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.
Blue Boar

Fraser Hawkes

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

Sun 21 Jan 2018

Regular Sunday afternoon music sessions with a variety of musicians an singers. Indoors by the fire in Winter, outside in the beer garden in the summer with barbecue.

Maldon United Reformed Church

Maldon Green Jackets Morris dancing

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

Tue 23 Jan 2018

Join as a dancer or musician, keep fit, have fun and uphold an English tradition, using sticks and hankies in the Cotswold tradition. Just turn up on a Tuesday evening and give it a go.

The Swan

Open Mic Night

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

Thu 25 Jan 2018

Come along and enjoy live music when talentaed musicians from near and far descend on The Swan for Open Mic Night from 8pm

Swing Jive Class

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

Thu 25 Jan 2018

Swing Jive Class with Chris & Steve teaching Swing Jive, Stroll, Social Dances. All ages welcome beginners/intermediate. Class is in St Peter's social hall, free parking.

The Bull at Great Totham

Rat Pack & Swing with Stephen Dunnett

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

Fri 26 Jan 2018

Reserve a table with family or friends, eat from our a la carte menu and enjoy the great show with compliments.

The Ed Sheeran Experience

Maldon Town Football Club, Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 4XX

Fri 26 Jan 2018

Join Jack Shepherd as the Ed Sheeran Experience at the Maldon Stadium for a night of entertainment. The performance will include the best Ed Sheeran songs.

The Queens Head

Live music from The Sounds UK

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

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Live music from The Sounds UK providing an evening of entertainment with music from the 60's in a traditional pub setting.

Maldon United Reformed Church

Maldon Green Jackets Morris dancing

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

Tue 30 Jan 2018

Join as a dancer or musician, keep fit, have fun and uphold an English tradition, using sticks and hankies in the Cotswold tradition. Just turn up on a Tuesday evening and give it a go.

Oakhouse

Acoustic Rooms Live Music

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

Thu 1 Feb 2018

Live acoustic music every other Thursday evening from 8pm.

Swing Jive Class

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

Thu 1 Feb 2018

Swing Jive Class with Chris & Steve teaching Swing Jive, Stroll, Social Dances. All ages welcome beginners/intermediate. Class is in St Peter's social hall, free parking.

Fundraising Dance - The Stents

Lawling Park Hall, Katonia Avenue, Mayland, CM3 6AD

Fri 2 Feb 2018

Dancing to The Stents,rock, pop and indie covers band. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Help raise funds for next years Maylands Music Festival.

Maldon Town Hall

SWARB! It suits him well

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

Fri 2 Feb 2018

SWARB! It suits him well is a touring tribute by minstrel friends coming together to celebrate the great man and his music. Be part of a night to remember in salute of a national treasure.

Bon Jovi Tribute

Maldon Town Football Club, Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 4XX

Fri 2 Feb 2018

Bon Jovi, a tribute to the American rock band Bon Jovi. “Make a Memory” grab your air guitars and join us for a fantastic evening of entertainment here at the stadium. The performance will include the best Bon Jovi songs.

Tollesbury Acoustic Music Session

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

Fri 2 Feb 2018

First Friday of every month for anyone who wants to perform or listen, beginners or experienced welcome, small amps only no mics. Entrance £2 includes tea or coffee and biscuits.

Maldon United Reformed Church

Maldon Green Jackets Morris dancing

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

Tue 6 Feb 2018

Join as a dancer or musician, keep fit, have fun and uphold an English tradition, using sticks and hankies in the Cotswold tradition. Just turn up on a Tuesday evening and give it a go.

Maldon United Reformed Church

Maldon Lunchtime Concert - Essex Horns

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

Thu 8 Feb 2018

With Michael King on Trumpet and Ken Bareham, Kevin Simpson and Davina Brazier on Saxophones, Essex Horns will be playing music from Gershwin to Bach.

Swing Jive Class

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

Thu 8 Feb 2018

Swing Jive Class with Chris & Steve teaching Swing Jive, Stroll, Social Dances. All ages welcome beginners/intermediate. Class is in St Peter's social hall, free parking.

Tom Jones Tribute

Maldon Town Football Club, Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 4XX

Fri 9 Feb 2018

Join Martin Jarvis as Tom Jones at the Maldon Stadium for a night of entertainment. The performance will include the best Tom Jones songs from the past six decades.

Wickham Bishops Village Hal

Traditional Jazz Evening

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

Sat 10 Feb 2018

The Beacon Hill Sports Association presents Traditional Jazz at the Wickham Bishops Village Hall. The Jackie Free "All Stars" with Johnny Crocker will be performing this month. Please bring your own drinks and nibbles. Doors open at 6.30pm.

Maldon United Reformed Church

Maldon Green Jackets Morris dancing

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

Tue 13 Feb 2018

Join as a dancer or musician, keep fit, have fun and uphold an English tradition, using sticks and hankies in the Cotswold tradition. Just turn up on a Tuesday evening and give it a go.

Cosmos and Wildflowers
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.

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

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.