Things to see & do

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What's on

You're invited to a packed events calendar this Autumn. Enjoy activities from getting some fresh air with a guided walk around the park to Hallow’een or Apple day fun.

Activities

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

  • Beautiful colours of autumn leaves
  • The natural play area near the white bridge
  • Views of the park from the white bridge across the River Wandle
  • The unusual rose garden beside Morden Cottage
  • Monthly exhibitions in our stable yard
  • The sound of the rushing water under the restored waterwheel
  • Playing imaginary games on the story boat

Free guided tours

Discover more about the amazing history of the people and places of Morden Hall Park. You can join a guided tour on Sundays at 11.30am or 1pm. Each tour takes about an hour and is led by one of our trained volunteer tour guides.

On the first Thursday of the month we run a guided green energy tour of the stable yard and the Archimedes screw turbine.

For group tours please see our for groups page.

50 things to do in Autumn

Create some wild art in the park © National Trust Images/John Millar

Create some wild art in the park

We know that sadly the summer has gone but it doesn’t stop you getting outdoors and having fun together. Nature misses you, so this Autumn try some seasonal 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾. Create some wild art, catch a falling leaf or find that tough conker that will win you the battle.

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.

Explore the park on three wheels

Our recumbent bikes are great fun and great exercise © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

Our recumbent bikes are great fun and great exercise

Have fun and get fit while exploring Morden Hall Park. Bring your own bike or for even more adventure visit the cycle hire centre behind the Stable Yard where you can hire recumbent bikes.

September highlights

Garden spiders are everywhere at this time of year 

It’s starting to get cooler and the days shorter, but it’s often still sunny. Nuts and seeds begin to fall from the trees so it’s a great time to go conker hunting.
Look out for:

  • Tasty blackberries or mulberries
  • Many different coloured fungi
  • Flowers bloom again like dandelion and meadow buttercups
  • Garden spiders sitting in the centre of huge webs

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