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LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS
BROADS OUTDOORS FESTIVAL 2013
BE PART OF IT!
The Broads is “Britain’s Magical Waterland” offering visitors an experience unlike any other with its rivers and lakes – the “Broads” – peaceful paths and cycleways, unspoiled villages and market towns that all make up the tapestry of this fantastic area.
The Broads is recognised globally for the wildlife and the distinct and precious character of its environment and so offers a rich mix of attractions and activities both for local residents and visitors of any age and interest.
The third annual Broads Outdoors Festival will run from 4th to 19th May 2013.
The Broads Outdoors Festival Project Committee
Several organisations and individuals are working with the Broads Authority and Broads
Tourism and are actively involved in helping to deliver and shape the Broads Outdoors
Festival. Our Festival Committee comprises a range of public, private and charitable
organisations including: -
2. The 2013 Programme
Here’s just a handful of some of the events that have been confirmed for 2013 that
form part of the programme: -
Sunday 5th May
Spring Wildlife Watch
RSPB Buckenham Marshes
A spring walk around the Buckenham Marshes
looking out for lapwings and redshanks and birds
Monday 6th May
Horsey Wind Pump
Enjoy this great family friendly event -
and close to nature; explore the nature area, look for
and learn how to catch small mammals.
Saturday 11th May
Rails, Trails + Sails Guided Walk Train from to Berney Arms and guided walk along Wherrymans Way visiting Wind Pumps.
Saturday 18th May Wake Up to Wildlife
Walks, talks and wildlife activities with the RSPB at Strumpshaw Fen.
Sunday 19th May
The Green Boat & Tourism Show
Showcasing sustainable low carbon boating, green energy and environmentally friendly practices.
Lots of great exhibitors, free boat trips plus lots of family fun to be had.
3. Why get involved?
The Broads Outdoors Festival gives us a great opportunity to celebrate and further promote this unique and special area before the main tourism season gets fully underway. It will encourage visitors to the area and residents alike to find out more about the wildlife, history and heritage and environment of The Broads as well as a chance to learn new skills, enjoy some of the iconic Broads buildings and landscapes, take to the water in a variety of different craft and much, much more to keep visitors coming back again and again.
Broads Tourism – supporting The Broads Outdoors Festival
“All of us at Broads Tourism are delighted to once again be a partner
in the delivery of the third Broads Outdoors Festival. The aim of the
Festival is to encourage visitors and local people alike to experience
the delights that the Broads has to offer in the historically quiet period
between Easter and the start of the main season.
I would urge all Broads businesses to get involved in the Festival and
to take full advantage of the publicity that it will bring. You can do this
by organising a special event during the Festival, or by advertising in the
dedicated Outdoors Festival booklet. This high quality publication
produced by our media partner, the EDP, will be available to hand out
at our prelaunch publicity event at the Forum in Norwich on 5th & 6th
April, at all local TIC’s, and as an insert in the Eastern Daily Press.
Broads Tourism’s aim is for the Outdoors Festival to grow
year on year; to become a significant event in the Norfolk
and Suffolk calendar; and to be an integral part of our
promotion of the Broads, Britain’s Magical Waterland”.
Broads Tourism Chairman
4. Ways to get involved – put on your own event and get promoted as part of the programme for free
We are looking to include all sorts of events taking place between 4th – 19th May
2013 providing they fit with the ethos of the Festival. Here is some helpful information
for you to consider: -
Is your event….
can do in The Broads?
programme of activities)?
e.g. special events for wheelchair users.
If your event fits in with the points mentioned above we want to know
about it! We can only accept events that meet the criteria of the Festival.
If your event does not quite fit with the ethos of the Festival then we will
of course contact you to look at ways in which we can help you re-
Just so you know – if you are planning a Guided Walk as a Festival event, The Broads Authority has indicated that they will do all they can to arrange for paths to be cut back providing they have plenty of notice so please let us know as soon as possible.
If you plan to put on your own event – it doesn’t have to be huge and we can help you promote it. The deadline for inclusion in our marketing materials is 28th February 2013.
5. Advertise with us:
There’s also the opportunity for paid advertising in the
dedicated Broads Outdoors Festival Programme that gets
distributed locally (10,000 copies) as well as inserted into
the Eastern Daily Press on 30th April offering you great
exposure and reach – a perfect way to get involved if you
are unable to run your own event or maybe an advert to
support your event.
For advertising rates please contact
Vicky O’Leary on Vicky.firstname.lastname@example.org or call her
on 07918 941417.
6. How to get the most out of your participation:
As soon as you know the details of your event send to us by email to
Save the date for our pre-
Would you like to take part in our two-
event in Norwich City Centre to raise awareness of the Broads
and the Outdoors Festival?
Do you have an exhibit you would like to showcase?
Can you volunteer to help us man our exhibits or perhaps
you want to be involved in another way? Please get in touch.
7. Other partnership opportunities
There is a special opportunity to gain brand association with this high profile event, an event that connects powerfully into the brand and community of Norfolk. Here’s just a handful of ways to get involved but we’d really prefer to bespoke a package to suit your needs.
What we can offer in return:
Festival marketing and media channels
Outdoors Festival promotional collateral
customers, family and friends
Outdoors Festival website – site revision planned for early 2013
8. Our supporters:
The Broads Outdoors Festival 2013 is supported by:
9. Interested in finding out more?
Contact Clare Millar for a chat about this exciting Festival and to find out more about the full range of partnership opportunities on offer.
Broads Outdoors Festival 4th – 19th May 2013
T: 07908 730188
Saturday 4th May
Horning Boat Show
The inaugural Horning Boat Show will showcase
a wide variety of boats and vessels with many
different business, exhibitors and local
organisations joining in the fund.
Sunday 5th May
Classic Boat and Birdwatching Day
Waveney Trip on 1930’s boat plus explore
Breydon Water and Berney Marshes.