuck into! Read on for suggestions on family fun days out in the Norfolk Broads when staying at Hemsby Beach Holiday Park!
Hire a Day Boat from Richardson’s Day Boats in Wroxham
One of the best ways to see the Norfolk Broads is from the water! So, why not hire a day cruiser from Richardson’s Day Boats in Wroxham? Hireable per hour, half day or full day, a day boat is a fantastic way to explore the unique wetlands.
Visit Ranworth Broad and its Floating Broads Wildlife Centre
Ranworth Broad has a unique feature – its floating Broads wildlife centre! Easily reached by boardwalk, the centre has beautiful panoramic views of the Broad and a good number of wildfowl including wigeon, gadwall, teal, shoveler and more can be spotted! Great crested grebes are a stunning sight in the summer, and kingfishers can even be seen zipping across the water for a lucky few.
Take a Walk Around Hickling Broad, the Largest Broad
A year-round haven for wildlife, Hickling Broad is a fantastic place to spend the day, either walking around the site’s many trails or relaxing on one of the boat tours offered by Norfolk Wildlife Trust. The broad is home to a significant percentage of the UK’s common crane population alongside important breeding numbers of bittern, marsh harrier, bearded tit and Cetti’s warbler.
Hire a Bike from Broadland Cycle Hire and Explore the Broads on 2 Wheels
Choose from the Norfolk Broads Cycling Centre at BeWILDerwood, where you can hire a selection of hybrid and mountain-style bikes alongside tandems, children’s bikes, baby seats and tagalongs, or Self Service Hire Stations. The BroadsByCycle hire points feature uni-sex, adult bikes from automatic docking stations (a bit like Boris bikes!) and operate 24-hours a day in the peak season. There are self-service stations located in Hoveton, Horning and at Ludham Bridge.
Catch the Steam Train from the Bure Valley Railway and Explore the Bure Valley
The Bure Valley railway is a popular attraction for both locals and visitors to the area, welcoming over 100,000 people a year. A dedicated team of volunteers operate the railway on a not-for-profit basis, which runs the 9-miles through the Bure Valley from Wroxham to Aylsham and back again. A 9-mile long footpath runs alongside the railway, if you’d prefer to explore by foot.