Children in need afternoon tea

There is an exciting buzz in the air at Wivenhoe House as Pudsey Bear is about to pay us a visit!

He’ll be tucking into a Wivenhoe House afternoon tea on Thursday 16 November, just one day before Children in Need, and you are invited to join him for a fun-filled, fund-raising afternoon.

Our other special guest on the day is BBC Essex afternoon presenter Tony Fisher who will be broadcasting his show live from Wivenhoe House from 12 noon until 5.00 pm, bringing along a full line-up of guests to entertain our guests and listeners.

Tickets cost £19.50 for a full afternoon tea, including a glass of Prosecco or mocktail.  At least £9.75 from the sale of this ticket will benefit BBC Children in Need, charity number 802052 in England & Wales and SC039557 in Scotland.

How to book


find us, however you travel
By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again 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 the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO4 3FA.

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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.