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Christmas at Morden Hall Park

A close up of the decorations on a Christmas tree.
Christmas at Morden Hall Park | © ©National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

This information is about Christmas 2023, we’ll update for 2024 nearer the time Whatever your tradition, the Christmas holiday is the perfect time of year to come together with friends and family, and Morden Hall Park is the perfect location. Simple pleasures such as wintery strolls through the park and cosy drinks in the café make it a special time of year. Our Garden Centre is also comes into it own as the perfect place to browse for gifts and buy a Christmas tree.

Christmas in the Garden Centre

Our Garden Centre is the perfect location to get ready for Christmas from choosing and decorating your tree, planning your festive table, to finding that extra special gift for friends and family. All our trees are UK-grown varieties and all our products are responsibly sourced.

Late-night Shopping

Join us for late-night shopping events when we'll be open till 8 pm with mulled wine to enjoy whilst you browse. Each evening we'll be showcasing different products that we hope will make your festive season extra special.

Thursday 30 November – ‘Share the magic. A chance to select from our freshly delivered UK-grown Christmas trees and select those baubles to dress the tree that tells us all the true magic of Christmas has arrived.

Thursday 7 December – ‘Embrace the festive spirit’. Browse from our special selection of National Trust food and drink, such as our renowned Mince Pies, Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur or Salted Caramel Vodka to help warm our spirits.

Thursday 14 December – ‘Give a little joy’. Come and explore our range of gift ideas for a friend or special member of the family. It's also an opportunity to sample our best-selling Royal Botanic Garden Kew ‘Hand Creams’ such as the seasonal delight of Sandlewood and Pink Pepper.

Wallington Christmas crafts Terrazzo decorations
Decorate our festive globe in celebration of all of us | © Kay Carter

Celebrating of all of us - help us start a new tradition

Morden Hall Park is inviting the community to create a public art installation ‘In celebration of all of us’. In the spirit of inclusivity, we’re asking visitors to bring something unique that represents who they are, their story and culture, and display it on a hand-crafted festive globe that will be on hanging in the Kiln Room. Created for the people, by the people we’re hoping that it will become a popular annual tradition for the community. it can be a home-made decoration or just a message on a tag, every token added will create an image of personal and collective stories, hope, celebration, and belonging.

Pop along to the Kiln Room in the Snuff Mill any time between 10am - 4pm to add your decoration.

Meet Father Christmas - Sold Out

Always a winner with the kids, the festive season wouldn't be complete without an opportunity to meet Father Christmas in his grotto. He and his elves have been working all year preparing for the big day and have a sack full of presents waiting to hand-out to everyone. Nestled in his grotto in the stableyard, come along 15 minutes before your scheduled time slot and write your Christmas wish list. Suitable for babies to children up to 8 years old.

A young child tucks into a hot chocolate sat outside
A young visitor tucks into a hot chocolate | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

Walking in a winter wonderland

Wrap up warm and step outside for some fresh air this winter with a wander along the paths and through the meadows at Morden Hall Park. Crunch through frost, enjoy early morning sunrises and take the time for a moment of calm. Dogs are very welcome!

Winter warmers

Nestled by the river within the walls of the old kitchen garden, the Potting Shed café offers hot food between 11.30am and 4.30pm. Open between 10am and 3pm at weekends, the Stableyard café is perfect for grabbing a quick bite or hot drink after a brisk walk in the park.

Festive page turners

If you’re looking for a really good book (or two!) to get stuck into this Christmas, the Stableyard second-hand bookshop is well worth a visit. Piled high with books from every genre, there’s something for all ages to choose from. Every penny you spend goes back into caring for the park.

Entrance to the Stableyard Cafe at Morden Hall Park, London

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