Barton Broad is ideally suited for bird watching and the study of plant and animal life which abounds in the area.

The Norfolk Broads comprise a variety of habitats including reed and sedge fen, alder carr swamp, grazing marsh, rivers, estuary, salt marsh and the wide shallow broads themselves.

The Broads lie along the east coast bird migration routes so there is a real chance of a rare sighting, and some great opportunities to see winter wildfowl. Within a short drive there are many RSPB and Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserves. We provide binoculars if you don’t have your own.

For the more inquisitive there are many places where ‘pond dipping’ can be carried out as well as finding out how the Broads were formed, maintained and much more. The Centre is ideally situated for school groups to work on various aspects of the National Curriculum.