Visiting Wicken Fen: plan your visit

Wicken Fen - Sunset over Bakers Fen

Plan your day using our top tips below, and get the most out of your visit to Wicken Fen.

What’s open and when?

  • Nature reserve: Daily, 10am-5pm
  • Docky Hut Café: Daily, 10am-5pm
  • Car park: Dawn to dusk (£3 or free for National Trust members) 
  • Shop: Daily, 10am-5pm
  • Visitor Centre: Daily, 10am-5pm
  • Toilets: Daily, 9am-5pm

Family facilities and access

  • Baby-changing facilities in our toilets
  • Pushchairs and baby back-carriers admitted
  • The Boardwalk and Woodland Walk on Sedge Fen are suitable for pushchairs. The road from the car park to the wider reserve is accessible. The Lodes Way cycle path is suitable for pushchairs.

Accessibility

  • Mobility parking - main car park
  • Adapted toilets - car park and behind the cafe
  • Grounds - level route from car park along cycle route to Burwell Lode, see property map for details. Booking not required for this route.
  • Sedge Fen - the Boardwalk and Woodland Walk routes are suitable for wheelchair users. 
  • Please see our access statement for full details:

Wicken Fen Access Statement (PDF / 0.4MB) download

The windpump at sunrise on Sedge Fen

Sedge Fen

Our all-year trails on Sedge Fen, the Boardwalk and Woodland Walk, are open, and are fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. You don’t need to book but please help to keep everyone safe by giving other people space. Our Roger Clarke and Boardwalk bird hides are open. Please note the Summer Nature Trail, including access to the Tower Hide, is now being rested until June.

Eating and shopping

Sliced chocolate brownies, some on a plate and some on a baking tray next to a hot drink

Eating at Wicken Fen

Our newly refurbished Docky Café serves hot and cold drinks, light lunches and fresh cakes. Outdoor seating is available, as well as a limited number of indoor tables, or takeaway. We look forward to welcoming you and thank you for your support, which helps us care for Wicken Fen.