Learning at Morden Hall Park

Learning volunteer talks to young people about pond sample

We offer a range of learning activities for organized groups. The park and its story are brought to life outside in the grounds and using the facilities inside our atmospheric Snuff Mill building.

Please note: All led and self-led educational and youth group visits to Morden Hall Park must be booked in advance with the Learning team. This includes visits by schools, nurseries, holiday clubs, after school clubs, universities, Cubs, Beavers, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and any other formal groups of young people (or adult education groups such as universities).

Self-led river dipping and pond dipping in the wetlands (ie from the wetland boardwalk) is not currently permitted by groups. Dipping must be led by a National Trust staff member for safety and conservation reasons.

Led educational visits

Our sessions are designed to complement the National Curriculum, linking with science, geography, history, design and technology and art, with sessions for early  years  through to Key Stage 3. Our self-led 'You Can Do It' sessions offer suggested lesson plans and equipment loan. All visits must be booked in advance.

Open Morden Hall Park Led Session Flyer

Self-led educational visits

You can also book a visit to take part in your own activities without a National Trust leader. We can give some advice on how to structure your own visit to Morden Hall Park. Self-led sessions must be booked in advance and groups must be Education Group Members.

Open Morden Hall Park Self-led Session Flyer

Open Snuff Mill room hire leaflet

Youth Groups

Uniformed organisations and other formal groups of young people can also enjoy fun and educational visits to Morden Hall Park. All youth group visits must be booked in advance, and Education Group Membership is required for self-led visits. 

Open Morden Hall Park Youth Group Visit Flyer

Education Group Membership

Education Group Membership allows discounted entry to all National Trust places for the whole school for one year. Prices depend on the number of children on the school roll.

Open Morden Hall Park Education Group Membership Flyer

Park Explorers

Park Explorers is for children aged 2 to 5 years to attend with their parents or carers and runs on Monday mornings during term time. Children and adults learn together about the world around them, focused on a different outdoor theme each week with activities out in the park. It’s a popular weekly activity, and we can only take up to 20 little ones, so arrive early to get a place, or book online to be guaranteed a place. 

  • Presently closed due to COVID19
  • £5 per child
  • Book online here or pop in early on the day to see if spaces remain