Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Wicken Fen - Bittern

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

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Things to see and do 

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Wicken Fen Nature Reserve


Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Wicken Fen - Reed Warbler and Cuckoo chick

Cuckoos Calling 

Thursday 31st May. 10:30am and 2:00pm Cuckoos Calling is a fun event for over 5s; build a reed warbler nest, match eggs and learn about migration, and cuckoo craft! Advance booking essential - click here for more details.

Upcoming events

Cuckoo and Warblers Walk

Sat 26 May 2018
An Insight into the Cuckoos and Warblers of Wicken Fen with Professor Nick Davies.

Pond Dipping and Minibeast Hunt

Wed 30 May 2018
Come and discover the minibeasts that live at Wicken Fen

Cuckoos Calling

Thu 31 May 2018
Come and discover all about the wonderful Cuckoo and what they get up to at Wicken Fen, with games and crafts

Traditional Mud Oven Cooking

Fri 01 Jun 2018
Cook a delicious 3 course meal in our homemade mud ovens

Mucky Pups - Bugs and Bees

Wed 13 Jun 2018
Seasonal fun, craft and adventure for under 5's.

Willow Frame Basket Making Workshop

Sat 16 Jun 2018
Learn a traditional skill, and produce your own willow basket for cut flowers.
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Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

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Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Join or give

Konik ponies at Wicken Fen galloping towards the camera

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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