Mother's Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Wivenhoe House by treating mum to afternoon tea in the lounge or a traditional roast dinner in the brasserie including something for Mum

Mother’s Day – Sunday 31 March

Dating back to just before Wivenhoe House was built, Mothering Sunday was celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter) to honour mothers. After a prayer service in church to honor Virgin Mary, children brought gifts and flowers to pay tribute to their own mothers.

Mothering Sunday in the brasserie

Open all day from noon, serving traditional roasts through to the old time favourites such as hand battered fish and chips we have a dish to suit all tastes.

Mother's Day Roast Dinner at Wivenhoe House

Three course roast dinner including a half bottle of wine £29.50 per person

Children’s menu also available

Afternoon Tea at the House

Enjoy one of our renowned afternoon teas in our drawing room or elegant lounge. Our cakes are lovingly created by hand by our experienced pastry chefs served in a traditional way.

£TBC per person including something for mum

Served from 12- 5pm
Mother's Day Afternoon tea at Wivenhoe House


How to book

You can book via any of the following methods:

Please note we are not accepting online bookings on Mother’s Day


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 CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

Download our PDF Map

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.