Wicken Explorers: outdoor adventures for home educating families

A morning session of practical seasonal outdoor exploration, aimed at home educated children and their families.

  • Booking essential

Join the learning team to get out and about on the reserve, discover more about the nature here, and enjoy fun wildlife activities such as pond dipping, bird watching, den building, or wild art!

£5 per participating child, please phone 01353 720274 to book your place, or email wicken.learning@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Adults free, all children must be accompanied by an adult



Event ticket prices
  • Child £5.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 01353 720274
£5 per participating child, accompanying adults free
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in the Visitor Centre for a 10.30 start
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather and outdoors, we always aim to get out and about in all seasons
Please contact the venue for more information
Most suitable for children age 4-10. Activities are offered at a general level to suit this wide age range, please do take them at your own pace and feel free to join in and support your child as required.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 May 2019 10:30 - 12:00 Available
25 July 2019 10:30 - 12:00 Available

Upcoming events

Willow Basket Making Workshop

Fri 26 Apr 2019
Learn a traditional skill, and produce your own round willow basket.

Dawn Chorus Walk

Sat 04 May 2019
Be one of the first visitors on our Big Vision Weekend. Join us for a guided walk to hear the birds of the Fen singing at the best time of day, best time of year.

Big Vision Weekend

Sat 04 May 2019
Celebrate our anniversaries - 120 years of Wicken Fen as an NT place, and 20 since we launched our landscape-scale Vision. We have special activities for all the family over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Check our webpage for more

Pond Dipping

Sat 04 May 2019
Join us for a pond dipping session and discover the wonderful underwater world of Wicken Fen.

Mucky Pups - Springtime Buzz

Wed 08 May 2019
Seasonal fun, craft and adventure for under 5s.

Cuckoos and Curious Naturalists

Fri 10 May 2019
An evening with Professor Nick Davies