Visit Hickling Broad

NWT Hickling Broad, photo by Mike Page
NWT Hickling Broad offers groups an expansive landscape with wide skies, open spaces and plenty of wild places to explore. Large groups can spread out by having sessions in different habitats around the site, including boat trips on the largest expanse of open water in the Broads system. Look out for wildlife including, swallowtail butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, common lizards, marsh harriers and our konik ponies.

Your day here will reflect the landscape, habitats and history of Hickling Broad, whilst complimenting your school-based learning, as we tailor-make a timetable that suits your group’s requirements.

Favourite sessions include pond dipping, boat trips and habitat trails but there is a wide selection of interactive, hands-on activities that appeal to all ages and learning styles.

Sessions available at NWT Hickling Broad


  • Habitat Trail
  • Dyke Dipping
  • Miraculous Minibeasts
  • Plant Detectives
  • Boat Trip
  • Wild Art
  • Environmental Games

Secondary and higher

  • Conservation Management
  • Freshwater invertebrates
  • Surveying/Data collection
  • Tourism

Contact information

To discuss a visit to Hickling Broad and to book, please contact our Senior Education Officer, Annabel Hill on 01603 625540


  • Indoor area
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Interpretation

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