On the park we offer a host of facilities to make your holiday as relaxing as possible, including: Eddie’s Pool a heated indoor swimming pool with views of the marina, river and marshes, Mariner’s Stores which stocks fresh and convenience foods, confectionary drinks and a wide range of locally produced food and gifts and Eddie’s Secret Garden where children can play hide & seek in willow huts, climb on an oak-a-saurus and check out the bugs in their hotels and stumpery.
Please note that some of our facilities have been adapted or are temporarily closed due to government restrictions. Full details can be found in the descriptions below.
Our very own riverside pub and restaurant The Waveney Inn continues to serve locally sourced food, freshly prepared on site, you can take advantage of our new onsite delivery options or relax outside after a day on the broads, overlooking Waveney River Centre’s marina – you might even spot a marsh harrier whilst you watch the world go by.
You’ll find everything you need for the perfect Norfolk Broads holiday right here on site.
Our launderette is open 24 hours a day. There are two commercial-grade coin-op washing machines and tumble dryers, a deep sink and coin-op iron.
As part of our Covid Secure measures we have relocated the Mariner’s Stores to our Kiosk.
We still have a great range of locally sourced products, groceries, wine, beer and gifts. Along with whippy ice cream and slushies.
We are operating our swimming pool in accordance with government guidance relating to Covid-19. This has resulted in limited capacity per swimming session, therefore booking of the pool is essential and entry to the pool will not be permitted without a prior booking. Swimming sessions are for 30 minutes and can be booked at the swimming pool reception 24 hours in advance.
Eddie’s Pool features an indoor heated swimming pool located in an attractive building with delightful views over the marina, river, and marshes. Use of the pool is included in the price of your holiday.
Entry may be limited to one visit per day to allow everyone an equal chance to use the pool.
Charges apply for day visitors (adults £4.50, £3.00 children)
Family ticket – £12 (2 adults and 3 children)
Our pool is sometimes used by Water Lillies Swimming School for private swimming lessons during school term times.
Our Children’s Play Area is always popular and features an adventure climbing frame with scramble net, wobbly bridge, slides and swings.
Our adventure tower features a slide, monkey bars, climbing wall, swings, fireman’s pole and a 3-level tower looking out across the marina and marshes. Sharp eyed youngsters can spy A Fish Called Eddie through the telescope!
Hello – it’s Eddie the Fish here. Prof David Bellamy says that we’re a Wildlife Haven here at WRC – and he’s not wrong!
Next time you’re visiting, take the kids to my secret garden, where they can play hide & seek in my willow huts, climb on my oak-a-saurus friend and check out the bugs in their hotels and stumpery.
The garden is fair-teeming with wildlife, including birds of all kinds, butterflies, ladybirds and small children. There’s even a pond dipping station where you can use a net to discover a multitude of creatures from the deep. But whatever you do – please don’t let the rabbits in!
Angling is a perennially popular sport with all ages and our riverside location is the ideal spot for pike, roach and bream – either from the bank or a boat. Starter fishing kits and bait are available on our site.
To fish on the Broads, you will need to purchase a rod fishing licence from the Environment Agency which is available from every post office in England & Wales, via telesales 0870 1662 662, or online at The Environment Agency website.
Fishing from the riverbank at Waveney River Centre is free for our residents and costs £5 per rod per day for non-residents.
Note that fishing is not permitted during the closed season which is 15th March to 15th June.
Hanging in pride of place in the Waveney Inn is ‘Eddie’, a 28 lb pike caught in 1948 and which provided Pete Rogers and Alex Hallowes with the inspiration for their 3.5m high steel sculpture of a leaping pike which marks the entrance to the visitor marina. Eddie II forms part of the Southern Broads Sculpture Trail.
Lots of useful information about fishing on the Broads can be found at the Broads Angling Strategy Group website and in this issue of Angle On The Broads.