Herbert Woods - Broads Holiday Adventures

East Anglia Norfolk Great Yarmouth

  • From £70 a night
  • Over 120 Cruisers Sleeping 2–11

A week on a boat in the Broads makes for the perfect family holiday

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The Broads is not only Britain's largest wetland, it's also by far the best and safest place in the country to take a boating holiday, and Herbert Woods has been offering just that for close to a century. Based in the thoroughly nautical village of Potter Heigham in the northern part of the Broads, you couldn't be in better hands than with this venerable outfit. You also couldn't be better placed to explore this magical waterland of rivers and creeks, lakes and inlets, with the busiest stretches of the Broads in one direction – towards Ludham, the pretty riverside village of Horning and Wroxham, the capital of the Broads – and the reedy wildernesses of Hickling Broad and Horsey Mere in the other. Whether you're at the helm of your own vessel or savouring the tranquillity from one of Herbert Woods' waterside cottages, there's nothing quite like a holiday on the Broads.

Herbert Woods offers everything from luxury cruisers to picnic boats and day boats. Above all, they have a wide selection of luxury cruisers to choose from, with ample space for between 2 and 12 people in 1–4 cabins and 1–2 bathrooms, plus a galley kitchen, TVs and heating. Bed linen is provided – all you need to bring are towels. What's more, you don't need boating experience, as these cruisers are remarkably easy to handle; you're given a full briefing on the workings of the boat, and a brief tutorial on how to control it before you set out, and after that it's up to you! There's something very special about setting off under your own steam, planning your route and deciding where to have a picnic or moor up for the night, whatever age you are. Kids especially love it, and in some ways, it can be the perfect family holiday – the quintessential retreat for stressed parents and their children looking to relax and connect with nature

If you're unsure about spending the whole of your time on the water, Herbert Woods also offers waterside accommodation in Potter Heigham, perfect for enthusiasts of fishing, walking and cycling, or those who simply wish to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Broads. And you can still experience life on the water – they also rent day boats by the hour and day if you want just to dabble in a spot of boating.

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Suitable For

A boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads is the perfect getaway for everyone, from families and couples to solo adventurers, and even includes the furry members of your family, with provisions for up to two pets. This unique experience combines adventure, relaxation, and the beauty of nature, making it a versatile choice for your next staycation!


Boats and shore-based accommodation are available all year round.


The best-equipped 'Elite' cruisers start at £800–£1200 a week, depending on the size of craft; others range from £500 to £700 a week. Short breaks are available from £400 to £800. Day boats cost £17–£19 an hour, or around £100 a day.

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Embark on a serene escape with a Norfolk Broads boating holiday - the quintessential retreat for families looking to relax and connect with nature. Whether you're at the helm of your own vessel or savouring the tranquility from a charming waterside cottage, a holiday on the broads offer an unparalleled experience.

Spanning 125 miles of picturesque waterways, the Broads boasts some of the most stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and the finest weather across the UK, making it a prime destination for a boating holiday. Catering to all preferences, our fleet includes everything from luxury cruisers and picnic boats to day boats and kayaks, ensuring the perfect match for every adventurer.

Nestled by the water, our holiday cottages serve as your ideal home away from home. Fully furnished and situated in prime locations, they're a haven for enthusiasts of fishing, walking, cycling, or those who simply wish to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Norfolk Broads and its lush surroundings.

Start your adventure today and create memories that last a lifetime.


Contact Website  0800 144 44 72  Herbert Woods - Broads Holiday Adventures, Bridge Rd, Potter Heigham, Norfolk NR29 5JF

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