Travel by train to Wivenhoe, and spend a day exploring this quaint riverside village.  Just three miles south east of Colchester, it only takes a few minutes by train from there, without any parking or congestion hassles. Once you’ve arrived, almost all of the attractions below are only five minutes’ walk away and visiting one of the attractions could win you first class train tickets.

There is an art gallery, a short walk from the station a maritime museum, two bookshops, a delicatessen, post office and newsagent. Apart from bookshops and a well stocked
deli, there are gift and clothes shops, hairdressers and estate agents (in case you’re so charmed you want to move in!).

The Water Front – Enjoy sitting by the water front or on the jetty, where fishing boats and small sailing boats bob at their moorings.  It’s a picturesque and peaceful setting: perfect to people watch!

Walks – You can follow the river path as it meanders back toward Colchester Hythe, or head downriver past the sailing club and the marshes towards Alresford Creek. Often, cattle graze freely here, and the river edges are always busy with a variety of wading birds. There’s a large park close to the station, (perfect for picnics!), a kids' playground and woodland walks at the edge of the park.

Wivenhoe Station's "Off the Rails" project offers changing art displays in the booking hall and on the platforms, free "Words Down the Line" writers' leaflets and "Books
Down the Line" which offers a selection of free books. This is part of Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership, which promotes train travel on the five branch
lines within Essex.

Win First Class Train Tickets!

You can win tickets by visiting Wivenhoe too - simply answer the questions below and submit your answer to be in with a chance to win First Class tickets for a family of four anywhere on the Greater Anglia network.  

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