Visit Maldon's Promenade Park
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Promenade Park

Located on the sloping bank of the river Blackwater, Maldon's Promenade Park has been a favourite summer playground for over a hundred years.

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 the 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 far end of the lake you will find more refreshment kiosks and beyond those is the Valley where Promenade Park's famous Splash Park is located. This water playground for children is open on certain dates between April and September and the charge for 2017 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.

Great fun at 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, there is play fort and an aerial runway for that extra bit of excitement. And all for free!

The galleon in Promenade Park Maldon

Also in the Valley are the new beach huts which are available to hire for the day. They make an ideal base for a day in the park.

Beach Huts for rent in Maldon's Promenade Park

If you fancy a bit of crazy putting, the new Pirate's Bay Adventure Golf is now open ajacent to the Splash Park and features talking pirates, cannons, water explosions and a huge pirate ship.

Pirates Bay Adventure Golf Maldon

The new 18 hole PIRATE'S BAY ADVENTURE GOLF is open all year until late every day(subject to weather)

PRICES: Adults £7.50 Senior citizens £6.50
Children 5-13 yrs £5.50 Under 5's £2.50
Disabled adult £4.00 Disabled child £3.00

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 Brithnoth 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 traditional childrens playgound with swings and slides, together with a wildlife area.

By the main park gates you will find the Maldon Museum with displays relating tot Maldon's history.

Take a trip on the Viking Saga

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
NEW Fun Orienteering activity Xplorer is the perfect outdoor activity for primary and pre-school children and their families to have fun and is in partnership with Sport England and British Orienteering. Click here for more details

The Maldon Mud Race is on Sunday May 7 - click for details
Special Events in the Park
Bank Holiday Market
Monday 1st May 2017
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Popular Bank Holiday general market. Weather and ground conditions permitting
Maldon Mud Race
Sunday 7th May 2017
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Entrants race across ther muddy river bed ain this annual event which raises money for local charities and good causes. As always, it will be a good day out for all the family with stalls, refreshments and plenty of activities in the park.
Carters Steam Fair
Saturday 27th May 2017 to Sunday 4th June 2017
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Carters Steam Fair is a unique attraction as it is an authentic travelling funfair entirely consisting of rare vintage equipment. The whole fair is moved from place to place with a highly-decorated fleet of vintage lorries. There will be a free fireworks display on the Saturday nights at 9pm.
Cost: Admission to the park and fair is free, but rides will be charged separately.
Maldon Motor Show
Sunday 2nd July 2017
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Classics on the Promenade include Vintage , Classic , Sports, American Cars, Military & Commercial Vehicles Retro Cars & Motor Bikes, Auto Jumble, Auto Trade Stands, Vintage Fair & Craft Fair
Cost: Free (Parking charges apply)
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The Maldon Traithlon
Sunday 30th July 2017
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05:45 The event consists of an Open Water Swim in the River Blackwater, Cycle on the quiet and scenic roads of the Dengie Peninsula and finishes with a lapped Run around the beautiful Promenade Park and Hythe Quay. Sprint (750m/28km/5km) and Olympic (1.5km/45km/10km) distances available. With plenty of facilities for the whole family, activities throughout the day and countless cafes lining the route the event is sure to draw a huge crowd of spectators and provide a great atmosphere for all.
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Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival
Saturday 19th August 2017 to Sunday 20th August 2017
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Sat -10:30-18:30 - Sun-10:30 -17:30 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: Free Entry
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Pirates Bay Adventure Golf Maldon
The new 18 hole
open all year until late every day
(subject to weather)

PRICES: Adults £7.50 Senior citizens £6.50
Children 5-13 yrs £5.50 Under 5's £2.50
Disabled adult £4.00 Disabled child £3.00


Visit the Museum in the Park

Promenade Park
Park Drive Maldon

Postcode: CM9 5JQ 

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 April to September. (Weather permitting)
Click here for more details of the Splash Park including opening days and times.

Where to stay in Maldon
What's on in Maldon
The Maldon Mud Race is on Sunday May 7 - click for details
The gardens at Beeleigh Abbey will be open to the public again this year on selected days. Click here for details
Details of the opening dates and times for this year are now available. Click here for details
Carters Steam Fair