Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Things to see and do 

Plan Your Visit

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Upcoming events

Mucky Pups

Wed 20 Oct 2021
10:30-12:00
Outdoor adventures for the under 5s, led by the experienced team from Burwell House.

Build your own bird box

Mon 25 Oct 2021
10:00-10:30
Why not have a go at building your own bird box and make a home for birds this autumn?

Autumn Adventure

Tue 26 Oct 2021
10:30-12:00
Crafts, games and outdoor fun to celebrate Autumn. Are you ready for an adventure?

Basic Cycle Maintenance

Sat 06 Nov 2021
11:00-13:00
Get to grips with your bike!

Star Gazing at Wicken Fen

Sat 13 Nov 2021
18:30-20:00
Discover the magical night skies at Wicken Fen with Cambridge Astronomical Association. We're inviting families living in Wicken to join us on Sedge Fen to experience the beauty of the natural world above us.

Ride Out - a guided cycle ride

Fri 26 Nov 2021
11:00-13:00
A cycle ride with a leader, and breathers to admire the view

Autumn activities at Wicken Fen

Explore

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Wicken Fen Eating

Our cafe is open and serving hot and cold drinks, light lunches and cakes and bakes. Our outdoor seating is available, as well as a limited number of indoor tables, or takeaway. We prefer card payment if possible. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for your support, which helps us care for Wicken Fen.

Pile of folded blankets of various designs and colours

Shop on the Fen 

Our shop is located in the Visitor Centre, and is open for your favourite National Trust ranges, souvenirs, gift cards and guide books. With every purchase you make, you're helping to support the vital conservation work that's needed to look after Wicken Fen.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Wildlife

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Our work

Volunteer talking to group of people about pond creatures in tray

Footprints: Wicken Fen's community engagement project 

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve has secured funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to support a community engagement project.

The grazing herd of konik ponies at Wicken Fen

Support the herd at Wicken Fen 

Have you herd about Wicken Fen's appeal? We need your help to support the herd of Konik ponies and Highland cattle that are helping rare wetland species thrive

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Join or give

Wicken Fen - Verralls Fen

We need your support 

For 125 years, people like you have helped us protect some of the UK's best-loved places. Everyone needs nature, beauty and green spaces now more than ever. But our income has dropped sharply due to the coronavirus crisis, and our essential conservation work is at risk. Please give what you can to help us look after these places, so people and nature can thrive.

Family walking in Rowallane Garden, County Down

Experience more with National Trust membership 

Now more than ever, we all need access to nature, fresh air and open spaces. Become a member today and you can explore more than 500 places. What's more, your membership will go towards looking after nature, beauty and history for generations to come.