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:

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.