Participating businesses. The scheme now has nearly 75 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 inviting their customers to donate an amount for each booking (Opt In) include:

As part of the local community, A Piece of Cake prides themselves that everything sold is homemade and, where possible, created using local products and suppliers.

A wide variety of delicious eating options are offered, from breakfast through lunch and afternoon tea (afternoon tea must be booked 24 hours in advance) Customers can choose from a wide variety of beverages including Lavazza coffee, herbal teas and soft drinks. Gluten Free options are also available.

Liz Nelson, the Owner says, "We are pleased to be a flagship business supporter for Love the Broads and ask our clients to make a voluntary donation of just 10p on each slice of our popular bakewell slice.

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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 children's 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.

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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.

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As one of the oldest businesses on the Broads, Broom Boats have been building hand-crafted boats from their Brundall base since 1898, with a reputation for the very highest standards of craftsmanship. They offer new boat sales alongside brokerage, a bespoke service enabling customers to buy and sell boats of all marques with ease. Broom Marine Services operate Brundall Marina and offer repair, restoration, servicing as well as marina berths, stainless steel fabrication, upholstery and canopy manufacture, alongside valeting services and parts supply. Broom Boating Holidays operate a fleet of luxury motor cruisers for the ultimate boating holiday experience

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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.

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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.

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The Fur & Feather Inn, located at Woodbastwick and close to Salhouse Broad, sits in the heart of the Broads National Park. Owned by the popular Woodforde's Brewery, visitors can also purchase beers, merchandise and take a tour of the Brewery.

The Fur & Feather are donating 5p from the sale of every cup of tea and coffee to Love the Broads to help to keep the Broads special for the future.

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Hall Farm Cottages is a family-run business offering attractive cottages in a quiet location at the heart of the Broads. The farm diversified its activities some years ago and converted barns into spacious properties ideal for couples, families and those less able. An ideal base to explore the exquisite Broads.

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.

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The Ivy House Country Hotel is a prestigious family owned hotel nestled on the banks of Oulton Broad within the Broads National Park. Set amongst 21 glorious acres of gardens, lawns, ponds, marshes, and thatched barns it has direct access onto the Broads. Guests can enjoy relaxing walks or venture out onto the Broads' pathways, or visit the coast nearby. The Ivy House are kindly donating 25p from the sale of each of their delicious cream teas to Love the Broads which will help to keep the Broads special for the future.

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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.

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The home of boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads with a modern fleet of quality cruisers based in Wroxham,The Capital of The Broads, as well as glorious riverside holiday homes.

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Situated in the beautiful village of Salhouse in the heart of the Norfolk Broads National Park, Judith and Martin welcome visitors and local residents to their truly wonderful 'award winning' vintage style tea rooms. Step inside this magical space where you can relax and enjoy home cooked lunches, cakes and bakes and of course a cuppa or two! Or come and visit and explore the amazing array of crafts and gifts available from over 40 local craftspeople and artisans.

We have chosen to add a small donation of 20p on to one of our most popular cakes - our delicious Victoria sponge. These donations will help wildlife, conservation, education and the visitor experience in the Broads. We are proud to be involved with Love the Broads and support their fantastic work.

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Richardsons 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 Richardsons we are proud of our award winning customer service, but don't 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!

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Riverside Rentals are thrilled to have been involved with Love the Broads for several years. Our valued clients visit the Broads National Park for its stunning wildlife and unique environment. Like us, they want to see this amazing place remain special and wish to donate to Love the Broads to ensure that it remains so.

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Roys of Wroxham have made a donation from their 'Making a Difference Locally fund to help the Norfolk Heritage Sailing Trust with the purchase and fitting of an electric motor pod to their yacht, Lucent.

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Ship Inn, Reedham

Located overlooking the River Yare in the delightful Broads village of Reedham, The Ship is next to the rail swing bridge and customers can see it open at regular intervals to let large sailing vessels through to navigate the Broads' rivers.

The Ship serves food and drink seven days a week and has a selection of all-time favourites and vegetarian options as well as its popular home made desserts. All the family will enjoy the charming riverside gardens with play area.

A small voluntary donation of 5p is included on each cup of coffee with the proceeds going directly to Love the Broads to help the Broads remain special

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Set in 11 acres of beautiful parkland on the banks of the enchanting Ormesby Broad, The Boathouse is a spectacular country pub and wedding venue. The complete refurbishment of the old Eels Foot pub and boathouse combines one of the most idyllic and romantic wedding venues you will find with fine country dining, luxurious accommodation as well as fully equipped luxury woodland lodges.

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The Galley is a traditional deli, café and gift shop in a delightful 17th Century property situated in the heart of Horning on the River Bure within the Norfolk Broads National Park. They have created a relaxing and informal atmosphere to enjoy superb (if sometimes naughty!) goodies and unique gifts from handbags and jewellery, cards, toys and baby wear through to home décor
to add style to any room.

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The Studio Art Gallery is ideally located next to the ancient part-thatched church of St Edmund King and Martyr in the market village of Acle, gateway to the Broads.

They exhibit an exciting range of local artists' and photographers' works, both traditional and contemporary as well as hosting a programme of creative events including workshops. They stock a small range of acrylics and watercolours as well as locally sourced gifts, cards and hand made jewellery.

The adjoining cosy tea rooms offer customers delicious cakes, refreshments, light lunches and snacks.

The Studio Art Gallery adds a small voluntary donation on to the sale of art pieces and merchandise with the proceeds going directly to Love the Broads to be used as grants for projects which will keep the Broads special.

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buy a love the broads badgeBuy a 'Love the Broads' badge or an inspirational book "A guide for Green Travellers" and support us! At many places around the Broads you can find ways to donate to Love the Broads whilst collecting a special momento.  You will find boxes of pin-badges on the theme of “love the Broads” as well as a beautifully presented guide to the Broads for green travellers.  These can be found at participating businesses, at cafes, restaurants, inns, visitor attractions or at Tourist Information Centres, for example Hoveton, Whitlingham, or at the Yacht Stations in Norwich or Yarmouth. Every pound raised from the sale of these items benefits the Love the Broads scheme.
What is sustainable tourism? Sustainable tourism is all about making the lowest possible impact on the environment and local culture while helping to generate income and employment. It is responsible tourism that is both ecologically and culturally sensitive.

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.
Download our Branding Guidelines and logo pack
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