Wicken Fen 24 hour Bioblitz

How many species can we discover and record in 24 hours? Join us as we try to identify and record as many species as possible in 24 hours.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

Monday 29 May.

11am Botany Walk

12pm Dragonflies

2pm Butterfly Walk

4.30pm Bird Walk

5.30pm Mammal talk and setting mammal traps. Call 01353 720274 to book your free place.

8.30pm Bat Walk. Call 01353 720274 to book your free place.

10pm Moth Trapping

Tues 30 May

4.45am: Dawn chorus. Call 01353 720274 to book your place

7.30am Opening mammal traps

9am opening moth traps

10.30am Pond dipping, call 0344 249 1895 to book your space


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet in the Visitor Centre unless otherwise stated on event timetable.
What to bring and wear
Lots of the event will take place outside, so bring appropriate footwear - wellies or walking boots.
The event is free of charge, except for the dawn chorus and pond dipping, however normal admission applies. Booking is advisable for the mammal trap and bat walk, and essential for dawn chorus and pond dipping.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
29 May 2017 11:00 - 23:00 Available
30 May 2017 06:00 - 11:00 Available

Contact Info

Wicken Fen Visitor Centre
Call 01353 720274

Upcoming events

Richard Nicoll Wildlife Photography Exhibition

Sat 27 May 2017
An exhibition of wildlife photos taken at Wicken Fen.

Cuckoo and Warblers Walk

Sat 27 May 2017
An Insight into the Cuckoos and Warblers of Wicken Fen with Professor Nick Davies.

Wicken Fen 24 hour Bioblitz

Mon 29 May 2017
How many species can we discover and record in 24 hours? Join us as we try to identify and record as many species as possible in 24 hours.

Dawn Chorus Walk

Tue 30 May 2017
As part of our 24 hour Bioblitz join us for a guided walk to hear the birds of the Fen singing at the best time of day, best time of year.

Pond Dipping and Minibeast Hunt

Tue 30 May 2017
Come and discover the minibeasts that live at Wicken Fen

Go Wild: Geocache Challenge

Wed 31 May 2017
Come and have a go at our Geocache puzzles set up especially for this event!