10% Discount For Armed Forces

0% Discount for members of the Armed Forces

10% Discount for members of the Armed Forces

Are you a member of the Armed Forces or a retired Veteran?  If so, we are delighted to be able to offer you a 10% discount on our Boating & Self Catering holiday homes Norfolk Broads holidays.

This discount is not just on our brochure price, it is a 10% discount that is applicable on top of any other offers that we have running at the time.

All we need is for you to call us with your Forces I.D number and this discount will then be applied to your holiday.  If you are viewing holidays online outside of normal office hours, you can book on the website and then either call or email us with your I.D number which can then added along with the extra discount.

Call 01603 782625 or Email 

Boating Holidays – Why not consider hiring one of our larger boats (for up to 12 people) such as Brinks Ultima, Brinks Emperor or Brinks Symphony – all ideal for groups of friends sharing and of course you all share the cost and the chance to be Captain!

Self Catering Holiday Homes – Our holidays homes are all waterside, have beautiful views and lovely gardens or balconies.  From two bedroom to five bedroom, they are modern and spacious, the perfect place to relax, unwind and maybe do some fishing.  Each property can enjoy the benefit of a Day Boat (except during school holidays), so you can get out and about exploring the waterways and visiting local towns & villages.




February 2017 Newsletter

barnesheadFebruary Half Term Offers

We have some great offers on our self catering accommodation over the February half term week, with 3 or 4 night short breaks from just £404 or a week from just £560.  Each property has the use of a Dayboat free of charge for the duration of your stay, and remember if you have booked with us before you will receive a delicious Hamper full of locally produced treats!

We can be flexible with start days, just get in touch with our friendly booking office team and they will be pleased to help – you can call on 01603 782625, email or contact us via our new ‘online chat’

whats onThere’s lots going on in the area during half term, take a look at our Blog for some ideas on how to keep the whole family happy.



New Boats – Brinks Serenade & Brinks Encore

Brinks Serenade is one of our our new cruisers for the 2017 season.  39′ Long, with 4+2 berths, modern & stylish lines combined with a very comfortable interior and the the latest technology, we are sure this boat will be prove to be very popular with families and couples alike.

Brinks Encore is a smaller 28′ cruiser with 2+2 berths, a classic design single level cruiser wth a light, modern interior.  Forward drive, twin sliding sunroof, wide side decks and easy access from the bow and stern make this boat extremely easy to handle and ideal for couples or first timers on
the water.

Both boats are now available to book via our website.

Barnes Brinkcraft now incorporating Royalls Boatyard

During January, we were pleased to announce that we had bought neighbouring boatyard ‘Royalls’ after the retirement of Nigel & Sara Royall at the end of last season.  The nine cruisers will be incorporated into our fleet and we are pleased to be honouring all holidays that have been pre-booked by Royalls.

If you were a Royalls customer previously and have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

We all wish Nigel & Sara a happy retirement which I am sure you will agree is well earnt after more than 50 years providing holidays on the Norfolk Broads.

Read our full press release here

2017 Offers On Norfolk Broads Boating & Self Catering Holidays 

  • Save 5% on our brochure price for 2016 bookings made before 29th February ’17.
  • Save 20% On Midweek Short Breaks On Boating Holidays
  •   Book a midweek break and get a 20% discount on breaks from from 11th April until  24th May 2017.
  • 2 Week Boating Holiday – ‘Super Saver’ – Book a 2 week holiday and save 15% on the lowest priced week.
  • For holidays booked and paid for direct on our website, you will enjoy an additional £10 discount over telephone bookings.

Special-OfferPlease see our ‘Offers’ page on the website for all currents offers & late availability.





Customer Loyalty Scheme

Our Customer Loyalty Scheme is really popular with our returning guests.  If you have previously holidayed with us in the past 4 years, and rebook with us direct, you will receive a delicious local food Hamper supplied by Tavern Tasty.  This will be delivered direct to the boatyard prior to your arrival for the start of your holiday.

Customer Loyalty Hampers

Customer Loyalty Hampers

When booking, if you have moved house or your previous booking was with family and friends under a different name, please advise us so that we can make sure you get the Hamper you are entitled to on arrival.





Share Your Holiday Photos

We love to see your holiday photographs, if you’ve had a great time and would like to share your pictures with us, email them to kerry@barnesbrinkcraft.com or add them to our Facebook & Twitter pages.

Norfolk Broads Autumn Newsletter


Welcome to our Autumn Newsletter, we’ve got lots to tell you after an extremely busy summer, so grab a cuppa and get comfy for a Norfolk Broads catch up.Have you seen our new look website?
Over the last few months we have been working hard to improve our website, making it
fully responsive to tablet devices and smart phones.  We have also changed the
navigation making it much easier to find exactly what you are looking for and we have
added several more pages with lots more information to help making booking and
planning your holiday even easier.

Interactive Map / Holiday Planner
One of the new features on the website we are especially proud is our new Interactive
Map/Holiday Planner
  The map shows lots of local information to help you when planning your route around the Broads.  Choose from wifi hotspots, moorings, information on towns & villages, public toilets/shower facilities, places to eat, where the bridges are located and their heights – we have even put a suggested 7 day itinerary .  You will also see helpful notes and in some cases photographs* of places which we think you will find useful.


* Some photographs are from our online Customer Photo Album – if you have any you
would like to share please email them to kerry@barnesbrinkcraft.com.

Brinks Rhapsody – New Hybrid Cruiser
In August we launched our new hybrid cruiser Brinks Rhapsody which is now part of our
Elite Fleet.

A fully electric hybrid, there is no engine on the boat, just a bank of batteries which drives
the motor, and should the batteries require more power, a generator kicks in and powers
the drive giving almost silent cruising.

Almost fully booked since it’s launch date we have had lots of really positive comments
and several people who hired this year and booked for next year already.  We do plan to
add another to our fleet next year – launch date to be confirmed.

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To see the Brinks Rhapsody in action, see the You Tube review video which our customer
Robin S has uploaded – it is really fantastic and once again we’d like to thank him for doing this.  To book call 01603 782625 or EmailChristmas Shopping Breaks
Is the thought of Christmas shopping sending you into a panic?  The stress of finding that
perfect present along with all the pushing, shoving and horn blowing that goes with city
centre shopping, it’s not a great start to the Festive season is it?

This year why not combine your Christmas shopping with a short break to the Norfolk Broads.  We are in the heart of Wroxham, close to ‘Roys’ the largest village store in the world, where you are sure to be able to find a gift for everyone on your list.  Our waterside self catering properties are perfect for couples, families or for friends to share, and from just £232* for short break it makes an affordable treat just before Christmas.

‘Broadscapes’ Photographic Holidays 
We mentioned this earlier in the year, and it’s taken us a little longer to put together than
we thought but we are now ready to start taking bookings for our photographic holidays.

Based around pre arranged rendezvous at different locations, meeting for daily tuition
with local photographer Paul Studd, a chat but above all for a chance to point your
camera at some of the iconic windmills & wetlands of the Norfolk Broads.

The holidays are open to everyone staying with us either onboard a cruiser or in one of
our self catering properties and are suitable for beginners and more advanced
photographers. The price is just £95 per person plus of course the cost of your
accommodation or cruiser hire.

The first mid week holiday takes place on Monday 20th April, or we have a weekend
break on Friday 15th May.  Places are limited to 8 participants per holiday , so early
booking is advised.  For more information please visit ‘Broadscapes‘ on our website
or call the office on 01603 782625

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Spend Christmas on the Norfolk Broads
We still have limited availability for Christmas in some of our self catering properties.
If you fancy doing something different this year why not get the family or your friends
together and spend Christmas on the Norfolk Broads.  The price of your holiday
includes a bottle of bubbly, a hamper of local seasonal foods and a Day Boat for the
duration of your stay.  We will even put up and decorate a Christmas Tree for you!

Customer Loyalty Scheme
Our Customer Loyalty Scheme has proved really popular and will continue next year.
If you have previously holidayed with us in the past 4 years, and rebook with us direct,
you will receive a delicious local food Hamper supplied by Farm to Fork.  This will be
delivered direct to the boatyard prior to your arrival for the start of your holiday.

contents may vary.

Hen & Stag Parties Welcome!

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Here at Barnes Brinkcraft we welcome Hen & Stag parties.*  If you are getting married
next year or if you are the person organising the Hen or Stag party, take a look at our
ideas of how to get the most out of your Norfolk Broads celebration.

Whether you choose a Cruiser break or one of our Self Catering properties, you can be
sure that you will have a celebration to remember for all the right reasons.

* A security deposit is payable

Barnes Brinkcraft on tour!

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Thank you to everyone who visited us on our stand at Brighton Pride again this year.  It was our 2nd year at Pride and we thoroughly enjoyed it.  It was lovely to see Robert Williams and his partner again who were the winners of our competition last
year.  It’s not set in stone yet, but next year we may be heading to north to Manchester
Pride – watch this space!

Early Bird – book now for 2015 and save 5%
Save 5% on our brochure price for 2015 bookings made before 28th February ’15.

New brochure out now!
Our 2015 is now available, to make sure you get your copy please email bookings@barnesbrinkcraft.co.uk
This year we have used new technology ‘Clickable Paper’ which we hope you will enjoy.

Share Your Holiday Photos
Our online album for our customers photographs is proving a real hit and we have loved
seeing what you all get up to on your holiday.  Thank you so much for sending them in and
please continue to do so.

If you would like to share your pictures with us, email them to kerry@barnesbrinkcraft.com or add them to our FacebookTwitter & Ingragram pages – you could win a £50 Amazon voucher!


Thank you to Lindsay P who sent this photograph in – we love this one. Next time you
take a holiday with us, there will be a bottle of bubbly waiting for you to enjoy.

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We’ve just got a new Instagram account – follow us for regular upates.  #BarnesBrinkcraft

Pets Go Free

Book your 2014 Boating Holiday between 1st March – 30th April ’14 and there will be no supplement to pay for your pet.

Pets Go Free

Pets Go Free

Don’t leave your loved ones behind when you come on holiday – hard working pets (and lazy ones too) deserve a break.  Whilst afloat take  borrow one of our pet life jackets, simply leave a deposit of £10 which is refundable on your return!

For more details and to book, please do not hesitate to call a member of our reception team on 01603 782625

Please note this offer only applies to NEW bookings and no refunds will be offered on holidays booked before the 1st March ’14.

Gift Vouchers

Did you know that you can purchase Gift Vouchers from us for your friends and family?

You choose the amount you would like to spend, and we will send you a voucher which the recipient can use against a Boating Holiday, a Self Catering holiday or a day out on the river in one of our Day Boats.


‘The Perfect Gift’

Call us on 01603 781178




2014 Brochure Now Available

Our 2014 brochure is now available.

See our new ‘Brinks Rhapsody‘ 5* Cruiser – perfect for your next Norfolk Broads holiday with friends or family.

Remember our waterside self catering properties are available all year round, and are ideal for a relaxing break at any time of the year.  AND, when you stay with us in ‘low season’ they come with a free day boat for the duration of your stay.

To get your copy, please call 01603 782625 or Email