When you visit you'll be spoilt for choice with our facilities available both at The Boathouse itself and our sister business The Waterside (just one mile up the road at Rollesby Broad). The landscaped grounds offer plenty of space for the children to play whilst the grown-ups can enjoy a glass of wine or a chilled beer at the water's edge. 


Boat Hire. You'll find a range of boat hire options available at The Waterside Rollesby. Including guided tours, dinghy hire and picnic boats for a variety of party sizes. our rowing boat hire is charged by hour and is avaiable seasonally 7 days a week. Pre-booking is essential. 

Boat Tours. Explore the Broads at your leisure or let our tour guides entertain and enlighten you about the history and wildlife of the Broads.We run regular boat tours and private boat tours which are available seasonally from The Waterside. Contact us for more information, schedules and full prices.

Fishing. Fishing in season and a Bird Hide (with binocular hire) are also available at The Waterside, you may even spot our resident family of herons.

We also have an outdoor enclosed children's play area. Our knowledgeable staff and comprehensive range of literature will allow you to easily plan your visit to The Boathouse, the Broads and indeed Norfolk!

Local Attractions

We are perfectly placed for a relaxing break in Norfolk. There are plenty of opportunities for you to soak up all there is to see and do in the area - exploring the Broads, enjoying the buzz of the city, the tranquil coast and visiting the many award-winning beaches and attractions right on our doorstep. We're surrounded by rich countryside and heritage to make your visit to us a memorable one. We think you'll want to keep on coming back.

Wroxham is the bustling capital of the Broads with an abundance of cafes and shops as well as numerous options to get on the water whether it is canoeing or on one of the many hire boats. The seaside resort of Great Yarmouth is in easy reach for good old fashioned family fun or go off the beaten track to enjoy vast expanses of sand-dunes, golden beaches and important nature reserves teeming with wildlife.

For families looking for day trips and fun days out there are a host of attractions within easy reach from theme parks to wildlife parks and steam trains.

Unique Wildlife of The Broads

The Broads is renowned for many species of birds. Teal and wigeon spend the winter on the open broads, and you can see birds such as reed and sedge warblers, and the rarer Cetti's warbler in the reedbeds. Numbers of bitterns (pictured) have also increased in recent years following restoration of fen habitat and improvements to water quality.