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The Waterside

Situated on Rollesby Broad, The Waterside is home to our cafe / tearoom with family facilities that include a boat tour, a wildlife hide and children’s playground.

Opening Times

– Choose from a Hearty Breakfast, Light Lunches, Snacks, Savouries, Scones, Cakes & Desserts.

Breakfast Served Between: 9am & 12pm (from 10am in Autumn/Winter)

Lunches Served Between: 12pm & 3pm

Afternoon Tea Served Between: 2pm-4.30pm (Pre-Booking essential, £5 per person deposit required)

Savouries, Scones, Sandwiches, Cakes & Desserts Served All Day

We have a wide range of Hot & Cold Drinks along with a selection of Wine, Spirits & Bottled Beers.

– Enjoy a guided tour of Rollesby Broad on the beautiful Edwardian launch Gentleman Jim.

See the stunning scenery & wildlife whilst listening to local knowledge from our experienced helmsman (trips last approximately 30 minutes).

Price – £4.00 Per Adult, £2.50 Per Child (Aged 2 to 12 years)

(Life jackets are provided for children & must be worn. Adult life jackets are also provided upon request)

Trips run daily from 11am to 4pm every hour.
(1st April to 30th September)

(Subject to weather conditions, breakdown, reed coverage & licensing)

– Treat your Family & Friends to a fun filled time on the 9 hole rural grass putting course for only £2.50 per person or the children can let off steam on the wooden play area (Suitable for younger children & they must be accompanied by an adult at all times)

– View the local wildlife from the common mallards and coots to our resident families of grebes and herons.

You maybe lucky to spot the harriers and kingfishers and even very occasionally the booming bitterns!

These can be seen from the alfresco terrace overlooking the water, the Gentleman Jim tour boat or alternatively, from our own bird hide.

Opening Times

Cafe Opening Hours.

Spring/Summer (April to September) 9am to 5pm

Autumn/Winter (October to March) 10am to 3pm

  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Baby changing
  • Dog friendly
The Waterside
Main Road
NR29 5EF