Begin your Broads holiday adventure with us! Whether you choose to captain your own boat or enjoy the view from a waterside cottage, a holiday on the Norfolk Broads is the perfect way to unwind.
With 125 miles of waterways, beautiful scenery, a wide variety of wildlife and some of the UK’s best weather, a boating holiday in the Broads National Park is an ideal place to escape the stresses of day-to-day life. From day boats to cruisers, picnic boats and kayaks, we have a boat to suit everyone’s needs.
Our waterside holiday cottages are fully equipped homes from home. Whether you’re into fishing, walking, cycling or just want to appreciate the Norfolk Broads and surrounding countryside they provide the perfect base from which to explore.
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A range of boats for every occasion
Our cruisers can be booked in advance, while our day boats are available to hire on a first-come first-serve basis on the day. Both are easy to handle and include everything you may need for a day-trip or longer holiday on the Broads.
Our Elite range of luxury boats will invite you to cruise the Broads in style. Fitted out to the highest standard and with additional features such as bow thrusters, power showers and FreeSat TV, these luxury cruisers are perfect for a romantic getaway or more indulgent boating holiday on the Broads.
You could explore the Broads in one of our picnic boats, which seat a maximum of 10 people and include a single gas hob, fridge, sink, toilet and range of other essential picnic utensils.
If you’re feeling adventurous, why not hire one of our canoes or kayaks instead? Paddle silently along the tributaries and backwaters that cannot be accessed by motor cruiser and get up close to the wildlife along the river.
Easy to book and manage online
Whatever type of boating holiday you’re looking for, you can manage your booking online using our 'My Booking' service which lets you:
- Add any extras that you require
- Add and amend passenger details
- Pay any outstanding balance
- Advise us of your required bed configuration
- Advise us of your planned arrival time
- View a summary of your booking
Award-winning and quality assured boating holidays
Herbert Woods are a “Quality Accredited Boatyard” endorsed by Visit England and the British Marine Federation, members of the Broads Hire Boat Federation and have also held TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence since 2014.
The perfect place to cast off
Our Potter Heigham Boat Yard – just off the A149, near the Hickling Broad National Nature Reserve - is the perfect place to begin your Norfolk Broads holiday. Within the village, you will find a pub, two cafés, a bakery, fish and chip shop and post office. Across the road from Herbert Woods, Lathams stocks a wide range of products from groceries to fishing supplies, it is the perfect place to stock up on essential items before starting your boating holiday.
Cottage holidays in the Broads
We don’t just offer boats! If you are looking for a cottage holiday on the Norfolk Broads, our waterside cottages and apartments are fully-equipped homes-from-home. Whether you’re into fishing, walking, cycling or just want to appreciate the Broads and surrounding countryside, they provide the perfect base from which to explore.
Herbert Woods Virtual Tour
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