The Big Campfire at Morden Hall Park

Big camp at night with a family camp fire.

THIS INFORMATION RELATES TO OUR 2017 EVENT, WHICH IS NOW OVER. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN DUE COURSE FOR DETAILS OF 2018 EVENT. Stay out late for the best bits about camping without the camping. At Morden Hall Park on Saturday 22 July between 6pm and 10pm, we’ll toast marshmallows, go on a bat walk, play campfire games and try stargazing.

The Big Campfire is an adventure for children over 8 to bring their families on. If you have never listened to bats chat or tried to identify the constellations, this is your chance to enjoy night-time fun and try some new things. Then you can head home for a good night’s sleep in your own beds.

Bring your blankets and get cosy as we supply the marshmallows for you to toast and other campfire snacks and drinks. Sing along to our old campfire favourites or teach us yours. We have a few silly games up our sleeves so prepare to be entertained.

It costs £10 per person to join the Big Campfire.

Book your places

Morden Hall Park Big Campfire 2017 Programme (PDF / 0.1298828125MB) download

Become an expert marshmallow toaster at Morden Hall Park
Three little girls eating fire roasted marshmallows on sticks
Become an expert marshmallow toaster at Morden Hall Park

Essential information

  • Date and time: Saturday 22 July, 6-10pm
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is for over 8s only.
  • Meet in the Paddock, next to the car park.
  • Toilets will be available in the Paddock.
  • Dogs are not permitted at this event.
  • Campfire snacks will be provided including marshmallows. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements when you book. You are welcome to bring a picnic with you if you prefer, but no BBQs are allowed in the park.
  • No need to bring a tent as this is not a camping event. Do bring a blanket or some chairs to sit on.
  • The event will take place in the Paddock, which is wheelchair accessible, but there will no accessible toilets in the Paddock. Contact us for advice on 020 8545 6850.


What to bring

Blanket or chairs - To be cosy round the campfire you will need something to sit on, so bring along a blanket or some fold-up chairs.

Layers and long sleeves and trousers - It gets chilly in the park at night so dress up warm with plenty of layers. We recommend you wear long sleeves and long trousers to deter those pesky biting insects.

A raincoat or umbrella - We’ll be out under the stars and although we’re wishing for a clear night you’ll need to bring a raincoat or umbrella just in case the weather has other ideas.

A torch - There’ll be toilets on hand. Bring a torch to help you use them and then to navigate your way home at the end of the evening.

Getting here

We do have a car park, which will be open for Big Campfire participants only beyond 6pm. Why not see if you can use alternative forms of transport to get here?

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