Visiting Wicken Fen: Plan your visit

Wicken Fen - Sunset over Bakers Fen

To help keep visitors, staff, volunteers and local communities safe, we've made some changes, so your visit will be a bit different to what you're used to. Read this article to find out what to expect from your visit.


Staff making barista coffee in the Docky Hut Café


Our café is open and will initially be serving a limited range of hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We've introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection point and a one-way system. We'll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you and know that you'll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

Couple with wheelchair talking to member of staff


The routes on Sedge Fen are accessible and will re-open on Monday 22 March. You'll need to book your tickets for this area by 3pm the day before your visit. There is an accessible route that begins at the car park and follows the route beside the Monk's Lode waterway, and across Baker's and Adventurers' Fens, and you don't need to book to explore this part of the reserve. Mobility parking and adapted toilets are in the car park. Dogs on leads are welcome on routes in the wider reserve.

Safe distancing sign at Wicken Fen

Staying safe

We are operating one way systems in visitor areas to manage visitor flow and maintain social distancing. Look out for signs that explain any changes to the way you access different parts of the site. There are pinch points on the reserve where care must be take and only one person at a time can pass through such as the cattle grid gates. If you're showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don't visit.

Wicken Fen Access Statement Download here

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve (19 Apr - 25 Apr)

Mon 19 Apr 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve.

Changing your booking

If your plans change and you can’t make your timeslot, you can easily change or cancel your booking. We really appreciate you doing this as soon as possible so the tickets can be made available for other visitors. 

If you’re a member, the option to cancel or change your booking can be found in your confirmation email by selecting ‘view and manage your order online' underneath your order summary. 

For non-members, please ring us on 0344 249 1895 to discuss changing your booking.