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This ancient Essex town of Maldon, with its oldest part sitting high on a hill overlooking the Blackwater estuary, has a rich and varied history just waiting to be explored.

MALDON is famous for the Hythe, which is the home to many of the remaining Thames barges, and the district offers visitors a wide range of places to visit and activities to enjoy.

Promenade Park, originally created on the sloping bank of the River Blackwater over one hundred years ago is popular with visitors and residents alike. This park is the centre of summer fun with playgrounds and various childrens activity areas including the very popular splash park. You can even hire a beach hut for the day.

Promenade Park
On the banks of the river Blackwater, this park has been popular with generations
Heybridge Basin
Where the Chelmer & Blackwater navigation meets the Blackwater estuary
Local & Social History, Combined Military Services and the Museum of Power
Boat Trips
Explore the Blackwater Estuary with one of the many boat trips available
Where To Stay
A selection of accommodation on offer in the Maldon district
What's On
Your guide to many of the events happening in the Maldon district
Pirates Bay Adventure Golf is open all year - click for details
Being one of the oldest recorded towns in Essex, a walk up the High Street to the crest of the town reveals many buildings whose brick facades conceal medieval timber frames. At the junction of the High Street and Market Hill stands the tower of St Peters which is attached to the building erected in 1704 by Dr Thomas Plume to house his famous library and the Maldon's grammar school. The school has long since moved and the ground floor now contains the Maeldune Centre which displays the Maldon Embroidery depicting life in the town from the Battle of Maldon to the present day.

Further along is the Moot Hall, built in the 15th century for the d'Arcy family and most recently used as the council chambers, magistrates court and police station. Another few yards and you will reach the 13th century All Saints' Church, famous for it's trianglar tower and Washington Window.

Market Hill, lined with more timber framed buildings including the old workhouse, leads steeply down to Fullbridge at the crossing of the River Chelmer. This area was once a thriving port with it's wharves busy unloading ships laden with timber and other materials. It is also the home of Maldon's old railway station building which has survived despite the railway being closed in 1964. At the end of Station Road you will find the Combined Military Services Museum containing a large collection of weapons and armoury and other displays.

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Maldon Mayor's Christmas Charity Event
Saturday 3rd December 2016 19:30-23:55
Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4RL
DJ Badger presents Casino Royale, Richie Miller "Maldon Mayor's Christmas Charity Event". There will be a fun casino, Jack Blackbourn the Magician and the Redonizm cover band. Black tie/evening dress event.
Cost: Tickets £25 from the Town Hall.
More details: 01621 857373
New Hall Christmas Wine Sale and Fun Weekend
Saturday 3rd December 2016 to Sunday 4th December 2016 10am-5pm
New Hall Vineyard, Chelmsford Road, Purleigh   CM3 6PN
Come and stock up on your Christmas wines! Great discounts, complimentary mince pies and mulled wine. As usual, our Railway Barn will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland, amazing for kids and grown-ups alike! Free Santa's Grotto.
Cost: FREE
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Christmas in Creeksea
Saturday 3rd December 2016 to Sunday 4th December 2016 10am-5pm
Parlour Cafe, Creeksea Place Farm, Ferry Road, Burnham-on-Crouch   CM0 8PJ
Our popular Christmas Market returns for its third year running and this year we again have a great selection of small, local businesses selling their handmade products from our large barn - ranging from handmade floral wreaths to delicious homemade fudge! Our friendly Father Christmas also returns again this year (pre-booking essential!) to spread his Christmas cheer! And we see the return of our fantastic singers and musicians who will be performing festive classics and pop hits in our Granary
Cost: Free to attend and free to park
More details: Office – 01621 786 503, Café – 01621 785 292 / info@parlour-café.com / www.parlour-café.com
Saturday 3rd December 2016 10am to 3pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Lane, Purleigh   CM3 6RJ
A monthly activity day at Stow Maries for 8-14 year olds to explore and enjoy a variety of activities linked by the theme of ‘flight’! From simple paper planes to building a series of ‘build and fly’ models, from creating gliders and rockets....go to under 'events'..
Cost: £5 per child plus cost of entry for accompanying adult
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Junior Park Run
Sunday 4th December 2016 09.00
Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
Parkrun organises timed runs on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. Open to everyone. 2km junior route (4-14) every Sunday. Free admission but please register online before your first run.
Cost: Free
More details: The organiser Email: Web:
Heritage Talks - Maldon & Heybridge Ships
Tuesday 6th December 2016 Doors open 7pm
The Quaker Hall, Butt Lane, Maldon   CM9 5HD
Heritage Winter Talks - Maldon & Heybridge Ships, Mariners & Ship Owners in the 19th century by Roger Beckett. Maldon is usually associated with barges but there was a substantial fleet of larger vessels which were employed principally in the coal trade but which also traded much further afield. Ship owning was in decline in the 1860s and had virtually ended by the end of the century.
Cost: Free admission
More details: Tim Howson 01621 854477
Lunchtime Concert - Maria Stratigou
Thursday 8th December 2016
Maldon United Reformed Church, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 5PZ
Pianist Maria will perform Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Godowsky, Faure and Gianopoulus. Coffee and tea are served from 12.15 onwards. Bring your own lunch.
Cost: Free entry. Donations welcome.
More details: Churches Together in Maldon Tel: 01621 850748 Web:
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All Information on these pages has been compiled from information from third parties and which may be subject to change or cancellation. As we cannot be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies you are advised to confirm details with the various organisers before embarking on a long journey
Places to Go
Promenade Park
Hythe Quay
Heybridge Basin

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Boat Trips
Splash Park
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens
The Moot Hall
Maeldune Centre

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Maldon Mud Race
Promenade Park Fireworks
Christmas Fayre
Blackwater Country Show
Maldon Festival of Arts
Maldon Carnival
Heritage Open Days
Maldon Art Trail
MLSC Sponsored Row
Maldon Town Regatta

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