What’s On – Norfolk Broads – October Half Term

If you are visiting the Norfolk Broads area during the October Half Term, check out our guide to ‘What’s On’.

Saturday 20th October  1.00pm – 4.00pm
Happisburgh Church Tower Open Day.   One of the highest points in Norfolk, the view from the Church Tower is worth the climb to the top of the Thomas Marshall Memorial Staircase.

Sunday 21st October  2.30pm – 5.30pm
Barton House Railway – The Barton House Railway (BHR) re-creates a traditional railway atmosphere where the whole family can enjoy the nostalgia of the golden age of steam with two ride-on railways, a fully working signalling system and authentic tickets

Tuesday 23rd October 7.30pm from Adam & Eve P.H
Ghost Walk in Norwich Twilight creeps through the narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards of the old, old city. Its gnarled fingers unlock ancient secrets of dark deeds that lie entombed behind crumbling walls. It whispers into the shadowy recesses of a forgotten part of Norwich, disturbing the sleep of the long departed, and the City of the Dead stirs once more into ghostly, ethereal life.

Wednesday 24th October   1.00pm – 4.00pm
Happisburgh Church Tower Open Day.   One of the highest points in Norfolk, the view from the Church Tower is worth the climb to the top of the Thomas Marshall Memorial Staircase.

Friday 26th October
Hard Rain playing at the Dog Inn, Ludham  8.30pmFrom Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash, from Amy Winehouse to Sade, and from the Beatles to Frank Sinatra – even some Blue Grass and Country, local band.

Saturday 27th October – Saturday 3rd November
Big Draw Week @ Museum of the Broads in Stalham. Take part by drawing a favourite object (big or small, from a boat to a bird!) from the Museum’s collection of amazing exhibits. Enter your drawing in a free competition to win a prize at the end of the week. Different ages from toddler to adult. Come along and have a go it costs nothing!

Saturday 27th October – Sunday 4th November
Snagglefang’s Spooky Spectacular @ BeWILDerwood, Horning.  Lantern making, mask decorating and parades – see the website for full details of the freaky goings on.

Saturday 27th October – Sunday 4th November
Spooky Seafarers Half Term Fun  Treasure trail and colouring crafts:  Weekdays 10.30am-3.30pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1.30pm-3.30pm.  Wednesday 31st October, 10.30am-3.30pm – Halloween Special with face-painting, crafts and treasure trail.   For further details of special events, please call the museum on 01493 850698

Saturday 27th October
Hard Rain playing at the Maltsters P.H, Ranworth  8.30pmFrom Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash, from Amy Winehouse to Sade, and from the Beatles to Frank Sinatra – even some Blue Grass and Country, local band.

Sunday 28th October
Otter Spotting Canoe Trail  Otter Spotting Guided Canoe Trail – Honing Lock to Barton Broad.  You can paddle down miles of quiet, undistrubed tributaries and streams never seeing another soul but with a chance of seeing some of the broads best kept secrets – the Kingfishers, Bitterns and even the elusive otter. These secretive and wonderful creatures of the Broads National Park may, very occasionally, be seen from your broads cruiser are far more frequently spotted from a canoe.  See website for full details.

Sunday 28th October
Go Green for Halloween – Wildlife Watch  With Halloween approaching come along to NWT Hickling Broad and work with expert natural artist, Tim Willey to create a marvellous green man mask. Look out for wildlife as you collect materials before creating your own work of art to scare people with on Halloween.  See website for full details.

Tuesday 30th October 7.30pm from Adam & Eve P.H
Ghost Walk in Norwich Twilight creeps through the narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards of the old, old city. Its gnarled fingers unlock ancient secrets of dark deeds that lie entombed behind crumbling walls. It whispers into the shadowy recesses of a forgotten part of Norwich, disturbing the sleep of the long departed, and the City of the Dead stirs once more into ghostly, ethereal life.

Tuesday 30th October
Creatures of the Night @ NWT Ranworth Broad  Back by popular demand another chance to brave Ranworth after dark. We will be looking for nocturnal wildlife on a nature trail, bat detecting and finding out what owls eat for dinner. Wrap up warm as we will need to brave the cold before heading to the floating centre for a hot chocolate.
Venue: Meet at the Broads Wildlife Centre, NWT Ranworth Broad.  Full details on website

Tuesday 30th October
Horse Racing at Great Yarmouth Races – Season Finale  This is your last chance to enjoy a race meeting at Great Yarmouth during 2012 so don’t miss out.  First race at 1.10pm – last race 4.10pm  full details on website.

Wednesday 31st October
Halloween Spooky Trail at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden.  Join us for the spookiest Halloween party around. Scare yourself silly on the trail round our haunted garden. Live music. Thundermental fire artists. Werewolf on stilts. Children’s entertainers. Hot food. Don’t miss the frighteningly, fearful, firework finale at 7.50pm!  Full details on website.

Friday 2nd November
Bird Day at Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden.  Prepare your garden for birds this winter with make your own bird feeders and bird boxes.  Free drop in activity. (normal garden fees apply!)

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

Christmas shopping and fishing all on your doorstep

Probably the last thing you want to think about at the moment is Christmas, but it is only ten weeks away.

Why not take a short break or Autumn holiday in one of our waterside holiday homes, and do your Christmas shopping at the same time.  

Roys of Wroxham is a nationally renowned store on two sites right next to Wroxham’s famous bridge and within a 5 minutes walk of our holiday homes.  Thought to be the largest village store in the world you should be able to get everything you need in one place without having to play ‘elbow rugby’ in the large department stores in the city or fighting for parking spaces in the run up to Christmas.  Altogether a much more leisurely affair and you can even leave the gentlemen behind at the Lodge to fish – everyones happy!

Daisy Broad holiday home
Daisy Broad holiday home

Shoals of fish are currently leaving the faster flowing rivers for the yacht basins – closely followed by the predator Pike. 

 
If you do want to go into Norwich, there are all the main department stores and two large shopping malls, you can simply hop on the train a short walk away from your holiday home.  The city centre is less than a ten minute bus ride away.

Give us a call on 01603 782625 or book online

Christmas Shopping - altogether easier at Roys of Wroxham

Our October Offers Won’t Spook You Out!

Our half term prices aren't scarey

We are pleased to offer a £100 Discount on all weekly bookings or a £50 Discount on all short breaks during the October half term holidays.  This applies to all holidays starting on or after 19th October.

All of the cruisers listed below are part of this promotion:-

Benmore, sleeps 4-6
Braemore, sleeps 4-5
Comet, sleeps 2-4
Concerto, sleeps 4-6
Emperor, sleeps 8-12
Harmony, sleeps 8-9
Lullaby, sleeps 8-9
Melody, sleeps 6-8
Merrymore, sleeps 6-7
Prelude, sleeps 5-8
Quartet, sleeps 2-6
Rexmore, sleeps 6-8
Romany 2, sleeps 8-9
Supermore, sleeps 8
Superstar, sleeps 4-7
Supreme, sleeps 4-7
Supreme Star, sleeps 5-6
Synphony, sleeps 8-10
Ultima, sleeps 8-12

On top of this fantastic discount we will also give you free parking for the duration of your stay, include a free Halloween treat for the children. and if you quote BLOG when you book we will even include a bubbly treat for the adults.

TO BOOK AND TO CHECK AVAILABILITY, PLEASE CALL 01603 782625

Please note that this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer!

Perfect season for tackling big shoals of bream and roach

With less river traffic as Autumn arrives, now is the season that fishermen head for the Norfolk Broads to seek the big shoals of bream and roach.  Every visitor has a favourite spot, but using a boat as a base has the obvious advantages in that you can fish when you want and where you fancy.

Big shoals of bream and roach are forming on both the Northern and Southern rivers at the moment and as Winter closes in they will soon be heading for the more sheltered spots to be closely followed by the monster pike for which the Broads are famed.

Brinks Aires

Perfect for fishing: Brinks Aries

Hire prices are very keen at the moment, but you need to select carefully if you want a boat for a week’s fishing.

To help, we have selected a few boats which are suitable for either a week or a couple of days.
Brinks Aries is just about perfect and has been a favourite with fishermen for some time.
It has a really large aft cockpit with plenty of space and can sleep two to four in comfort.
There is warm air heating should the evenings get chilly and it is very easy to steer and moor and there is a folding canopy to give even more room.
A full week can costs as little as £435.

Brink of Joy has a split sliding canopy over the saloon so you can moor up and not have to leave the boat.  It is on a single level, easier if you are carrying rods and other gear and has one single and two double bunks.  Like all our boats it has a fully equipped galley and is easy to steer.
Brinks Sonnet is a new design of boat with a sliding canopy over the saloon and this one has bow thrusters making it easier to moor in tight places.  There are two double bunks in the saloon and cabin.  This also has an electric anchor and winch which is handy if you want to moor and fish in the middle of one of the Broads.  This one is available from £600 a week and is a really comfortable boat.

If you just want to take a boat for a couple of days then have a look at our Breakaway Day Boats.  These boats are principally for day hire but are equipped for a night on the river with a small cooker, basin and loo.  And there is even a fish finder to help you get a decent catch.  A two night break on one of these excellent little boats costs just £260, £150 for a single night away.

If you have any specific requirements and you can’t see what you’re after on this site then please phone our helpful team on 01603 782625.