The Broads Village is back at the Royal Norfolk Show for 2018

The Broads Village is back and better than ever at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show (27 and 28 June) to give visitors a real flavour of the amazing wildlife, unique landscapes and fascinating heritage they can expect to find in the Broads National Park.

Old favourite activities are back including pond dipping, badge-making, ‘poodunnit?’ and the unique marshman’s tools quiz, but there’s also a host of exciting new ones to get stuck in to. Follow the Broads trail and try your hand at using a throwline, take a selfie aboard the selfie-boat or have a go at shaping your own landscape in the virtual reality sandbox. Afterwards, if you’ve collected enough stickers, you’ll even be rewarded with a Broads goodie bag!

This year the village will be split into three distinct areas; visiting, discovering and looking after the Broads, so you’ll be able to learn about everything from how the fens are managed to the best places to go on a boat trip. The Broads Authority might coordinate the area but there’s a whole host of different exhibitors there to give you a true Broads experience including the RSPB, Norfolk Wherry Trust, Nancy Oldfield Trust, Natural England and many more.

Broads village copyright Julian Claxton

Rob Leigh, Head of Communications at the Broads Authority said of the event,

“The Royal Norfolk Show is one of our biggest events of the year and so it’s fantastic to be going back there in 2018 with an even more-improved Broads Village. Whether visitors are interested in boating, history, wildlife or the landscape, there’s something for everyone and we’re really excited to help them discover the Broads National Park.”

If you want to find out more, be sure to head over to the Countryside area (number 25 on the map) to find us in the Broads Village on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 June. Visit the Royal Norfolk Show website for more information.

Tuesday 19 June 2018