Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Things to see and do

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Upcoming events

Fenland Fairies and Pixies

Wed 27 Jul 2016
Come and meet the Fenland Fairies.

Mud Glorious Mud

Fri 29 Jul 2016
Your chance to get really dirty! Explore the finer qualities of mud, for throwing, painting, building and cooking (mud pies for the worms!).

Den Building

Mon 01 Aug 2016
Little dens, big dens, plus games and challenges

Pond Dipping and Minibeast Hunt

Tue 02 Aug 2016
Come and discover the minibeasts that live at Wicken Fen

Painting the Fens

Wed 03 Aug 2016
Come and create some Fen masterpieces

Go Wild: Owl Pellet Dissection

Fri 05 Aug 2016
Discover what the owls of Wicken Fen have been hunting with owl pellet dissection and games
Wicken Fen Nature Reserve


Wicken Fen - Bittern


Wicken Fen is home to some of our rarest and most endangered species. Discover more about Wicken's amazing wildlife

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Our work

Picture of recently completed bridge over Harrisons Drove

A bridge for nature 

Thanks to public donations and grants from the Michael Marks Charitable Trust & Viridor Credits Environmental Company, we've built a 'bridge for nature' enabling wildlife and our herds of Konik ponies & Highland cattle to roam freely over the nature reserve.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Eating and shopping

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Get involved

Volunteer driving a tractor


We have a range of volunteering opportunities from rangers, bike hire and learning assistants, visitor reception assistants to Fen Cottage guides.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve


Wicken Fen - School Visit


School children will love a day out in nature's outdoor classroom, start planning your visit now.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Join or give

Konik ponies at Wicken Fen galloping towards the camera

Sponsor our Konik ponies 

They're cute and and are creating new habitats for Wicken's amazing wildlife - now you can sponsor Wicken's Konik ponies from just £30