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

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.
The Queens Head

Live music - Alex and The A Sides

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

Sat 26 Jan 2019

Come to The Queen's Head and see live music from Alex and The A Sides playing Classic Hits from the Sixties. Feel free to dress up!

Blue Boar

Megson

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

Thu 31 Jan 2019

Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards, Megson, made up of Stu and Debbie Hanna, bring an infectious mix of heavenly voals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars.

Blue Boar

Ben Tyzack & Guy Tortora

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

Fri 1 Feb 2019

Blues at the Barns and Rooks Yard present an evening of blues and roots music. In the Long Room at this historical establishment.

Wickham Bishops Village Hal

BHSA Jazz

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

Sat 9 Feb 2019

Monthly Jazz Nights. Bring your own drinks. Book in advance or pay on the door £12.50 proceeds to Village hall Funds. Doors 6.30, start 7.30.

Clive & Friends

Clive Smith & Friends

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

Sun 10 Feb 2019

Join Clive for an afternoon of chamber music, performed alongside many friends, including Tim Carey, Clare Greenwood, Gaynor Manthorpe, Hazel Arnill and Caroline Penn. ALL PROCEEDS TO BARROW FARM Riding for the Disabled.

SWAB

Salt Water & Beer Mic Free Zone - All Welcome!

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

Mon 11 Feb 2019

On the second Monday of each month Salt Water & Beer host an evening of unamplified singing in The Long Room. Any genre, some poetry and instrumental. A different MC takes the chair each month. All welcome to participate or to listen,

Maldon URC

Luana Kaslin on Piano

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

Thu 14 Feb 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.

The Bull at Great Totham

Valentines Cabaret Night with Luther Vandross

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

Thu 14 Feb 2019

Complimentary bubbles on arrival and a delicious 4 course dinner.

The Bull at Great Totham

Adele Tribute Night - Hometown Glory Cabaret

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

Fri 22 Feb 2019

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

Swallowtail Restaurant Winter Ball

Burnham Yacht Harbour, Foundry Lane, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8BL

Sat 23 Feb 2019

A Black Tie Ball including Hot Buffet, D.J and Casino. Please contact for bookings.

The Bull at Great Totham

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Cabaret Dinner

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

Fri 1 Mar 2019

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

Dempsey Broughton

Dempsey Broughton

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

Sun 3 Mar 2019

Kevin Dempsey & Joe Broughton combine emotive songs, unrivalled instrument capability and a spectcular high energy show, they never fail to create a spellbinding atmosphere. Doors open 7pm for 7.30 start.

Whitney Houston Tribute

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

Fri 8 Mar 2019

This 'Celebration of Whitney' tribute is performed by Hayley Ria. Packed with powerful ballads. DJ after midnight.

Wickham Bishops Village Hal

BHSA Jazz

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

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Monthly Jazz Nights. Bring your own drinks. Book in advance or pay on the door £12.50 proceeds to Village hall Funds. Doors 6.30, start 7.30.

Like... The Beatles Tribute Band

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

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Like...The Beatles, The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band supported by East End Band Plus DJ Dan.

The Bull at Great Totham

Fil Straughan Soul Night

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

Sat 9 Mar 2019

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

SWAB

Salt Water & Beer Mic Free Zone - All Welcome!

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

Mon 11 Mar 2019

On the second Monday of each month Salt Water & Beer host an evening of unamplified singing in The Long Room. Any genre, some poetry and instrumental. A different MC takes the chair each month. All welcome to participate or to listen,

Maldon URC

Sophie Anne Chaplin & Alex Abbot - violin & guitar

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

Thu 14 Mar 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.

The Bull at Great Totham

The Sound of Ed Sheeran Cabaret Dinner

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

Fri 22 Mar 2019

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

Maldon URC

Christine Stevenson - piano

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

Thu 11 Apr 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.

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.

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.