Morden Hall Park is a green open space in the middle of a busy city where different communities and cultures share the love for nature and outdoors. This Autumn, through a series of storytelling events we celebrate the cultural diversity at the park doorstep. Different communities have been invited to share their own tales, cultures, myths, legends and connection to the world around us for creating mornings of fun and cultural inspiration for under 6 years old.
The storytelling sessions will explore nature-themed books, and children will have fun while learning about outdoors and environment in the spirit of one big community sharing space, time and stories together.
Magic is the game. Storytelling is the name. Nature brings its fame. Morden Hall Park holds the frame.
Meeting Mama Wata the African Goddess of Water – 7th October
Join the writer, Michelle Yaa Asantewa, on a journey inspired by the book “In search of Mami Wata”. A storytelling event rooted in African myths and stories that will inspire little ones and connect them to nature.
Hedgehog Autumn Tale – Sat 14 Oct
Join Lindsay and prickly hedgehogs, and furry, feathery friends on an autumn journey sprinkled with stories, leaves, song, craft, fun.
Mimi and the Unicorn – Sat 21 Oct
Join the writer, Zanib Mian, to discover the journey of Mimi and the Unicorn in this interfaith storytelling session.
Lighting Up Diwali – Sat 28 Oct
Join Merton Asian Women’s Association for a Diwali storytelling where myths and craft will intertwine with song, creativity and fun. it’s about spreading the light, telling stories, making Rangoli, singing the joy!
Suitable for 3-6 year olds. Sessions: 10.00am- 11.00am & 11.30am – 12.30pm Limited places. Booking essential Price: £3 child accompanied by an adult.
Booking details Call 0344 249 1895. Booking only for children. The child must be accompanied by one adult only.
Meeting point – Storyboat space (fenced area next to the picnic area) weather permitting. In case of rain, please come to the Exhibition Space in the Stableyard.
The event will take place outside if the weather permits, please dress appropriately for the weather.
Accessibility -Route/location fully accessible. Please see the access page on our website for our full access statement. Assistance dogs only.
Buggy area. Kids menu is available at the Potting Shed Cafe (9.30am-4.30pm) – Baby changing facilities in the Stableyard , Snuff Mill and Potting Shed Cafe.