For families

Summer days out

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50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

We've come up with an exciting list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ - parents can join in too.

Collect your 50 things scrapbook from the Visitor Centre or sign up online at our 50 Things website.

Some of our 50 Things to do here

  • Camp out in the wild (no.3)
  • Go on a really long bike road (no.11)
  • Go star gazing (no.27)
  • Hunt for bugs (no.31)
  • Discover what's in a pond (no.35)
  • Go bird watching (no.44)
  • Cook on a campfire (no.47)
  • Find a geocache (no.49)

Summer Trail

Adventures and discovery down in the woodlands at The Vyne

Collect your free Summer Trail from our Summer Holiday HQ in the Visitor Centre.

Discover some truly amazing things about Wicken Fen, and the plants & animals that live here.

Money saver

Chidren enjoying a cycling adventure at Wicken Fen

Explore the reserve & save money with our Fen Explorer ticket.

Includes entrance, bike hire (2hrs) & boat trip.

Adults: NT £11.50 Non NT £17.65

Child:   £7 / £10

Family: £34 / £50 (2 adults & 2 children)

All the essentials

  • Baby changing facilities in all toilets
  • Cafe serving children's meals, high chairs available
  • Push / wheelchair friendly Boardwalk Trail with easy access to wildlife hides
  • Willow tunnel play area next to cafe
  • Child bikes, tags, trailers, trikes, adult bikes with child seats for hire
  • Activities table in main Visitor Centre
  • Free seasonal trails/ brass rubbing trail
  • Picnic tables in carpark and near Visitor Centre

Holiday events

50 things - make a mud pie just about anywhere

We offer a full programme of events during the summer holidays.

There's everything from pond dipping, bug hunting, bird watching, den building to mud glorious mud!

Check out our Events Page for details.