THINGS TO DO

The 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 a 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.

Maldon Motor Show

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.
Maldon Town Hall

St. Agnes Fountain

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

Wed 12 Dec 2018

St. Agnes Fountain will be returning to Maldon for an evening of Christmas Carols given a good seeing to by the band on their 18th Annual National Tour. They are made up of David Hughes, Chris Leslie, Chris While and Julie Matthews.

Go! Drama

Chapter House, Carmelite Way, Maldon, CM9 5FX

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Meet and make new friends, build confidence, have fun in a safe and supportive environment and learn new songs and dance moves.

Maldon United Reformed Church

Lunchtime Carols - audience participation !

Maldon United Reformed Church, Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ

Thu 13 Dec 2018

The annual lunchtime carol concert with audience participation. Please come along and enjoy the spirit of Christmas. Coffee and Tea served from 12.15pm, concert starts at 1pm.

Dave Norwood

Dave Norwood

The Blue Boar, Silver Street, Maldon, CM9 4QE

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Live Music at the Blue Boar

JF & The Break Down

Live music from Joel Fisk and the Break Down

The Queens Head, 26 Providence, Burnham on Crouch, Essex, CM0 8JU

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Come on down to another evening of live music at The Queen's Head Pub in Burnham-on-Crouch. Live music from Joel Fisk and the Break Down

SWAB

Carols and Other Yuletide Favourites

The Blue Boar, Silver Street, Maldon, CM9 4QE

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Local singers Salt Water & Beer will be joined by Mains'l Haul singing Carols and other Yuletide Favourites. Put some jingle in your bells!

All Saints' Church

Traditional Christmas Carol Concert

All Saints' Church, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4QE

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Maldon Choral presents a Traditional Christmas Carol Concert featuring St. Francis Catholic Primary School Choir, directed by Gillian Ward Russell with organist Emma Griffin-Olukoya. The event includes audience carols and refreshments.

The Mighty Oak Tap Room

Sunday Afternoon Live Music - J B & Brown

The Mighty Oak Tap Room, 10 High St, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PJ

Sun 16 Dec 2018

The Tap Room's regular Sunday afternoon Music Session - This week with J B & Brown, Essex Based Acoustic Duo.

The Hopkirks

The Hopkirks

The Blue Boar, Silver Street, Maldon, CM9 4QE

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Four piece acoustic band playing anything from 60s up to modern day. All with their own vocal harmony style

Go! Drama

Chapter House, Carmelite Way, Maldon, CM9 5FX

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Meet and make new friends, build confidence, have fun in a safe and supportive environment and learn new songs and dance moves.

Carol Concert

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

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Tiptree Choral society and Tollesbury Hand Bell Ringers accompanied by David Leveridge and dorected by Malcolm Boulter entertain, includes mince pies and mulled wine. tickets in advance or on the door.

Go! Drama

Chapter House, Carmelite Way, Maldon, CM9 5FX

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Meet and make new friends, build confidence, have fun in a safe and supportive environment and learn new songs and dance moves.

Kings of Wah

The Kings of Wah

The Swan, School Road, Little Totham, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8LB

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Local band Kings of Wah playing a fabulous mix of all the music you could want!

Wickham Bishops Village Hal

BHSA Jazz

Wickham Bishops Village Hall, Church Road, Wickham Bishops, Essex, CM8 3JZ

Sat 22 Dec 2018

Monthly Jazz Nights. Bring your own drinks. Book in advance or pay on the door £12.50 proceeds to Village hall Funds. Doors 6.30, start 7.30.

JW & TRC

Jamie Williams & The Roots Collective

The Blue Boar, Silver Street, Maldon, CM9 4QE

Sat 22 Dec 2018

This band has got a buzz going with both their exciting live shows and collective personable charm. Rock, Roots, Blues, Country and Americana.

The Mighty Oak Tap Room

Sunday Afternoon Live Music - Claire Wyatt

The Mighty Oak Tap Room, 10 High St, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PJ

Sun 23 Dec 2018

The Tap Room's regular Sunday afternoon Music Session - This week with Maldon Based Singer & Guitarist Claire Wyatt.

St Mary's, Mundon

Ceremony of Nine Lessons and Carols

St Mary's with Mundon, Church Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HP

Sun 23 Dec 2018

This famous and well-loved service began in 1870, and became a world-wide phenomenon in 1924. Come and hear the Christmas story told, interspersed with your favourite hymns, and illustrated by beautiful music sung by the celebrated choir.

Go! Drama

Chapter House, Carmelite Way, Maldon, CM9 5FX

Thu 27 Dec 2018

Meet and make new friends, build confidence, have fun in a safe and supportive environment and learn new songs and dance moves.

The Mighty Oak Tap Room

Sunday Afternoon Live Music - The Dayglo Whippets

The Mighty Oak Tap Room, 10 High St, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PJ

Sun 30 Dec 2018

The Tap Room's regular Sunday afternoon Music Session - This week with the ever popluar Maldon based covers Band The Dayglo Whippets, see the year off with a singalong!

NYE Party

New Year's Eve Party

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

Mon 31 Dec 2018 - Thu 31 Jan 2019

Dance the night away and welcome in 2019 with a two-course meal, a glass of fizz at midnight, and entertainment from our DJ until 1am!

Shut Heath Wood
From islands, woods and meadows, to shell banks, lakes and marshes, the Saltmarsh Coast is home to a wide range of diverse habitats. The Maldon District has more than ten nature reserves and most are located along its coastline. The district also has eight Sites of Special Scientific Interest and three Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance. Many of the nature reserves are managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust, the RSPB manage Old Hall Marshes in Tollesbury, as well as Wallasea Island, and Northey Island is owned by the National Trust. These nature reserves are ideal for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts, or anyone who wants to experience the diverse habitats of the Maldon District.
 

FUN FOR THE KIDS

There's lots of activities for the kids to enjoy in the Maldon District. Check out the play areas and playgrounds in our parks, as well as our leisure centres. If you're looking for somewhere with lots of options for entertainment, check out Madison Heights in Maldon, which is home to bowling, rollerskating, the Monkey Puzzle children's play area and more.

Cool down from the summer heat at the Maldon Splash Park or head to the Woodup Pool in Tollesbury, which is a popular salt water bathing pool and is perfect for a family day out. There are also plenty of events throughout the year to enjoy with the whole family, check out some family days out in the Maldon District.
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.

SPLASH PARK

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?
 

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.

ARE YOU A LOCAL BUSINESS?

Sign up to our website for free and have your own listing to promote your business in the Maldon District. Whether you're a local retailer, independent shop, pub, restaurant, tea room, or whether you're an accommodation provider, local business or family attraction. Our website is aimed at both visitors and local residents so they can learn more about what the Maldon District has to offer.

We also offer a range of services for event organisers, including box office and promotional services and venue hire of District Parks and open spaces.