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Hello there, I wonder if anyone could possibly give us some advise on possible routes, places to stock up on general supplys and good places to eat and drink please? We have hired a boat from this Saturday for a week (24th-31st) from Le Boat in Horning. We are two familys with young children (A 7 weeks old and a 16 month old) and are looking for a nice relaxing week but enjoyable on the broards at the same time, We are planning on doing a bit of BBQ-ing but would also like to moor up in the evenings and lunchtimes for food and drink. Can anyone point us in the right direction please? Many thanks!!  Smile

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Horning has some nice food spots ranging from eat in to take away.
Check the New Inn or The Ferry for a first night, both have
Amusements as does the Acle Bridge Inn for later and the Sutton
Staithe Hotel . Bewilder wood  Theme Park is in Horning a short walk
away.
There is a Wildlife Centre at Ranworth in a floating building they will
like and. Church tower  to climb.
Get a dinghy from le Boat and row with them around the moorings,
they will enjoy that and learn a new skill.

Points to note: Wroxham Broad is hosting the National Scout Sailing
Championships, worth a look but keep out of the race area, Barton
has a big sailing Regatta, same advice but keep to the right within
the posts marking the channel.

There are lots of advice threads on your topic, just check the blue
search box above right.

Whatever you do wear your lifejackets to set an example to them to
wear theirs - whenever out and around on deck, (you)  all the time
(them). Have a good holiday

Best wishes,

Pauline

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are simply Brilliant!


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quote:"......
Get a dinghy from le Boat and row with them around the moorings,
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Looking at the ages of the Children I'm thinking they're a touch young to learn to row but the point about life jackets is well made. Likewise a little young for Bewilderwood but children are never too young to enjoy a steam train ride so the Bure Valley railway from Wroxham may be worth a visit.

Horning has a number of eateries, not just the three riverside pubs (about which you'll find plenty of comments on this forum already). Bank Holiday weekend is always a bit hectic on the northern rivers with the sailing regattas, that might persuade me to head to Potter Heigham for the weekend and then explore the Ant and Wroxham during the week.

For good eateries Sutton Staithe Hotel is excellent as is the Bridge in at Acle. You can barbecue at most moorings but if using a disposable please remember to get a stand, never place the barbecue directly on the ground, and never ever use the barbecue on board the boat.



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Yes Paul, and even if you think the BBQ is out, never bring it aboard, the Carbon Monoxide threat remains even after it is out, something I learned recently. Scared

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Hi and welcome to the forum. Can I suggest that if you do use a disposable type BBQ make absolutely sure it is properly out (plenty of water available for that job) and don't forget to take it away with you and do not leave it on the bank for someone else to clear away. Hope you enjoy your time on the broads and get hooked like the rest of us.

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Simon hi,
Close to Horning is Wroxham which is a good place to stock up on general supplys.  Several shops and a large Roys supermarket.

Approx 1 1/4 hours by boat and 10 mins by car from Horning.

Kind Regards
Alan...
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Hello Simon, you should be able to get under Potter Heigham bridge assuming you are in an Admiral or Emperor. Go past Martham Boats, turn left into Heigham Sound then , after about a mile, turn right into Meadow Dyke and on to Horsey. Moor there, have a bbq next to the boat and enjoy one of the most peaceful spots on the Broads. It costs £5 to stay the night but well worth it. Take the children down to the fantastic beach ( about a half hour walk) for a paddle and see the seals either on the sand or swimming in the sea. The Nelson Head pub is about 10 mins walk from the pub and well worth a visit. At Horsey staithe there are toilets, a shower and a decent little shop. At the end of the staithe Ross runs wildlife trips on his boat that are great fun.
Best wishes
Charles

Best wishes, Charles

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Than you everyone for your tips and advice! We are all really looking forward to tomorrow now! We will be using the info and tips to make our trip that much more enjoyable!! We plan on using info from this forum to assist us as we go along!!

Thank you so much!!

Simon

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Sorry your post wasn't released before now, Simon...it's been a busy day. Smile

Your future posts should appear straight away from now on...we only vet the first couple of posts from new members as we've had some scammers and generally unpleasant first posts over the years.

Belated welcome to the NBF by the way. Cheers



John


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