Eating and shopping at Wicken Fen
Looking for some refreshments or retail therapy during your visit to Wicken Fen? Pick up a freshly baked sausage roll, a slice of cake or a cuppa at the Docky Hut Café, and browse for souvenirs in the National Trust shop.
Docky Hut Café
Pay a visit for coffee and homemade bakes, light lunches or afternoon tea. Just like the landscape, the menu changes with the seasons.
If you're taking away, bring your reusable cup to help us reduce waste and receive 25p off your hot drink.
Bringing your dog
Take your dog into the café, on a short lead, while you choose and order your food. As space is limited please don’t sit inside the café with your four-legged friend and find a space at the outside tables.
Water bowls are available for your dog around the outside seating area.
You can grab a coffee to take out on your walk if you prefer. Please take your rubbish home with you to help keep the reserve tidy and litter free.
There are picnic tables in front of the boat shed opposite the Cycle Centre if you want to bring your own refreshments.
Most of the food and drink served is prepared on site in our kitchen, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free.
If you have an allergy or intolerance and would like ingredient information about the food and drink served, please ask the staff, who will be happy to help.
Always check when you visit
Visited before? We sometimes change our recipes to improve quality and flavour, including the ingredients. When you visit, please speak to one of our team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.
Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.
The shop is located in the visitor centre. The range includes rugs for home or picnics, useful accessories for family walks and outdoor exploring, as well as bird food, feeders and nest boxes for your garden friends. There's a wide range of National Trust and wildlife books, as well as your favourite National Trust food and stationery.
There are toys and children's books to inspire the next generation of naturalists, as well as Wicken Fen souvenirs featuring the Windpump, the wildlife and the landscape of the Fen.
It’s through your purchases that we’re able to continue looking after Wicken Fen for everyone, for ever.
There is also a small area of second-hand books, donated by supporters, to raise money for our work at the Fen. Have a look, your next thriller might be waiting here!
It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.
Discover some of the best cafés, restaurants and tea-rooms located at National Trust places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Pick up a book from a second-hand bookshop to keep or share. Every purchase will raise funds for conservation projects at the places in our care.
Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop.
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 fens on two wheels or on foot. Enjoy an easy family ride to see Konik ponies or discover the wildlife in the wider reserve.
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.
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.