Events

 © Vaughan Thomas

Dragonfly Day

Sunday 5th July 10:30am - 5pm

Guided dragonfly walks, pond dipping, larva-feeding demonstrations, dragonfly arts & craft activities and much more.

This event is organised by the British Dragonfly Society. For more information about this event and the British Dragonfly Society click here

Normal admission fees apply.
 

Take a walk barefoot at Lower Halsdon © Vaughan Thomas

Take a walk barefoot at Lower Halsdon

Barefoot Walk

Saturday 25 July, 10.30am - 3pm

Lose the shoes and explore the fen with your feet and toes on our Barefoot Trail.

The trail will take around 30 minutes to complete with challenges along the way.

Trail £2 per walker - booking not required.
 

Discover bats on the fen © National Trust

Discover bats on the fen

Family Bat Discovery Evening

25 July,  8 - 10pm

Join our Rangers for a guided walk to discover the fen's amazing bats as night falls.

Suitable for ages 7+

Tickets £8 Adults, £5 Child on 0844 249 1895 or book online

Advance booking essential

Cooking on the campfire © National Trust

Cooking on the campfire

Family Camp Out

5pm -11am, 28 - 29 or 29 - 30 July

Enjoy an overnight stay at our wild campsite with ranger led games & activities.

£100 per shelter (max 6 per shelter)

Advance booking essential on 01353 720274

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Discover creatures of the deep © Howard Cooper

Discover creatures of the deep

Pond Dipping and Minibeast Hunt

Thurs 23 & Tues 28 July, Tues 4, 11, 18, 25 August

Enjoy a 30 minute pond dipping session followed by a minibeast hunt

Tickets £2.75 per child on 0844 249 1895 or book online - advance booking essential.
 

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Art inspired by nature © NTPL/National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Art inspired by nature

Wild Arts & Crafts

Fri 24 July & Mon 17 Aug 10:30am or 2:00pm

Use a range of natural materials gathered from the fen to create a spectacular masterpiece to take home.

Tickets £5.25 per child on 0844 249 1895 or book online - advance booking essential.
 

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Muddy fun on the Fen © NTPL/Emma Williams

Muddy fun on the Fen

Mud Glorious Mud

Fri 31 July, Mon 10 & Wed 26 August, 10.30am or 2pm

Your chance to get really dirty! Explore the finer qualities of mud, for throwing, painting, building and cooking.

Tickets £5.25 per child on 0844 249 1895 or book online - advance booking essential.
 

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Discover the little creatures that live on the fen © NTPL/Jonathan Howe

Discover the little creatures that live on the fen

Bug Hunters

Mon 27th July & Wed 12 August, 10.30am or 2pm.

Discover where bugs live and what they like to eat, plus bug themed games and crafts.

Tickets £5.25 per child or book online - advance booking essential.
 

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Build a den on the fen © NTPL/National Trust

Build a den on the fen

Den Building

Mon 3, Wed 19 & Fri 28 August, 10.30am or 2pm

Build little dens for minibeasts and big dens for you, plus games and challenges inspired by sticks.

Tickets £5.25 per child on 0844 249 1895 or book online - advance booking essential.

 

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Discover Wicken's amazing birds © NTPL/Ian Shaw

Discover Wicken's amazing birds

All About Birds

Wed 5 or Fri 21 August, 10.30am or 2pm

Discover the birds of the fen, where they live and what they eat, plus bird inspired games & crafts.
 

Tickets £5.25 per child on 0844 249 1895 or online - advance booking essential.
 

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Get creative on the fen © NTPL/National Trust

Get creative on the fen

Sounds and Stories

Fri 7 August 10:30am or 2:00pm

Storytelling and music-making inspired by the Fen.
 

Suitable for ages 3 - 7.
 

Tickets £5.25 per child on 0844 249 1895 or online - advance booking essential.
 

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Wild fun at Wicken © NTPL/John Millar

Wild fun at Wicken

Go Wild

Tues 11 Aug 10:30am or 2:00pm

Go Wild at Wicken Fen - geocaching challenge, shelter building, and much more.

Age range: 5 -12 years

Tickets £5.25 per child on 0844 249 1895 or online - advance booking essential.

 

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Paint a masterpiece © NTPL/John Millar

Paint a masterpiece

Painting the Fens

Tuesday 18 August, 10.45am - 12.45pm

Learn or improve your watercolour techniques, and create a masterpiece to take home.

Age range: 6+

Tickets £5.25 per child on 0844 249 1895 or online - advance booking essential.

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Fairy fun on the fen © NTPL/David Kirkham

Fairy fun on the fen

Fenland Fairies & Pixies

Wednesday 29 July, Friday 14 & Monday 24 August, 10.30am or 2pm

Met the fenland fairies, help Nanny Sparkles with a little magic and fairy crafts.

Age range: 3 - 7 years.

Tickets £5.25 on 0844 249 1895 or online - advance booking essential.

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