Things to see & do

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What's on

Celebrate Christmas with us this winter. Browse our weekend Christmas markets and don't forget to visit Santa in his grotto. Get some inspiration from our community Christmas tree exhibition and help us dress our stable yard tree.


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

Little Explorers

We are excited to announce that we are starting a new Monday afternoon session for our popular under-fives activities. Enjoy exploring outdoors as well as 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 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/National Trust

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.

October highlights

Hear the teacher teacher call of the great tit © John Stevens

It’s now starting to get really cold. Autumn colours are the best at the beginning of the month but by the end the trees will be bare.
Look out for:

  • Amazing tree outlines against the sky which have been hidden by summer foliage
  • Bursts of song from robins and great tits, singing to defend their territory
  • Grey squirrels burying nuts ready for the winter