Waveney River Centre provides an ideal location for a Norfolk Broads holidays where you can enjoy boating, walking and relaxing. Stay in one of our luxury holiday lodges, use our exceptional camping facilities. Rent a canoe, bike or day cruisers.

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Rooms: 2/3 in lodges
Price:

Lodge s/b from £ 246, wk from £352 • Pod from £40 pn • Pitch from £10pn

Meals: Pub & Cafe on park
Open: All Year
Address: Waveney River Centre, Staithe Road, Burgh St Peter, Norfolk, NR34 0BT
Tel: +44 (0) 1502 677343
 
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Waveney River Centre

Small family run five star holiday park with a pool and marina on The Broads. Located next door to Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve and Angles Way long distance footpath access via a foot-ferry. Self-catering, camping and touring holidays available all year. Canoe, bike and day cruisers available for hire.  Awarded the David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award for the last four years.  Hold a 5 gold anchor award from the Yacht Harbour Association. Winners of the Practical Boat Owner Green Award in 2010.

We have a wildlife garden for the children to explore and the RSPB run wildlife activities here during the summer holidays.  Bird watching trips are run on a 1930's classic boat.  Guided walk is put on as part of the Broads Outdoor festival.

Eco credentials:

How do you reduce your draw on energy:

• Swimming pools consume vast quantities of energy for heating and filtration and during 2010 and 2011 we invested heavily in new heat pump & heat recovery technology as well as new glazing and roof insulation. Future improvements will include variable speed pumps and solar thermal panels.

• 29kw of solar PV panels were fitted to our boatshed and shop rooves in November 2011 - providing free renewable energy and reducing our carbon footprint.

• Meters have been fitted to all marina electric hookup points, in order to encourage more considerate energy consumption by boat owners.

• Sub-metering has been introduced in key parts of the Park in order to help monitor electricity consumption within individual buildings.

• All lamps throughout the Park have been replaced with energy saving equivalents - including LED lamps where feasible

How you minimise the amount of waste you send to landfill:

• We have had glass recycling banks on site for 3 years and full recycling facilities since 2008.

Through a partnership with a local waste collection company, all waste can now be placed in the same bin (using colour coded bags) and separated at the waste depot.

• All toner & inkjet cartridges are returned for recycling

• Boards used for walkways and decking are manufactured from 95% recycled material and are 100% recyclable.

• We have a battery recycling point in our Information Centre

• Dead trees are recycled where possible - creating log benches for example - or at the very least using the wood chippings for landscaping purposes.

How you reduce your consumption of water:

• Toilet cisterns throughout the park are dual-flush and the campsite WC block has waterless urinals. 

• Timers have been provided in the campsite showers to encourage customers to save water by showering for shorter periods.

• All showers and basins in public areas have push-button tap operation to prevent them from being left running.

How much of the food your serve is sourced locally (where possible):
Our shop stocks a wide range of locally produced food and gifts, including:

Ronaldo ice cream

Archers sausages & burgers

Waveney Valley Bacon

Norfolk Fruit cakes

Kettle's crisps

Local apple juice

Aspinall's cider

Broadland Wines

Do you actively encourage guests to arrive on foot, by bike and by public transport?:
Please note that if you are travelling via Oulton Broad Railway Station and the ferry, part of the walk is along the edge of a field. This is a public footpath but it can become muddy in very wet conditions. Please wear appropriate footwear and allow 50 minutes+ for the walk. Please contact the ferryman en-route on 07500-571232 so that we can anticipate your arrival.

Additional information:
We have been awarded the David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award for the last four years.

 

Review by Martin Dunford:

"Waveney River Centre is an oasis of activity in what truly feels like the middle of nowhere down in the southern Broads. Despite this, its riverside location is a buzz of activity, with loads of facilities and things to do, so you really can have your cake and eat it."

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Top eco features at Waveney River Centre

 
  • Pool now has a new heat pump & heat recovery technology as well as new glazing and roof insulation

  • 29kw of solar PV panels were fitted to available roof space

  • Recycling and composting everything possible

  • Dead trees are recycled where possible - creating log benches for example - or at the very least using the wood chippings for landscaping purposes.

  • Our shop stocks a wide range of locally produced food and gifts

 

Location

Waveney River Centre, Norfolk, England
Nearest train station: Oulton Broad South 2 mile walk plus short ferry trip

Directions from station:
If travelling via Oulton Broad and the ferry, part of the walk is along the edge of a field. This is a public footpath but it can become muddy in very wet conditions. Please wear appropriate footwear and allow 50 minutes+ for the walk. Please contact the ferryman en-route on 07500-571232 so that we can anticipate your arrival.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.