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 

Walks at Wicken Fen


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Wicken Fen Nature Reserve


Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Upcoming events

Wicken Explorers: outdoor adventures for home educating families

Thu 21 Mar 2019
A morning session of practical seasonal outdoor exploration, aimed at home educated children and their families.

Painting the Fens (adult event)

Sat 30 Mar 2019
Learn basic watercolour techniques to paint the fenland landscape. Suitable for all levels

Mothering Sunday Boat Ride

Sun 31 Mar 2019
Treat Mum to a gentle drift along the Lode in our boat Mayfly

Storytime: Blackbird, Blackbird...

Tue 09 Apr 2019
Join Pip the Blackbird and find out all about his brilliant bird friends, and the amazing things they can do! Listen to a story, make a craft, have an explore, and enjoy a bird-themed activity.

Pond Dipping

Wed 10 Apr 2019
Join us for a pond dipping session and discover the wonderful underwater world of Wicken Fen.

Spring into Spring: Eggs and Nests

Thu 11 Apr 2019
Find out about the birds that live at Wicken Fen, the clues they leave behind, and how to spot them.
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Two konik ponies at Wicken Fen

Support the herd 

Highland cattle and Konik ponies are helping to create new habitats for rare wetland plants and wildlife at Wicken Fen. We need your help to look after this grazing herd, that will in turn ensure these rare species thrive.

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


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