The Great Walrus Tea Party

The walrus needs your help! Throw your own Great Walrus Tea Party in June and raise money for the Horniman. You can bake up a storm or stop by the shops for some treats. Every penny you raise will help the Horniman inspire future generations of London’s families and schoolchildren.

Your Great Walrus Tea Party could have walrus-shaped cakes and ocean-themed biscuits and even some savoury sea-food snacks – from fish finger sandwiches to prawn cocktail crisps. Just remember to price each slice and send in the dough!

There is a range of fabulous Horniman prizes for the most exciting cakes and the most money raised, from a family membership to behind-the-scenes tours. But most of all we want you to have fun and raise some funds along the way.


You can hold your Great Walrus Tea Party throughout the month of June, on any day to suit you.


Hold your Great Walrus Tea Party at work, at home, at school or in your community. You could even head to one of our picnic benches and ask your friends to join you in our gardens for your tea party.

What do I need to do?

Register your Great Walrus Tea Party with us and pre-order your fundraising pack for great ideas and fundraising materials. Simply click the link below to register or email and we’ll be in touch when the packs are ready.

Click here to register for the Great Walrus Tea Party

In your Great Walrus Tea Party pack you will find everything you need to inspire you. There will be a poster to display at school or at work, invitations to send to your friends, recipes and ideas for some great walrus-themed cakes and bakes, plus a guide to sourcing the most sustainable fish and seafood to help you protect future generations of walruses and their aquatic friends.

What’s next?

  1. Choose a date and location, then invite your guests
  2. Bake (or buy!) some cakes, biscuits and savoury treats
  3. Enjoy some time catching up with friends, family, colleagues or classmates whilst raising money for the Horniman Museum and Gardens
  4. Count up the cash and send it in to the Walrus at the Horniman

If you have any questions about the Great Walrus Tea Party or would like to chat about your tea party, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you! Call the fundraising team on 020 8699 1872 or email us at