Introduction to Mindful Birdwatching

Join Claire Thompson, author of 'The art of mindful birdwatching', to discover how mindfulness can enrich our birdwatching experiences.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Birds can do wonders for our hearts, minds and well-being - if we simply pay them attention. They're also a wonderful entry point to connecting with the natural world. Join Claire to discover how mindfulness can significantly enrich our birdwatching experiences- and how birds can, in turn, be the ideal inspiration for the practice of mindfulness. This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced birdwatchers alike.


Event ticket prices
  • All £15.00
View admission charges
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.70 £6.95
Child £3.75 £3.40
Family £19.15 £17.30
Group Adult
Minimum group size 12
N/A £6.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 12
N/A £2.90

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Pay and display Car Park £3.00 per car (NT members free)

The basics

Booking details
Call 01353 720274
Please book directly through Claire at
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet in the Visitor Centre
What to bring and wear
Wear good walking boots, and clothing suitable for the weather!


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 October 2017 09:15 - 12:30 Available

Contact Info

Wicken Fen Visitor Centre
Call 01353 720274

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