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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.

National Trust’s first garden centre

We are so excited to be opening the first National Trust garden centre © National Trust

We are so excited to be opening the first National Trust garden centre

We are really excited that the garden centre is now part of our family. Things will be changing a little bit but you will recognise all the same faces in the garden centre helping you find just what you need for home and garden.

To get ready for spring we will be closing for a little while.

Christmas is coming

Hang a wish on our Christmas tree in the stable yard this December © National Trust / Paul Harris

Hang a wish on our Christmas tree in the stable yard this December

Join the festivities at Morden Hall Park this winter. Visit Father Christmas and the elves in his magical grotto or have a go at making candles, pomanders and tree decorations. Soak up the atmosphere in our stable yard and browse a variety of food, craft and gift stalls to the sounds of live music and carols.

All the leaves aren't brown

Autumn is a great time to explore the park © National Trust / Paul Harris

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.

Little Explorers

We are launching an afternoon session for our very popular under-fives activities on Mondays. Get creative, sing songs and meet our friendly puppets. Numbers are limited so it is first come first served.

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.'

School visits

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.  We are now taking bookings for 2015.

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