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Morden Hall Park- the countryside in suburbia

 

We had a deligtful afternoon exploring the grounds at Morden Hall Park and going to Deen City Farm (see separate post). It was easy to push our buggy on a network of paths and stroll along the River Wandle, a haven for wildlife.

Next time we come with grandchildren we will borrow an explorer pack from the bookshop to use in the park. It contains different themed activities based around the history and wildlife of the estate.

morden hall waterwheelOur grandchildren were fascinated by the water wheel of the old watermill where tobacco was once ground into snuff.

 

Where:  Morden Hall Road, Morden, SM4 5JD
Admission: Free
Facilities: Café – –  Refreshment kiosk Picnic areas – by the river or at the stable yard,
themed family explorer packs
natural play area with zip wires
 Website:  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/morden-hall-park

morden hall park 1

In the Stable Yard Visitor Centre your grandchildren can play with the eco dolls’ house or see the model turbine work.  The stable yard contains a small café, and there is a second café along the banks of the river.

Older more active active grandchildren will enjoy the natural play area by the white bridge.  There is a zip wire, pendulum swings and things to climb on made from logs.  They may also enjoy the orienteering activity.  Maps can be bought at the shop – just remember to bring a compass!

Watch out for special events such as the family fun craft day.  On Thursdays during the school holidays there are family activities. 

At the north end of the park, on the other side of the Croyden Tramway, we went to Deen City Farm.  It took us about 15 minutes to walk there.  If you have a car you might decide to move it to the farm’s car park.  The entrance is in Windsor Avenue (SW19 2RR)


Getting There Morden Hall Road, Morden, SM4 5JD
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