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.
Hythe Quay

Acoustic Nights on Sailing Barge Kitty

Hythe Quay, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HN

Wed 25 Apr 2018

Acoustic music sessions aboard the Thames Sailing Barge Kitty moored at the Hythe Quay take place on the last Wednesday of each month. You can bring your instruments or voices, or you can just come and watch. There is a bar on board.

The Swan

Open Mic Night

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

Thu 26 Apr 2018

The open mic night goes from strength to strength. you never know, you might be the first to spot a rising star of the future!

Swing Jive Class

St Peters Hospital, Spital Rd, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6EG

Thu 26 Apr 2018

Swing Jive Class with Chris & Steve teaching Swing Jive, Stroll, Social Dances. All ages welcome beginners/intermediate. Class is in St Peter's social hall, free parking.

The Bull at Great Totham

ABBA Cabaret with Abba Divine

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

Fri 27 Apr 2018

Complimentary bubbles on arrival, 4 course dinner and live cabaret.

The Queens Head

Richard Townend Solo Blues

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

Fri 27 Apr 2018

Richard Townend is perhaps one of the most prolific songwriters in the British blues scene. Since 2011 he has released 9 albums as a soloist and with The Mighty Bosscats

The Queens Head

Live music with Rural Outcasts at The Queen's Head

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

Sat 28 Apr 2018

Live music! Rural Outcasts will be performing from 8:30pm at The Queen's Head pub.

Blue Boar

60s & 70s Music Party!

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

Sat 28 Apr 2018

60s & 70s Fancy Dress Disco, Free Entry.

Wickham Bishops Village Hal

Traditional Jazz Evening

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

Sat 28 Apr 2018

The Beacon Hill Sports Association presents Traditional Jazz at the Wickham Bishops Village Hall. The John Petters " All Star" Jazz Band will be performing this month. Please bring your own drinks and nibbles. Doors open at 6.30pm.

The Star Inn

JB and Brown Duo

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

Sat 28 Apr 2018

An experienced acoustic duo who provide upbeat sets to suit any occasion. This is accompanied by harmonious vocals and elegant guitar playing, with many year's of experience performing together.

Blue Boar

Sunday Afternoon Music Session - Kyla Brown

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

Sun 29 Apr 2018

Regular Sunday music sessions at The Blue Boar - Kyla Brown, the return of this popular singer to her home town. Kyla plays keyboard and sings a variety of hits and singalongs from across the decades, requests accepted.

Blue Boar

Brooks Williams in Concert

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

Sun 29 Apr 2018

Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, Brooks is a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist.Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Brooks' music is the love-child of country-blues and soulful Americana.Tickets from Maldon TIC 01621856503

Tollesbury Acoustic Music Session

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

Fri 4 May 2018

First Friday of every month for anyone who wants to perform or listen, beginners or experienced welcome, small amps only no mics. Entrance £2 includes tea or coffee and biscuits.

Space and beyond!

St Leonards Church, Station Rd, Southminster, CM10 7EW

Fri 4 May 2018

Come and enjoy an 'out of this world' evening of music with the Maldon Orchestra in aid of St Leonard's Church Southminster and Christchurch, Latchingdon.

Bar 3

Lee Live from 7:00pm & Boxing 10:00pm at Bar 3

Bar 3, 159 Station Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8HJ

Sat 5 May 2018

Singer Lee Live at Bar 3 from 7:00 unil 10:00pm. Then Haye V Bellew Boxing from 10:00pm

The Queens Head

Martin McNeill's Bottleneck Blues The Queen's Head

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

Sat 5 May 2018

Blues at the Barns presents Martin McNeill's Bottleneck Blues at The Queen's Head. World-class blues featuring the UK's top harmonica player Steve 'West' Weston. From 8:30pm

Frank Sinatra Tribute

Frank Sinatra Tribute

Maldon & Tiptree FC, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Sat 5 May 2018

Kevin Fitzsimmons is known for his amazing live Frank Sinatra soundalike vocal performances as he delivers respectful Frank Sinatra tributes. Come and see his tribute to Frank Sinatra at the stadium!

Maldon United Reformed Church

The Swift Singers and The Sperrin Choir

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

Sat 5 May 2018

A joint concert with local Choir The Swift Singers and The Sperrin Choir from Northern Ireland. Soloists Caroline Penn - Violin and catriona Kadirkamanathan - Cello.

The Star Inn

Monkies Wedding guitar and sax duo

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

Sat 5 May 2018

Playing songs they both grew up on and have a passion for is what Monkies Wedding is all about.The Beat, The Specials, Madness and Bad manners are among the Top of the list but also adding a bit of their own style to modern and retro tunes.

Creeksea Place Barns

Blues at the Barns

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

Sun 6 May 2018

Blues at the Barns 2018 will feature nine hours of top-class entertainment. On-site camping great food & drink. Saturday night fringe blues gigs in Burnham's pubs are also planned. Tickets direct from venue or online via eventbrite.

Maldon United Reformed Church

Maldon Lunchtime Concert with Tim Smith, Piano

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

Thu 10 May 2018

Pianist Tim Smith will be playing his favourite peices from various composers including Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata. Coffee and Tea served from 12.15pm,feel free to bring your own lunch and come and go as you please. Concert starts at 1pm.

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.