Star Gazing at Wicken Fen

Discover the magical night skies at Wicken Fen with Cambridge Astronomical Association. We're inviting families living in Wicken to join us on Sedge Fen to experience the beauty of the natural world above us.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

Star gazing is part of our community engagement project: Footprints, which is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

This event has been organised for our nearest community at Wicken. Please do not try to book this event unless you are a family living in Wicken.

The event is planned for Saturday 13 November, however, if the skies will not be clear on this date, we have a reserve date of Monday 15 November. You will be advised if we need to change to the reserve date. In the event of cloudy skies for the reserve date, there will be a presentation and planetarium experience in the Learning Centre.

Warm up with a hot chocolate and cookie in the Learning Centre after the event.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Star gazing is recommended for children age 7+
Meeting point
Meet in front of the Visitor Centre.
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather. There may be a short walk across grass so sturdy shoes or wellies are advisable.
Accessibility
The activity will take place on Sedge Fen. which is accessed via the Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is an accessible route.

Contact Info

Name
Wicken Fen
Email
wickenfen@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01353720274

Upcoming events

Build your own bird box

Mon 25 Oct 2021
10:00-10:30
Why not have a go at building your own bird box and make a home for birds this autumn?

Autumn Adventure

Tue 26 Oct 2021
10:30-12:00
Crafts, games and outdoor fun to celebrate Autumn. Are you ready for an adventure?

Basic Cycle Maintenance

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

Star Gazing at Wicken Fen

Sat 13 Nov 2021
18:30-20:00
Discover the magical night skies at Wicken Fen with Cambridge Astronomical Association. We're inviting families living in Wicken to join us on Sedge Fen to experience the beauty of the natural world above us.

Mucky Pups

Wed 17 Nov 2021
10:30-12:00
Outdoor adventures for the under 5s, led by the experienced team from Burwell House.

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