Exploring done, your next stop has to be our spectacular Wigeon café for a delicious bite to eat and jaw-dropping views to Lady Fen, followed by a spot of retail therapy in our treat-filled shop. Best of all, every penny you spend supports wetland conservation.


The Wigeon Cafe

Fenland views, home-cooked food

Our bright, big-windowed café and veranda comes with a gorgeous panorama over the stunning Fens. There’s space for everyone – friends, families, groups – and freshly-cooked food whether meat based or vegan based, Made@Welney cakes and Fairtrade hot drinks to tickle all taste buds. Grab a cold snack, sit-down with a hot meal and enjoy views to dine-for.

Summer opening - daily 10am-4pm lunch served between 12pm and 2.30pm

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Afternoon tea

Time for relaxing begins here

Spend time with family, friends or a group looking for a new venue to go to enjoying an afternoon tea overlooking the fantastic view of wetlands in the Fen landscape. Spend time in our café and get to see what the locals know as a calm oasis, for an afternoon tea or a cheeky early lunch high tea!

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In Focus

For wildlife-watching equipment

We’ve a wide range of Opticron binoculars, monoculars and telescopes in stock and our friendly retail team at Welney are known for their specialist knowledge and can help you decide what’s right for you. We also help with the younger generation and get them kick started on binoculars from either our children’s range or from Opticron.


WWT gift shop

Something for everyone

Bursting with luxury gifts, gorgeous greeting cards, sterling souvenirs, as well as the latest wildlife books including the range of Sir Peter Scott’s books, bird care essentials and our ever growing local produce and giftware including Fenland Honey, Michelle Daniels pottery, Watergull Orchard, Ely Fudge, Marimba Chocolate and The Real Norfolk Company.