The aim of the Nancy Oldfield Trust is to provide the opportunity for people who are disabled or disadvantaged to enjoy a day out on the water, try new activities, improve their self confidence and increase their environmental awareness.
Anyone who is disadvantaged, or has a disability; physical or emotional, temporary or permanent, regardless of their age can enjoy sailing, canoeing, fishing, bird watching and motor boat cruises.
The Centre is situated in the village of Neatishead on Barton Broad. A fully accessible bungalow on site sleeps up to 10 in four bedrooms with en suite wet rooms. Groups can stay for a weekend, a few days or a week, and take advantage of all the boating activities while they are here.
There is a reception area and office, and a large classroom also on site.
Over 6000 people come to the trust each year. Many of them are regular groups who come weekly or fortnightly throughout the year. In the Summer months we have school groups as well.
Monday to Friday we take groups out at 10.30 and 13.30 for around two and a half hours. We ask for a donation of £10.00 per person, with carers going free. However the minimum donation per boat is £20.00, so if there is only one person with a carer, we will ask you to pay £20.00. If you have difficulty with paying for boat trips or transport to get to us, please ask about our non means tested bursary scheme which may be able to help. We can arrange weekend cruises and sailing and with sufficient notice, we can be more flexible with timing.
Please contact us if you would like to arrange a trip.