Painting the Fens

For the budding artist this is a great opportunity to get some expert guidance and learn the basic water colour skills.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

All materials will be provided for each two hour workshop: 10.30 - 12.30 and 13.00 - 15.30.


Event ticket prices
  • Child £9.00
    Age 6+
View admission charges
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve


Sedge Fen
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.40 £8.50
Child £4.70 £4.25
Family £23.40 £21.25
One adult family £14.10 £12.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 12
N/A £7.60
Group Child
Minimum group size 12
N/A £3.80
Gift Aid Standard
Cars N/A £3.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The Boardwalk, Woodland Walk and Summer Nature Trail are on Sedge Fen. Admission is through the Visitor Centre for this core historic part of the Fen. 

Free entry for National Trust members, please show your cards in the Visitor Centre. .

For those wanting to visit the wider reserve, please note we operate pay and display in our car park where car park charges of £3 will apply for non members. Members park free of charge; please scan your membership card to get your ticket to display.


The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitable for age 6+. Children must be accompanied
Meeting point
Check in at the Visitor Centre a few minutes beforehand
What to bring and wear
We'll be outside for part of the time, so please dress for the weather.
Good accessibility in the buildings. When outside, it will be possible to stay on the paths.
Please book for each participating child. Children must be accompanied, but adults do not need to by a ticket.

Contact Info

Learning department
Call 01353 720274

Upcoming events

Mucky Pups

Fri 01 Jul 2022
Outdoor adventures at Wicken Fen, for pre-school children who enjoy getting grubby.

Lode Wellbeing Walk - July

Fri 08 Jul 2022
Join us for a relaxed walk in Lode, one of a series we are offering as part of our community engagement project, Footprints. These walks have been made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Painting the Fen Landscape - Watercolour Workshop

Sat 09 Jul 2022
Bring out your creativity with this day of watercolour painting to capture the landscape and skies of Wicken Fen.

Pond dipping

Wed 27 Jul 2022
Delve into the watery world of Wicken Fen to find out what is living beneath the surface. All equipment provided, plus a helping hand to identify the creatures that you find.

Owl detectives

Fri 29 Jul 2022
Delve into the fascinating world of owl pellets to discover what’s on the menu for the owls at Wicken Fen!

Dragonfly Safari

Mon 01 Aug 2022
Crafts, games and activities all on a Dragonfly theme, along with a chance to spot some the fast-flying beauties!