Things to see & do

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What's on

This winter come in out of the cold into the warmth of the stable yard and join in with our events. Discover more about our past through archaeology or enjoy getting creative at our crafty Thursdays.


There's so much to do in Morden Hall Park.  In the words of one of our founders, Octavia Hill, 'We all need places to sit in, places to play in, places to stroll in, and places to spend a day in.'

Don't miss

  • Seeing the sun come up over the bare winter trees
  • Views of the park from the white bridge across the River Wandle
  • The natural play area near the white bridge
  • The unusual rose garden beside Morden Cottage
  • Monthly exhibitions in our stable yard
  • The sound of the rushing water under the restored waterwheel
  • Playing 'eels out' round the story boat

Little Explorers

We are excited to announce that we now have sessions in the morning and afternoon on Mondays for our popular under-fives sessions. Enjoy simple themed crafts, stories and songs. Numbers are limited to please arrive early so you are not disappointed.

  • Mondays during term time
  • 10am-11.15am and 1pm-2.15pm
  • £1 per child


50 things to do in winter

Discover something new with every step © National Trust/Arhel de Serra

Discover something new with every step

It's a bit chilly outside but that doesn’t stop you getting outdoors and having fun together. Nature misses you, so this winter try some seasonal 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾. Play in the snow, run around in the rain or spot some birds in the bare winter trees.

So many great places to play outdoors

There's plenty of natural play in our play area © Purple Wizard Photography

There's plenty of natural play in our play area

Take the zip wire challenge, balance on a log or build a den in our natural play area. If you’ve great imagination, discover our storyboat or maybe it’s a pirate ship or a even cruise liner on a round the world trip? For the little ones, there’s lots of hands-on play with activity boards outside the café.

A great day out for groups

What will your group do in the park? © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

What will your group do in the park?

Whether you’re visiting for a whole day, half a day or just two hours, there’s always something new to for groups to see and do. You can visit by yourselves or take part in one of our many lead activities for old and young alike.

January highlights

Winter is a great time to spot some unusual visitors to the park © NT/MHP

Despite the cold weather we start to see signs of spring appearing as green shoots peep up from the ground. The birds start to sing more and they are easier to spot in the bare winter trees.
Look out for:

  • Great tits hoping in the trees and singing their ‘see saw’ song
  • Winter visitors such as Little egrets (small white herons)
  • Snowdrops coming out at the end of the month