With so much uncertainty around travelling abroad at the moment and figures showing that bookings for next summer are up 80% on previous years, now is the time to start planning your holiday for 2021.
To help you out and give you a head’s up on your ideal holiday accommodation, we’ve come up with some of the best places to stay in the Broads National Park.
The first thing most people think of when they think of the Suffolk or Norfolk Broads is a holiday on a boat. The Broads National Park provides a unique opportunity to enjoy over 125 miles of lock-free waterways for you to escape, explore and enjoy.
A boating holiday on a modern luxury cruiser on the Broads is a unique experience you’ll never forget and there are loads of hire companies to choose from. You could even find yourself a classic wooden motor cruiser, built in the 1950’s, from Martham Boats and take to the water in nostalgic style.
One of the most environmentally friendly ways to discover the Broads is on a sailing yacht. Eastwood Whelpton Sailing Holidays at Upton and Oliver’s Sailing Holidays at Martham both have traditional and modern yachts to hire. Or, truly step back in time on a classic yacht from Hunter’s Yard at Ludham. They maintain and hire a beautiful fleet of traditional wooden sailing craft designed and built in the 1930s.
Have you ever dreamed of a waterside holiday cottage with your own day boat moored right outside? Sleep on dry land and spend your days exploring the Broads by boat from your own front door. Waterside Breaks, Riverside Rentals and Broads Escapes all have a stunning range of waterside properties for you to choose from.
Relax at Wroxham Cottages on the main riverfront close to the bustling centre of Wroxham and watch the boats pass by or fish directly from your own private terrace.
For those of you that would prefer to spend more time in the great outdoors, Hickling Campsite sits at the heart of the largest broad in Norfolk and its outstanding coastline. Watch the boats glide in and out along the tranquil and picturesque broad. Due to the low light pollution, the sky on a clear summer’s night is an absolute wonder you won’t forget.
Set in the beautiful southern half of the Broads National Park, Waveney River Centre offers camping, touring and glamping, with stunning views of the river and Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve. Pick up a day cruiser or canoe and explore the River Waveney and the pretty market town of Beccles.
For something a little different, Tin Can Camping at Mundham is a unique glamping site with four vintage American caravans and luxury hotel style bathrooms set in a peaceful rural setting. There’s a 1970’s and two 1950’s Airstream caravans and a retro 1950’s blue Jewel for you to choose from.
Enjoy all the service that comes with a traditional hotel. At the heart of the Broads National Park, only eight miles from Norwich, the Hotel Wroxham enjoys an enviable position with superb views of one of the busiest stretches of the River Bure. The hotel has 18 en-suite rooms, all on the first floor and most with riverside views.
Or head south and explore the Southern Broads and the Suffolk with a stay at Tingdene Waterside Park Hotel, a clifftop hotel with sea views overlooking the Suffolk Coast.
Great Yarmouth is one of the UK’s most popular seaside resorts and sits at the edge of the Broads National Park. With 15 miles of sandy beaches from Winterton-on-sea to Hopton, a vibrant seafront and two piers, you’ve got the best of both worlds on your doorstep.
A stay at Hemsby Beach Holiday Park a few miles along the coast will keep the whole family entertained and active. There’s a bucket load of fabulous facilities on offer from Body Zorbing to Archery, GO Juniors to Fencing. When you’re done with all that, head down to their show bar and laugh, dance and sing the night away in style.
Whatever type of accommodation suits you best, the memories of a holiday in the Broads National Park will stay with you forever. Make sure you book your place before it’s too late!