Grow your own Greenhouse: February Half Term
Get planting in the paddock (overflow car park) at Morden Hall Park this February half-term to create your very own portable kitchen and mini-greenhouse garden ready for spring. Our urban ranger team will teach you and your children how to plant and tend your tiny garden to make sure you get a salad crop! Join us Monday 12 - Friday 16 February, 11am-4pm. Booking essential, slots available throughout the day. £5 per child. Suitable for ages 5+.
What could be more fun than getting your hands mucky? Our urban rangers will give you a brief talk and demonstration before you get your turn to plunge your hands into the soil and plant your own kitchen garden to take away with you. You'll also be armed with the knowledge to tend your garden and get a crop from it later in the spring.
Plant it, grow it, eat it
An ideal opportunity to tick off no. 41 in our list of 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4, these activities are designed to entertain children and teach them a bit of simple science in the process.
A simple 'greenhouse' activity allows children to watch a plant develop shoot and roots from seed, and the mini-kitchen garden activity makes the connection between planting seeds and what we eat in a fun way. Better still, it's good for their health to engage with the natural world even if they don't eat the lettuce they grow!
Our Green Academies Project (GAP) Urban Ranger team are a group of young people aged 11-24 who meet on Sundays at Morden Hall Park. They will give you the benefit of their experience as they teach you how to create and care for your portable kitchen garden.
The Urban Rangers have begun an ambitious project to transform our overflow car park into a new community wildlife garden and held an incredibly successful event in October 2017 to launch the garden. Meet them and be inspired.
Other outdoor adventures
Head to the natural play area and experience our zip wire, bucket swing and stepping stones, or pick up a '50 things to do before you're 11 and ¾' booklet and start your outdoor adventures.
We've got the best bridge for playing pooh sticks (No. 19) in the area and our wetland boardwalk is ideal for bird watching (No. 44).
Encourage budding gardeners
If you've caught the gardening bug at this event, stop by our Garden Centre where you can pick up child-sized tools of your very own, seeds for your garden at home or books to give you more ideas.
School holidays are a busy time at Morden Hall Park. Our car park fills up very quickly. Please consider using alternative forms of transport to get here.