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What's on in Wroxham, Norfolk and the Norfolk Broads 

There is so much to choose from whilst visiting Wroxham and the Norfolk Broads  - so we thought we would give you some help to find what interests us when you are on or near the River Bure

Click here for What's on this month or scroll down to have a look at the whole year.  Attractions open year round can be found here 


 September October November


Year Round Attractions by Mooring

February 2019

Snowdrop Festival

16th Feb 11 am to 4 pm

Horstead House, NR12 7AU 

Mooring at Barnes Brinkcraft,  25 Min Walk  or 5 mins by car (lots of parking)

There is nothing more likely to remind you that spring is on its way than a snowdrop walk, It will be daffodils before you know it


Circus Week

Feb Half Term

Time and Tide MuseumMooring Great Yarmouth Yacht Station  - 25 min walk  (if you are brave enough to be on a boat at this time of year)


Signs of Spring Week

16th to 24th Feb 10 am to 4 pm

Fairhaven Water Garden 

Mooring  South Walsham Broad  - 20 min walk  - plenty of car parking available


Boggle with Bonfire

February Half Term


Mooring Horning  - 20 min Walk  - plenty of car parking


March  2019

Feed the lambs

Check site for feeding times

Wroxham Barns and the farm are open year round, with loads of things to do, but it's a great time to feed the lambs when they are small.  They are pretty big and pushy by June!

Mooring Barnes Brinkcraft  40 min walk (the majority on footpaths) or 7 mins by car - lots of car parking space



The fishing season on the rivers ends on the 14th March  - and new licenses won't be issued until 16th June

But never fear  - there are some alternatives for desperate anglers as the season is only closed for river



Travel on the Bure Valley Railway Line and take a walk back, Geocaching on the way

We are reliably informed that there are some interesting cashes on the footpath by this single gauge railway  - so it's a perfect excuse to stretch your legs  - you can walk between stations and catch the steam train back

The full distance between Wroxham and Aylsham is 10 miles, but we estimate Wroxham to Coltishall is a maximum of 3 miles 

Mooring Barnes Brinkcraft  15 min walk to Wroxham Bure Valley Station (and to avoid walking on the main road walk underneath the mainline railway station and through the huge car park) Then you can choose how far you walk/take the train. 


April 2019

Easter Trail  - including Prizes  5th 22nd April

Museum of the Broads   - this is well worth a visit during the Norfolk Broads boating season, but even more so if they are offering chocolate prizes!

Mooring  Poors Staith, Stalham  - if you can get a mooring you will be right on the doorstep, if not, moor at the larger hire boat yard just around the corner


Easter Fair   

Easter Holidays  

Great Yarmouth

Mooring Yarmouth Yacht Station  - 15 min walk to Market Place   - and a further 5 mins to the Sea 

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Holidays  

Fairhaven Water Garden  

Mooring South Walsham Broad 20 min walk (plenty of parking) 

This Award Winning garden is open year round with lots of activities to appeal to all ages


Pirates Water Show

6th to 28th April

Hippodrome Circus 

Mooring  - Yarmouth Yacht Station  - 25 min walk

This is a really unusual show  - well worth a look 


May 2019

Norfolk and Norwich Festival

10th to 26th May

This is a huge festival covering a massive variety of events (lots free of charge) showcasing some pretty incredible talent

Moorings  - Either Barnes Brinkcraft (and take the bus or train) or Norwich Yacht Station 


Open Studios

25th May to 9th June

For 16 days each year over 450 artists open up their studios  - many of the artists are based on the broads, As the details are made available we'll add the nearest moorings/artist list


Bluebell Week

Fairhaven Water Garden  

22nd April to 12th May  

Mooring South Walsham Broad 20 min walk (plenty of parking) 

There is also a guided walk on the 5th May  - worth booking up for


June 2019

National Road Championships   - Coming to Norfolk this year

Great British Cycling Festival  

27th to 30th June

Whilst both the men's and women's events will start and finish in Norwich, rumour has it they will be coming through Wroxham  - bag yourself a spot to watch them travel over Wroxham's bridge 

Moorings Barnes Brinkcraft  - choose the right space and you might even be able to see the action from your boat  


Broads Restaurant Week

1st to 9th June

What a way to experience the broads, choose your mooring by the restaurant you fancy

Open Studios

We've mentioned it in May, but it continues until June 9th   - why not book a meal then visit an art studio or 3


Year Round Attractions by Moorings

(listed by distance from Barnes Brinkcraft)


From Mooring in Wroxham

Hoveton Hall Gardens 

Beautiful gardens, with really beautiful "spiders, gate" into the walled garden.  And don't forget the cafe  - Locals would like to keep it as a top-secret destination  - the food is several levels above your usual cafe food 

20-minute walk  - or 5 mins by car 

Wroxham Barns

There are all sorts of things going on here,  Shops selling local produce, gifts, clothes crafts & plants, a great restaurant and cafe.  Don't forget feeding time at the Junior Farm plus and the Mini Golf & Fairpark rides 

Mooring at Barnes Brinkcraft   - 35 min walk (mostly on footpaths) or 7 min drive (lots of car parking space except on bank holidays !)  


Mooring at Coltishall

Secret Sup Paddle Boarding 

If you fancy getting even nearer the water this is an idyllic spot to have a go.  You can either hire a board, join a group or book a lesson for just you and your friends  

Moorings Coltishall Green   - and the SUP boarding is from the Pub at the end of the green  


Mooring at Salhouse Broad

Woodfords Brewery Tour

It's about 25 mins walk from the moorings  - which should be enough time to shake down breakfast and make room for a pint of Nelsons Nog and possibly try out the food at the Fur and Feather Pub whilst you are there


Mooring in Horning

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum 

This is one of those places you find by accident and suddenly find you've spent the afternoon there 

  - it's a really fascinating step back in time and well worth a visit 

 (and because they haven't got big budgets, you won't find it advertised in many places) 


Mooring Horning Staith  - 20 min walk along quiet roads.  Loads of parking if you travel by car 


If you have pre-teen kids with you  - use them as an excuse to visit.   We can't recommend this highly enough.  It is, however, an all-day trip (and a little pricy - but we think, worth it)   In essence its a series of huge (and we mean huge) adventure playgrounds built into tree houses,   but packaged together to make some much more than that,  and don't forget the crafts, den making and storytelling sessions that make it a really wonderful day out 

Mooring Horning Staith  - 20 min walk (mostly on footpaths)   - Loads of car parking  


Moorings & Cockshoot Broad  (Far side of the river and the far end of 

Woodfords Brewery Tour  (you can also get there from Salhouse Broad) 

It's about 30 mins walk from these really peaceful moorings right next to the reserve 


Mooring at Ranworth

Norfolk Wildlife Trust


Mooring at South Walsham

To Follow


Moring at Gt Yarmouth Yacht Station

The Lydia Eve  - Yarmouth



Mooring at Norwich Yacht Station   (although you can do all of these by train from Wroxham or Salhouse on the River Bure

Norwich Castle

Viking  - Rediscover the Legend 

9th Feb to 8th Sept  (amongst lots more at the castle)

More to Follow 


December 2018  

Cromer Christmas Show 

The Pier, Cromer, Norfolk 

Entertainment, comedy, magic and dancing, what more do you need to put you in the festive mood, and where else can you experience twice daily shows in a 500 seater auditorium hovering over the waves

Earworm Warning.  It does contain a version of Baby Shark 

Transport from Wroxham   Car, Train 

Norwich Traditional Christmas Market and Tunnel

The Forum, Norwich, Norfolk 

This year there are over 30 stalls selling a variety of Christmas fayre plus tempting delights such as mulled wine, hot gingerbread and grilled seasonal sausages.  Whilst you are there, don't forget to have a gander at the street entertainers, stroll through the tunnel of light or visit the Mechanical Circus exhibition 

Transport from Wroxham   Car, Train, Bus  

Christmas at Blickling Hall   - National Trust 

Blickling, Aylsham, Norfolk 

Enjoy the hall beautifully lit up for Christmas, and whilst you are there you might want to listen into the storytelling, solve the Nutcracker riddles or inspect the kitchens gearing up for their big event.  and drink Gluwein 

Transport from Wroxham  - Car  



Visit the Seal Colony 

Horsey / Winterton, Norfolk 

The seal colony (rookery to give it its proper name) gets bigger every year, and December is a great time of year to see the new pups whilst grabbing some fresh air (it's likely to be very fresh so it's a good idea to take hats and gloves with you)

Get chatting to one of the wardens to find out lots more about these lovable creatures - who's scientific name means hook-nosed Sea Pig!

Transport from Wroxham  - By Car  

Norfolk Wildlife Trust 


NWT is currently advertising several events over the festive period including a raptor roost guided walk at Hickling broad or at Cley Marshes you can find a beginners guide to Norfolk Birds, Wild Winter Poetry or even Stargazing for all

Transport from Wroxham  - Car 


A little local last-minute shopping 

Wroxham, Norfolk 

If you can't find what you need at Roy's Department store  - why not stretch your legs a little further and visit Wroxham Barns, treat yourself to a festive afternoon tea and take your time exploring a variety of local stores  

Transport from Wroxham  5 min by Car or 35 Min on Foot 


Steam train to visit Santa 

Wroxham, Norwich, Norfolk 

What better way to arrive at Santa's grotto than by steam train. Step on board in Wroxham and Santa's sleigh will be there to greet you when you arrive at your destination  

Transport from Wroxham, 5 min by car or 10 min on foot 


January 2019 


New Years Day Fireworks 

The Pier, Cromer, Norfolk 

This is a pretty spectacular show with the North Sea as its backdrop

Catch a train or try and find a parking space in Cromer and make your way to the seafront (it will be pretty crowded) The event is free, but please give generously when you see the inevitable collection bucket.  Lots of pubs, shops and cafes will be open specially for the event.

Transport from Wroxham  - Car or Train