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.

Matt Buckle

The Sunny Sailor, 1 Fullbridge, Maldon, CM9 4LE

Fri 19 Oct 2018

A night not to be missed! Local singer/songwriter Matt Buckle performing live at this fantastic venue. With covers ranging from 60s to modern day as well as some hugely popular original material.

Rosie Day

Rock for Rosie Charity Dance

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

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Dance the night away with RELOAD & JUST US 50s & 60s music. Raising funds for local girl Rosie Day aged 5 to help with her rehabilitation following her heart transplant and brain damage. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Entry by ticket.

Belly Dancing

West Maldon Community Centre, Sunbury Way, Keeble Park, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6YH

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Belly Dancing Classes - call Noha for details.

Patricia Kirkland School of Dance

West Maldon Community Centre, Sunbury Way, Keeble Park, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6YH

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Dance Classes for young people. Mondays ages 3-7, Tuesdays 3-7 & 8-13, Wednesdays 14+ contact Patricia for details.

Go! Drama

Chapter House, Carmelite Way, Maldon, CM9 5FX

Tue 23 Oct 2018

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

Patricia Kirkland School of Dance

West Maldon Community Centre, Sunbury Way, Keeble Park, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6YH

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Dance Classes for young people. Mondays ages 3-7, Tuesdays 3-7 & 8-13, Wednesdays 14+ contact Patricia for details.

Patricia Kirkland School of Dance

West Maldon Community Centre, Sunbury Way, Keeble Park, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6YH

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Dance Classes for young people. Mondays ages 3-7, Tuesdays 3-7 & 8-13, Wednesdays 14+ contact Patricia for details.

Go! Drama

Chapter House, Carmelite Way, Maldon, CM9 5FX

Thu 25 Oct 2018

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

Line Dancing

West Maldon Community Centre, Sunbury Way, Keeble Park, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6YH

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Line Dancing classes, contact for details

Ballroom Dancing

West Maldon Community Centre, Sunbury Way, Keeble Park, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6YH

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Weekly Ballroom Dancing Classes - contact Jean for details.

The Swan

Open Mic Night

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

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Musicians from near and far will roll up for the ever popular Open Mic Night. The standard is so high and the talent so varied that this monthly night has earned a great reputation.

Belly Dancing

West Maldon Community Centre, Sunbury Way, Keeble Park, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6YH

Mon 29 Oct 2018

Belly Dancing Classes - call Noha for details.

Patricia Kirkland School of Dance

West Maldon Community Centre, Sunbury Way, Keeble Park, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6YH

Mon 29 Oct 2018

Dance Classes for young people. Mondays ages 3-7, Tuesdays 3-7 & 8-13, Wednesdays 14+ contact Patricia for details.

Go! Drama

Chapter House, Carmelite Way, Maldon, CM9 5FX

Tue 30 Oct 2018

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

Patricia Kirkland School of Dance

West Maldon Community Centre, Sunbury Way, Keeble Park, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6YH

Tue 30 Oct 2018

Dance Classes for young people. Mondays ages 3-7, Tuesdays 3-7 & 8-13, Wednesdays 14+ contact Patricia for details.

Patricia Kirkland School of Dance

West Maldon Community Centre, Sunbury Way, Keeble Park, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6YH

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Dance Classes for young people. Mondays ages 3-7, Tuesdays 3-7 & 8-13, Wednesdays 14+ contact Patricia for details.

Go! Drama

Chapter House, Carmelite Way, Maldon, CM9 5FX

Thu 1 Nov 2018

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

Line Dancing

West Maldon Community Centre, Sunbury Way, Keeble Park, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6YH

Thu 1 Nov 2018

Line Dancing classes, contact for details

Ballroom Dancing

West Maldon Community Centre, Sunbury Way, Keeble Park, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6YH

Thu 1 Nov 2018

Weekly Ballroom Dancing Classes - contact Jean for details.

Michael Jackson Tribute

Michael Jackson Tribute

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

Fri 2 Nov 2018

Our fantastic 'Forever Jackson' tribute comes to the Maldon Stadium on Friday 2nd November, we relive all of the greatest hits of Michael Jackson!

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.