Top Things to Do in the Southern Broads

The Southern Broads are stunning, but often missed by guests to the Broads. Featuring the capital of Norfolk, Norwich city, and some beautiful picturesque villages along the way including Reedham and Brundall, as well as access to the Suffolk seaside town of Lowestoft. Here’s our top things to do in the Southern Broads!


Norwich Castle

Moor at: Norwich Yacht Station* and walk 10 minutes through the city.

Built by the Normans over 900 years ago and located in the cultural city of Norwich, Norwich Castle’s original use was as a Royal Palace. The Castle has housed Norwich Museum since 1894, and this has been the Castle’s purpose till present day. Inside there are significant objects from around East Anglia, including archaeological finds and natural history objects. The castle sits atop a hill overlooking Castle Meadow and, naturally, is in close proximity to Castle Mall, one of the city’s shopping centres, if you fancy a spending spree!


Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Moor at: Reedham Quay and walk 20 minutes through a public footpath

Out of the things to do in the Southern Broads, Pettitts Animal Adventure Park is a winner for those with young children.If you’re on a boating holiday with younger children, then Pettitts Animal Adventure Park in Reedham will be the highlight of the Souther Broads for them. 3 parks in 1, the attraction features animals, gentle rides, and live entertainment from Bubbly Bingo the Clown and Maxi Mouse! The animals that call the park home vary, from red squirrels to alpacas, goats to reptiles, and more! There are also opportunities to meet the guinea pigs and rabbits that live in the park, and there are a variety of classic soft rides, from spinning teacups to a gentle pirate ship!


Richardson’s Family Entertainment Centre

Moor at: Oulton Broad Yacht Station* and get a 10-minute taxi journey

a good option for families when looking at things to do in the Southern BroadsAs the name suggests, Richardson’s Family Entertainment centre is a place for family fun that we own and manage! Featuring a Glow Bowling arena, amusement arcade, and soft play area as well as our delicious and well-priced Galley Diner & Restaurant and Cityscape Bar, this is a fantastic day out if you’re headed to the Southern end of the Broads National Park!


Beccles Lido

Moor at: Beccles Yacht Station* and walk for 10 minutes through Beccles

Voted as one of the 50 best things to do in Suffolk, the Beccles Lido re-opens on the 27th May 2017 for the summer. A community-run charity, featuring a large pool with a springboard, slide, a fun giant inflatable aquarun as well as all-weather awning, kiddies play area, and all-weather gym equipment! The lido is fully staffed with qualified Lifeguards, features individual changing cubicles, and swimming and diving lessons. You can find out more on their website here.

Please check with service provider before travelling for correct information and pricing. Last reviewed 25 May 2017.

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