Region: East of England

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Bridge Road, Potter Heigham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR29 5JF

Contact: 01692 670 711



Herbert Woods is located 35 minutes from the vibrant city of Norwich, in the heart of the Broads National Park.

Our Buccaneer Expeditions provide a unique experience for students to learn about the Broads National Park and its unique wildlife and habitats, whilst enjoying the fun and responsibility of life on board our Buccanneer cruisers.

Young people have the perfect opportunity to push the boundaries, by encouraging independence self-awareness and promoting teamwork in a structured environment.

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Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any accreditation such as Tourist Board, or AALA. Do you have any awards such as TripAdvisor Traveler choice?
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellance 2016

What group sizes do you cater for?
We can accommodate 8 – 150 Children

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?
Our ‘Expedition Cruisers’ are large Broads cruisers that comfortably sleep up to 10 people. Each cruiser is slightly different in terms of cabin/bunk configurations but all feature a minimum of two toilet/shower rooms, a large saloon/dining area and a fully equipped galley kitchen.

What is the cost of the accommodation?
Prices for a 5 day Buccaneer Expedition start at £200 per child based on crews of 8 pupils. However, each expedition is priced individually depending on your requirements, please contact us for a quote.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
We do not provide risk assessments however we are more than happy to assist in compiling these. Please contact us on 01692 670711 for information.

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?
Corinne Curtis 01692 670711

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
First Aid is available at the boat yard, however each group will be required to bring at least one qualified first aider on the trip.

Please list facilities available.
Each of our cruisers comes with a fully equipped galley kitchen for preparing meals, children are encouraged to run the boat as a team, taking turns on steering, housekeeping and cooking duties. You are required to supply your own provisions for the trip. The large saloon/dining area is ideal for teaching and socializing. IT facilities are not provided however Wifi is available whilst at the boat yard.

What are your disabled facilities?
Unfortunately our boats are not suitable for physically disabled children however we are able to cater for children with learning difficulties.

What are your opening days and hours?
Open 7 days 9am – 5pm

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
“The Exploration Society have used Herbert Woods for many years to book boats for our Norfolk Broads trips. We’ve always found them reliable, helpful, communicative and flexible. We would wholeheartedly recommend them for anyone looking to organize a group booking.” Exploration Society

“For both students and staff this trip is an excellent opportunity to build relationships with different people outside of the classroom environment – a great time was had by everyone.”
Steyning Grammar School

“Sibford School in rural north Oxfordshire has enjoyed many years of boating and sailing on the Norfolk Broads with Herbert Woods. Each July the school hires 5 large 8-11 berth cruisers and spends the week in the National Park. The annual visit is part of the school’s Curriculam Enrichment Week and typically involves around 50 year 8 pupils and 10 staff. Sibford School Head of Geography, Simon Barker says: ”The visit gives pupils the chance to experience new opportunities in a beautiful location whilst working as a team on the boats.””
Sibford School

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?
Fully managed expeditions can be arranged via the Exploration Society



Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Accommodation Type: Residential Boat Trips

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