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Norfolk Broads Boating Holidays

Intergenerational Norfolk Broads Boating Holidays

With so many families having two working parents we are increasingly seeing the trend of grandparents and even great-grandparents becoming involved with child care.  This typically works well for all parties providing a close-knit family unit as well as the obvious benefit of saving on child care costs.

This trend is also spreading to the family holiday and increasingly intergenerational holidays are being taken. Grandparents coming along means mum and dad can have a break and again some quality family time is enjoyed. It is also not just grandparents coming along, often siblings holiday together with their partners and children as we try and make the most of our most precious commodity – quality free time.

A Norfolk Broads boating holiday is a great choice for a holiday of this type. Boats can be hired for up to 12 people or if preferred 2 or 3 boats can be hired and you can travel through your adventure in convoy!

There really is something for everyone on a Norfolk Broads boating holiday too. Fun and adventure can be had on board as well as at many family attractions such as theme parks, zoos and steam railways. Some rare wildlife and fauna can be seen as well as wonderful skies and scenery.  Great Yarmouth can be reached on a boating holiday with its funfairs, lively atmosphere and bright lights. Norwich is another option and again can be reached by boat if you fancy some great shopping or visiting its castle or cathedral.

As far as eating out is concerned a Norfolk Broads boating holiday gives you access to some fantastic restaurants and pubs, many serving local produce. You can of course enjoy some great meals on board your boat. The galley has everything you need for some home cooking and sitting on deck with some great food and drink is certainly a memorable moment – especially if you catch sunrise or sunset.

The beauty of a Norfolk Broads boating holiday is that you have no set itinerary. You can holiday at your own pace and go with the flow. There is also of course the beauty that it is a rural holiday. We all have increasingly busy and urban lifestyles so a boating holiday helps you escape both of these things. Active tourism is also on the up and yet again a boating holiday can fulfil this too. Walking and cycling can be enjoyed with some great footpaths and cycling routes. As well as this, centres around the broads will give you access to activities such as sailing and canoeing. So all areas are covered; action, relaxation and a rural retreat!

And what’s more – anyone can drive a boat – it really is easy. Full tuition is given. Safety is also paramount and life jackets are fitted and supplied. To get a taster of a boating holiday and to see how easy it really is you can view some boating videos here.