Participating businesses. The scheme now has nearly 80 business partners caring for the Broads and is gaining new businesses all the time. We will try to keep this page updated with news about all the local businesses who are supporting the scheme as it grows. The businesses below have already signed up to become partners in the Love the Broads scheme, and we are always looking to recruit more business partners so that the scheme can grow and the benefits to the Broads can be felt ever more widely.
Our existing members are generous and the public acceptance of the scheme has been very rewarding and encouraging. Businesses helping us to raise money for the scheme by adding a small voluntary amount to their charges which is paid by visitors (Opt Out) or by donating an amount for each booking made by their visitors include:
Barn Cafe at Whitlingham Country Park
Whitlingham Country Park Cafe is situated in the delightful Flint Barn Visitor Centre at the 280 acre Whitlingham Country Park close to Norwich city centre. The Cafe is operated by Churchill Catering, a family run catering organisation serving customers throughout the UK.
The Cafe serves an all-day menu with cooked breakfast and offers a deli bar with freshly made sandwiches, baked potatoes, and home-made cakes and scones baked on the premises and the finest fair trade coffee. There are also childrenís choices.
Visitors can learn to sail, canoe, windsurf or take a boat trip on the Country Park's Broads which is surrounded by woodlands, meadows, cycle tracks, a low ropes course and has a camp site. Whitlingham Country Park is managed by the Broads Authority.
Broadland Cycle hire offer all sorts of bikes plus baby seats and tag-alongs, helmets, baskets, locks, maps and repair kits so you can enjoy a pleasant ride in the countryside. Delivery also available to local holiday accommodation.
Burnt Fen Alpacas is a working alpaca farm situated near Horning. As well as being able to enjoy time with the alpacas ambling around Burnt Fen Broad, visitors can book a days felting course in Kurt - a Mongolian Yurt. Ann Nickerson is a spinner, felter and weaver of alpaca fibre and is passionate about her alpacas and working with their wonderful fibre.
Cotenham Barn B&B is a lovely place to stay for short breaks or for family holidays having 3 acres of grounds including woodland, Grade 2 thatched barn and pond which is alive with wildlife. But the best thing is that we are in the heart of the Norfolk Broads and the perfect place from which to explore the beautiful North Norfolk Coast and everything in between.
Herbert Woods is the perfect place to begin your Norfolk Broads adventure, whether it is from the water on board one of our 130 hire cruisers or from land in our beautifully appointed waterside cottages. We are sure that you will have a truly magical experience.
Maycraft is a family run boatyard that offers a personal touch and was started by Billy May who built the famous Cromer Crab boats 50 years ago.
Located at Potter Heigham, visitors can benefit from affordable hire cruisers, fishing and dayboats by the day or for a short break. Maycraft provides boat repairs, maintenance, spares and specialises in petrol engine repairs as well as having a large stock of petrol and diesel parts.
The home of boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads with a modern fleet of quality cruisers based in Wroxham Ė The Capital of The Broads Ė as well as glorious riverside holiday homes.
Richardsonís Boating Holidays offer the largest range of hire craft on the Norfolk Broads at great value for money. Experience Britain's Magical Waterland at your own pace aboard one of our platinum range cruisers or take your family adventuring aboard our pirate ship the Jolly Richie through the scenic, wildlife-rich waterways of the Broads. Here at Richardsonís we are proud of our award winning customer service, but donít just take our word for it check out our 5 star reviews on Trustpilot. Call us on 01692 668 293 to book your holiday today!
Salhouse Broad has 40 acres and is part of the Broads, lying on the River Bure, close to Hoveton Great Broad and Wroxham Broad. Unlike most of the other Broads, which were created by people digging for peat in the Middle Ages, Salhouse Broad was created by sand and gravel extraction. As sea levels rose the diggings gradually flooded, forming the Broads. We offer visitors boat moorings, canoe, kayak and bike hire and a camping area complete with pod so just turn up with your roll mat and sleeping bag.
These beautiful barns are situated on a working 1100 acre arable and grazing dairy farm on the Broads. Lovingly restored, they offer a balance of original features and modern luxury furnishings. Each of the 8 units has its own private seating area and beyond is the peaceful rural setting.
The cottages have been awarded the prestigious 5 Stars Gold Award from Visit England
It is about caring for the places we love to visit and protecting them for future generations. There is no point in having a beautiful landscape if it is spoilt by insensitive tourism.
Love the Broads seeks to promote the protection and understanding of our wetland area’s wildlife, landscape, heritage and tourism which are all interlinked.
This offers businesses involved guidance on how to use the Love the Broads brand in a consistent way.
Other Participating businesses include:
Bure Marshes National Nature Reserve
St Helen's Church and Visitor Cafe
The Galley, Horning