There are many ways you can get involved with Fascinating fens, these include: projects, activities, events, meet ups, volunteering and sponsorship. We create these to help people explore, share, reminisce, learn about and promote the fens. Click on the logos below to find out more…
Current Projects and events for the fens….
Fascinating Fens was excited to announce the first “Celebrate The Fens” Day, 20th June 2020. Click the logo for heaps more information about the day.
Celebrate the fens day 2021 will be 19th June (with events all weekend 18th -20th). Click the logo to find out how you can join in….
Fen Folks Friday: Fen Folks Fridays are free friendly zoom monthly meet ups. They take place on a Friday evening 7.30-9.30pm. It’s a meet up opportunity for everything related to the fens including discussions and talks on various fen topics. If you would like to get involved please book in advance and click here to find out more information for planned dates.
Fascinating Fens Tails:
A great way for children to explore the fens with the help of characters such as Muscovy the duck, Eeli the Eel and Wizzy the Hedgehog through stories, books, competitions, trails and free colouring pages.
Calendar competition: Thank you for everyone who entered our 2021 Fen calendar community competition last year. We are pleased to announce that the competition will also run this June for the 2022 edition, please press here for more details. The calendar will be able to be pre-ordered from June, and will be available from August 2021 on our online shop and local participating shops. It showcases some of the beauties of the fens including heritage sites, landscapes, nature and scenery.
Giant community eel: Fascinating fens are collaborating with Visit Ely and Babylon Arts to bring you a great community event inspired by the fens and Eel Day. We are asking everyone (adults and children) if they would like to help us create a very long “colour me in” eel. All you have to do is download the free picture. It’s then up to you be as imaginative and creative as you wish.
Children’s activities for the fens: free downloadable activities to help children learn about the fens, including worksheets, songs, and colouring sheets. Fun and educational: ideal for home-schooling, holidays and school work.
Ongoing Projects, activities, events…
Free Fascinating fens colour me in cards downloads:
If you know someone who is need of cheering up at the moment, why not download these free colour me in cards. Print them, colour them in and send them to someone you want to make smile. There is even space for your own message on the front of the card. There are two designs: Wizzy the hedgehog in the garden with a rainbow and owls across the fens. A great activity for children or adults. Please also feel free to share pictures of your completed ones on fascinating fens social media pages.
Future Projects, activities and events…
Greet with a seat: A project aimed at helping businesses and venues to understand the importance of providing a seat for customers, clients and visitors to be able to rest if they have limited mobility or fatigue, which may help them to feel they can access places easier. The logo will help show people that businesses support this campaign.
Capturing Fen Memories: A collection of projects asking people about their current thoughts and memories of the fens. Including oral histories, a memory box, reminiscence therapy and education sessions. We welcome any donations of photos, items, postcards, books and memorabilia that symbolise the fens
Fascinating Fens is happy to lead workshops and talks, please press here for more information
The Fens Visitor Centre:
A visitor centre centre for the fens, showcasing the Fentastic places to visit.
Gingerbread Festival 2022
Downham Market is known as the gingerbread town, therefore 2022 will welcome the first Gingerbread festival.
Previous Fascinating fen projects, activities and events…
Other previous Fascinating Fens Events:
Fascinating fens has participated in several previous events including: helping to repair an eel at the Babylon for the eel day parade, providing a drawing for a kids colouring in competition at Soham pumpkin fair and attending the Madhatters campsite open event. We have also participated in “meet the author” events at Wisbech library and Prickwillow museum. If you would like fascinating to help or attend your event, please email us.
Fascinating fens have also created “colour me in” Christmas, notelets and Easter cards which feature or make reference to many Fen places/traditions. In 2018, bundles of these were given for free to brownies, the library and the tourist information. They can be purchased at various events. A free colouring card/map/bookmark featuring Muscovy and Eeli is available at Ely train station.
Volunteer with us…
If you like the types of activities, events, projects that fascinating fens offer, and if you agree with our values and aims, please consider volunteering with us. Currently we can only offer basic training, but would love our volunteer programme to develop in the future. All you need to join us is a passion for the fens. Please email us for more information.
There are many ways to support us to be able to contiune to promote the fens, these include:
- Volunteer with us (as above)
- Sponsor a event or project
- Share your photos, memories, knowledge with us on social media (Twitter and Facebook)
- Join in with our projects that promote the fens
- Help us to create a fen memories collectors box by offering items/pictures relating to the fens
- Network with us if you are a charity, community group, business or organisation in the fens.
Great opportunities to buy a gift or souvenir of the fens.