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

Upcoming events

Mud Glorious Mud

Wed 24 Aug 2016
Your chance to get really dirty! Explore the finer qualities of mud, for throwing, painting, building and cooking (mud pies for the worms!).

Go Wild: Wildlife Detectives

Fri 26 Aug 2016
Explore Wicken Fen from a detectives point of view to help you discover more about the wildlife on the reserve.

Pond Dipping and Minibeast Hunt

Tue 30 Aug 2016
Come and discover the minibeasts that live at Wicken Fen

Den Building

Wed 31 Aug 2016
Little dens, big dens, plus games and challenges

Basket Making Workshop

Sat 03 Sep 2016
Learn a traditional skill, and produce your own willow basket for cut flowers.

Mucky Pups - Teddy Bear's Picnic

Wed 14 Sep 2016
Seasonal fun, craft and adventure for under 5's.
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

Eating and shopping

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Get involved

Volunteer driving a tractor


We have a range of volunteering opportunities from rangers, bike hire and learning assistants, visitor reception assistants to Fen Cottage guides.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve


Wicken Fen - School Visit


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

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Join or give

Konik ponies at Wicken Fen galloping towards the camera

Sponsor our Konik ponies 

They're cute and and are creating new habitats for Wicken's amazing wildlife - now you can sponsor Wicken's Konik ponies from just £30