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.

Festival of the Sun at The Mill Beach PH

Mill Beach, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4RA

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Jun 2018

A weekend festival. Stalls, live music, dancers, food, face painting and more....

Choir Concert at West Newlands

Steeple, Steeple, Essex, CM0

Sat 23 Jun 2018

"Midsummer Music" by The St Lawrence Singers at West Newlands, Bradwell Road, Steeple CM0 7LL with a picnic supper provided. Profits will be divided between Singers fund and a project for St Lawrence Church.

St Mary's, Mundon

Maldon Festival - Captain Noah's Floating Zoo

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

Sat 23 Jun 2018

A fun event for all the family. Local children, together with St Mary's Choir, perform Joseph Horovitz's light hearted and engaging version of the story of Noah's Ark. Tickets available from Maldon Tourist Information Centre 01621 856503

Maylands Music Festival

Lawling Park, Katonia Ave, Maylandsea, CM3 6AD

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Family Friendly Music Festival . Live Music from Top Essex Bands plus BBQ, Beer Tent, Craft Stalls, Tiny Karts, Octopus, Bouncy castle, Sweets, Ice Cream. See website for full line up.

The Spa at Five Lakes

The Big Essex Charity Ball

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

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Charity Ball with welcome drink, 3 course meal, entertainment, magicians, live auctions, "Grab a Grand" in support of 6 charities: Cancer Research UK, M.I.N.D, Farleigh Hospice, St Helena Hospice, Help for Heroes, Alzheimer's Society.

Elie Rees

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

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Elie writes heartfelt, groovy songs using folk-style narrative lyrics with guitar.

St Mary's, Mundon

Maldon Festival - Handel & Telemann

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

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Esme Smith and Ralph Williams perform pieces from Handel's Julius Caeser. Jonathan Farey performs Telemann's Horn Concerto. Tickets available from Maldon Tourist Information Centre, Wenlock Way, Maldon - 01621 856503.

The Mighty Oak Tap Room

Live Music - Mr Spiggot

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

Sun 24 Jun 2018

One of the regular Sunday afternoon acoustic music sessions.

Blue Boar

Marc Davey - Live Music

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

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Regular Sunday afternoon live music sessions - in the garden when weather allows.

St Mary's, Mundon

Free Maldon Festival Teatime Recital

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

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Vaughan Williams studied composition with Ravel in 1907. The fruits of their collaboration can be heard in these wonderful Songs of Travel and Ravel, Don Quichotte a Dulcinee. Edwin Dizer, Baritone: Ralph Thomas, Piano.

Blue Boar

Boo Hewerdine

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

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Boo Hewerdine is one of the great songwriter performers in the business and is a unique talent and creative force. In constant demand, he has written songs for major artists such as Sia, Kris Drever (Lau), Duke Special and Chris Difford.

Belly Dancing

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

Mon 25 Jun 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 25 Jun 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

Tue 26 Jun 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 27 Jun 2018

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

St Mary's, Mundon

Maldon Festival - The Weston-Hogarth Piano Duo

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

Wed 27 Jun 2018

Christopher Weston and Alisdair Hogarth perform Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and Holst's Planet Suite. Tickets available from Maldon Tourist Information Centre, Wenlock Way, Maldon - 01621 856503.

Line Dancing

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

Thu 28 Jun 2018

Line Dancing classes, contact for details

St Mary's, Mundon

Maldon Festival - The Kramer-Durkan Duo

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

Thu 28 Jun 2018

Debussy and Elgar violin sonatas. Bartok, Romanian Dances; Boulanger, Printemps d'un matin; Piazzolla, Oblivion Libertango; Ravel, Tzigane. Tickets available from Maldon Tourist Information Centre, Wenlock Way, Maldon - 01621 856503.

Ballroom Dancing

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

Thu 28 Jun 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 28 Jun 2018

The open mic night goes from strength to strength, now attracting musicians from far and wide!

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.