Hen & Stag Parties on the Norfolk Broads

Are you the best man or bride of honour, looking for an imaginative idea for your Hen or Stag party on the Norfolk Broads? What better way to get together with their friends and family before tying the knot.

At Barnes Brinkcraft we have been welcoming Hen and Stag parties to the Norfolk Broad for years. Both onboard our hire boats, our day boats, and in our riverside cottages.

To help get you into a celebratory mood, we’ll provide the Hen or Stag with a bottle of bubbly on arrival.

Please be aware we will ask you for a security deposit of £500.

We believe that everything you need for a great weekend (or longer!) is right here on the Norfolk Broads.

Self Catering Riverside Cottages

Our four cottages, Mallard, Heron, Coot and Grebe can each sleep 8 people in four bedrooms. Each house has a spacious lounge/diners and three bathrooms, two of which are en-suite.
The cottages have furnished balconies and a lawned garden overlooking the river, the ideal setting for bar-b-ques.
Each cottage comes with its own day boat FOC (outside school holidays).
The cottages Coot and Grebe have a linking door – sleeping up to 16 between them.

View Our Norfolk Broads Self Catering Cottages

Boat Hire – Boating Holidays On The Norfolk Broads

We’ve made it easy for you to find the best boats for a large party here. Each boat comes with a fully equipped kitchen and bathrooms (some are even en suite).
Please have a good look at the layout of each boat to make sure it suits your party, give us a ring if you need help or read our guide “Choosing the perfect Norfolk Broads boat”.

Enjoying the Broads National Park

Many choose to holiday in the Broads National Park because its such a beautiful and tranquil place to be
It is possible to “have your cake and eat it”. A little planning means that you can access all that’s on offer in Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

Norwich, Shopping & Nightlife

Shopping in Norwich
is a unique experience. High street stores, independent shops and quirky goods are all on offer in this city. listed as one of the top 10 places to shop in the UK. https://www.visitnorwich.co.uk/see-do/shopping/

Norwich Nightlife

Take the train into the city and you’ll find yourself at the heart of the nightclub district. Within easy walk of theatres, restaurants and some very cool cocktail bars

Great Yarmouth Entertainment

As a holiday resort, Great Yarmouth has more than most to offer. Racing, for dogs, horses or even banger cars. Casinos, an array of pubs and sports bars. There are plenty of live shows and a pretty impressive beach


You can moor at the Yacht Station in Great Yarmouth which is just a 10-minute walk from the town centre. We can also organise a taxi for you

Helpful Links & Other Suggestions For Your Hen / Stag Celebration

Imagine Spa at Blofield – How do you imagine the perfect hen party to be? Imagine Spa think that they have a good idea and have the facilities, the people and the experience to deliver it. Their hen party packages will guarantee a fun, relaxing party with plenty of time to chat and catch up. Let them take all the stress out of the planning and serve you up with the hen party of your dreams. Enjoy the intimate facilities and luxurious surroundings at Imagine Spa, it’s the ideal setting for you and your friends to prepare for the big day. Imagine Spa will organise everything and make sure you have the hen party you always dreamed of. And, the Bride-to-be goes FREE with groups of 10 or more!


Fishing on the Norfolk Broads

If you fancy a few days fishing you should call in to Lathams at Potter Heigham. Rods, reels, poles, clothing, bait, general equipment and luggage are all for sale. – fisherman of all types are well catered for. If you need advice, then Lathams is the place to ask, where the team of local staff can provide help and guidance to those new to the area.

Canoeing – If you are staying in one of our Lodges why not take a canoe out for the day. Our helpful team will recommend a route. life jackets and provide you with a ‘dry bag’ (deposit required) for your valuables (should the unthinkable happen!)

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Please do give us a ring and we’ll be glad to help you organise your hen and stag party on the Norfolk Broads

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"Really nice place"
- Ivan Phillips
"Great afternoon on the broads , easy to book online , we had the picnic boat plenty of room for the four of us . Weather was hot so the ice cream boat was a great treat"
- Elalne Wilkinson
"Great experience with Barnes Brinkcraft - friendly service with, ample parking next to the boat, toilets accessible to customers and the boat itself was spacious, clean and comfortable with a full tank of fuel and map of broads provided. Highly recommended."
- Esme Peers
"Brilliant staff. Good value for money. Had a fantastic day. Well worth it"
- Jacky Parker
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