Things to do and places to visit in and around Worcester Park
The leisure section of the site will help you to find places to visit and things to do in Worcester Park and the surrounding areas such as Cheam, Ewell, Morden, Stoneleigh and Sutton.
Activities are also included in the Events page of this site.
Nonsuch Mansion. Built in the early 1800’s by the architect Jeffey Wyatt (later Sir Jeffery Wyattville) who also worked on Windsor Castle. Tours of parts of the house are arranged by the Friends of Nonsuch. Nonsuch Mansion, Cheam Map.
War Graves. The Commonwealth War Graves Commision provides data about local cemeteries on its website. This includes St Philip’s Churchyard, the adjacent Cuddington Cemetery and Merton and Sutton Joint Cemetery which is just beyond the stables in Green Lane.
Cuddington Recreation Ground. Includes a children’s playground, skate park, bowls club, football pitches, tennis courts and a pavilion. It also contains the source of the Beverley Brook (see below). Sutton Council information
Mayflower Park. The official public opening of the park was at the end of July 2006. The park and surrounding housing was built on the site of the old Sewage Treatment Works and provides a new 31-acre park and nature conservation area. On a clear day there is an excellent view from the top of the hill which includes the Shard and the various tall structures of the City of London and Docklands. If you look hard you can even see the arch of Wembley Stadium.
See the Wildlife section below for more information about the Mayflower Park wetland.
Shadbolt Park. Shadbolt House and its grounds were purchased by the local council in 1937 following the death of Ernest Shadbolt. The house, previously known as Darkfield, is now a clinic and the grounds, which were planted as an arboretum, are now open to the public as Shadbolt Park.
Beverley Brook The Beverley Brook rises in Cuddington Recreation Ground (see above) then flows in culverts before appearing near Worcester Park station where it flows parallel with Green Lane before heading off along the side of Joseph Hood Recreation Ground towards Motspur Park. The Beverley brook finally ends when it joins the Thames at Barn Elms, almost opposite Fulham’s Craven Cottage football ground. The Pyl Brook is a tributary of the Beverley Brook and flows parallel to Trafalgar Road on the eastern edge of Worcester Park. The East Pyl Brook also supplies the Beverley Brook but although it flows nearby through Morden Park it doesn’t make it into Worcester Park. Beverley Brook Walk
In 2013 a flood alleviation scheme was implemented by the Environment Agency and Sutton Council to reduce the chance of the Beverley Brook causing flooding. As part of the scheme Back Green in Green Lane was turned into a flood plain and can be seen filling and emptying during periods of exceptional flow.
Hogsmill River The Hogsmill River rises in Ewell Village and passes through the western side of Worcester Park on its way to its junction with the Thames at Kingston. The river runs alongside Worcester Park Road (B284) from its junction with Kingston Road (A240) before heading north towards Berrylands. Its main claim to fame is John Millais painting of Ophelia whose background was painted by the Hogsmill.
Sport and fitness
Cheam Leisure Centre facilities include Fitness Centre, Swimming Pool, Group Exercise Classes, Health Suite, Women Only Sessions, Sports Hall, Sauna, Squash and Birthday parties.
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See the full class timetable. Your first Fiesta Fitness class is FREE, so what have you got to lose?
Despite being on the edge of Greater London, Worcester Park has a varied environment of gardens and parks with the valuable addition of lakes and wetland in Mayflower Park.
Birds spotted in the area include: Blackbird, Blackcap, Canada Goose, Coot, Cormorant, Grey Heron, House Sparrow, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, Ring-necked Parakeet, Starling, Swift, Tufted Duck, Water Rail, Waxwing, Wood Pigeon.
Local enthusiasts recorded 68 species in 2016 and a cumulative total of 100 species in the period from 2007 to 2016 with recent additions including Firecrest, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Tawny Owl. The Birds on the Hamptons Estate 2016 publication from Bob Smith records the details.