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A park at the heart of the community

Morden Hall Park is green oasis in the city, giving you a taste of a country estate with a glimpse of its agricultural and industrial history.

This tranquil former deer park is one of the few remaining estates that used to line the River Wandle during its industrial heyday.

The river meanders through the park creating a haven for wildlife. The snuff mills, which generated the park's income in the past, survive to this day. We've renovated the western mill, and it's now used as a learning centre.

A much-loved rural idyll, the park lies in a built-up area, and some of the surviving estate buildings are used as workshops by local craftspeople and artisans.  The renovated Stable Yard is the heart of the park with a café, second-hand bookshop and a living green centre with exhibitions.

A place to discover

When you step through the gates, you'd be forgiven for imagining yourself to be in the middle of the English countryside. Surrounded by meadows, trees and the gentle sounds of birdsong and running water, the park offers a rare sense of discovery and a chance to get away from it all.

Your park

"I love this place.  It's somewhere beautiful on the edge of London.  It feels like its my park"  Fred Madden.  Share your love of your park with us.

Colourful autumn walks

Discover the autumn colours on our guided walks and tours © National Trust / Susie Williamson

Discover the autumn colours on our guided walks and tours

Autumn is the perfect time of year to explore the park so why not join us for a Great British Walk. Discover more about the history of the snuff mills or join a two hour guided walk with afternoon tea and exclusive access to Morden Lodge gardens. It is rumoured that Lord Nelson visited Morden Lodge during the early 19th century.

Hallow'een spooktacular

Bring along a pumpkin to carve this Hallowe’en © NTPL / John Millar

Bring along a pumpkin to carve this Hallowe’en

This Hallow'een there's plenty to keep the family entertained. Bring along a pumpkin to carve, get creative with spooky crafts and hunt for creepy crawlies. Come along dressed in your scariest outfit and take our Hallow'een trail through the park.

All the leaves aren't brown

Autumn is a great time to explore the park © NTPL / John Millar

Autumn is a great time to explore the park

Take some time to enjoy a walk through the park and admire the beautiful autumnal colours. If you are ticking off your 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾ don’t forget to catch a falling leaf. Or why not hunt for some conkers to play with from the old horse chestnut trees along the avenue.

Useful information

  • Map of Morden Hall Park

    Download our map of Morden Hall Park to make the most of your visit (PDF)

  • What's on

    We have got some great events in 2014.  Take a look at our events pages or events leaflet

  • Walking your dog

    Dogs are welcome. Please keep them on leads around the estate buildings and pick up after them.

  • Be our friend

    Get regular updates of what's going on and share pictures and stories.

Free for all

We're open 365 days a year and have no entrance fee. Gilliat Edward Hatfeild donated his estate to us stating that 'a fee shall not be charged so that my Morden estate shall be open to the public.'

Lay back and cycle

Discover the park in a whole new way.  Start your adventure by hiring a recumbent bike from behind the Stable Yard every weekend.  Give us a ring before you plan to visit to double check the bikes are available.

School visits to Morden Hall Park

Inspire your class with a visit to Morden Hall Park this autumn. Book a led or self-led visit for foundation and key stages 1 to 3 to support your classroom learning. Email the Learning Officer