Photo gallery: Families going green at Salhouse Broad’s Broads festival finale

The Green Boat Show at Salhouse Broad. Jensen Jakob 2 from Salhouse enjoying the weather on a sailing boat from Hunter's Yard. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The third Broads Outdoors Festival was today hailed a resounding success as families flocked to Salhouse Broad for the Green Boat and Tourism Show.

The sun beat down for the festival's grand finale as some of the Broads' most historic sailing boats took to the water alongside silent electric and man-powered boats.

Martin Dunford, founder of Rough Guides tourist information books, who formally opened the show, described the Broads as 'the unsung hero of Britain's national parks'.

Some show visitors arrived in style aboard an electric powered water taxi from Granary Staithe, in Hoveton. They then had the chance to get out on the broad for free in a variety of eco-friendly boats.

There were more than 30 exhibitors showcasing ways in which you can have fun on the water without damaging the environment.

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As the show brought the festival to a close, Bruce Hanson, the Broads Authority's tourism officer, hailed the success of the two weeks.

More than 5,000 visitors had attended Horning Boat Show on the opening day, and hundreds of families went to Norfolk Wildlife Trust's Go Wild at Barton Broad on the middle Sunday.

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There were good attendances at most of the 70 events.

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