Celebrate London 2012 with our 20.12% Discounts

Inspired by London 2012 and the Visit Britain initiative, we are pleased to offer offer our customers a 20.12% discount on the following boats:-

Breakaway, Jazz, Ladymore, Romany 1 & Romany 2  and Sonata

Come and explore the Norfolk Broads, late Spring is a fantastic time to enjoy the tranquil waterways and beautiful scenery.  Relax, unwind and enjoy a slower pace of life whilst cruising through Britain’s Magical Waterland.

Breakaway - just one of the boats in our 20.12% discount promotion!

This discount applies to holidays taken between the 11th May and the 30th of June 2012 ** (excluding the Whistun school holiday/Jubilee week).  Applies to new bookings only, this cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

**  Take a look at our blog posting for ‘What’s On’ in the local area during your stay.

Customer Comments – The Boathouse – ‘Rivers Edge’

We have had some fantastic comments in our guest book by our people who have stayed in ‘Rivers Edge’.  Thank you to everyone who commented – here are just a few.   We must be doing something right, take a look at the comments from Mr & Mrs Sankey – their 19th visit to Barnes Brinkcraft!!

The Boathouse, Wroxham

The Cutler Family, June 2011

We have enjoyed our second stay here, made full use of the day boat – it’s tempting to hire a bigger boat to explore further next year.

The Barber Family, June 2011

Very well equipped accommodation, comfy beds so a great nights sleep.  Home from home, very restful.  Staff very helpful, will come again.

Blyth Family, September 2011

Have had another lovely relaxing holiday in Wroxham, have stayed in Sail Loft twice and our first time in here – both excellent.  Loved having use of the boat, plenty of amenities nearby.

Sankey Family, September 2011 

Our 19th year with Barnes Brinkcraft, stayed in both Lodges and boats, always high standard maintained and a warm welcome from Jill, Daniel, Mathew and helpful members of staff.  Would recommend the Chinese Restaurant at the station – eat all you can!!  All in all a happy 6th wedding anniversary.

Bowden Family, Christmas/New Year 2011

Our second stay here and just as good as the first visit.  Home from home and very relaxing.  The day boat was a bonus and was great for the boys to go fishing.  Excellent food at the Kings Head Coltishall.

Riversedge in the Boathouse is available for weekly holidays or short breaks, sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms.  Fantastic wrap around balcony with river views.

Norfolk Broads Events – April & May

Saturday 21st AprilFairhaven Woodland Garden Farmers Market, South Walsham 10.00am – 4.00pm.  Locally produced food and fresh ingredients.  Free parking or moor at South Walsham and walk to Fairhaven  (approx 10 mins)

Thurne Windpump

Sunday 22nd April – Thurne Windpump Open Day, Thurne  2.00pm – 4.00pm.  Open to visitors and wind permitting the sails will be turning.  A unique opportunity to experience first hand the workings of the mill. Free parking in the village at the staithe by the Lion Inn or moor at Thurne Dyke.

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April – East Anglian Game & Country Fair, Norfolk Showground  8.00am – 6.00pm.  Not close to the water if you are on a boating holiday but an easy drive (approx 30 mins) if you pop back to the boatyard and collect your car.

Tuesday 1st May – Horse Racing at Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Norfolk  2.20pm – 5.20pm.  Enjoy a day out at the races, families are always welcome with accompanied children under 16 entering for free.  Admission fee payable.  Plenty of parking available or moor at the yacht station in Great Yarmouth

Saturday 5th – Monday 7th May – Minty’s Whizzy Windmill Garden, BeWILDerwood, Horning 10.00am – 5.30pm.  Help Minty, the littlest Crocklebog in BeWILDerwood, create a charmingly gorgeous garden by making whizzy windmill flowers, how lovely!  Normal admission fees apply.  Free parking or moor at Horning village staithe and walk  (approx 15 mins)

Saturday 12th MaySpring Plant Fair at Fairhaven Woodland Gardens, South Walsham  10.00am – 2.00pm.  An opportunity to buy new and unusual varieties of plants with expert advice.  Free parking or moor at South Walsham and walk to Fairhaven  (approx 10 mins)

Sunday 13th May – Thurne Windpump Open Day, Thurne  1.00pm – 4.00pm.  Open to visitors and wind permitting the sails will be turning.  A unique opportunity to experience first hand the workings of the mill. Free parking in the village at the staithe by the Lion Inn or moor at Thurne Dyke.

Wednesday 16th May – Ghost Walk at Fairhaven Woodland Gardens, South Walsham at 6.30pm.  Enjoy a spine-tingling walk through the woods listening to the myths and legends of the Fairhaven Garden.  Free with garden entry. £5.50 adult; £5 conc.; £3 child; under 5s free; dogs 25p. Free parking or moor at South Walsham and walk to Fairhaven  (approx 10 mins)

Saturday 19th MayFull day art workshop at Fairhaven Woodland Gardens, South Walsham from 10.00am – 4.00pm.  Workshop in the garden with one hour demonstration followed by group tuition, led by professional artist Rachel Thomas.  Includes tea/coffee and biscuits and a light lunch. Please bring your own art materials. Booking only event.
£45 per person  01603 270449

Tuesday 1st May – Horse Racing at Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Norfolk  2.20pm – 5.20pm.  Enjoy a day out at the races, families are always welcome with accompanied children under 16 entering for free.  Admission fee payable.  Plenty of parking available or moor at the yacht station in Great Yarmouth

All information given is correct to the best of our knowledge but is not guaranteed.

Welcome to the new Barnes Brinkscraft Blog!

Welcome to the brand new Barnes Brinkcraft Blog.

We will be keeping you up to date with the latest news and ‘goings on’  from our boatyard here in Wroxham, together with local Norfolk Broads events that may coincide with your holiday or indeed help you to decide your dates when looking to book one.

Of course we still have our Facebook page and Twitter and we would encourage you to share your holiday experiences, photographs, top Broads holiday tips etc with us, as we do love to keep in touch with our friends and customers – it’s up to you whether you decide to blog, tweet or facebook your messages to us, but DO keep in touch.

Family holidays from Barnes Brinkcraft