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  • Green Tourism Bronze Award
  • Broads Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

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Nancy Oldfield Trust offers disabled and disadvantaged people an exciting day out on the Norfolk Broads. You can experience the fun and exhilaration of sailing or canoeing, observe nature close at hand, try your hand at fishing.

We are the only facility in East Anglia providing such a wide range of water activities and opportunities for our visitors. All boats are skippered by trained and experienced instructors, and customers wishing to have a go at sailing or steering motor cruisers are encouraged to do so under their guidance. We also offer courses in sailing under the auspices of the Royal Yachting Association, and we are licensed by Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.

Nancy Oldfield Trust offers disabled and disadvantaged people an exciting day out on the Norfolk Broads. You can experience the fun and exhilaration of sailing or canoeing, observe nature close at hand, try your hand at fishing, or take a leisurely cruise on a motor boat on Barton Broad. If you want more than a single day out, you can stay in our fully accessible, self-catering bungalow which accommodates up to 10 people, and can be booked for a weekend, a few days or a week.

We operate every day - motor cruisers go out all year round, sailing and canoeing between April and October. We ask for a suggested donation of £9 per half day, or £27 per night (which includes boating activities).

"I really love our visits to the Trust … we have a lot of fun, and I get a lot of satisfaction and personal achievement out of it!"

"My son was so excited to be coming canoeing with you that I could hear him laughing all over the house"

"Very friendly, informative staff, willing to listen and compromise on activities when clients wishes or needs change due to personal circumstances. Good effective communications from staff to the service users."

"The instructors had an excellent approach with the group which included some young people with quite complex autism. The way in which they were spoken to was relaxed and not confrontational"

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

We operate motor cruisers all year round. Sailing and canoeing April - October only. Weekends, evenings and Bank Holidays can all be booked in addition to our normal opening hours

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 7 Jul Midsummer Arts & Craft Fair


Irstead Road,
NR12 8BJ



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Map reference: TG 342209  Lat: 52.73555 Long: 1.46899


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children