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.
Maldon Town Hall

St. Agnes Fountain

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

Tue 12 Dec 2017

St. Agnes Fountain will be returning to Maldon this December with a Christmas theme, including traditional carols and original material. They are made up of David Hughes, Chris Leslie, Chris While and Julie Matthews.

The Queens Head

Live Music with Richard Townend's Solo Show

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

Wed 13 Dec 2017

The Queen's Head continues to promote live music with Richard Townend, guitarist with the Mighty Bosscats, playing a solo show. His music has a contemporary eclectic feel, mixing blues, jazz, country and other musical influences.

Maldon United Reformed Church

Lunchtime Carols

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

Thu 14 Dec 2017

Annual Lunchtime Carol Concert at the Maldon URC. This year the December concert will be our yearly lunchtime carols, so please come along and enjoy the spirit of Christmas. No entry fee or ticket required. Donations welcome.

The Star Inn

Northern Soul and Motown Night

The Star Inn, Steeple, The Street, Steeple, Essex, CM0 7LF

Thu 14 Dec 2017

Join us for an evening of Northern Soul and Mowtown hits at the Star Inn in Steeple! 8pm start. Every second Thursday of the month.

Christmas Party

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

Fri 15 Dec 2017

Celebrate Christmas at the Maldon Stadium. A perfect opportunity for a Christmas celebration with your friends, family and colleagues.

Maldon Orchestra

The Quaker Hall, Butt Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HD

Fri 15 Dec 2017

Local orchestra. Anyone who plays an orchestral instrument to any ability is welcome. Minimum standard - to be able to read music and play your instrument.

St Mary’s Church

A Christmas Concert

St Mary the Virgin, Church Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8QB

Sat 16 Dec 2017

The Parish Church for Burnham-on-Crouch proudly presents a Christmas Concert by Rayleigh Brass. Seasonal refreshments will served during the interval. Tickets can be purchased from Marts Parts and Jacaranda's in Burnham-on-Crouch.

Light Gripperz dance class for 11 to 16 year-olds

Henry Samuel Hall, Steeple Rd, Mayland, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6EG

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Inside Out Street Dance offers this class for 11 to 16 year-olds of all abilities, run by an instructor who is fully insured and has been DBS checked. Helps to build confidence, & enhance co-ordination. Let loose and have fun!

'Limitless' dance classes for 7 to 10 year-olds

Henry Samuel Hall, Steeple Rd, Mayland, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6EG

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Inside Out Street Dance offers this class for 7 to 10 year-olds of all abilities, run by an instructor who is fully insured and has been DBS checked. Helps to build confidence, & enhance co-ordination. Let loose and have fun!

Mums and tots instruments & dress up dance class

Henry Samuel Hall, Steeple Rd, Mayland, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6EG

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Inside Out Street Dance offers this class for parents with 2 to 4 year-olds, run by an instructor who is fully insured and has been DBS checked. Helps to build confidence & enhance co-ordination. Let loose and have fun!

All Saints' Church

Traditional Christmas Carols

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

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Maldon Choral presents Traditional Christmas Carols featuring Elm Green Preparatory School Choir. The performance includes audience carols and refreshments. It is directed by Gillian Ward Russell and the organist is Ashley Thompson.

Wild Childz dance classes for 4 to 6 year-olds.

Henry Samuel Hall, Steeple Rd, Mayland, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6EG

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Inside Out Street Dance offers this class for 4 to 6 year-olds of all abilities, run by an instructor who is fully insured and has been DBS checked. Helps to build confidence, & enhance co-ordination. Let loose and have fun!

Christmas Songs with the Tollesbury Singers

Parish Rooms, Parish Rooms, Church Street, Tollesbury, Essex, CM9 8QJ

Tue 19 Dec 2017

Christmas Songs (and more) with the Tollesbury Singers featuring the Tollesbury Handbell Ringers. Tickets available on the door. There will also be refreshments and a raffle.

Maldon United Reformed Church

Maldon Green Jackets Morris dancing

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

Tue 19 Dec 2017

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 21 Dec 2017

Live acoustic music every other Thursday evening from 8pm.

80's Christmas Party

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

Fri 22 Dec 2017

Join in the 80s Christmas Party! The DJ will be playing all of the best 80s songs, along with all of the much loved Christmas classics.

The Swan

Christmas Celebration featuring Kings of Wah

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

Fri 22 Dec 2017

Get into the festive mood with a seasonal drink and live music. The Kings of Wah will kick off the Christmas celebrations from 8pm.

Live Music with Steve Cherelle

The Stone Inn, Main Road, St. Lawrence Bay, Essex, CM0 7NA

Fri 22 Dec 2017

Come and enjoy the sounds of country music with Steve Cherelle at the Stone Inn.

Maldon Orchestra

The Quaker Hall, Butt Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HD

Fri 22 Dec 2017

Local orchestra. Anyone who plays an orchestral instrument to any ability is welcome. Minimum standard - to be able to read music and play your instrument.

After Eight Social Club Christmas Party Dance

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

Sat 23 Dec 2017

The After-eight Social Club's Christmas Party Dance. Music from Barry Hayes. Including sausage rolls and mince pies. There is no bar at this venue - guests to bring own drinks and nibbles.

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

Round off your visit with that all important souvenir from one of our many independent retailers, along with a great meal, and a pint of locally brewed real ale in the friendly atmosphere of a micro pub. The Maldon District has acres of unspoilt countryside, including breathtaking coastline, tranquil rivers, a historic canal and places to indulge in your favourite outdoor pursuit. Walking and cycling are a great way to explore areas off the beaten track.

The shift of seasons brings a different character to the ever changing landscape. As spring turns to summer, colourful wild flowers illuminate the hedgerows. As autumn and winter approaches, the Brent geese arrive from Siberia and a rich variety of wading birds reclaim the mudflats. The Maldon District has a number of nature reserves, providing ideal habitats for often rare and unusual species.

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.

Shopping at Brights Path, Maldon