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Evening Boat Ride

Join us on a relaxing boat ride down Wicken Lode. We are happy to offer this activity as part of our Summer Evenings programme. Please note that the Bookings for the 20th of June are now closed.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Come on a 50 minute journey on the "Mayfly", our open topped, electric powered boat. Dragonflies, butterflies and the sounds of a quiet evening on the fen await. There will be a 10 minute accompanied walk to the pontoon.

This is a bookable event (with space very limited), and bookings are made via the Visitors Centre: 01353 720274

Please note that admission is included for members of the National Trust. For non members- admission to the reserve will need to be purchased.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £7.25
Child £4.25
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The basics

Booking details

Call 01353 720274


All ages welcome, but adults supervision is essential.

Meeting point

Check in with the team at the visitors centre, and pay on the day

What to bring and wear

Dress for the weather, the boat will be operating except from in high winds, and thunderstorms


Assistance dogs only on Sedge Fen, please contact us to discuss access needs when you make your booking.

Contact info

Wicken Fen Visitor Centre

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