Morden Hall Park

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Morden Hall Park
Morden Hall Park

Morden Hall Park, a beautiful former deer park and ancient hay meadow with an extensive network of waterways and impressive avenues of trees, is perfect for family picnics. The old estate buildings house a National Trust information centre, a garden centre, and the Snuff Mill Environmental Education Centre (open Apr-Oct on the first Sunday of each month, with free family explorer packs available for loan). Following a two-year project by the National Trust, the nineteenth-century stable block at Modern Hall Park opens on November 5, 2011, as a 'Living Green Visitor Centre', housing a permanent exhibition about sustainable green living and renewable energy, craft stalls for local artists and a small café.

Venue name: Morden Hall Park
Address: Morden Hall Rd
Transport: Tube: Morden
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Jane G.

I took the Tram from where I live and it stops right at the back gate of the park. The Northern line station is just a short walk away as well. It was a chilly morning with the fog still sitting on the grass. It made a stunning first impression. There is a nice garden shop, a cafe, a used book nook, and plenty of bridges to cross over. There is also a large rose garden that I bet is stunning in the spring. Entry is free so I shouldn't really complain. I found it a bit small as I was hoping to have a full day of wandering and there were a lot of dogs running loose which I guess I wasn't expecting.

Sara A

Getting off at the southern most stop of the Northern line and you feel like you've truly left London. The slower, suburban pace of life is instantly noticeable and you'll have to slow down your London walk to avoid getting frustrated when you're stuck behind dawdling people. It's a 10-15 min walk through an unremarkable high street (although it does have a Wimpy, who knew they still existed?) before you reach the gates to the park.

I had no expectations coming here but it really is a delightful park and a decent size. It has lots of different areas so it's a really pleasant walk through a mixture of pavements and tracks, meadows, short grass, trees, ponds and lots of flowers. There's even a quaint little tram station, no idea where it goes but I had to resist the temptation to jump on it just because it looked cute!

If you have kids this is a great place to bring them. The kids playground is like nothing I've ever seen before and made me wish I was a kid again. It had zip wires and lots of wooden things to climb and jump on.

We stumbled across a charming free photography exhibition run by a local amateur photography club and wandered around the garden centre before queuing up for what seemed like forever for a fairly suburban standard coffee and cake.

If you live south of the northern line (or on the mystery tram line) I'd really recommend this place on a sunny day.

Staff Writer

Morden Hall Park is great for lazy Sundays when the sun's out.

There's plenty of green space, a nice watermill, cafe and second hand book shop so you can chill out or be a bit more proactive.

Keep an eye out for the small vendors who do more craft based products, some are well worth a look.

Bonnie W

Last weekend I went to visit the National Trust’s Morden Hall Park and it was such a pleasant surprise to find at the end of the Northern Line. It was a relaxing and tranquil place for a Saturday morning walk with bluebells out and the sun reflecting off the River Wandle. The old stables have been converted into a second hand bookshop and cafe and there's also a large garden centre at the entrance. Morden Hall Park was originally a tobacco mill and some of the original cottages still stand, housing free displays explaining the process. The National Trust has done a great job of providing some education on the history of the site, but also providing a large green space for the public do wander at their leisure.

rob g
Staff Writer

If it wasn't for this place I don't think we would have stayed in Mitcham, and consequently found several other local gems.

The park is immaculate, the rose garden perfect for picnics and for toddlers to hare about.

You may be best advised to take your own food though - the National Trust cafe is always packed, food is patchy and service very very slow.