Broads Tours Discovery Trips Norfolk
The Bridge, Wroxham, Norwich, Nofolk, NR12 8RX
MONTHS OPENMarch, April, May, June, July, August, September
Listed under: Environmental Studies | Geography | Leisure and Tourism | Day Trip Destinations | Boat Trips | Environment Centres | Ecology & Green Awareness | Historical Heritage | Outdoor Education | Wildlife and Nature Reserves
What we offer on a school trip
Our two or three hour Discovery Trips have three stages:
1. An introduction to the Broads, looking at the landscape and use of the land, history and creation of the area, evolution of Broads tourism and the conservation and management whilst being driven from Wroxham, the heart and capital of the Broads, to Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail where we meet the trail warden for stage two.
- A more in depth look at the landscape as we move through the wet woodland and marshes on a board walk in small groups (maximum of 15) guided by the trail wardens, skipper and tour leader, all of whom have lived and worked in the Broads for many years. We look at the changes to the landscape for its management, conservation and protection of key broadland species, the impacts of tourism on conservation and the developing Hoveton Wetlands Restoration Project.
- As we return to Wroxham, we recap on topics covered in a fun, yet educational quiz. Depending on group size, free time for part of the return trip and wildlife tick sheets can incorporated.
The one hour trip is a taste of the Broads and covers: current land usage, land use over the years, how the Broads was formed, tourism and recreational activities and some wildlife.
Following the river Bure from the Broads Tours boat yard, through the villages of Hoveton and Wroxham looking at methods of house building and uses of buildings (holiday lets, boat yards, houses), then onto Wroxham Broad, crossing the Broad and returning to the boatyard via the river.