11/09/2012

The Norfolk Broads offer a relaxing holiday like no other

11 September 2012

Since the time the when railways arrived in Norfolk, the Norfolk Broads have been the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday unlike no other.

The first holiday makers took their holidays on pleasure wherries which were an adaption of the old trading wherry which sailed over the whole lengths of the Broads carrying cargo.

Pleasure wherries were fitted out luxuriously for the enjoyment of Edwardian families – and some even had a grand piano in front of the mast.  Today you won’t find many pianos, but you will find the same genteel atmosphere as you drift along at your own pace, with grassy banks and bird calls adding to the tranquility.

Windmills on the Norfolk BroadsThe secret to appreciating this is not to try to see the whole of the Broads a set time, or be too rigid about getting from A to B in a day.  If you can’t get to a town or village, just throw out the mud weight and spend the night in the middle of the Broad, watching the beautiful sunsets, enjoying the huge Norfolk starry night skies and drifting off to sleep to the sound of lapping water.  Waking up on the river is a wonderful experience too – if you’ve never eaten a fried breakfast on the water, you’ve haven’t lived. We guarantee the smell of frying bacon will stay with you for the rest of your life.

And, don’t worry about the kids having nothing to do, they will enjoy the sense of adventure of being isolated and having to fend for themselves. The Broads is a great place for youngsters to learn to fish, it is one of the great angling centres of the country.  Even adults can imagine they’re in Swallow and Amazons territory.

 

Fishing at sunset

Our boatyard staff live on the Norfolk Broads and know all secrets to an away from it all holiday, so ask them for advice on where to go, locals walks, what to see and where to find a quiet mooring.

The main villages of Wroxham and Horning can be quite busy but just an hour or so on the river and you’re in another world.

We have small cruisers for just two, or larger cruisers for families or group of friends that will sleep up to twelve people.  Take a look at our range of Norfolk Broads cruisers to find one that would suit your needs or give our experienced booking staff a call who can help ensure that this is one holiday that will provide memories to last a lifetime.

Call 01603 782625   Email bookings@barnesbrinkcraft.co.uk

Find your holiday on the Norfolk Broads

Holiday Type
Boating Holidays Holiday Cottages
Start date
Duration
No. of Guests

More about the Norfolk Broads

Broads National Park: Where Wildlife Thrives

Whilst cruising the Broads National Park it’s tempting to focus on your next destination. But don’t miss the opportunity to slow down and take in your surroundings on the way. Look a little closer you’ll see the Broads are a hive of activity ...

Learn more
The Norfolk Broads Customer Experiences

The Norfolk Broads Experience

Hear what our customers have to say about being on a Norfolk Broads boating holiday with Barnes Brinkcraft. Just imagine you could be here too!...

Learn more
Aerial view of the Norfolk Broads

Aerial Views Of The Norfolk Broads

Soak up and enjoy one of the UK’s most outstanding National Parks that is the Norfolk Broads....

Learn more

More about the Norfolk Broads

Broads National Park: Where Wildlife Thrives

Whilst cruising the Broads National Park it’s tempting to focus on your next destination. But don’t miss the opportunity to slow down and take in your surroundings on the way. Look a...

Learn more

The Norfolk Broads Customer Experiences

The Norfolk Broads Experience

Hear what our customers have to say about being on a Norfolk Broads boating holiday with Barnes Brinkcraft. Just imagine you could be here...

Learn more

Aerial view of the Norfolk Broads

Aerial Views Of The Norfolk Broads

Soak up and enjoy one of the UK’s most outstanding National Parks that is the Norfolk...

Learn more

"A very easy booking process, with staff always happy to answer any questions by phone beforehandThe boat, Duet 2, was well equipped, with everything needed for a single holidaymaker (although next time I’ll bring my own duvet as the nights got cold!)The training run before being let loose on the river, Harry was very patient and positive when explaining and showing what needed to be done, from basic knots to manoeuvring and mooring the boatAll in all, excellent value for money"
- Alex McLean
"just had the most amazing week on the Broads on the Melody 2, I highly recommend this company"
- Philip Perllan
"Helpful staff and a well maintained boat made for an amazing weekend away with old friends."
- Andy Cox
"Served us perfectly on our honeymoon! 💞 ..."
- Robin Om Shanti
Sign up to our newsletter

    This website uses cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies as described in our Privacy Policy.