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:

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.