What are your plans for Jubilee Weekend ?

With the start of the Olympic Torch Relay now underway the whole country seems to be gearing up for a summer of celebration with first of the the Queens Diamond Jubilee and then of course the Olympic Games.

So, one thing at a time – Diamond Jubilee Weekend!  We have already ‘blogged’ about events going on in the Norfolk Broads area over that weekend, there’s plenty to keep you occupied.

Celebrate in style with Barnes Brinkcraft

We know we are going to be really busy on our Day Boats that weekend, so please do book ahead.  We also have an offer on our larger day boats  ‘Brinks Breakaway‘ (seats 7) or ‘Brinks Duet‘ (seats 5) and if you quote BLOG OFFER when booking we will give you a bottle of Bubbly to enjoy while out on the water.  Why not bring some bunting or flags to decorate your boat and a posh picnic and really make a day of it.

With the promise of better weather heading our way, get the family together for a celebration to remember.

Call Barnes Brinkcraft on 01603 782625

Luxury Days Afloat

Whether its a birthday treat, anniversary or just a family day out, why not enjoy a luxurious day afloat on the Norfolk Broads. Barnes Brinkcraft are now offering two modern and chic self drive cruisers available for the perfect day out.

Choose from either our Brinks Breakaway or our Brinks Duet cruisers and we will give you a bottle of bubbly on all bookings throughout June 2012 to compliment you trip.

Brinks Breakaway; is suitable for up to 7 people, comfortable outside seating complete with picnic table, ideal for alfresco dining. The Breakaway boasts a range of added luxury’s to help make your day more comfortable. These include toilet, cooker (hob & grill only) heating, CD/Radio, television and hot & cold running water. Prices start from £130-£160 for an 8 hour day, starting from either 9am-5pm or 10am-6pm.

Please call 01603 782625 option 2 and quote Blog to receive your Free bottle of Bubbly throughout June 2012.

Brinks Breakaway; luxury cruising for up to 7 people

Luxury Days afloat

Brinks Duet; is suitable for up to 5 people, raised steering position and comfortable outside seating, ideal for enjoying a glass of wine or taking in the sights and sounds of the hidden delights of the Norfolk Broads with family and friends. The Brinks Duet boasts a spacious open plan living area, cooker, fridge, toilet, warm air heating, CD/radio and television. Prices start from £150-£220 for an 8 hour day, starting from either 9am-5pm or 10am-6pm.

Please call 01603 782625 option 2 and quote Blog to receive your Free bottle of Bubbly throughout June 2012.

Brinks Duet

Family day cruising the Norfolk Broads

Please call 01603 782625 option 2 and quote Blog to receive your Free bottle of Bubbly throughout June 2012. All boats are subject to availability, please book in advance to save disappointment.

Barnes Brinkcraft is situated in Wroxham the heart of the Norfolk Broads, and as so much of the Broads can’t be reached by road, the days and nights afloat become a real adventure, with hidden places perfect fishing spots and close encounters with wildlife at every turn. Let us help you plan the perfect day out, and we can show you what the Norfolk Broads has to offer.

Family cruising on the Norfolk Broads

Family days out afloat

We look forward to welcoming you very soon.

Customer Comments – The Boathouse – ‘River View’

Here are some more of our lovely customer comments, this time by from our guest book in ‘River View’.  Thank you to everyone who commented – here are just a few.   We must be doing something right, take a look at the comments from the Toovey family, their 4th visit to Barnes Brinkcraft!!

The Boathouse - River View

The Huggens Family, March 2011

Nice views from River View, enjoyed the use of the day boat.  Would recommend a trip to Ranworth Broad and then climb the steps of the church tower for fantastic views.  Also, lovely walk at the Horsey Windpump.

Dan, Cherie & William, April 2011

Had a fab time messing around on the river, see you next year.

Sue & John, May 2011

We brought our bikes and cycled around the quieter roads.  Took a day boat out twice and used our OAP bus passes to go to Stalham and Norwich.  A great holiday, thanks.

Richard & Mandy, September 2011

Our third visit to these properties had a great time.

The Evans Family, November 2011

Another enjoyable holiday, even more so than last year!  Can’t wait until 2012.  Having a day boat for the week is excellent and Wroxham on the doorstep is good too.  The carvery in the Kings Head is excellent.

The Toovey Family, January 2012

A big thank you to all the staff for a great time our 4th visit.  We will be back again.

The Bagguley Family, February 2012-04-22

Enjoyed our time in Wroxham even though it was snowy.  We weren’t able to take the boat out because of the weather but the apartment was lovely and warm. Good food at the Green Man at Rackheath and Kings Head in Wroxham.  Loved ‘Roys’, loads of bargains to be had.

Hadi Family, March 2012  

A very relaxing time, accommodation excellent, staff in Reception very helpful.  Would recommend to others.

Barnes Brinkcraft holiday cottages and riverside accommodation provide excellent accommodation for your waterside holiday.  We have something for everyone, Sleeping from 4 right up to large parties of 18, perfect for friends getting together or large family gatherings.

Norfolk Broads Events – May & June

Saturday 5th to Sunday 20th May - Broads Outdoor Festival, two weeks on non-stop fun with over 100 events to try at locations all over the Broads.

BeWILDerwood - Treehouse Adventure park

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden

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

Sunday 27th 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.

Friday 1st to Monday 4th JuneLudham’s Jubilee Celebration Weekend – events all weekend, starting with a film show on Friday 1st in the Church Rooms starting at 7.30pm, Saturday 2nd ‘Best dressed King & Queen’ competition at the village hall, Sunday 3rd is a Street Party from 4.00pm – 7.00pm with live music & entertainment, Monday 4th Family Fun Day from 2.00 – 4.00pm in the village hall with a Jubilee Beacon Bonfire at How Hill at 8.30pm  For more details call 01692 678672 – all welcome.  Mooring at Ludham Staithe or parking in the village.

Wherry Albion - Traditional Norfolk Broads sailing trading barge

Tuesday 5th JuneWherry Albion will be moored in Potter Heigham for a free tour from 10.00am – 4.00pm.  The Albion is a national treasure, built specifically as a sailing trading Barge for the Broads, she is now 114 years old and a member of the National Historic Ships.  Moor at Potter Heigham or pay and display parking opposite Lathams.

 

 

Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th June – Ant Valley Walk – A circular walk taking you to St Benet’s Abbey  or to How Hill taking in Toad Hole Cottage Museum.  Suitable for beginners – approx 3 miles.  Under 16′s must be accompanied and permission must be requested to bring dogs.  Meet at Ludham Bridge Shop, free to participate, call David Splitt  07880 928712 for more details.  Moor at Ludham Bridge or limited parking on A1062 just before bridge.

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