FAMILY FUN

A DAY IN THE PARK

Splash Park Promenade Park Maldon
Promenade Park is well known for its many activities and features for a fun packed family day out. However, there are many other venues in Maldon District that offer plenty of fun for young and old alike and most of them are free or cost very little.
Play Galleon at Promenade Park Maldon

MALDON DISTRICT FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

View of Riverside Park

Riverside Park in Burnham on Crouch overlooks Wallasea Island and has won numerous Green Flag Awards for its natural habitats. There are well equipped play-areas for young and older children, including a skateboard park and plenty of open spaces. Parking is free and there are public toilets available. The park is adjacent to the riverside walk and a short stroll to Burnham Quay. Burnham Ferry runs from the Quay during Summer months as well as Charter Discovery seal trips and Wildlife Trips The jetty on the quay is a popular spot for crabbing and can keep children occupied for many hours but they must be closely supervised! Burnham offers many picnicing areas but there are also plenty of cafes, pubs, family restaurants and takeaways. Burnham Museum is situated on the Quay and has plenty to interest the family including regular fossil hunts at nearby Creeksea.

 

Beeleigh Falls Footbridge
Oak Tree Meadow is situated between Maldon and Heybridge, next to the canal. It is particularly well equipped with an exciting and adventurous playground for children of all ages and has a Green Flag Award for its natural habitats, including a 300 year old oak tree. There are footpaths and cycleways from Maldon and Heybridge leading to the playground and a small car-park by the entrance to Elms Farm Park on Heybridge Approach. A short walk along the canal from Oak Tree Meadow is the stunning Beeleigh Falls Lock and Beeleigh Abbey. Watch out for many different species of wildlfe and plants along the way. It is easy to reach the supermarkets and fastfood outlets at Fullbridge along the paths from Oak Tree Meadow if extra provisions are required!
View of Woodup Pool Tollesbury

Woodup Pool in Tollesbury is a saltwater pool for those who enjoy a dip in the sea. The seaside ambience is enhanced by a sandy beach area and grass bank with picnic benches and barbecues. There is a free car-park with public toilets nearby as well as several cafes/restaurants. Children must be closely supervised as there are no lifeguards and dogs are not allowed in the pool area. There is no charge to use Woodup Pool but donations to Tollesbury Parish Council for the upkeep of the pool are always welcome. With footpath walks offering stunning views across to Bradwell and Mersea and a large Essex Wildlife Trust nature reserve adjacent to the pool, there is plenty to keep the whole family occupied.

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