Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Important notice -

Due to the forecast for very high winds, we will not be running boat trips on Saturday 21 October.

The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen

More about this place

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve


Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Things to see and do


Social history

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Autumn half-term events

Close-up picture of starling sitting on the wall

An introduction to mindful birdwatching 

Saturday 28 October - Join Claire Thompson, author of 'The Art of Mindful Birdwatching' to discover how mindfulness can enrich our bird watching experiences, and how birds can do wonders for our hearts, minds & well-being.

Christmas events

Upcoming events

Autumn Adventure

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Discover all things autumnal at Wicken Fen.

Go Wild: Nature Survival Skills

Wed 25 Oct 2017
Learn basic survival skills at Wicken Fen.

Fenland Spooktacular

Fri 27 Oct 2017
Get ready for Halloween with some spooky fun!

Introduction to Mindful Birdwatching

Sat 28 Oct 2017
Join Claire Thompson, author of 'The art of mindful birdwatching', to discover how mindfulness can enrich our birdwatching experiences.

Mucky Pups: Frosty Fun

Wed 08 Nov 2017
Seasonal fun, craft and adventure for under 5s

Christmas Felt Workshop

Sat 11 Nov 2017
Learn ancient art of feltmaking to create your own Christmas decorations
Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Our work

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Eating and shopping

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Get involved

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve


Wicken Fen - School Visit


School children will love a day out in nature's outdoor classroom, start planning your visit now.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Join or give

Konik ponies being inspected by volunteer Grazing Ranger

Special Places Raffle 

Every day come rain or shine our Grazing Rangers are out on the reserve checking on the health & welfare of our herds of konik ponies & Highland cattle. We're using our proceeds for this years NT Special Places raffle to buy them protective clothing. Please buy a ticket (or two) to help keep them warm & dry.