Ideas for Christmas

Wicken Fen - Konik ponies and horses in frost

There's so much to see and do at Wicken Fen at Christmas. Here's a few ideas to help you plan your day-out.


We've got some great events planned for the kids during the school holidays -  from visiting Santa in his secret grotto and making Christmas decorations to helping Santa and his Elves prepare for the big day. Please see our What's On page for more details - advanced booking essential for all events (01353 720274)

Wonderful wildlife

With over 9000 recorded species  you're bound to see some amazing wildlife. You can spy on wildlife from nine wildlife hides around the nature reserve, including the elevated Tower Hide. 

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 or grab the walking boots for a hike on the Adventurers' Trail,

Grab some wheels and explore the wider reserve, local villages, have an off-road blast, or cycle the Lodes Way down to Anglesey Abbey.

Search for hidden treasure

Can you find the seven secret geocaches we've hidden around the reserve?

You can download the co-ordinates to your phone or GPS from or borrow a receiver from our Cycle Hire building.