Spot of afternoon tea?

Spring is a fantastic time to visit the Norfolk Broads. Plants are bursting into life, birds are flocking back to the wetlands and the region’s animals are emerging from the long, cold winter. Explore the Broads by boat, on foot or by bike to see the landscape at this wonderful time of year and to create memories you’ll treasure forever.


Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start planning a surprise for the matriarch in your life. If your mum enjoys nothing more than sitting back and watching the world go by, a trip on the Bure Valley Railway could be the perfect day out.

This picturesque nine-mile journey takes in some of the region’s most beautiful landscapes and gives you and your mum the chance to enjoy a slower pace of life. In honour of Mother’s Day, the railway is offering special VIP deals giving you a two-course meal and a complimentary drink on arrival in Aylsham. Each mum will receive a small gift with lunch to help make them feel extra special.


Guided Walks

Guided walks are a fantastic way to see the best of the Broads this springtime. You’ll find a choice of guided walks available in many of the region’s protected areas, giving you the chance to see a variety of landscapes, plant and animal life during your stay. Join a group walk or hire a private guide and experience the Broads without the crowds.


Cafes and restaurants 

The Norfolk Broads boast a fantastic selection of cafes and restaurants. Drop by the Ferry Inn at Horning, the White Horse in Upton, the Acle Bridge Inn or the Filby Bridge for excellent food and a warm welcome. If you want to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, visit the characterful Biddy’s Tea Room in Aylsham where you’ll find a great selection of cakes, scones and beverages.


Boat Hire

The best way to see the Norfolk Broads is from the water. Gently floating through the region’s rivers, lakes and waterways will make for an incredibly relaxing day and allow you to see parts of the protected areas not accessible by foot. The perfect choice for a Mother’s Day excursion or a half term day out, boat hire offers you the chance to create unforgettable memories with your nearest and dearest. Self-drive boats are available to rent by the hour or for the full day from Herbert Woods and don’t forget as a Broads Escapes customer your entitled to a 25% discount off day boats.


Combine a day out on the water with a trip to one of the many excellent eateries in the area to make your holiday on the Broads even better. Find out more about things to do on the Norfolk Broads, including cottage hire by taking a look round our site or getting in touch with a member of our team today.


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