Visit Maldon's Promenade Park
 
There is plenty to see in the High Street
 
There is plenty to see in the High Street

Promenade Park


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

WINTER IN PROMENADE PARK

Although the Splash Park is closed until next season and your desire for ice cream has turned to thoughts of a nice warming drink, Promenade Park is still a very enjoyable place to spend some time in the colder months.

On a sunny winter's day, when the low light casts shadows across the grassy banks banks of the River Blackwater, take a walk along the promenade to the statue of Byrhtnoth. Take in the view and breathe in the air.

The children's playgrounds and sand pits are open all year and the adventure golf is still open on weekends subject to weather conditions - details here.

If you do fancy a nice warming drink you will normally find at least one of the kiosks open in the park or walk a short distance to the Hythe Quay where you will find the new Barge Tearoom and a couple of pubs which also serve food. The nearby High Street also boasts a good selection of places to eat and drink.

  The slopes at Promenade Park Maldon

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 childrens playgound together with a maze and 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
 

Special Events in the Park
Sponsored Row and Gig Race
Saturday 20th January 2018
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Start time approx 13:30 This sponsored row, called by many “the row race”, the has long been a highlight over the Maldon Christmas holiday period when up to 100 rowers, many in colourful fancy dress, make a mad three mile dash through the icy waters of the river Blackwater. All types of craft are involved from rubber dinghies, canoes, kayaks, rowing dinghies through to whalers, gigs and skiffs. In aid of the RNLI.
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Parkrun at Promenade Park
Saturday 20th January 2018
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09:00 Parkrun encourages both new and experienced runners to take part in timed runs with an emphasis on fun and creating a welcoming atmosphere. Routes are on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. 5km adult route every Saturday. Free admission but please register online at www.parkrun.org.uk before your first run. Dogs on leads welcome.
More details: www.parkrun.org.uk
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Junior Parkrun at Promenade Park
Sunday 21st January 2018
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09:00 Junior Parkrun encourages both new and experienced young runners to take part in timed runs with an emphasis on fun and creating a welcoming atmosphere. Routes are on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. There is a 2km route for 4 to 14 year olds every Sunday. It is free to enter, but please register online at www.parkrun.org.uk before your first run. Dogs on leads are welcome.
More details: www.parkrun.org.uk or email maldonpromhelpers@parkrun.com
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Parkrun at Promenade Park
Saturday 27th January 2018
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09:00 Parkrun encourages both new and experienced runners to take part in timed runs with an emphasis on fun and creating a welcoming atmosphere. Routes are on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. 5km adult route every Saturday. Free admission but please register online at www.parkrun.org.uk before your first run. Dogs on leads welcome.
More details: www.parkrun.org.uk
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Junior Parkrun at Promenade Park
Sunday 28th January 2018
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09:00 Junior Parkrun encourages both new and experienced young runners to take part in timed runs with an emphasis on fun and creating a welcoming atmosphere. Routes are on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. There is a 2km route for 4 to 14 year olds every Sunday. It is free to enter, but please register online at www.parkrun.org.uk before your first run. Dogs on leads are welcome.
More details: www.parkrun.org.uk or email maldonpromhelpers@parkrun.com
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Maldon Mud Race
Sunday 10th June 2018
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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.
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THERE'S JUST SO MUCH TO DO!
 
 

Pirates Bay Adventure Golf Maldon
The new 18 hole
PIRATE'S BAY ADVENTURE GOLF
open all year subject to weather

Click for details of opening days/times

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 

PARK OPENING TIMES
7.30am until dusk
(later if there is a special event)


PARKING
In the park £1.10 up to 1hr,
£2.20 up to 2 hrs,
£5.50 up to 4hrs or £7 all day.

DOGS
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

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.

 
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What's on in Maldon

Sponsored Row and Gig Race for RNLI at Hythe Quay
Saturday January 20th 2018

Hardy rowers set off from Hythe Quay, many in fancy dress, to raise money for the RNLI. The race can be watched from the quay or along the promenade. Start time between 13.30 and 14.00 depending on tidal conditions.