Avenues of mature trees and recreation areas lead down to the ornamental lake complete with fountains and resident swans and other birds and wildlife. Smaller children will love the sand pit which is located at one end of the lake. The pit is ajacent to one of the many refreshment kiosks in the park so you can relax with a cup of tea and watch the kids enjoying themselves. There is also an oyster and seafood bar which is open weekends and bank holidays.
At the opposite end of the lake you will find more refreshment kiosks and the main conveniences. Beyond those is:
The Valley in Promenade Park is home to Maldon's famous Splash Park. This popular water playground for children is open on certain dates between March and September and the charge for 2018 is £2.50 per session. Click here for details of opening times and dates as well as other important information about the use of the Splash Park.
Beside the Splash Park is the Galleon, a large activity feature in the shape of a an old sailing ship where children can climb and slide to their hearts content. Next to the galleon is a play fort and a zip wire for that extra bit of excitement - and all for free!
Also in the Valley are the beach huts which are available to hire for the day. They make an ideal base for a day in the park. Click here for more details.
If you fancy a bit of crazy putting, you will find the Pirates Bay Adventure Golf adjacent to the Splash Park. This new attraction in Promenade Park features talking pirates, cannons, water explosions and a huge pirate ship.
The new 18 hole PIRATE'S BAY ADVENTURE GOLF is open all year (subject to weather) Click for details
Further along you reach the model boating and crabbing lake where you will often see a model Thames barge being controlled by it's proud owner. You can find more information about crabbing here.
Walk along the bath wall to the statue of Earl Byrhtnoth and take in the view of the Blackwater including the site of the Battle of Maldon in 996.
At the opposite end of the park you will find a childrens playgound together with a maze and wildlife area.
By the main park gates you will find the Maldon Museum with displays relating to Maldon's history.
The new 18 hole
PIRATE'S BAY ADVENTURE GOLF
open all year subject to weather
Fun Time Ponies
Fun Time Ponies are in Promenade Park again this year and now also feature a medium donkey and giraffe and a large unicorn.
The Pony Cycle moves forward by the “jockey” action of the rider mechanically propelling the ride forward .
Fun Time Ponies will be in the park from Easter and open most days during weekends and school holidays through to October (subject to weather etc)
Riders from 2 yrs up £2.50 for 5 mins and £4.00 for 10mins.
see facebook.com/funtimeponies for latest details
Bubbles of Fun
Walk on water in a giant sphere. Bubbles of Fun will be in The Valley at Promenade Park from Easter until the send of September and will usually be open weekends and school holidays (conditions permitting)
Special Events in the Park
Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival 2018
Saturday 18th August 2018 to Sunday 19th August 2018
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Sat -10:30-20:30 - Sun-10:30 -18:30 The Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival, a family celebration of the art of cooking with fire and smoke, comes to Promenade Park, featuring 20 International BBQ teams and Essex heats of the UK Chilli cook-off comp, A Real Ale and Cider Festival, Chilli and Hot Wing Eating Contest, Live Entertainment plus you will get to taste, smell, discover and learn about all kinds of US-style low ’n’ slow BBQ’ing grilling, smoking, meats and specialties from around the globe.In aid of Essex Air Ambulance
Cost: £2 Adults - Kids FREE up to the age of 16
More details: email@example.com - www.smokeandfirefestival.com
Maldon Oyster & Seafood Festival
Sunday 9th September 2018
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13:00 to 17:00 A fun packed foodie celebration on the riverside. Expect family fun-times, heritage inspired happenings and many memorable moments! Join us as we herald the Landing of the Oysters at 1pm and then tuck into the delicious oysters, seafood and drinks on offer in the food marquee.
The Maldon Oyster and Seafood Festival is the definitive showcase of Maldon's best restaurants, chefs and leading food and drink brands. Maldon's latest, greatest and most exciting restaurants will serve up complimentary taster size signature dishes and oysters. For those with a bigger appetite or who simply want more, there will also be an opportunity to buy larger size dishes and seafood platters.
Festival visitors can indulge in a range of complimentary activities including wine, gin and craft beer & ale tastings. They can also buy these goods to take home. There will be live music and a DJ. As well as the complimentary drink tastings, there will be a themed cash bar.
More details: Tickets available from Maldon TIC 01621 856503
Maldon Town Regatta
Saturday 22nd September 2018
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Maldon Town Regatta has been held for generations and in its present form since 2002. Smacks and old gaffers, traditional and modern yachts race up river from West Mersea to Osea and from there to the town in a second race, berthing at high water mid afternoon.
There will be many shoreside activities and stalls all day with live music all evening.
More details: www.facebook.com/MaldonTownRegatta
Saturday 13th October 2018
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10.30am onwards Take part in Farleigh Hospice’s exciting event, back for a second year following last years success. A fun filled family 5km Fun Run with 5 different coloured bubble stations along the route!
Registration fee covers admin costs and includes a special bubble rush t-shirt, medal and running number.
Pre-registration closes Sunday 25th March,so hurry and register now!
Cost: Pre-registration price £20 adults £10 under 18s
More details: 01245 457355 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.farleighhospice.org/bubble
Take a short cruise in the Blackwater estuary. Trips on the Viking Saga depart from Hythe Quay in the summer season. click here for details
Take a short cruise up the Blackwater estuary. Trips on the Viking Saga depart from Hythe Quay in the summer season. click here for details
The popular Maldon Parkrun takes place every weekend in Promenade Park with the adult event on Saturday and Juniors on Sunday. Both events start at 9am and are free to enter but prior registration is required. Click here to go to the Parkrun website.
Park Drive, Maldon
Postcode: CM9 5JQ
PARK OPENING TIMES
7.30am until dusk
(later if there is a special event)
In the park £1.10 up to 1hr,
£2.20 up to 2 hrs,
£5.50 up to 4hrs or £7 all day.
Well behaved dogs are welcome in the park but are not allowed in fenced off areas such at the children's playground and splash park
Open on selected dates during March to September.
Click here for more details of the Splash Park including opening days and times.