Wicken Fen Big Vision Weekend

Wicken Fen - Dawn over Tubney Fen

Join us to celebrate our Big Vision Weekend, which will take place from 4 to 6 May over the bank holiday weekend. There's loads to do over the weekend: explore areas of the fen we haven't taken visitors to before, and enjoy fun family activities like our new treasure hunt.

New adventures

Big Vision Safaris
8.45am and 9:15am Saturday 4, Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May.  
Join us to explore the reserve by boat and on foot, reaching areas of the fen that we haven't taken visitors to before.
The 8.45am safari begins with a guided walk with two of our rangers across the fen, following a new route.  We'll be spotting wildlife throughout, and looking out for our grazing herds of highland cattle and konik ponies.  The safari continues along the tranquil Reach and Wicken Lodes,when we board the Mayfly at the Upware landing stage.  You'll see and hear more about the fen and the progress we've made with the Vision by boat before returning to the Visitor Centre.
The 9.15am will follow a similar route but in reverse, so you will begin with a boat trip to Upware, followed by a guided walk back to the Visitor Centre.
Adults £6.50 Children £3.75 Family ticket £18.85 (2 adults 2 children)  Please note that the walk is around 3 miles. Suitable for children age 10+.
To book call 01353 720274

Boat trip along the Wicken Lode
Boat trip along the Wicken Lode
Boat trip along the Wicken Lode

Early Evening Big Vision Boat Trips
5pm Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May
Another opportunity to enjoy the extended trip to Upware aboard the Mayfly, enjoying new views along Reach Lode, an area we haven't taken visitors to before.  When you reach the Upware landing stage, you can either take a leisurely self-guided walk back to the Visitor Centre  (map provided), or return on the Mayfly to the Visitor Centre jetty.  (Please note that the Visitor Centre will be closed on return, car park and toilets will still be open).
Adults £6.50 Children £3.75 Family ticket £18.85 (2 adults 2 children)  Please note that this trip may not be suitable for younger children if you choose to walk back.  It is a walk of approximately 3 miles.
To book call 01353 720274

Burwell Fen Safaris
1:30pm Saturday 4, Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May
Discover the beautiful landscape at Burwell Fen, guided by our friendly and knowledgeable rangers.  You'll find out why this area is so abundant with wildlife and how the habitats here are looked after.  Another first for visitors to Wicken Fen, we take you to areas we haven't explored with our visitors before.  This is a longer walk (approximately 6 miles) out into the wider reserve, with uneven terrain, so not suitable for children under 10 years old, or for those with mobility issues.
Free, but spaces are limited and must be pre-booked.  Call 01353 720274 to book.

Wild flowers take centre stage at Wicken Fen
Wild flowers take centre stage at Wicken Fen
Wild flowers take centre stage at Wicken Fen

New family fun

Big Vision Treasure Hunt
Enjoy our treasure hunt around Baker's and Adventurer's Fens, finding clues along the way to complete the puzzle and claim your prize!  The treasure hunt trail is approximately 2.5miles/4km and will take around 1 hour 30 minutes to complete.  You can drop in any time over the weekend (or anytime during the month of May) to take part in the treasure hunt.

Pond dipping and printing
Discover the wonderful underwater world of Wicklen Fen!  Dip for pond creatures in our special pond, find out more about them, then create a printed masterpiece with our new printing activity to take home
For more information and to book click here

Wicken Fen is the perfect place to get closer to nature
Children can get closer to nature at Wicken Fen
Wicken Fen is the perfect place to get closer to nature

Storytelling and face painting
Hear tales about the fen, the people who have lived here over the years, and the wildlife that fascinated them.  Monday 6th May at 10:30 and 14:00. 
For face painting with a wildlife and nature theme, drop in Sunday or Monday between 10:30 and 15:30.  See our timetable here  

And much more!

There are a number of other great activities to try during the weekend, click here see the full timetable.  All bookable activities can be booked by calling 01353 720274 apart from pond dipping, which can be booked online here