Topic: Things to do in Aug for kids


blademan    -- Feb-6-2013 @ 1:49 PM
  Can anyone tell me if there is any free mooring stops where there is things for kids to do ie slots and pool we are new to the broads and this will be our first time in August and hopefully not our last http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/images/topicicons/thumbsup.gif


Gretzky    -- Feb-6-2013 @ 2:41 PM
  There is a pool at Horning ferry marina, also Bewilder wood at Horning (dependant on kids ages) slots at potter heigham next to the chippy. slots in Wroxham.

But what about a spot of fishing or even look into hiring a rowing or even a sailing dingy?

Edited because my brain works faster than my fingers.


handyandy    -- Feb-6-2013 @ 2:49 PM
  Hi,
There is another pool at the Waveney inn river centre near Oulton broad,(we have used it a number of times).The moorings are chargable, but normally for overnight only, advisable to phone before going and it can get busy in high season as they have a caravan and camping site too!

Handyandy


blademan    -- Feb-6-2013 @ 2:57 PM
  Thanks for that its a big help  boat-power
Ges


boat-mad    -- Feb-6-2013 @ 3:04 PM
  blademan hi,
Not sure if you meant pool table or swimming pool.  Their is a Lido at Beccles on the Southern Broads.  There was also a pool at Oulton Broad but Im not sure if it still exists.  If you are talking pool tables The Beauchamp Arms at Buckenham near Cantley has a couple along with a few game machines.  On the Northern Broads The Ferry Inn at Horning has the biggest games room I've seen attached to any pub. Which side of The Broads are you picking up the boat from north or south?  If you intend to cover both sides you will have to cross Breydon Water.  The following link will give you information.
http://www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/crossing%20breydon%20water%20to%20yarmouth.html



Kind Regards
Alan...
www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/


This message was edited by boat-mad on Feb-6-13 @ 3:12 PM


Valeriejones    -- Feb-6-2013 @ 3:22 PM
  Your first time eh, well I bet it won't be your last, you and the kids will love it.
And the kids also love driving the boat too.
Have a lovely time.



TerryTibbs    -- Feb-6-2013 @ 3:25 PM
  The Bridge Inn at Acles has an arcade for kids and it has very cheap slots and games machines so it's kinder on Dads pocket Wink

Dave

if it is to be it is up to me!


Karen&Mike    -- Feb-7-2013 @ 12:11 AM
  Pool table in beer garden (under canopy)  at The Maltsters, Ranworth.

And just a short walk from The Staithe is the Ranworth Broad Nature reserve with its floating wildlife centre / visitor centre  and a great boardwalk.

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


Boatboy    -- Feb-7-2013 @ 2:49 AM
 
quote:"......
The Ferry Inn at Horning has the biggest games room I've seen attached to any pub
......."


I think the games room at the Ferry has gone, but perhaps someone can confirm. last time I was up there in November it was closed and all the machines gone.

Regards
Paul - "Unsuspecting Tyro"
Since 1985.

“Rivers know this: there is no
hurry. We shall get there some
day.”


boat-mad    -- Feb-7-2013 @ 9:01 AM
  quote:"......
The Ferry Inn at Horning has the biggest games room I've seen attached to any pub
......."

I'm pretty sure the games room existed when I went their last September and they are advertising it on their new web site. Rewind the last sentence their web site indicates that they are making the games room into a dining area.   I am back on the Broads early May and will check it out.

http://www.ferrycarvery.co.uk/games.html


Kind Regards
Alan...
www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/


This message was edited by boat-mad on Feb-7-13 @ 9:07 AM


boat-mad    -- Feb-7-2013 @ 9:01 AM
  quote:"......
The Ferry Inn at Horning has the biggest games room I've seen attached to any pub
......."

rewind that!!!! Their site does state that it is changing into a dining area
http://www.ferrycarvery.co.uk/games.html


Kind Regards
Alan...
www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/


This message was edited by boat-mad on Feb-7-13 @ 9:05 AM


JennyMorgan    -- Feb-7-2013 @ 9:31 AM
  Once again I would advise coming South. If its amusements that you want then a night at Gt Yarmouth is a must, not only is there a very good Pleasure Beach/fun fair there are literally thousands of amusement machines in scores of arcades.

On a much smaller scale there is also an arcade at Oulton Broad, plus a nature reserve and small zoo with animals the children can handle.

At the high cultural end of things a trip to Norwich should exhaust them. The Castle Museum & Art Gallery is world class and the Cathedral is breath-taking.

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a
bird.

Suffolk by Birth, Broadlander
by the Grace of God.


blademan    -- Feb-7-2013 @ 1:20 PM
  Thanks for all your comments they are all very useful i will give some of them a try   Cheers


ranworthbreeze    -- Feb-7-2013 @ 1:38 PM
  Hello Blademan,

If you are stopping on the Northern Broads, you can moor up the boat and go into Great Yarmouth by public transport. We have stopped at Acle and done this but you could do it from a number of locations.

Regards
Alan

Alan Hood
Ranworth Breeze Boat Syndicate
www.ranworthbreeze.co.uk


blademan    -- Feb-7-2013 @ 2:59 PM
  Cheers Alan i will give that ago we pick the boat up at acle bridge in Aug  Cheers
Ges


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