Celebrate The Fens Day

Fascinating Fens are excited to announce the “Celebrate The Fens” Day, will be returning on 19th June 2021 (for the whole weekend 18th-20th).

There will be a mixture of actual and virtual events taking place, how will you get involved and celebrate?

Celebrate the fens day aims to:

  • To have a massive celebration that brings communities together throughout all parts of the fens
  • To showcase to all, the unique landscapes, heritage, nature and beauty of the fens through events and activities on the day
  • To encourage the values of promoting and exploring the fens through heritage, creativity, nature, wellbeing and accessibility

Celebrate The Fens Day 2021

Would you like to be involved with Celebrate the fens day 19th June 2021 (actually for the whole weekend)? There are loads of ways to get involved by putting on your own event or joining ones already being organised.

Events already planned for 2021 include:

Fascinating Fens believes in bringing people together to explore and promote the Fens through “Heritage”, “Creativity”, “Nature”, “Wellbeing” and “Accessibility”. We would ask that you try to incorporate at least one of these themes in your event/activity. Please use the #CelebrateTheFens in your social media. If you would like to arrange a community event, please email us for a discussion and a registration form.

There are heaps of organisations, charities, and groups getting involved by providing a variety of fentastic events and activities all over the fens, including heritage open days, guided walks/tours, craft events, exhibitions, nature trails, music, films, poetry, talks and competitions. See our growing list below, which will continuously be updated and more details for the events will be released soon:

Get outside and explore the fens with a planned activity or Open day:

Wisbech Castle:

Saturday 19th June, 10am-4pm. Free open day exploring the history of the Castle, it’s garden, exhibition and underground vaults. More details

Crowland Abbey

Saturday 19th June, 10am – 4pm, Free open day exploring the Abbey with tours and trails (donations welcome). More details

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey:

Open day. More details.

Kings Lynn town guides and Shakespeare Guildhall Trust walking tour:

Saturday 19th June, 11am – 2pm. Must be pre-booked. The tour is free, but donations are welcome, and the ferry crossing fee is needed (approx £1.50). More details

Chatteris Little Acre Pocket Park Nature walking tour:

Saturday 19th June, 10am – 4pm. Free walking nature tours. More details

Babylon Gallery Ely: Edge of the Fens Exhibition

#EdgeOfTheFens. More details


The Fens Calendar competition 2022:

Calling fen folk who love taking photos. Join in with our free fen calendar competition which launches on Celebrate the fens day, more details

Other events/organisations waiting confirmation:

  • Ely Museum: tbc
  • Wicken Fen: event tbc
  • Fen Edge Trails: tbc
  • March Society: event tbc
  • Cambs ACRE: event tbc

Join in from your home with virtual tours, videos and activities:

Wisbech Tunnels virtual tour:

In 2021, Wisbech tunnels have been created in a virtual tour. Explore more here.

“Colour me in” fen bunting:

Download and print free paper bunting featuring the fen flag, Celebrate the fens logo, and Fascinating fen tails.

Do your own activity on Celebrate the Fens day:

If you are doing your own event or activity it must feature the fens, examples can be having a picnic in the fens, go camping, rambling, blog about your favourite fen place, do a self-tour of a local town, put photos on social media, visit a local nature reserve, meet friends to share memories of the fens, paint outside or download our free activity sheets from our website (puzzles, quizzes, craft). Please also feel free to use the #CelebrateTheFens, on the day. Please do your activity safely and within current covid restrictions.

Explore the Fens on Celebrate the Fens day…

The photos in the virtual gallery below suggest examples of an itinerary for the Celebrate the fens day or activities that you may wish to do as part of the celebration:

Virtual gallery…

History of Celebrate the Fens day:

  • How did it start?
  • How did we Celebrate the first Celebrate the Fens day 2020?
  • Feedback from Previous days

Find out more…

Thank you to the organisations who have given their support, advice and help with promotion of the event, including:

Wisbech Town Council

Cambs Acre

Visit West Norfolk and Kings Lynn

Accommodation to explore the fens after restrictions…

Elms Farm Holiday Cottages are a collection of nine step free converted barns and stables in the beautiful Lincolnshire Fens…
Head Fen Country Retreat the perfect luxury hideaway to enjoy a relaxing and tranquil break in the beautiful fenland countryside…
Foxes narrowboats: explore the fenland waterways…

For those eager to get prepared for next year…

Celebrate the Fens day….18th June 2022… how will you celebrate?