Half term family fun at Wicken Fen
There's so much to see and do at Wicken Fen at half term. Here's a few ideas to help you plan your day out.
New for this half term - try out our Wicken Stick Adventure Trail!
Come into the Visitor Centre and select your stick companion, and then head out onto the boardwalk for a lap of sticktastic exploration. Watch out for the special signs on our ¾ mile lap, to help you stretch your imagination and discover how a simple stick can be the perfect key to outdoor exploration! Suitable for the whole family to enjoy together, with fun outdoor challenges, ideas, and stick possibilities, from maths, to magic and making things. When you’re done bring your new stick friend back to the Visitor Centre, add to our Stick Hall of Fame, and find out what other Wicken sticks have been getting up to.
With over 9000 recorded species you're bound to see some amazing wildlife. You can spy on wildlife from seven wildlife hides around the nature reserve, and our new viewing platform which is a short walk from the Visitor Centre.
Our Baker's Fen Hide overlooking the wet grasslands of Baker's Fen is a great place to spy on migrant wildfowl who spend the winter at Wicken Fen.
Don't be in a hurry to rush home - as dusk falls look out for hen harriers floating on the breeze looking for a safe place to roost on Sedge Fen.
Please ask in the Visitor Centre if you need help to identify a bird or animal that you've seen, and share your sightings by recording them in the Sightings Book.
Explore on two legs......
Enjoy a gentle family stroll around the all-weather boardwalk, explore our Woodland Walk, complete with den building area, or head out for a longer walk on the Adventurers' Trail.
... or two wheels
Grab some wheels and explore the wider reserve, local villages, have an off-road blast, or cycle the Lodes Way down to Anglesey Abbey. Bring you own wheels or hire one of our bikes (please ask in the Visitor Centre if you would like to hire a bike).
Search for hidden treasure
Can you find the secret geocaches we've hidden around the reserve?
You can download the co-ordinates to your phone or GPS from www.geocaching.com or borrow a receiver from the Visitor Centre.
50 Things to do before your 113/4s
Collect your 50 Things scrapbook from the Visitor Centre, it's packed with 50 fun adventures to complete before your 113/4s - Don't worry you can be older & even adults like taking part.