Organisations and businesses are working to help as many people as possible experience the special magic of the Broads, with wheelchair accessible boats available, visitor attractions with facilities to help people with visual or hearing impairments and boardwalks suitable for wheelchair users. Read the Easier Access Guide for more details and watch the 'Access All Areas' video. You can also contact the Broads Information Centres at Hoveton, How Hill and Whitlingham Visitor Centre. All are wheelchair accessible (although limited at Toad Hole Cottage) and all have an induction loop.
If you have a visual impairment and would like to receive a large print version of the Broadcaster visitor magazine please contact us.
Please be aware that facilities at places listed below vary considerably and may not have the particular facilities you require. For instance only some boat trips are wheelchair accessible, others are included here because they have a hearing amplification system available. Please check the listings for details. You may also find it helpful to contact the places you plan to visit in advance to check that they have everything you need.
Barton Turf Adventure Centre (BTAC) is the premier RYA-recognised dinghy sailing school on the Broads. Originally only for schools' use, it is now open to everybody at weekends and in school holidays. (Pre-booking essential)
Broads Tours operates a fleet of double-decker passenger boats on the Broads, Britain’s magical waterland. All tours include a live commentary; the skipper will explain the origins of the Broads with light refreshments & licensed bar avail.http://www.broadstours.co.uk
Discover the Broads, Britain’s magical water land by hiring a day boat or day cruiser from Broads Tours in Wroxham, the village considered by many to be the capital of the Broads. Day boats available by the hour up to a full day.http://www.broadstours.co.uk
A waterborne mystery trail by electric boat, along dykes fringed with marshland plants. An experienced guide will show you the wildlife - stunning dragonflies, marsh harriers, wildflowers and swallowtail butterflies.
130 acres of ancient woodland with over 3.5 miles of paths. We have a tearoom, gift shop, bird hide, children's nature trail and plant sales area. We also have a programme of events all year round - details can be found on our website.http://www.fairhavengarden.co.uk
Fritton Lake Outdoor Activity Park near Great Yarmouth is surrounded by beautiful woodland and rolling countryside with lakeside gardens and a range of outdoor and indoor activities. Fritton Lake has something for everyone.http://www.frittonlakeoc.co.uk
0333 456 0777
Explore the newest member of the National Park family on board a Herbert Woods Day Boat or Canoe. Perfect for a spot of fishing or a secluded picnic, there is no better way to explore the Broads. Cruiser and Cottage holidays also available.http://www.herbertwoods.co.uk
The Waterside's new boat 'Stuart's Dream' is a MkIII Wheelyboat, designed and developed by the Wheelyboat Trust, a small national charity dedicated to providing disabled people with access to waterborne activities. At 17ft long it has a carrying capacity of eight people including wheelchairs (maximum load 1,000 kilos). We safely recommend no more than 4 wheelchairs on the boat at any one time as this comfortably allows space for up to 4 carers/companions for whom seats will be provided.
Nancy Oldfield Trust offers disabled and disadvantaged people an exciting day out on the Norfolk Broads. You can experience the fun and exhilaration of sailing or canoeing, observe nature close at hand, try your hand at fishing.http://www.nancyoldfield.org.uk
Take a guided trip on the solar boat Ra to experience the watery wildlife at Whitlingham Country Park. Surrounded by green banks and woodlands, it's hard to believe how close you are to the city. Ra is fully accessible to wheelchair users. 01603 756094 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.broads-authority.gov.uk
Join our guide and skipper for a look at the beautiful autumn colours on the river Bure and the incoming winter wildlife.
Access via car park on Lower Street Salhouse Norwich
Mutford Lock Bridge Road Oulton Broad, Lowestoft
Waveney Stardust is a purpose built broads motor cruiser designed to offer people, who would not otherwise be able to use a traditional boat, the opportunity to use the Norfolk and Suffolk waterways.http://www.waveneystardust.co.uk
Everyone can enjoy the Trinity Broads near Great Yarmouth in this wheelchair accessible day boat with electric outboard. Suitable for 2 or 3 people in additon to one wheelchair user. Access is via a ramp directly into the boat.http://www.theboathouseormesbybroad.co.uk