The lakes, waterways, villages and wildlife of the Norfolk Broads are in themselves an attraction, but here are some ideas for places to visit, and fun activities for both kids and adults. If we have missed out your favourite attraction, let us know and we will add it to the website!

Please check opening dates and times with the venues.





Horning Road,
Hoveton, Norfolk,
NR12 8JW

This is an adventure playground with a difference. In a jungly setting, you encounter bogs, treehouses, zip wires, rope bridges, and possibly fantastical creatures!

Bewilder wood

1603 783 900

Broadland Wildlife Centre Ranworth Broad, Ranworth, Norfolk, NR13 6HY

Featuring a floating information centre with marvellous views across the water, approached via a boardwalk, this reserve provides plenty of opportunities to get up close to the unique plant and animal species of the Broads. Boat trips in summer.

Broadland Wildlife Centre

01603 270479

Bure Valley Railway
Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW

Narrow gauge railway (steam and diesel) running between Aylsham and Wroxham, calling at pretty villages along the nine-mile route.

Bure Valley Railway

01263 733 858

Caister Castle and Motor Museum
Castle Lane, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5SN
The castle and museum are open to the public from May until September. The museum contains a large collection of vintage, veteran, classic and sports cars and motorbikes. Caister Castle 01572 787 649
Eastwood-Whelpton Norfolk Broads Yacht Hire
Upton, NR13 6BL
Yachts and sailing boats can be hired, and sailing courses are available to suit all levels. Eastwood-Whelpton 01493 750 430

Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden
School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ

Beautiful gardens with water features provided by dykes and its own broad.


01603 270 449

How Hill Nature Reserve
Ludham, Norfolk, NR29 5PG

This reserve covering a broadland lake and marsh has wildlife trails, boat trips, windmills and an information centre. You might also see some rare creatures, such as the marsh harrier or swallowtail butterflies,

How Hill Nature Reserve

01603 756096

Museum of the Broads
The Staithe, Stalham,
NR12 9DA

Set beside the river at Stalham Staithe, this museum will tell you about local boating history and has a play area and café. You can take river trips from here, and there are special events between May and September.

Museum of the Broads

01692 581 681

Norfolk Broads Cycling Centre
Bewilderwood, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8JW
The relatively flat terrain, and network of pretty country lanes make the Norfolk Broads ideal for cycling. For cycling routes and bicycle hire, see Norfolk Broads Cycling Centre. Norfolk Broads Cycling Centre 01603 783 096
Norfolk Broads School of Sailing
The Thatched House, Hill Common, Hickling, NR12 0BT
Sailing courses that can be combined with holidays on the Norfolk Broads. Taster courses are available. Norfolk Broads School of Sailing 07796 974 050

The Royal Air Force
Air Defence Radar Museum
RAF Neatishead,
Near Horning, Norfolk, NR12 8YB


The buildings housed a secret radar system during World War II and the Cold War, and you can now see mock-ups of the operations rooms, photos and other memorabilia connected with air defence.

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

01692 631 485