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

Explore on foot, bike or boat

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Wildlife Events in May

Half Term Events

Close of image of willow basket under construction

Basket making workshop

Saturday 10 June, 10am - 4.30pm. Learn a traditional skill and create your own willow frame cut basket for cut flowers or veg. Tickets £58 (plus small materials cost payable to tutor). Advanced booking essential on 01353 720274.

Upcoming events

Richard Nicoll Wildlife Photography Exhibition

Mon 29 May 2017
10:00-17:00
An exhibition of wildlife photos taken at Wicken Fen.

Wicken Fen 24 hour Bioblitz

Mon 29 May 2017
11:00-23:00
How many species can we discover and record in 24 hours? Join us as we try to identify and record as many species as possible in 24 hours.

Dawn Chorus Walk

Tue 30 May 2017
04:45-07:30
As part of our 24 hour Bioblitz join us for a guided walk to hear the birds of the Fen singing at the best time of day, best time of year.

Pond Dipping and Minibeast Hunt

Tue 30 May 2017
10:30-11:15
Come and discover the minibeasts that live at Wicken Fen

Go Wild: Geocache Challenge

Wed 31 May 2017
10:30-12:30
Come and have a go at our Geocache puzzles set up especially for this event!

Den Building

Thu 01 Jun 2017
10:30-12:30
Little dens, big dens, plus games and challenges
Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Our work

Picture of recently completed bridge over Harrisons Drove

A bridge for nature 

Thanks to public donations and grants from the Michael Marks Charitable Trust & Viridor Credits Environmental Company, we've built a 'bridge for nature' enabling wildlife and our herds of Konik ponies & Highland cattle to roam freely over the nature reserve.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

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Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

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Learning

Wicken Fen - School Visit

Learning 

School children will love a day out in nature's outdoor classroom, start planning your visit now.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

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