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Christmas at Wicken Fen

A family on the Winter Woodland Walk at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire
A family on the Winter Woodland Walk at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire | © National Trust Images/Justin Minns

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.

Winter warmers

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.

Christmas shopping

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.

Children touching the wooden hedgehogs on the Winter Woodland Walk, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire
Children on the Wicken Fen Woodland Walk, Cambridgeshire | © National Trust Images/Justin Minns
Visitors exploring the Christmas decorations inside the house at Killerton, Devon

Get into the festive spirit

From wreath-making workshops and carol concerts to winter illuminations, find Christmas days out near you.

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