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.

Patsy Cline

Burnham Ramblers FC, Springfield Rd, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8TE

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Patsy Cline & Connie Francis tribute act supported by DJ Dan playing a variety of music.

The Swan

Open Mic Night

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

Thu 24 Oct 2019

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

Maldon Town Hall

While & Matthews

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

Sat 26 Oct 2019

With 25 years of unrivalled musical partnership and gathering nominations, awards and critical acclaim along the way, British artists and singer-songwriters Chris While & Julie Matthews are celebrating this year with a brand new album.

Open Mic

Open Mic Night

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

Thu 31 Oct 2019

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

Tollesbury Acoustic Music Session

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

Fri 1 Nov 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.

Rock n Roll Nights

Bewick's Live Rock n Roll Night!

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

Wed 6 Nov 2019

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

A tribute to the Music of Dirty Dancing and Grease

A Tribute to the Music of Dirty Dancing and Grease

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

Fri 8 Nov 2019

Join us for our Tribute to the Music from Dirty Dancing and Grease here at Maldon Stadium!

Blue Boar

MIC FREE ZONE

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

Mon 11 Nov 2019

Singing club, some poetry and instrumental music, no amplification. Everyone encouraged to buy a drink at the Bar on entry to support this wonderful venue. The evening is managed by an MC usually a different one each month

Maldon URC

Emma Besselaar plus friend - piano & cello

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

Thu 14 Nov 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.

Rock n Roll Nights

Bewick's Live Rock n Roll Night!

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

Wed 20 Nov 2019

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

Tina May

Jazz Workshop Sunday at the Swan Hotel

Maldon, Town Centre, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6

Sun 24 Nov 2019

At the Swan Hotel CM9 5EP two sessions of exploring, singing and playing jazz. Morning session Jazz, gospel and swing singing led by Tina May, Afternoon session All instruments John Seeley sax and clarinet. All levels

Blue Boar

Boo Hewerdine

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

Sun 24 Nov 2019

For over 30 years, Boo Hewerdine has been considered one of the UK's finest singer-songwriters. Through his subsequent solo work and his longtime collaboration with the incredible Eddi Reader, he has become something of a national treasure.

The Swan

Open Mic Night

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

Thu 28 Nov 2019

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

Open Mic

Open Mic Night

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

Thu 28 Nov 2019

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

Rock n Roll Nights

Bewick's Live Rock n Roll Night!

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

Wed 4 Dec 2019

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

Tollesbury Acoustic Music Session

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

Fri 6 Dec 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.

Just Whitney

Burnham Ramblers FC, Springfield Rd, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8TE

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Whitney tribute. Support band The Dance Project Band plus a variety of music from DJ Dan.

Blue Boar

MIC FREE ZONE

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

Mon 9 Dec 2019

Singing club, some poetry and instrumental music, no amplification. Everyone encouraged to buy a drink at the Bar on entry to support this wonderful venue. The evening is managed by an MC usually a different one each month

Maldon URC

Lunchtime Carols

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

Thu 12 Dec 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.

Rock n Roll Nights

Bewick's Live Rock n Roll Night!

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

Wed 18 Dec 2019

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

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.