Projects and Events in the Fens

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….


Celebrate the Fens day 2022 will be 18th June (with events all weekend 17th – 19th). It is a huge festival to showcase the Fens. Click the logo to find out how you can join in….

Fen Folks Fridays are free friendly zoom monthly meet ups on a Friday evening 7.30-9.30pm. We have a speaker or fen topic to discuss. Please click to find out more…

Fascinating Fen Tails are a great way for children to explore the fens with the help of animal characters through stories, competitions, trails, songs and free colouring pages, find out more…

The Fen Calendar is made from a annual community photo competition. It showcases fen heritage, landscapes, nature and scenery. Please click the link to find out more…


Giant community eel: Join us to create the longest eel picture by colouring in a section, anyone can get involved. To be displayed Eel day 2022. Find out more…  

Capturing the Fens are a group of activities that bring people together to share or capture memories of the fens through reminiscence, oral histories, art, poetry and photos. Find out more…

Volunteer with us: If you like the type of projects we do, we’d love you to help, find out more…
Support us: join a project, collaborate, share, explore, sponsor, find out more…

Future Projects and activities in the Fens…

The Fens Visitor Centre showcasing the Fentastic places to visit.

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.

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.

Great opportunities to buy a gift or souvenir of the fens.