This fantastic country park boasts beautiful natural sites, amazing wildlife, fantastic activities and two lovely broads, Whitlingham Little Broad & Whitlingham Great Broad. Here you can enjoy scenic walks, relaxing picnics and many great water activities thanks to the park’s Outdoor Activity Centre that offers something for all ages. It’s a great place to spend a day and can only be fully appreciated once it has been experienced!
Where is Whitlingham Country Park & Broad?
This beautiful country park & great broad is located around two miles east of Norwich city centre. Please see the map below for details:
Where to Park at Whitlingham Country Park & Broad
Although it’s very close to Norwich city centre and easily accessible on foot and by public transport there are still plenty of pay & display car parks to choose from that are located very close to different key parts of the park. One of the most popular is the car park that’s close to the visitor centre, which is perfect for those who don’t want to walk too far and is great for wheelchairs and pushchairs. There are two other car parks close by and the fourth is on the opposite end of the broad close to the play area, so if necessary you can drive to the different areas without having to walk.
Whitlingham Country Park & Broad Walks
There are some fantastic walks to be had at around Whitlingham Country Park & Broad and thanks to there not being any strictly organised walking areas, you are free to explore the area take your time and discover some amazing sights located within the park and surrounding areas. It is possible to walk around the entire great broad, which is perfect if you love keeping active in the fresh air while enjoying the best that nature has to offer but if that’s a bit too far for you, you can also walk around Whitlingham Little Broad, which is much better for those not looking to enjoy extended walks. Keep an eye out for the small wooden sign posts and explore the ruins of an old manor house and Norfolk’s oldest Lime Kiln!
What else does Whitlingham Country Park & Broad have to offer?
As well as walking, the park also offers great opportunities for cycling, giving you beautiful views of the area as well as plenty of fresh air to breath while exercising! If you want to experience something a little more exciting that’s perfect for the whole family then you’ll want to head straight to the park’s Outdoor Education Centre which offers many fantastic courses and entertainment including Sailing courses, Kayak & Canoe hire, Archery, windsurfing and more! It’s a one stop shop for everything you could possible do during your time on a Norfolk broad, simply fantastic! There is also an outdoor play area for the younger children and a woodland adventure trail that’s perfect for the older kids!