Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

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

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Plan Your Visit

girl listening to headphones outside in nature

Murmurations a play by Steve Waters and Tangled Feet 

A guided tour into nature you’ll never forget – a woman on a mission, a couple in conflict, a man with a plan, a botanist’s last stand and other invasive species of the human kind. Through live scenes and songs, poetry and physical theatre, comedy and tragedy, Murmurations explores what we need from nature and what nature needs from us in a world recovering from sickness. Friday 17 – Sunday 19 September, at 11am, 2pm, 5pm.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Things to see and do

Summer fun and adventures

Girl looking at the moth on her hand

Wicken Fen Annual Neighbourhood BioBlitz 

Discover the wildlife in your garden or local green spaces and help us find out more about the species that are found in the Fen edge communities.


MOTHER... artwork at Wicken Fen, inspired by traditional fen hayricks

Last chance to see MOTHER... at Wicken Fen 

Make sure you plan your route to take in this unique artwork by Studio Morison in the fen landscape before the end of September.

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 again 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


Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Our work

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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.

Visitors walking in the garden in spring at Belton House, Lincolnshire

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.