Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery Area
There's an adventure waiting for you at Hoe Fen Wildlife Discovery Area. Nestled away, at the end of the woodland path, there's something for everyone, from bird watching to den building. Our play area won't be ready to re-open until spring 2022, but don't let that stop the fun! A natural woodland, Hoe Fen offers you the space to have a nature-filled adventure with all the family. Head down there and see what you get up to...
Home to wildlife
Remember that Hoe Fen is a wildlife hub, so please only use materials that are on the woodland floor, and leave the living materials for the creatures and wildlife that call Hoe Fen 'home'. We'd love to see your photos, so share them on our social media using the hashtag #AngleseyAbbey.
Useful to know
- We welcome picnics in Hoe Fen, in fact, we actively encourage them! Feel free to use the benches dotted across the space, or even a picnic rug, but please remember to take your rubbish with you when you leave.
- It is approximately a 20 minute walk from the Visitor Centre - head down the Hoe Fen Woodland Path to spot some of the wildlife you might find when you get there!
Have fun, play safe
This is an adventurous and unsupervised play area. Please keep an eye on your children and make yourself familiar with the area before they play. Should you need to contact a member of the team in an emergency, there are signs in various locations in both sections of Hoe Fen with emergency contact numbers on.
Woodland play area | Re-opening spring 2022
For those that have fond memories of the woodland play area and treehouse, the garden team, along with volunteers from the outdoors team and Cambridge Regional College have been carefully removing parts of Hoe Fen that had fallen into disrepair, and maintaining other parts.
They have also been carrying out tree safety inspections. The majestic Lime Tree in the centre is having a ‘hair cut’ to ensure it can continue to thrive with the treehouse around it and there are plans for new natural play structures to be added.
Work is due to be completed by spring 2022, so something to look forward to next year. Please keep an eye on our social media and website for the latest updates.