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.
Midsummer Weekend at Parlour Cafe

Midsummer Weekend

Creeksea Place Barns, Ferry Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, ESSEX, CM0 8PJ

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Join us for two evenings of delicious local food and talented musicians! The festival takes place from 5-11pm and we have a brilliant line up of fantastic singers and bands, local food vendors, a real ale tent and a cocktail bar!

Rural Outcasts

The Rural Outcasts

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

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Rural Outcasts are a band from Essex playing covers and originals from rock to groove. Dan Fraser voc & guit, Oliver Dowling drums, Mike Roberts bass

Music at the Tower - Layer Marney Tower

Music at the Tower

Layer Marney Tower, Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Join two of Colchester's most loved cultural organisations at one of the region's most beautiful locations for an afternoon of music featuring Alex Mendham leading a superb jazz trio.

Midsummer Weekend at Parlour Cafe

Midsummer Weekend

Creeksea Place Barns, Ferry Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, ESSEX, CM0 8PJ

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Join us for two evenings of delicious local food and talented musicians! The festival takes place from 5-11pm and we have a brilliant line up of fantastic singers and bands, local food vendors, a real ale tent and a cocktail bar!

The Swan

Open Mic Night

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

Thu 25 Jul 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 25 Jul 2019

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

Rural Outcasts

The Rural Outcasts

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

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Rural Outcasts are a band from Essex playing covers and originals from rock to groove. Dan Fraser voc & guit, Oliver Dowling drums, Mike Roberts bass

Luther and Soul Tribute Night

Luther and Soul Tribute Night

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

Fri 2 Aug 2019

Come along to Maldon Stadium on the 2nd August for our Luther and Soul Tribute Night!

Tollesbury Acoustic Music Session

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

Fri 2 Aug 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.

Gary Goodmaze

Freddie Mercury Tribute

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

Sat 3 Aug 2019

Gary Goodmaze, popular Freddie Mercury Tribute Act, sings all the popular hits. Supported by professional vocalist Tina Willams plus DJ Dan.

A Touch of Little Mix

Five Lakes Resort, Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8HX

Tue 6 Aug 2019

A Touch of Little Mix will be performing on Tuesday 6th August 2019. Featuring all their biggest hits including 'Shout Out To My Ex', 'Black Magic', and many more. Enjoy an afternoon of singing and dancing as these girls rock the stage.

Rock n Roll Nights

Bewick's Live Rock n Roll Night!

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

Wed 7 Aug 2019

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

Maldon URC

Adriana Cristea - violin

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

Thu 8 Aug 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 21 Aug 2019

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

The Swan

Open Mic Night

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

Thu 22 Aug 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 29 Aug 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 Sep 2019

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

Adele Tribute Natalie Black

Adele Tribute Night

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

Fri 6 Sep 2019

Join us for our brand new Adele Tribute Night! The incredible Natalie Black will be belting out the biggest and greatest Adele hits!

Tollesbury Acoustic Music Session

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

Fri 6 Sep 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 URC

Elodie Chousmer-Howelles & Adam Heron

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

Thu 12 Sep 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.
 

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.