Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Important notice -

To avoid disappointment please book your visit to Wicken Fen in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. Please check What's On for changes regarding dogs and access.

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

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Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

We have opened routes on Sedge Fen and introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday and you will need to book Sedge Fen tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. See below for changes regarding dogs and access. Our car park is open between 8:30am and 4.45pm (last entry 3:30pm), £3 non-members, members free. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve (30 Nov - 6 Dec)

Mon 30 Nov 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve.
Visitors enjoying craft activities, including colouring and drawing

Wicken Fen Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail  

Unfortunately, we've had to postpone Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail at Wicken Fen until later this winter. But there's still lots of things you can do to help Peter's friends at home. To prepare for your adventure, get stuck into these Peter Rabbit activity packs - we'll be adding more throughout the season. At home you can still get creative, help out a wild animal and learn more about the natural world around you with the help of your favourite Beatrix Potter characters.

Plan Your Visit

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Things to see and do


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Eating and shopping

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Wicken Fen Eating

Our café has reopened and we're serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We've introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We'll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you'll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

Bring some character to your garden with our range of garden decor, available on the online shop

Treat yourself 

Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop. Your purchases and support enable us to continue to care for the nature, beauty and history we all miss.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve


Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Our work

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Join or give

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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.

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Experience more with National Trust membership 

As we gradually and safely open more of the places we care for, there’ll be more opportunities to explore gardens and parklands near you. If you’re a member, you can access all these places free, together with most National Trust car parks. It’s so important for everyone to have fresh air, birdsong, big skies and open spaces to enjoy. Your membership will go towards looking after all of this for generations to come.