Norfolk Broads Country Park, owning a holiday home on this site is an ideal location to explore the beautiful countryside of the Norfolk Broads as well as the many picturesque villages and towns in the area.
Norfolk Broads Country Park is a dog-friendly park found in 6 acres of beautiful mature countryside, ideal for long walks with your dog. The park is available for twelve months of the year.
Norfolk Broads Country Park is in the village of Potter Heigham. The village is known for its river marina and boatyards and is one of the centres of boat hire and boating holidays in the area. The village itself is hundreds of years old, and one of the top spots to see is the medieval bridge that crosses the River Thurne and dates from 1385. Because of it, only boats with a low air draft can sail past it!
Another notable spot in the village is the Church of St Nicholas. Dedicated to the patron saint of fishermen and children, the church dates from the 12th century and has a 14th-century octagon-shaped extension that is one of the best-preserved in the country.
There are a few pubs in the village which offer a range of food and drink. You can also travel to nearby Ludham where there is also a local pub known for its food, drink and live music called The Kings Arms.
Around the park is the beautiful mature countryside that allows you to be closer to the local wildlife. There are two nature reserves in the parish area – Ludham – Potter Heigham National Nature Reserve and the Heigham Holmes National Nature Reserve. The latter can only be accessed by a floating swing bridge and is only open once a year. The other site is an important wetland area and is ideal for bird and insect spotting.
You can also enjoy one of the walking routes around the village that include a gentle stroll to longer hikes. One great walk is from the Potter Heigham Bridge, along the river to the inland edge of Hickling Broad, then back along the farm road to the bridge.
Cycling is also prevalent in the area and the 'Tour de Broads' is one of the UK's biggest cycling events. M there are lots of great bike paths around the village to explore if you bring your bikes along. Because the county is mostly flat, it is very children-friendly for biking too. There is a frequent bus service from the park into the centre of the village for ease of transport.
Around Norfolk Broads Country Park
The park is ideally located to visit the Norfolk coast with its beaches and stunning coastline areas, just six miles away.
Horsey Beach is one of the many unspoilt beach areas around Norfolk and is famous for being one of the top places to watch seals if you are visiting in winter. The rest of the year, the beach is a dog-friendly spot with open beaches and dunes that make it perfect for a picnic. If you do take your dog and see any seals, make sure to keep them away – they can get a little aggressive!
You can also travel a little further to visit the vibrant city of Norwich, just 11 miles away. The city has over 1500 historic buildings including more medieval churches than any other northern European city – 33 in total.
There is also the cathedral dating from Norman times with the second-tallest spire in the country. It is also a dog-friendly location, ideal if you holiday with your four-legged friends.
There are cobbled streets with Tudor era buildings and merchant's houses to see as well as great shopping areas. This includes the main Norwich Lanes, which was the first pedestrian-only shopping area in the UK. Other attractions within a short distance of the Norfolk Broads Caravan Park include Winbirri Vineyards and St George's Theatre.
Norfolk Broads Country Park