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 Mighty Oak Tap Room

The Storeys

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

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Join us on Fathers Day 16th June for live music with the ever popular The Storeys

Rock n Roll Nights

Bewick's Live Rock n Roll Night!

Cygnet Room, Rear of Swan Hotel, High Street, Maldon, CM9 5EP

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Enjoy an evening of great music and friendly atmosphere with Live Bands and Radars Records.

Fil Straughan

Fil Straughan Soul Night Cabaret

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

Fri 21 Jun 2019

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

The Maldon Festival

Children’s Concert - The Jonah Man Jazz!

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

Sat 22 Jun 2019

A musical romp through the story of Jonah and the Whale featuring children from Wentworth Primary School, Maldon and St Mary’s CE School, Burnham. There is no ticket required for this performance but there will be a retiring collection.

Connor Selby

The Connor Selby Band

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

Sat 22 Jun 2019

Connor will be appearing at The Queens Head in Burnham just two weeks before his opening slot at Wembley Stadium as support for The Who, alongside Eddie Vedder, The Kaiser Chiefs and Imelda May.

Cressing Temple

Summer Sounds - A Picnic Choir Concert

Cressing Temple Barns, Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, Nr. Witham, CM77 8PD

Sun 23 Jun 2019

Picnic in beautiful garden surroundings listening to wonderful summer tunes in glorious harmony brought to you by The Sound Collective Chorus. Street food and Market Place, gazebos allowed in allocated areas. Impressive grounds and gardens

Jessi Cooper

Jessi Cooper - A Day of Soul

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

Sun 23 Jun 2019

Sunday Afternoon Soul with Jessi Cooper.

Music Open Evening

Lower Plume School, Mill Road, Maldon, CM9 5JA

Tue 25 Jun 2019

For young people all ages, all abilities. Try Fife Group, Flute Choir, Rock Band, Samba Band, Singing Group, Song Writing, String Group, Ukelele Group, Instrument Zoo.Supported by TheDepartment for Education & Arts Council England.

The Swan

Open Mic Night

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

Thu 27 Jun 2019

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

The Maldon Festival

Blondel: All of the Birds

St Mary's Church, Vicarage Lane, Mundon, CM9 6PA

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Blondel is a trio of musicians playing reconstructions of instruments from the thirteenth to seventeenth centuries, This concert reflects both the perfection of nature and the artistry of humans in imitating it.

The Swan

Open Mic Night

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

Thu 27 Jun 2019

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

RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Open Air Jazz Evening

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Open air jazz by a beautiful lakeside setting.

The Maldon Festival

Concert for Kieran

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

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Kieran Sampson was one the founders of the Maldon Festival and did all the hard work behind the scenes. In February this year he died suddenly and unexpectedly. This concert will be a pot pourri given by choir &professional musician friends

The Nightshades

The Nightshades

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

Sun 30 Jun 2019

The Nightshades Live.

The Maldon Festival

Folk Night

Forrester Park, Beckingham Road, Great Totham, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8EA

Tue 2 Jul 2019

Featuring local folk group, Shurig, this is an opportunity to connect with Maldons rich folk music heritage.

Rock n Roll Nights

Bewick's Live Rock n Roll Night!

Cygnet Room, Rear of Swan Hotel, High Street, Maldon, CM9 5EP

Wed 3 Jul 2019

Enjoy an evening of great music and friendly atmosphere with Live Bands and Radars Records.

Joe Stilgoe

An Evening of Jazz with Joe Stilgoe

Taoist Tai Chi Centre, 17 -19 London Road, Maldon, CM9 6HD

Thu 4 Jul 2019

Joe Stilgoe is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter with a rich musical heritage. His live shows are a mixture of virtuosic musicianship and breathtaking theatricality, combining on the spot improvisation and wit.

Tollesbury Acoustic Music Session

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

Fri 5 Jul 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.

Maldon Festival

Tryptych Animal Passions

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

Fri 5 Jul 2019

Christopher Weston, piano, Jeffery Wilson, saxophone and Colin Baldy, baritone present Animal Passions.An entertaining and eclectic programme with links to the animal kingdom; from The Flight of the Bumblebee to Gershwin’s Walking the Dog.

Stu Clement

Gary Barlow Tribute with Stu Clement

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

Fri 5 Jul 2019

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

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.