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Father Christmas

Ho ho ho! Bookings for Christmas at the Fen are now open!

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  • Admission applies

Enjoy a traditional festive treat with your little ones in the 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 and receive a present. This event is very popular and always sells out quickly, so click here for further details and to book. Tickets are £12.75 per child.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Child Age 0-12 years£12.75
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Children aged 0-12 yrs

Meeting point

Check in with the team of Elves in the Visitors Centre

What to bring and wear

It will be cosy inside Fen Cottage with Father Christmas, but you may want waterproof coats and shoes to make your way there. Christmas jumpers and hats are definitely welcome!


Fen Cottage is a very small space with an uneven floor. We ask you to leave pushchairs and wheelchairs outside if possible, but please let us know if that is not possible. Assistance dogs are welcome in Fen Cottage - please leave other dogs at home.


Please be aware there is a car park charge of £3.20 (please bring coins) to pay on the day for non-members. The café will be open every day, with a selection of warming drinks and festive treats, as well as a variety of lunch options. Can I bring a younger sibling and do I have to buy a ticket for them? All children that have ticket purchased for them will receive a gift. If tickets are not purchased for babies or toddlers, they are welcome to accompany the family but won’t receive a gift. In some circumstances parents or carers have chosen to bring a gift for these younger children, so they feel part of the experience.

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8 Dec to 22 Dec 2023
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+ 2 other dates or times

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