Take a day and explore the Norfolk Broads at your leisure, aboard one of our picnic boats. All of our picnic boats seat a maximum of 9 people and include a single gas hob only suitable for making teas and coffees for your day out. The single gas hob is not suitable for cooking on board. Also there is a small fridge, sink and toilet.

(Covid Restrictions: Please follow government guidance at all times*)

Unfortunately at this time and until further notice we cannot offer the following items onboard: mugs, glasses, plates, cutlery. However, a kettle and cleaning materials are provided. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. 

Prior to departing, you will be provided with a tutorial and safety briefing by one of our staff, life jackets for all passengers, a full tank of fuel and a map of the Norfolk Broads.

Book online or call 0800 144 4472

Herbert Woods reserves the right to charge a £200 damage deposit in addition to the hire charge, this will be refunded on your return, provided that the boat is left in clean condition and without damage or loss of any equipment. 

Please Note. There must be at least two adults on board the boat at all times. We do not provide pans or frying pans on any of our picnic boats. Whilst every effort is made, we cannot guarantee any of our Picnic boats will pass under Potter Heigham bridge at any time of the year due to tide and weather conditions. Under our discretion, on the day they may be passable.

Due to a number of contributory factors we are unable to currently offer Day/Picnic boats access through Potter Heigham Bridge, this is at the discretion of Herbert Woods management and is actively being reviewed on a regular basis.

Don’t forget, you can download your Picnic Boat Map right here!

Main Season

Duration Season Price
March -> October
9am-5pm £250
1pm – 5pm £135

Advanced bookings can only be made for a full day. 

Out of Season

Duration Out of Season
Mon – Fri November -> December
9am-3:30pm £200
12pm – 3:30pm £115

Advanced bookings can only be made for a full day (9am – 3:30pm) – subject to availability and weather conditions at the time of hire. Picnic Boats are not available over the Christmas period, 24th Dec – 2nd Jan or on Saturdays and Sundays throughout November, December, January and February. Please call for more information.


Thinking about an Afternoon Tea for the day?

Cruise the Norfolk Broads in style with your very own made up ‘Afternoon tea hamper’.

Book your very own Afternoon tea to enjoy onboard one of our Picnic Boats from our friends, just a stone’s throw away at Bridgestones of Potter Heigham! Surely you’ve heard how good their cakes are?

Each afternoon tea must be booked at least 48 hours in advance through Bridgestones of Potter Heigham. When booking please provide your details, the lead hirer’s name, booking reference and start date. Bookings must be paid in advance with Bridgestones and cannot be paid with Herbert Woods.

In the event of a cancellation monies will still need to be paid and will not be refundable.

Each cream tea hamper consists of sandwiches, crisps, cakes, homemade sausage rolls, fruit scones with clotted cream, butter and jam. Homemade cheese scones with cheddar cheese and onion chutney, fresh fruit. Substitutes can be arranged with the cake for sandwiches, please advise of any alternatives.

Book all this for just £32.00 (This is based on 2 people sharing, £16pp. Pickup available from 9:30am on the day) | Please call 01692 671923

Picnic Boat Virtual Tour

Take a look around a picnic boat