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

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?
 

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 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.
The Swan

Open Mic Night

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

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Musicians from all over the area will be descending on the Swan to strut their stuff at this live music event.

Burnham-on-Crouch

Live music -The Settlers at Burnham Village Hall

Burnham-on-Crouch, Town Centre, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8

Sat 27 Apr 2019

The fabulous sound of The Settlers returns to Burnham after 35 years, to launch their brand new album. Appearing at Burnham Village hall on Saturday 27th April 2019

Men 2 Sing

Men 2 Sing in Concert

United Reformed Church, 53 Station Road, Burnham on Crouch, CM0 8HF

Sat 27 Apr 2019

New and creative arrangements of both pop and classical music, sometimes augmented with the use of orchestral backing tracks, music not normally associated with male choirs. Includes light refreshments.

Settlers Then

The Settlers Return to Burnham.

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

Sat 27 Apr 2019

After nearly 40 years popular hit making Pop/Folk group The Settlers return to Burnham in a nostalgic trip down memory lane. With songs from The Seekers, The Springfields, James Taylor, John Denver and of course the hits of The Settlers.

Tollesbury Acoustic Music Session

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

Fri 3 May 2019

Strings, Keyboard, Woodwind, Percussion. Folk, Blues, Ballads, Jazz, Songs old and new. we do it all in an acoustic setting (small amps only - no mics) For anyone who wants to perform or listen, beginners or experienced.

Music for a Spring Evening

St Bartholomews Church, Church Road, Wickham Bishops, Essex, CM8 3LA

Sat 4 May 2019

The Beacon Hill Trio and Guests performing a varied programme of music from Abba to Mozart & The Last Night of the Proms. In aid of Church Funds.

Blues at the Barns 2019

Blues at the Barns

Creeksea Place Barns, Ferry Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, ESSEX, CM0 8PJ

Sun 5 May 2019

This annual festival of acoustic blues, folk and americana will feature nine hours of top-class entertainment, including West Weston, Mike Ross, Kris Dollimore, Kyshona, David Hughes and PillBox. On-site camping available.

Maldon URC

Lasma Taimina & Antonio Oyarzabal - violin & piano

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

Thu 9 May 2019

One of Churches Together in Maldon's Monthly Lunchtime Concerts. Coffee and Tea are served from 12.15 Onwards, please feel free to bring your lunch and come and go as you wish.

Elvis Tribute

Elvis Presley Tribute

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

Fri 10 May 2019

Sing and dance the night away to the King's greatest hits with Mark Summers. DJ after midnight.

The Bull at Great Totham

Freddie Mercury Cabaret with Gary Goodmaze

The Bull at Great Totham, 2 Maldon Road, Great Totham, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8NH

Sat 11 May 2019

Complimentary bubbles on arrival and a delicious 4 course dinner, reservation recommended.

Jessi Cooper

Jessi Cooper - Soul Afternoon

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

Sun 12 May 2019

The new sweetheart of soul @Jessi Cooper singing the classics

James Norton

Neil Diamond Tribute - James Norton

The Bull at Great Totham, 2 Maldon Road, Great Totham, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8NH

Fri 17 May 2019

Complimentary bubbles on arrival and a delicious 4 course dinner, reservation recommended.

All Saints' Church

Religious & Secular Music for Male Voices

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

Sat 18 May 2019

"Die Alten Knaben" on tour in England. Men's choir of Hamburg-Gross Flottbek. Director Wolf-Henning von Blackenburg.

The Swan

Open Mic Night

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

Thu 23 May 2019

Musicians from all over the area will be descending on the Swan to strut their stuff at this live music event.

Remembering the 80's

Remembering the 80's

Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester, Five Lakes Hotel,Golf,Country Club & Spa, Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8HX

Fri 24 - Sat 25 May 2019

The very best of the 80’s! Our amazing live band will be playing non-stop party hits and classic songs which guarantee to fill the dance floor. From 19:00 until midnight with fully licensed bar.

Mrs Salisbury’s Famous Tea Rooms

Barn Dance

Mrs Salisbury’s Famous Tea Rooms, Bright’s Path, High Street, Maldon, CM9 5EP

Sat 25 May 2019

We’ve booked a fab barn dance band playing all of your favourites, they’ll bring a caller so you can learn the dances too! Set in a large marquee in the gardens of Bright’s Path, with a fully licensed bar. Book early to avoid disappointment

Barn Dance Poster

Mrs Salisbury's Spring Barn Darnce

Maldon, Town Centre, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6

Sat 25 May 2019

Join Mrs S and the gang for our Spring Barn Dance hoedown on Saturday 25th May! We’ve booked a fab barn dance band playing all of your favourites, they’ll bring a caller so you can learn the dances too!

Dan Walsh

The Dan Walsh Trio

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

Tue 28 May 2019

Dan Walsh combines ‘virtuoso playing and winning songwriting’ . Dan is fmiliar to Maldon audiences as a solo performer and as part of the Urban Folk Quartet. It will be thrilling to see him with his trio.

Forever Jackson

Forever Jackson Tribute Night

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

Fri 7 Jun 2019

Join us for the 2019 return of Forever Jackson, our fantastic tribute to Michael Jackson! Moonwalk your way through through the evening to all of the best Michael Jackson songs!

Tollesbury Acoustic Music Session

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

Fri 7 Jun 2019

Strings, Keyboard, Woodwind, Percussion. Folk, Blues, Ballads, Jazz, Songs old and new. we do it all in an acoustic setting (small amps only - no mics) For anyone who wants to perform or listen, beginners or experienced.

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.
 

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.