What Lurks in the Depths of BeWILDerwood?
The Norfolk Broads Cycling Centre is located in the car park at BeWILDerwood, the treehouse adventure world just outside Hoveton. At the cycling centre you will find Broadland Cycle Hire and helpful staff to answer all your cycling queries. Note that you do not have to pay an entrance fee to BeWILDerwood for hiring bikes because we are outside the main entrance kiosk.
The 50-acre wild and imaginative adventure park of BeWILDerwood, with magical tree houses and characters bring a curious difference to the Norfolk Broads.
The outdoor adventure park has many aerial tree houses, zip wires, slides, a maze and a scary ‘Broken Bridge,’ with winding pathways throughout the forest, ready for the fun to begin!
To enter the world of BeWILDerwood, there will be a short boat trip through the Dismal Dyke and into the Scary Lake, where Mildred will be lurking. For those who wish to walk, there are jetties and boardwalks taking you into the magical world.
Land owner and founder, Tom Blofeld, has written a series of accompanying children’s books, depicting the weird and wonderful characters that populate the woods, “A Boggle at BeWILDerwood.” Children will be able to experience the book through the real-life adventure park, similar to a healthy outdoors computer programme!
Tom says: “BeWILDerwood is a reality adventure for the most bold and daring of children. Children who read the book will be able to follow in the footsteps of lead character Swampy, a 2ft-high marsh boggle with a taste for adventure!”
Joining Swampy in the undergrowth is ThornyClod the giant spider, Tree Twiggles and Witch, to name just a few. Mildred the 14ft-long vegetarian Crocklebog will also be there, emerging from the Scary Lake to greet arrivals with the aid of laser technology.
BeWILDerwood is aimed at four to 14-year-olds and parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles are all invited to join the fun.
Tom explains: “From start to finish BeWILDerwood is a magical adventure, starting with the boat journey, children will be able to follow the characters. When you get to the Broken Bridge, for example, which is seven metres above the ground, you’ll have to walk over invisible glass, which will be fairly scary. Visitors will find miniature villages high in the trees for the Tree Twiggles. There’s a real buzz about the place, creating the magic and fantasy of this imaginary world.”