Community learning at Morden Hall Park
The Children and Young People team at Morden Hall Park offer outdoor learning experiences for schools, youth groups and universities. Whether you’d like a session led by our experienced team or you’re happy to self-lead your trip, there are resources to help. Our Community Rangers also work with youth organisation to provide skills training for young people that positively impacts their wellbeing and the local environment.
School and youth group visits to Morden Hall Park
We offer a range of learning activities for organised groups. The park and its story are brought to life outside in the grounds and using the facilities inside the atmospheric Snuff Mill building.
All led and self-led educational and youth group visits to Morden Hall Park must be booked in advance. 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).
Visits led by Morden Hall Park
Our led sessions complement the National Curriculum, linking with science and geography, with visits for early years through to Key Stage 2.
Self-led 'You Can Do It' sessions offer suggested lesson plans and equipment hire for teachers to lead selected activities. You can also choose to self-lead your own planned activities in the park, but all visits must be booked in advance with the Children and Young People Hub team, and some activities may not be suitable for the site.
Facilities for educational visits
The Snuff Mill building contains classrooms, storage space and toilets. Although there is no indoor lunchroom, groups being led by National Trust staff may use the Snuff Mill for lunchtime shelter if the weather is bad. Toilet access can be arranged for self-led groups.
Education Group Membership
Education Group Membership (EGM) supports the National Trust to look after the special places that you will visit and allows education groups free entry to most places owned by the National Trust. This annual membership is for not-for-profit groups or home educators whose members, pupils or students are in full-time education. Prices depend on the number of children on the school roll.
At Morden Hall Park, Education Group Membership is required for most self-led activities, and EGM members receive a discount on any National Trust led visits booked with us.
Conservation skills for young people
The City Bridge Trust is funding a three-year project for Morden Hall Park to work with young people aged 11-25. Two Community Rangers work with schools, youth groups, colleges and other small organisations to train young people in practical conservation skills.
The project’s aims include building the skills of young people, increasing their emotional wellbeing and improving local greenspaces.
Volunteering for young people
Urban Rangers is our open volunteering group for 11-25 year olds, which runs at Morden Hall Park bi-weekly on a Sunday. The Urban Rangers carry out practical conservation projects in the park. Find out more.
Contact the Children and Young People Hub
Our vision for Morden Hall Park is for it to be a community resource that meaningfully involves children and young people, from learning and making decisions to practical volunteering.
For any information on what we do or to discuss a booking, please contact the Children and Young People (CYP) team on email@example.com
Staying safe around water
Whilst the river might be inviting, it is not safe to enter, either for paddling or swimming. It is fast flowing, varies in depth and has unseen hazards that may result in serious injury or death. In addition, the water quality is unsuitable. Your cooperation in staying out of the water also helps us to protect the river wildlife and avoid damage to the banks.
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