THINGS TO DO

Maldon District offers a diverse range of activities to keep you occupied during your stay. Visit a museum and explore our heritage, take a trip aboard an historic Thames Sailing Barge, learn to dinghy sail or stand-up paddle, or hire a beach hut and let the kids enjoy the Splash Park in our award-winning Promenade Park. With over 75 miles of coastline and picturesque villages accessible via quiet footpaths, the Maldon District is also the perfect place to stretch your legs and discover our diverse avian populations along the way.

ART & PERFORMANCE

The Artist is in, please ring the bell

The Maldon District has a number of galleries showcasing different forms of visual art, from professional to amateur work, often inspired by the unique landscape and history of the district. Art exhibitions are regularly held in the Maeldune Heritage Centre and local village halls.

The Burnham-on-Crouch Art Trail and the Maldon Art Trail take place over the summer period. Going from strength to strength each year, a wide range of local artists display in venues in and around the high streets of Burnham-on-Crouch and Maldon. Artists are inspired by the big skies and unique light of the East Essex Coast and produce a range of media including ceramic, glass, sculpture, oils and watercolour.

The 'Tractor Shed' is the permanent home for one of our many highly regarded local amateur groups who put on a wide range of plays and shows. Touring theatre companies visit the Maldon District regularly and during the summer, you may wish to watch outdoor performances in the amphitheatre in Promenade Park.

For information about events going on in the Maldon District, you may like to search the events calendar or visit the Maldon Tourist Information Centre, or the Burnham-on-Crouch TIC to pick up an events list.

MUSIC & DANCE EVENTS

The Maldon District is home to a multitude of regular musical performances, gigs, dance clubs and dance evenings. The music programme includes regular concerts, from folk and jazz, to choral and classical, along with live gigs, open mic nights and tribute bands. If you're looking for intimate music nights, macTheatre holds regular gigs throughout the year from a variety of high calibre performers.

Learn different styles of dance and choreography by joining one of the local dance clubs. You can learn sequence dancing, Swing Jive, morris dancing and more. If you don't have the time to commit to regular meetings, there are also frequent dance evenings where you can strut your stuff all night long to live music.

Live Music and Jam Nights

Mill Beach, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4RA

Wed 23 Aug 2017

1st and 3rd Wednesdays are Live Band nights, 2nd and 4th are Jam Nights. If you want to join in with Jam Night come along and plug in., concentrating on RnR and covers.

The Star Inn

Way 4 Ward - Hits of the Eighties

The Star Inn, Steeple, The Street, Steeple, Essex, CM0 7LF

Sat 26 Aug 2017

Hits of the Eighties and a Prize for the best Eighties Fancy Dress Costume.

Live Music and Jam Nights

Mill Beach, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4RA

Wed 30 Aug 2017

1st and 3rd Wednesdays are Live Band nights, 2nd and 4th are Jam Nights. If you want to join in with Jam Night come along and plug in., concentrating on RnR and covers.

Tollesbury Acoustic Music Session

Tollesbury Congregational Church, East St, Tollesbury, Maldon, CM9 8QD

Fri 1 Sep 2017

This acoustic music session is for anyone who wants to perform or listen. Beginners or experienced musicians will be most welcome. Strings, keyboard, woodwind, percussion, folk, blues & jazz. Entry includes tea, coffee and biscuits.

Live Music and Jam Nights

Mill Beach, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4RA

Wed 6 Sep 2017

1st and 3rd Wednesdays are Live Band nights, 2nd and 4th are Jam Nights. If you want to join in with Jam Night come along and plug in., concentrating on RnR and covers.

Dance, keep fit and have fun

Parish Rooms, Parish Rooms, Church Street, Tollesbury, Essex, CM9 8QJ

Mon 11 Sep 2017

A chance to dance, keep fit and have fun at Tollesbury Parish Rooms every Monday afternoon.

Live Music and Jam Nights

Mill Beach, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4RA

Wed 13 Sep 2017

1st and 3rd Wednesdays are Live Band nights, 2nd and 4th are Jam Nights. If you want to join in with Jam Night come along and plug in., concentrating on RnR and covers.

Maldon United Reformed Church

Lunchtime Concert

Maldon United Reformed Church, Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PZ

Thu 14 Sep 2017

Antonia Oyarzabal is a pianist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra-Foyle Future Firsts 2016/2017 and is based in London.

The Star Inn

Northern Soul and Motown Night

The Star Inn, Steeple, The Street, Steeple, Essex, CM0 7LF

Thu 14 Sep 2017

Join us for an evening of Northern Soul and Mowtown hits at the Star Inn in Steeple! 8pm start. Every second Thursday of the month.

Dance, keep fit and have fun

Parish Rooms, Parish Rooms, Church Street, Tollesbury, Essex, CM9 8QJ

Mon 18 Sep 2017

A chance to dance, keep fit and have fun at Tollesbury Parish Rooms every Monday afternoon.

Live Music and Jam Nights

Mill Beach, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4RA

Wed 20 Sep 2017

1st and 3rd Wednesdays are Live Band nights, 2nd and 4th are Jam Nights. If you want to join in with Jam Night come along and plug in., concentrating on RnR and covers.

Noises From The Cowshed

Upper Plume School, Fambridge Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6AB

Sat 23 Sep 2017

20th Anniversary show playing Beatles, Stones, Floyd, Oasis, Stereophonics, Kings of Leon, Killers and more. All proceeds to Action for Family Carers.

Dance, keep fit and have fun

Parish Rooms, Parish Rooms, Church Street, Tollesbury, Essex, CM9 8QJ

Mon 25 Sep 2017

A chance to dance, keep fit and have fun at Tollesbury Parish Rooms every Monday afternoon.

Blue Boar

State of the Union

Blue Boar, Silver Street, Maldon, CM9 4QE

Tue 26 Sep 2017

macTheatre proudly present State of the Union, made up of English songwriting legend Bob Hewerdine and acclaimed American blues guitarist and songwriter, Brook WIlliams. State of the Union create a magical and enthralling atmosphere.

Live Music and Jam Nights

Mill Beach, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4RA

Wed 27 Sep 2017

1st and 3rd Wednesdays are Live Band nights, 2nd and 4th are Jam Nights. If you want to join in with Jam Night come along and plug in., concentrating on RnR and covers.

Light Gripperz dance class for 11 to 16 year-olds

Henry Samuel Hall, Steeple Rd, Mayland, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6EG

Sat 30 Sep 2017

Inside Out Street Dance offers this class for 11 to 16 year-olds of all abilities, run by an instructor who is fully insured and has been DBS checked. Helps to build confidence, & enhance co-ordination. Let loose and have fun!

'Limitless' dance classes for 7 to 10 year-olds

Henry Samuel Hall, Steeple Rd, Mayland, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6EG

Sat 30 Sep 2017

Inside Out Street Dance offers this class for 7 to 10 year-olds of all abilities, run by an instructor who is fully insured and has been DBS checked. Helps to build confidence, & enhance co-ordination. Let loose and have fun!

Mums and tots instruments & dress up dance class

Henry Samuel Hall, Steeple Rd, Mayland, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6EG

Sat 30 Sep 2017

Inside Out Street Dance offers this class for parents with 2 to 4 year-olds, run by an instructor who is fully insured and has been DBS checked. Helps to build confidence & enhance co-ordination. Let loose and have fun!

Unique Forces Street Dance for various ages

Henry Samuel Hall, Steeple Rd, Mayland, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6EG

Sat 30 Sep 2017

Inside Out Street Dance offers this class for people of all ages and abilities, run by an instructor who is fully insured and has been DBS checked. Helps to build confidence, & enhance co-ordination. Let loose and have fun!

Wild Childz dance classes for 4 to 6 year-olds.

Henry Samuel Hall, Steeple Rd, Mayland, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6EG

Sat 30 Sep 2017

Inside Out Street Dance offers this class for 4 to 6 year-olds of all abilities, run by an instructor who is fully insured and has been DBS checked. Helps to build confidence, & enhance co-ordination. Let loose and have fun!

The Play Ship in the Valley in Prom Park

Promenade Park is the Maldon District's most popular park and has undergone a major refurbishment in recent years. You can spend all day here, with something to do for all the family. Along with the Maldon Splash Park and the beach huts there is a large ornamental, a model boating and crabbing lake, three large sand pits, Skateboard ramps and a large BMX area.

MORE INFORMATION

MALDON SPLASH PARK

Splash Park in Prom Park

This fantastic children's water park, located in the Valley in the centre of the Promenade Park, was opened in 2006 and has been extremely popular ever since. The Splash Park is dependent on the weather, so please check opening times and weather before setting out. You can do this by following us on twitter @MaldonTIC or by contacting the Maldon Tourist Information Centre.

BOOK SPLASH PARKS TICKETS

BEACH HUTS

Beach Huts in Prom Park
In 2015, eight brand new beach huts were officially opened and became available for hire all year round. Located in the valley, next to the Splash Park and Galleon, you can be right in the middle of the action. Huts include a plug socket, internal lighting, a cupboard and deckchairs. Thinking of coming with friends? Why not book a hut between you and have a base for the day?

BOOK A BEACH HUT

Round off your visit with that all important souvenir from one of our many independent retailers, along with a great meal, and a pint of locally brewed real ale in the friendly atmosphere of a micro pub. The Maldon District has acres of unspoilt countryside, including breathtaking coastline, tranquil rivers, a historic canal and places to indulge in your favourite outdoor pursuit. Walking and cycling are a great way to explore areas off the beaten track.

The shift of seasons brings a different character to the ever changing landscape. As spring turns to summer, colourful wild flowers illuminate the hedgerows. As autumn and winter approaches, the Brent geese arrive from Siberia and a rich variety of wading birds reclaim the mudflats. The Maldon District has a number of nature reserves, providing ideal habitats for often rare and unusual species.

INDEPENDENT RETAIL

The Maldon District is home to a great variety of independent shops that have their own appeal and character. In the towns of Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch, there is an eclectic mix of specialist stores and independent retailers that sell everything from local delicacies and souvenirs, to antiques, clothes and hardware. Among these local shops, you will also find popular chain stores and banks, but these certainly do not overshadow the independent flavour of the Maldon District.

Experience our gastro menu by visiting our independent restaurants, cafés and tea rooms. You can also visit local markets in the district for excellent fresh produce, and a variety of other items. The Burnham-on-Crouch Farmer's market is certainly a highlight of the month, where a range of producers bring their fresh produce directly to the public. Check out our local page for more information about market days.

Shopping at Brights Path, Maldon