Summer holiday fun

There's so much to see and do over the long summer holidays. Here's a few ideas to help plan your adventure at Wicken Fen.


We've got some great events planned for the kids during the school holidays -  from pond dipping, bug hunts, painting, den building to the ever popular, mud glorious mud!  We've got events suitable for children 3+ and Go Wild events aimed at children aged 8+. Please see our What's On page for more details - advanced booking essential for all events.

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 famous Tower Hide. 
Please ask in the Visitor Centre if you need help to identify a bird, animal or plant that you've seen. Please share your sightings by recording them in the Sightings Book. 

Take a hike

Enjoy a gentle family stroll around the all-weather boardwalk or grab your walking boots for a hike on the Adventurers' Trail,
The Boardwalk Trail around Sedge Fen is push & wheelchair friendly - both wildlife hides on the route have wheelchair access.
Maps & trail guides are available from the Visitor Centre or you can download routes from our website.

Two or three wheel adventures

Grab some wheels and explore the wider reserve, local villages, have an off-road blast, or cycle the Lodes Way down to Anglesey Abbey.
We've a range of mountain bikes, tags, trailers, trikes and even a tandem for hire.
Cycle hire open daily, 10am -5pm (last hire 3pm) throughout the summer.  Hire rates from £5 (child) £8 (adults) for two hours.

All aboard

Sit back and relax and watch the world float by as you explore the beautiful fenland waterways on our electric boat the 'Mayfly'.
50 minutes trips depart up to 4 times a day throughout the summer. Tickets £6 adults, £3.50 children or £17.50 for a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children).

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 or borrow a pre-loaded receiver from our Cycle Hire building. 
If you are new to Geocaching why not book on our Go Wild: Geocache Challenge on either 27 July or 31 Aug - see our What's On page for details

Step back in time

Mind your head as you step into historic Fen Cottage to discover how people used to live and thrive on the Fen.

Dating from the early 18th Century, the cottage is one of the last surviving buildings from the tiny hamlet known as 'The Lode' whose residents earned their living from traditional fenland trades and crafts, harvesting sedge, peat digging, wildfowling, fishing. 

Our volunteer guides wil be happy to show you around and answer your questions.

The Fenman's Workshop showcases some of the traditional fenland crafts & skills - you may even see our volunteers giving live demonstrations.