Teddy Bear Picnic

On Sunday 10 September between 10.30 and 3.30pm,  Charity 4Louis will be hosting a Teddy Bear’s Picnic here at Wivenhoe House

The event will be a fun filled day for all the family including, a teddy bear obstacle race, kids entertainment, face painting, live music, crafts, bouncy castle, princess appearance, raffle, auction, plenty of stalls, a big balloon release, and much much more!

Of course, there will be Teddies everywhere.

Bring your own picnics and your own Teddy bears (for the competition) and sit outside on the lawn or you could enjoy the renowned delicious Afternoon Tea in the beautiful lounges at Wivenhoe House. Reservation are required for Afternoon Tea as it is made to order. The Brasserie at Wivenhoe House will also be open serving their award winning Sunday roasts.

Come and join in the fun – no matter what age you are. Everyone is welcome!

Ticket prices are £2 per adult (which goes straight to the charity)
Kids (under 16) go free!

Tickets available to purchase directly on the day

A little about the charity

The team at 4Louis provide memory boxes to over 200 hospitals across the country for bereaved parents to create ever lasting precious memories with their child. I can say from the bottom of my heart our memories 4Louis and Colchester Hospital helped us create, mean everything to us.  This is only a small percentage of what they do.

If anyone is interested in getting involved in any way, please contact charity 4Louis directly.


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.