Children in Need Afternoon Tea

We had a fantastic time on Thursday 16 November when we welcomed BBC Essex to our Children In Need fund-raising afternoon tea.

BBC Essex Team

BBC Essex Team

Afternoon presenter Tony Fisher presented his show live from our lounges in front of a sell-out crowd who enjoyed a refreshing glass of Prosecco and a Pudsey Bear themed afternoon tea and four hours of live entertainment.

Tony was joined by a host of BBC Essex presenters, who mingled with the guests all of whom were delighted to put a ‘face to a name’. Sadie Nine

After some quick training, the presenters all helped serve the afternoon tea to the guests and managed not to drop any gingerbread Pudseys!

Two of the cast from the Mercury Theatre’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomime came along to join in the fun and BBC Essex’s breakfast presenter Sadie Nine earned some extra pounds for the Children In Need coffers by singing to the enchanted audience.

Our general manager Oliver Brown, vice-principal of the Edge Hotel School Adrian Martin and Edge Hotel School undergraduate Racheal Lumer all joined in the conversation on air.

Oliver said: “Our thanks to everyone who came along to support this incredibly worthy charity. Together we raised £849.12 for Children In Need, a fantastic achievement.”


find us, however you travel
By car:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here into PARK ROAD
The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex, but PARK ROAD leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.