October half term fun at Wicken Fen

Family walking at Wicken Fen in the autumn

Join us for outdoor family fun this half term. Whether you follow our Funky Foot trail on the Boardwalk, build your own bird box or hire a bike for the day, we’ve got some great ideas for a family day out.

Autumn trail

The Sedge Fen is open so you can follow our Funky Foot trail on the Boardwalk, available daily throughout October. The trail is free with admission (free admission for NT members) to the Fen and booking isn't required. Or try some of the ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ in the Woodland Walk 50 Things area. Both routes are on buggy friendly paths and not too far for little legs to walk.


Have a go building a bird box
Building a bird box at Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant
Have a go building a bird box

Build your own bird box

Why not have a go at building your own bird box and make a home for birds this autumn? Available on Monday 25 October and Wednesday 27 October with 30 minutes sessions starting at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm. The cost is £8 per box and you can take your finished box home with you. Adult supervision is required during the session. Booking and payment required in advance, please call the visitor centre on: 01353 720274.

Autumn adventure

Available on Tuesday 26 October and Thursday 28 October. Join us at 10.30am-12pm or 1.30pm-3pm and get hands on with our autumn adventure session. We will be celebrating the new season with crafts, creative activities and outdoor fun. Suitable for children aged 3-10. The cost is £6 per child. To guarantee a place please book in advance, call the visitor centre on 01353 720274.

Halloween pumpkin display

Come and see our pumpkin display at the Fen from Friday 29 October to Sunday 31 October and decide which one is your favourite.

Explore on two wheels
Close up image of two girls cycling at Wicken Fen
Explore on two wheels

Enjoy a family cycling adventure

Bring your own bikes or hire one of ours and take a spin through the reserve along the cycle route. Whether you want a short out and back route for little legs, to see the konik ponies and highland cattle on Baker's Fen, or a longer adventure into the villages or along the Lodes Way for longer legs, there are lots of ways to explore on two wheels. Cycle hire will be available every day during half term and you will need to book in advance. For more information see below.