Events

Pond dipping and minibeast Hunt

A family enjoying pond dipping at Wicken Fen © Howard Cooper

A family enjoying pond dipping at Wicken Fen

Dates: 24th July; 29th July; 5th Aug; 12th Aug; 19th Aug; 26th Aug, timed sessions from 10.30am

Description: Come and discover that live underwater and then go on a minibeast hunt.

Price: £2.50. Book on-line or call 0844 249 19895

Booking Essential

Summertime arts and crafts

Arts and crafts inspired by nature © NT/Wicken Fen

Arts and crafts inspired by nature

Dates: 25th July and 20th Aug 2014, 10.30am or 2pm.

Description: Arts and crafts for kids inspired by nature. Use a range of natural materials from the fen to create some spectacular masterpeices to take home.

Price: £4.75 - book on-line or call 0844 249 1895

Booking Essential

Fairies and pixies

Dressing up as fairies © David Kirkham

Dressing up as fairies

Dates: 28th July and 15th Aug 2014, 10.30am or 2pm.

Description: Meet the fenland fairies, help Nanny Sparkles with a little magic, plus fairy crafts.

Age range: 3-7 years

Price: £4.75 book on-line or call 0844 249 1895

Booking Essential

Bug hunters

Children sweep netting for bugs © David Kirkham

Children sweep netting for bugs

Dates: 30th July; 8th Aug and 18th Aug 2014, 10.30am or 2pm

Description: Come and discover all about the bugs at Wicken Fen (plus the beetles, butterflies, flies and all the other minibeasts!). Hunt for bugs in the grass and under the logs, make a minibeast home and lots more.

Price: £4.75 book on-line or call 0844 249 1895

Booking Essential

Den building

Kids love den building © National Trust

Kids love den building

Dates: 1st Aug, 11th Aug and 27th Aug 2014, 10.30am or 2.00pm

Description:Make little dens for the minibeasts, big dens for you. Plus games and challenges inspired by sticks.

Price: £4.75 book on-line or call 0844 249 1895

Booking Essential

Mud glorious mud

Muddy fun for kids © Emma Williams

Muddy fun for kids

Dates: 4th Aug; 13th Aug and 22nd Aug 2014, 10.30am or 2pm

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

Price: £4.75 book on-line or call 0844 249 1895

Booking Essential

Painting the fens

A masterpiece in the making © NT Wicken Fen

A masterpiece in the making

Dates: 5th Aug and 19th Aug 2014. 10.45am or 2pm

Description: Children's event -our artistic staff and volunteers will help you experiment with watercolours and create paintings of the Wicken landscape.

Price: £5.50 book on-line or call 0844 249 1895

Booking Essential

All about birds

Kingfisher on the lookout for a tasty minnow © richardnicollphotography.co.uk

Kingfisher on the lookout for a tasty minnow

Dates: 6th Aug and 29th Aug 2014,10.30am or 2.pm

Description: Discover what an owl eats and where the birds make their home. Bird-inspired games and crafts and lots more.

Price: £4.75 book on-line or call 0844 249 1895

Booking Essential

Family camp out

Enjoy a night in our cosy wild camping shelters

14th - 15th Aug, 5pm-11am

A full night of activities in the wild. Enjoy a BBQ supper, camp fire and much more.

Price: £80 per group (1-4 people in half a shelter). Call 01353 720274

Booking Essential

Bat & moth evening

Watching the moths in the moonlight

25th July, 8pm

Our rangers will help you detect and identify bats & moths

Adults £10 Children £6  (inc BBQ). Book on-line or call 0844 249 1895

Booking Essential

Health walk

Enjoying a summer ramble at Wicken Fen

Every Wednesday at 10am

Join us for a one hour (3-4 mile) Heart Beat Health Walk

Free event.

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