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Nancy Oldfield Trust

Overview of our organisation and the services we offer

The Nancy Oldfield Trust was set up in 1984 with the aim of enabling disadvantaged and disabled people to take part in boating activities on the Broads, and in doing so, to make the Broads area, and its landscape and wildlife more open and accessible.  Our strapline is "making adventure possible", and we do that by taking people with disabilities sailing, canoeing and on motor boat trips on Barton Broad and the surrounding waterways.  Our trained staff and volunteers encourage the visitors to play an active part if they want to, and we also teach people to sail according to Royal Yachting Association guidance. We specialise in birdwatching and fishing as well.

We take children and adults of all ages and we have groups from schools, hospitals, secure and rehabilitation units, care homes and day centres, as well as families and individuals.  Our visitors come for half a day, a whole day or stay overnight or for a few days in our fully accessible self-catering bungalow.  We run boat trips all year round, and have a number of regular visitors.

The sort of activities we offer

We are the only facility of our kind in East Anglia, providing a wide range of accessible boating activities and opportunities for our visitors.

We ask for a donation of £11.00 per person, with carers going free (minimum donation per boat is £22.00). If you have difficulty paying for boat trips or transport to get to us, please ask about our bursary scheme which may be able to help. It is not means tested, and can subsidise your visit by up to 50%.

We operate motorboat cruises, sailing and canoeing Monday to Friday, morning and afternoon. We can arrange weekend and evening cruises and sailing with sufficient notice. We can be more flexible in timings at weekends, so bring a picnic and enjoy a day out!

Telephone: 01692 630572


Twitter: @NancyOldfield


Nancy Oldfield Trust Ltd, Irstead Road, Neatishead, NORWICH, NR12 8BJ

Nancy Oldfield Trust

Nancy Oldfield Trust Ltd, Irstead Road, Neatishead, NORWICH, NR12 8BJ