LEISURE IN THE DISTRICT

The Maldon District boasts a wealth of leisure activities, facilities and clubs that enrich local communities and attract visitors from far and wide.

Major investment during 2015/16 has seen the completion of development works to both council-owned leisure centres, with many independent facilities also being improved and upgraded.

Maldon District is highly regarded within the sailing community, a fact that is recognised both nationally and internationally. This trend is evident in many other sports and leisure activities, with a great number of clubs offering a huge variety of opportunities throughout the district.

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SPORTS & EXERCISE

The Maldon District has numerous sustainable sports and leisure clubs, with more than 100 organisations offering fantastic service standards and great member numbers. Whether you are looking to improve on an existing interest or experience something new, whether it be competitively, socially or just for the fun of it, you will find a club that caters to you.

Clubs often hold open days for people who'd like a taster session to see if the sport is right for them. Sessions are also held for absolute beginners and novices, so you can begin a brand new sport from scratch. From open water sailing, cycling and football, to indoor bowls and archery, there’s certainly something to suit all tastes and experience levels. Click here to see what's on offer.

Carpet Bowls

St Barnabas Church, Mayland Hill, Mayland, CM3 6DZ

Mon 21 Aug 2017

Players old and new are welcome to come and join us to play carpet bowls in a friendly atmosphere. Play for fun or take part in the inter-club competitions throughout the year. We meet at the St Barnabas Parish Hall.

Yoga classes

Carnival Hall, Arcadia Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8EF

Mon 21 Aug 2017

Weekly yoga classes for beginners

Anglia Tai Chi Club

Steeple Village Hall, Garden Fields, Steeple, CM0 7JY

Tue 22 Aug 2017

Everyone is welcome at the Anglia Tai Chi Club. Doctors and hospitals recommend that people can benefit from this gentle form of exercise. Contact me for details of our session at Whitfield Court in Mayland too.

Fitness and Fun - Free Exercise Classes

Memorial Hall, High Street, Southminster, CM0 7DE

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Fitness & Fun free exercise classes with Home-Start Essex. Start feeling happier and healthier. The classes are open to all & children of all ages welcome. Stay after 12pm and there will be free refreshments Contact the organiser to book.

Mayland running Club

Mayland, Mayland, Essex, CM3

Wed 23 Aug 2017

A new club that meets in Lawling Park, Mayland twice a week for new & experienced runners. Wednesday evenings & Sunday mornings.

Yoga classes

Carnival Hall, Arcadia Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8EF

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Weekly yoga classes for beginners

Yoga classes (intermediate)

Carnival Hall, Arcadia Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8EF

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Weekly yoga classes for people used to regular exercise.

Anglia Tai Chi Club

Steeple Village Hall, Garden Fields, Steeple, CM0 7JY

Fri 25 Aug 2017

Everyone is welcome at the Anglia Tai Chi Club. Doctors and hospitals recommend that people can benefit from this gentle form of exercise. Contact me for details of our session at Whitfield Court in Mayland too.

Carpet Bowls

St Barnabas Church, Mayland Hill, Mayland, CM3 6DZ

Fri 25 Aug 2017

Players old and new are welcome to come and join us to play carpet bowls in a friendly atmosphere. Play for fun or take part in the inter-club competitions throughout the year. We meet at the St Barnabas Parish Hall.

Maldon Cricket Club - International Cricket

Drapers Farm, Drapers Chase, Heybridge, Maldon, CM9 4QT

Fri 25 Aug 2017

Love cricket or think you might? Come down to Drapers Farm on a Friday night and you'll find yourself playing cricket for a national team in our new weekly international tournament. Everyone welcome.

Promenade Park

Parkrun

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sat 26 Aug 2017

Parkrun organises timed runs on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. Open to everyone. 5km adult route every Saturday. Free admission but please register online before your first run.

Burnham Riverside Park

Parkrun

Burnham Riverside Park, Millfields, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8HS

Sat 26 Aug 2017

Parkrun organises timed runs on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. Open to everyone. 5km adult route every Saturday. Free admission but please register online before your first run.

Promenade Park

Junior Parkrun

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sun 27 Aug 2017

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. There is a 2km route for 4 to 14 year olds every Sunday.

Carpet Bowls

St Barnabas Church, Mayland Hill, Mayland, CM3 6DZ

Mon 28 Aug 2017

Players old and new are welcome to come and join us to play carpet bowls in a friendly atmosphere. Play for fun or take part in the inter-club competitions throughout the year. We meet at the St Barnabas Parish Hall.

Yoga classes

Carnival Hall, Arcadia Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8EF

Mon 28 Aug 2017

Weekly yoga classes for beginners

Anglia Tai Chi Club

Steeple Village Hall, Garden Fields, Steeple, CM0 7JY

Tue 29 Aug 2017

Everyone is welcome at the Anglia Tai Chi Club. Doctors and hospitals recommend that people can benefit from this gentle form of exercise. Contact me for details of our session at Whitfield Court in Mayland too.

Fitness and Fun - Free Exercise Classes

Memorial Hall, High Street, Southminster, CM0 7DE

Wed 30 Aug 2017

Fitness & Fun free exercise classes with Home-Start Essex. Start feeling happier and healthier. The classes are open to all & children of all ages welcome. Stay after 12pm and there will be free refreshments Contact the organiser to book.

Mayland running Club

Mayland, Mayland, Essex, CM3

Wed 30 Aug 2017

A new club that meets in Lawling Park, Mayland twice a week for new & experienced runners. Wednesday evenings & Sunday mornings.

Yoga classes

Carnival Hall, Arcadia Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8EF

Wed 30 Aug 2017

Weekly yoga classes for beginners

Yoga classes (intermediate)

Carnival Hall, Arcadia Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8EF

Wed 30 Aug 2017

Weekly yoga classes for people used to regular exercise.

The diverse landscape of the Maldon District makes it an ideal place to go walking. Whether you are a casual explorer or a dedicated walker, there are plenty of walks to choose from which will suit all tastes and abilities. With seventy-five miles of saltmarsh coast, the sea walls are always popular and they offer brilliant views of the River Blackwater and the River Crouch.

There are also numerous nature reserves across the district, which are perfect for walking and spotting wildlife. Most of these nature reserves are managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust. Wallasea Island and Old Hall Marshes are both managed by the RSPB and Northey Island is owned by the National Trust.

You can also join one of the many free FitSteps Walks going on around the Maldon District throughout the year. The FitSteps Walks are led by trained volunteers, and are suitable for all abilities, from beginners to seasoned walkers. Click here to view the full programme of free FitSteps Walks.

The Maldon District is fortunate in having a tantalising choice for leisure and fitness. No matter where you find yourself in the district, there will be a facility close by. The two council-owned leisure centres have recently been fully refurbished and improved. Both offer a wide range of activities and are based in Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch.

There are many other fantastic facilities throughout the Maldon District, whether it be for fitness, swimming, golf, indoor or outdoor sports. Click here to find a leisure centre.

Promenade Park, Maldon

PARKS & OPEN SPACES

From quiet, secluded nature reserves to its popular parks, the Maldon District's open spaces offer something for everyone. Discover remote areas of natural beauty and unwind in rural tranquillity. Or enjoy more exuberant activities on our playing fields and leisure centres.

The main two parks in the Maldon District are Riverside Park and Promenade Park. With regular events, funfairs, circuses, charity days, and open air cinemas, these two parks are popular year round for both residents and visitors alike.

Throughout the district, there are numerous recreation grounds and fields for you to enjoy throughout the year. Many have play areas for children, sports facilities, as well as paths where you can go for a walk with friends and family.

CLICK HERE TO FIND A PARK

Promenade Park, Maldon
Promenade Park in Maldon, also known as the Prom, is the most popular park in the district and has undergone major refurbishment in recent years. You can spend all day at the Prom as there's something for the whole family to enjoy. Along with the Splash Park and beach huts, the Promenade Park has several playgrounds, the brand new Pirates Bay Adventure Golf, three large sand pits, an ornamental lake, model boating and crabbing lakes, skateboard ramps and a large BMX area.

The Prom is also home to the Museum in the Park, which offers a charming perspective of the town’s history, and the statue of Byrhtnoth, whose army was defeated at the Battle of Maldon 991. From Promenade Park, you can also walk to Northey Island; its causeway was the site of the battle and is the oldest battlefield site in England.
This is the main park in Burnham-on-Crouch and overlooks the River Crouch and RSPB's Wallasea Island. The park can be reached by a pleasant walk along the quayside which takes you past historic pubs, resident houseboats and the Burnham-on-Crouch & District Museum. Situated in Riverside Park is the newly refurbished Dengie Hundred Sports Centre, which offers a wide range of facilities and classes.

Riverside Park has won numerous Green Flag Awards and has a naturalised area which boasts an extensive wildflower meadow and provides habitats for a wide variety of wildlife. A network of all weather pathways encourages exploration of the woodland, hedgerows and ponds. The large open space of Riverside Park allows for plenty of room for children to play, as well as for picnics, particularly during the summer.

EVENTS AT PROMENADE PARK & RIVERSIDE PARK

Promenade Park

Weekly Walking for Wellbeing

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Tue 22 Aug 2017

Walk at your own pace, chat and make friends. Do you want to walk for wellbeing and fresh air but don't have anyone to walk with? Just turn up, meet by the Sandpit and walk. Wheelchairs, buggies and dogs are welcome to join in the walks.

Promenade Park

Essex Outdoor Cinema presents Deadpool (15)

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Fri 25 Aug 2017

Watch the stars under the stars in the park. BYO chairs and blankets/waterproofs (still goes ahead if it rains) Gates open 6.30pm, free EOC parking by the Boat Lake. Live entertainment from 7.30 Film starts 8.30 Snacks and drinks on sale.

Promenade Park

8th Annual Maldon Crabbing Competition

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sat 26 Aug 2017

The 8th Annual Maldon Crabbing Competition is hosted by Maldon Carnival. The competition is open to children and adults of all ages, but children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own bucket, bait and line.

Promenade Park

Essex Outdoor Cinema presents Mama Mia (PG)

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sat 26 Aug 2017

Watch the stars under the stars in the park. BYO chairs and blankets/waterproofs (still goes ahead if it rains) Gates open 6.30pm, free EOC parking by the Boat Lake. Live entertainment from 7.30. Film starts 8.30 Snacks and drinks on sale.

Promenade Park

Parkrun

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sat 26 Aug 2017

Parkrun organises timed runs on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. Open to everyone. 5km adult route every Saturday. Free admission but please register online before your first run.

Promenade Park

Junior Parkrun

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sun 27 Aug 2017

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. There is a 2km route for 4 to 14 year olds every Sunday.

Promenade Park

Weekly Walking for Wellbeing

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Tue 29 Aug 2017

Walk at your own pace, chat and make friends. Do you want to walk for wellbeing and fresh air but don't have anyone to walk with? Just turn up, meet by the Sandpit and walk. Wheelchairs, buggies and dogs are welcome to join in the walks.

Promenade Park

Parkrun

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sat 2 Sep 2017

Parkrun organises timed runs on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. Open to everyone. 5km adult route every Saturday. Free admission but please register online before your first run.

Promenade Park

Junior Parkrun

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sun 3 Sep 2017

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. There is a 2km route for 4 to 14 year olds every Sunday.

Promenade Park

Weekly Walking for Wellbeing

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Tue 5 Sep 2017

Walk at your own pace, chat and make friends. Do you want to walk for wellbeing and fresh air but don't have anyone to walk with? Just turn up, meet by the Sandpit and walk. Wheelchairs, buggies and dogs are welcome to join in the walks.

Promenade Park

Parkrun

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sat 9 Sep 2017

Parkrun organises timed runs on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. Open to everyone. 5km adult route every Saturday. Free admission but please register online before your first run.

Promenade Park

Junior Parkrun

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sun 10 Sep 2017

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. There is a 2km route for 4 to 14 year olds every Sunday.

Promenade Park

Weekly Walking for Wellbeing

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Tue 12 Sep 2017

Walk at your own pace, chat and make friends. Do you want to walk for wellbeing and fresh air but don't have anyone to walk with? Just turn up, meet by the Sandpit and walk. Wheelchairs, buggies and dogs are welcome to join in the walks.

Promenade Park

Essex Outdoor Cinema presents La La Land

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Fri 15 Sep 2017

Watch the stars under the stars in the park. BYO chairs and blankets/waterproofs (still goes ahead if it rains) Gates open 6pm, free EOC parking by the Boat Lake. Live entertainment from 7pm. Film starts 8pm Snacks and drinks on sale.

Promenade Park

Essex Outdoor Cinema present The Rocky Horror Show

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sat 16 Sep 2017

Watch the Rocky Horrow Show in the Prom. Bring chairs and blankets/waterproofs (still goes ahead if it rains). Free EOC parking by the Boat Lake. Gates open 6pm, live entertainment from 7pm and film starts 8pm. Snacks and drinks on sale.

Promenade Park

Parkrun

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sat 16 Sep 2017

Parkrun organises timed runs on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. Open to everyone. 5km adult route every Saturday. Free admission but please register online before your first run.

Promenade Park

Junior Parkrun

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sun 17 Sep 2017

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. There is a 2km route for 4 to 14 year olds every Sunday.

Promenade Park

Weekly Walking for Wellbeing

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Tue 19 Sep 2017

Walk at your own pace, chat and make friends. Do you want to walk for wellbeing and fresh air but don't have anyone to walk with? Just turn up, meet by the Sandpit and walk. Wheelchairs, buggies and dogs are welcome to join in the walks.

Promenade Park

Parkrun

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sat 23 Sep 2017

Parkrun organises timed runs on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. Open to everyone. 5km adult route every Saturday. Free admission but please register online before your first run.

Promenade Park

Junior Parkrun

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sun 24 Sep 2017

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. There is a 2km route for 4 to 14 year olds every Sunday.

FISHING IN THE MALDON DISTRICT

There are many great spots for fishing across the Maldon District, from the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, to shallow lakes, farm reservoirs, ponds and untamed rivers.

For more information about fishing spots, check out the Maldon Angling Society. Established since 1895, the Maldon Angling society is home to some of the finest fishing in Essex. You can also check out Chigborough Fisheries, which is home to fifty-three acres of complex lakes and caters for both Trout and Coarse Anglers.

You can also go on fishing trips with Charter Discovery, which consists of mainly uptideing or downtiding in 10-15m of water with light lines and normally 8oz breakaway weights. Novices, seasoned anglers and parties can be catered for.

Chigborough Fly Fishing

CONNECT WITH US

Maldon District Tourist Information Centre

Specially trained staff at Maldon District Tourist Information Centre and the Burnham-on-Crouch Tourist Informaton Centre are on hand to offer expert and friendly advice to help you make the most of your visit. Situated in the centres of Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch, the two TICs offer a selection of free guides and brochures to help you understand and appreciate this unique area.