Waveney River Centre at Burgh St Peter

Eddie and the Waveney River Centre

Eddie II the leeping pike at the Waveney River Centre

Situated in the quiet village of Burgh St Peter the Waveney River Centre is in an attractive position on the Norfolk side of the River Waveney. Housed in a display case in the Waveney Inn is a pike called Eddie, weighing in at 28lb and caught in the 1940’s it was the inspiration for the sculpture Eddie II the leaping pike that marks the entrance to the Waveney River Centre. Alex Hallowes and Pete Rogers as part of the South Norfolk’s millennium sculpture trail created the galvanised steel sculpture.


 

Visitor Moorings at the Waveney River Centre

Visitor moorings at the Waveney River Centre

The visitor’s moorings are in a tree-lined marina overlooking the River Waveney. Behind the moorings a lawned camping and touring area gently rolls up towards the indoor pool. Mooring is free for short stays, a charge is levied should you wish to stay longer (From £10 2014). The charge includes free use of the showers, water and electric hook ups are extra.  All the facilities of the park are available including wifi, laundrette, swimming pool, pub and shop.


Children’s Play Area

Childrens play area at the Waveney River Centre

The children’s play area at the back of the moorings features a slide, monkey bars and a new 3-level tower with views over the marina and marshes.


Eddie’s Pool and Café

Pool complex and touring pitches at the Waveney River Centre

The recently refurbished heated indoor pool and spa stands high above the Waveney River Centre with views over the marina to the river and marshes beyond. The pool is open seven days a week although sometimes closes during term times when the local swimming school uses the facilities.  The pool café serves very good breakfasts at reasonable prices in a clean and friendly environment. Light snacks and hot beverages are also available throughout the day, opening times being seasonal.


 

Mariners Store

Reception and shop at the Waveney River Centre

The Mariner’s Store has been re-sited into the main building adjacent to the new reception area, it stocks chandlery, fishing tackle, general groceries, camping gear, clothing, local produce and gifts. The former shop adjacent to the staithe is now a luxury apartment for 10 with hot tub.


 

The Waveney Inn

The Waveney Inn

Situated behind the marina, The Waveney Inn refurbished for the 2014 season, features a contemporary bar and restaurant and now includes luxury hotel rooms too. Outside the large deck overlooks the marina and marshes, offering the chance to eat al-fresco when the weather allows. The inn is open all day everyday during school holidays with shorter opening times during the rest of the year. Events include live music on Friday nights during the season and barbecue’s on summer bank holiday weekends.


Holiday Accommodation at The Waveney River Centre

Holiday lodges at the Waveney River Centre

Holiday accommodation at the Waveney River Centre includes lodges, cottages, holiday caravans and the penthouse apartments above the Mariners Store. Day boats, canoes and cycles are all available for hire, advice as to where to go and what to see including maps are available from the site reception. For walkers a pedestrian ferry operates across the River Waveney connecting the river centre with the Angles Way

Visit Hoseasons to book a holiday at the Waveney River Centre.


 

St Mary’s Church Burgh St Peter

St Mary's Church, Burgh St Peter

The church of St Mary the Virgin is a short walk from the river centre and is worth a visit if only for its unusual architecture. The Ziggurat temples of Mesopotamia may have inspired the unusual design of the tower.


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