Vision Festival

Join us to celebrate the Wicken Fen Vision and our Footprints community engagement project and enjoy a variety of special events and activities

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

Timetable of events:

10am to 12pm - Wicken Fen Walk: volunteer opportunity. Find out about becoming a walk leader for our Footprints project: enjoy an easy walk (approximately 2.5 miles) round the beautiful Adventurers’ Trail and join us for refreshments and an informal chat afterwards.

1:30-3:30pm - Vision Safari. Meet our rangers for a walk through the reserve to Upware then climb aboard the Mayfly for a boat trip along the Reach and Wicken Lodes. Discover parts of the reserve where natural processes are providing new habitats for wildlife as part of the Vision project. (3 mile walk, age 10+)

Adults £6.50, Child £3.75 (up to 18 years), Family £18.85 (2 adults and 2 children).

Call to reserve your space on 01353 720274

2-4pm - Vision Safari. As above but beginning with the boat trip and returning with rangers on foot.

2.30-3.15pm - Wildflower Walk - Join us for a tranquil wander alongside the rustling reeds and abundance of fen foliage on the reserve and discover some of the species that make Wicken Fen such a special place. Free, spaces limited.

All day - Vision Explorer Cycle Trail - Explore our trail to Tubney Fen. This 8 mile out and back route takes you to Tubney Fen where you can look out for wildlife such as marsh harriers, wigeon and roe deer.

All day - Footprints Information point - find out more about community activities and how you can get involved.

PLUS meet some of our partners and find out more about local heritage.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

Prices

Sedge Fen
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
One adult family £13.20 £12.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 12
N/A £7.60
Group Child
Minimum group size 12
N/A £3.80
Cars
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 now open 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 01353 720274
Call us on 01353 720274 for more details or to reserve places for activities.
Meeting point
Visitor Centre.
What to bring and wear
Come dressed for the weather. If you are joining one of the walks sturdy footwear is advised. Please bring water with you - our cafe staff will be pleased to offer a refill.
Accessibility
The Boardwalk, Woodland Walk and walking route along the cycleway are all accessible. Please contact us if you wish to join one of the events and have access requirements and we will be happy to advise you.

Upcoming events

Wicken Weekly Walk

Wed 22 Sep 2021
10:00-11:20
Join us for a regular social stroll

Return to Ride

Fri 01 Oct 2021
11:00-12:30
Get cycling again with our help

Vision Festival

Sat 02 Oct 2021
10:00-17:00
Join us to celebrate the Wicken Fen Vision and our Footprints community engagement project and enjoy a variety of special events and activities

Mucky Pups

Wed 20 Oct 2021
10:30-12:00
Outdoor adventures for the under 5s, led by the experienced team from Burwell House.

Basic Cycle Maintenance

Sat 06 Nov 2021
11:00-13:00
Get to grips with your bike!

Ride Out - a guided cycle ride

Fri 26 Nov 2021
11:00-13:00
A cycle ride with a leader, and breathers to admire the view