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.

Swing Jive Class

St Peters Hospital, Spital Rd, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6EG

Thu 19 Oct 2017

Classes are held in St Peter's Social Hall , teaching Swing Jive, Stroll and Social Dances. All ages welcome, beginners and intermediate. free parking.

Light Gripperz dance class for 11 to 16 year-olds

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

Sat 21 Oct 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 21 Oct 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!

Maldon United Reformed Church

Matinee for Broomfield Cancer Treatment Unit

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

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Richard Maison, the URC Singers and friends present a Saturday Matinee'. A programme of old favourites, serving up some jazz & a pinch of light classics with a French flavour. Retiring collection in aid of Broomfield Cancer Treatment Unit.

Mums and tots instruments & dress up dance class

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

Sat 21 Oct 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!

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

The Forties Big Band

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackman's Lane, Purleigh, Essex, CM3 6RJ

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Listen to the music of our regular 14 piece Big Band in our atmospheric Mess Hall. Dance the night away or just sit back and enjoy the performance. Fish and Chips will be delivered from the Friendly Fryer restaurant .

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

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

Sat 21 Oct 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!

Zumba Gold: Dance, keep fit and have fun

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

Mon 23 Oct 2017

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

Oakhouse

Acoustic Rooms Live Music

Oakhouse, 35 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PF

Thu 26 Oct 2017

Live acoustic music every other Thursday evening from 8pm.

Swing Jive Class

St Peters Hospital, Spital Rd, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6EG

Thu 26 Oct 2017

Classes are held in St Peter's Social Hall , teaching Swing Jive, Stroll and Social Dances. All ages welcome, beginners and intermediate. free parking.

Light Gripperz dance class for 11 to 16 year-olds

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

Sat 28 Oct 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 28 Oct 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 28 Oct 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!

Maldon Town Hall

The ELO Encounter

Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon, CM9 4RL

Sat 28 Oct 2017

The ELO Encounter promises a night filled with rock `n` roll and Blue Skies that would make even Mozart mambo and Bach boogie! This live show will feature soaring strings & striking vocal harmonies. All proceeds will go to Cancer Research.

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

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

Sat 28 Oct 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!

Blue Boar

Hunter Muskett

Blue Boar, Silver Street, Maldon, CM9 4QE

Sun 29 Oct 2017

Hunter Muskett will be performing their latest album 'Unafraid and Sober', recorded, mixed and mastered by Spencer Cozens. Made up of Chris George, Terry Hiscock, Doug Morter and Rog Trevitt, don't miss this exquisite piece of work live.

Zumba Gold: Dance, keep fit and have fun

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

Mon 30 Oct 2017

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

Swing Jive Class

St Peters Hospital, Spital Rd, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6EG

Thu 2 Nov 2017

Classes are held in St Peter's Social Hall , teaching Swing Jive, Stroll and Social Dances. All ages welcome, beginners and intermediate. free parking.

Blue Boar

In Harmony with The Hopkirks

Blue Boar, Silver Street, Maldon, CM9 4QE

Fri 3 Nov 2017

The Hopkirks will be playing a mix of songs from 60s, 70,s 80s, 90s, and 00s. They play a wide range of classic popuplar music all with three / four part harmonies.

Light Gripperz dance class for 11 to 16 year-olds

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

Sat 4 Nov 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!

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