Visitor centre and toilets (one with wheelchair access). Interpretive displays and refreshments, giftware and books available. Book at the visitor centre for the Water Trail.
Water Trail - boat trips
Electric powered boat trips at Hickling Broad take you across open water, passing reed beds and grazing marshes, where you may spot wildlife in its natural habitats including beautiful dragonflies, spectacular marsh harriers, a variety of water birds and other reed inhabitants. Includes a visit to boat-only bird hides and the spectacular 60ft tree tower. Pre-booking is always recommended as these trips are very popular, especially during school holidays. For further details and availability please telephone our visitor centre on 01692 598276.
Boat trips are still running, weather dependant. Please check in advance by ringing the visitor centre: 01692 598276.
Cost: 2-hour trips: Adults £10, NWT members £8, Children £6
1-hour trips: Adults £8, NWT members £6, Children
Water Trail Safari and Supper
Every Thursday evening 6-8pm; 5 May to 1 Sept
Experience a wonderful evening Water Trail around the inlets and waterways of Hickling Broad and savour the spectacular view from the Tree Tower before returning to the Pleasure Boat Inn in Hickling for a meal and drink. Trips run every Thursday evening from 5 May to 1 September (weather permitting); trip departs from the Inn at 6pm. Book at the Hickling Visitor Centre or call 01692 598276.
Cost: £17.50 per head (includes pub meal and a drink)
Sunset Safaris – Evening Boat Trips
Every Wednesday evening 7-9pm; 27 July to 31 Aug
Join us at Hickling on Wednesday evenings as we investigate the reserve’s wonderful wildlife before heading across the Broad to climb the Tree Tower and enjoy the sunset. Booking essential, please call 01692 598276.
Cost: Adults £8, children £6