Herbert Woods Picnic Boat River Thurne

Experience the Broads National Park in just a day

The Broads National Park is a wonderful place to spend a day with breath taking scenery, diverse wildlife and excellent opportunities for activities such as walking, fishing, cycling and boating.

Over 125 miles of waterways make up the National Park, so it will come as no surprise that the best way to truly experience the magic of the Broads is from the water. Boating on the Broads is as popular today as it has ever been and we have a fantastic range of boat hire & water sport options available to help you discover the Broads in just a few hours.

Take a day and cruise the Broads in style aboard our picnic boats, explore the hidden backwaters in a Canadian canoe or be at one with nature on a guided paddleboard adventure. No previous experience is necessary as all our boat hire options include a tutorial and safety briefing from one of our team. You will also be given a map of the Broads, dry bags where applicable and life jackets for all passengers.

Located just a 30 minute drive from Norwich and with ample parking our Potter Heigham boat yard is the ideal place to start your day out on the Broads call 0800 144 4472 or come and see us to begin your Norfolk Broads adventure.

  • Family Day Boat River Thurne

    Day Boat Hire

    If you are short on time our day boats are a great way to get out on the water. They’re easy to drive and available to hire by the hour. Each day boat seats up to 8 people.

  • Family Picnic Boat Ludham

    Picnic Boat Hire

    Take a day and cruise the Broads at your leisure. Our picnic boats are perfect for a day out on the Broads. Each picnic boat seats up to 10 people and is equipped with everything you might need for your picnic.

  • Herbert Woods Spark of Light

    Vintage Boat Charter

    Spend the day cruising the Broads in style on board the oldest Herbert Woods hire boat afloat,sit back and relax whilst our skipper navigates Spark of Light along the rivers and Broads of the National Park

  • Family Canoeing River Thurne

    Canoe & Kayak Hire

    Explore the tributaries and back waters that cannot be accessed by motor boat in one of our Canadian canoes or Kayaks. Available to hire for a full or half day.

  • Paddleboarder at sunset River Thurne

    SUP & Kayak Adventures

    Experience the beauty of the Broads National Park from a different perspective with a guided stand up paddleboard or kayak adventure to Hickling Broad, Heigham Sound and Horsey Mere.

  • Tranquil Light Hire Cruiser

    Boating Holidays

    If time isn’t an issue why not enjoy the Broads for longer with a Norfolk Broads boating holiday. Our fleet of 125 self-drive cruisers are perfect for a family holiday or short break.