Christmas at Wicken Fen
There is plenty to see and do at Wicken Fen in the lead up to Christmas 2023. Father and Mother Christmas will be back in Fen Cottage, we have a new festive trail for you, as well as yuletide treats in the Docky Hut Café.
Meet Mother and Father Christmas
Enjoy a traditional festive treat with your little ones in Fen Cottage at Wicken Fen. Join the Elves to make a Christmas decoration and collect a take-home Christmas craft pack, then make your way to Fen Cottage to meet Father Christmas or Mother Christmas and receive a present. Booking is now open to come and see them.
Festive Winter Trail
Come along and explore the Woodland Walk, where you'll be able to experience the new Winter Trail and our take on the classic carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.
There will be no French hens or gold rings, but lots of the creatures that call Wicken Fen home. Can you spot all of the animals from each line of our carol? There will be plenty of games and activities to enjoy along the way.
- Dates: the trail is open from 2 December.
- Cost: the trail is free. Normal admission to Wicken Fen applies.
- Booking: there's no need to book.
Warm up after your fenland adventures by visiting the cosy Docky Hut Café where you can enjoy a festive hot drink and tasty yuletide treat.
If you're looking for that special Christmas present then pop into our Visitor Centre where you'll find a treasure trove of unique gifts, sustainable decorations and a range inspired by the wildlife found at the Fen. Every purchase helps us to continue looking after Wicken Fen.
Wicken Fen was the first nature reserve to be managed by the National Trust. Today it’s one of Europe's most important wetlands and home to over 9,000 species.
Explore the diverse landscape at Wicken Fen, abundant with wildlife, flora and fauna. Discover the ancient Sedge Fen, grazing herds of Konik ponies and the iconic windpump.
If outdoor activities and learning about nature sound like a good day out for your family, Wicken Fen is the right place for you. Discover everything you need to plan your family day out, from events and activities for kids to hiring bikes.
Visit the Docky Hut Café and try our freshly baked sausage rolls and hot snacks or buy a gift in the shop as a souvenir of your visit.
Explore the fens on two wheels or on foot. Enjoy an easy family ride to see Konik ponies or discover the wildlife in the wider reserve.
Learn about some of the work we carry out at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve throughout the year to conserve this important landscape for visitors, plants and animals alike.
We’ve cared for Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve for over 120 years. Discover its history and how we continue to look after this very special place.
Wicken Fen is a two pawprint rated place. To help us ensure our visitors, dogs and wildlife get along together, there are a few do’s and don’ts to take note of if you’re bringing your dog with you. Find out more here.