If the person you care for needs help to get around – there are lots of great places to explore in Norfolk this summer, whether it’s hiring specially designed beach wheelchairs in Great Yarmouth or taking a trip on an accessible boat on the Norfolk Broads.

We are lucky in Norfolk to have The Broads on our doorstep; 125 miles of waterways stretching across Norfolk and Suffolk. The good news is that many walks and boat trips on The Broads are now accessible for wheelchair users, as this leaflet by The Broads Authority explains.

You can get a good idea of what’s on offer for wheelchair users on The Broads by watching this Access All Areas video.

Elsewhere, Norfolk has many beautiful paths for walking – both coastal and inland. The Norfolk Coast Partnership has information on many Easy Access Walks in Norfolk’s Nature Reserves and Country Parks. National Trails have also produced this helpful wheelchair guide to the Norfolk Coastal Path.

You can find lots of really useful information about Accessible Holidays in Great Yarmouth on the Great Yarmouth official tourism webpage, whether it’s accessible hotels, B&Bs and holiday parks in the town – or accessible attractions. Call them to find out more on 01493 846346.

The Tourist Information Centre also has beach wheelchairs available to hire for free.Cuddly toy on a beach wheelchair in office

Outside of East Norfolk, the Open Britain website allows you to search for accessible accommodation in the county using a checklist of your needs.

You can also find lots of useful information on the Accessible Countryside website – which has a special section on tourism in Norfolk.

Finally –  in the ‘Getting About‘ section of this website, there is lots of useful information about travelling with a cared-for person both here in Norfolk and further afield.