Boat Trips from Maldon
This ancient Essex town of Maldon, with its oldest part sitting high on a hill overlooking the Blackwater estuary, has a rich and varied history just waiting to be explored.

MALDON is famous for the Hythe, which is the home to many of the remaining Thames barges, and the district offers visitors a wide range of places to visit and activities to enjoy.

Promenade Park, originally created on the sloping bank of the River Blackwater over one hundred years ago is popular with visitors and residents alike. This park is the centre of summer fun with playgrounds and various childrens activity areas including the very popular splash park. You can even hire a beach hut for the day.

Promenade Park
On the banks of the river Blackwater, this park has been popular with generations
Heybridge Basin
Where the Chelmer & Blackwater navigation meets the Blackwater estuary
Local & Social History, Combined Military Services and the Museum of Power
Boat Trips
Explore the Blackwater Estuary with one of the many boat trips available
Where To Stay
A selection of accommodation on offer in the Maldon district
What's On
Your guide to many of the events happening in the Maldon district
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Maldon Festival 2016  - click for details
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens will be open on selected dates in 2016 - click for details
Being one of the oldest recorded towns in Essex, a walk up the High Street to the crest of the town reveals many buildings whose brick facades conceal medieval timber frames. At the junction of the High Street and Market Hill stands the tower of St Peters which is attached to the building erected in 1704 by Dr Thomas Plume to house his famous library and the Maldon's grammar school. The school has long since moved and the ground floor now contains the Maeldune Centre which displays the Maldon Embroidery depicting life in the town from the Battle of Maldon to the present day.

Further along is the Moot Hall, built in the 15th century for the d'Arcy family and most recently used as the council chambers, magistrates court and police station. Another few yards and you will reach the 13th century All Saints' Church, famous for it's trianglar tower and Washington Window.

Market Hill, lined with more timber framed buildings including the old workhouse, leads steeply down to Fullbridge at the crossing of the River Chelmer. This area was once a thriving port with it's wharves busy unloading ships laden with timber and other materials. It is also the home of Maldon's old railway station building which has survived despite the railway being closed in 1964. At the end of Station Road you will find the Combined Military Services Museum containing a large collection of weapons and armoury and other displays.

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Flower Festival
Friday 24th June 2016 to Sunday 26th June 2016 10am-5pm daily
St Andrew's Church, Fambridge Road, Althorne   CM3 6BZ
A festival of flowers, with the theme: 'World of Music'. Marvel at the floral displays that reflect song titles, and enjoy light refreshments - all in a good cause, the Church Repair Fund. All ages welcome. Open daily, 10am-5pm.
Cost: Free entry
More details: 01621 740481
Heybridge Primary School Summer Fair - all welcome
Saturday 25th June 2016 11am - 3pm
Heybridge Primary School, Rowan Drive, Heybridge, Maldon   CM9 4TU
Traditional summer fair with a range of attractions for all ages! Super heroes, Bouncy castles, Go-karts, Paintball games, stalls, refreshments ( Ice cream, a BBQ and Beer Tent) Army tank, a tug of war, demonstrations including Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue, Theatre Train and Didi Dance. Saint FM all day . Fantastic raffle. Free admission - ALL WELCOME Parking limited on the day so local visitors are encouraged to walk to the event.
Cost: Free
More details: 01621 854082
The Fairy Queen at Promenade Park | Maldon Festival
Saturday 25th June 2016 18:00-22:00
Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
Fully staged performance in the amphitheatre by City Lit Opera with the Pegasus Baroque Orchestra. Purcell's magical version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Picnic interval, beer tent. In St Mary's Church if wet.
Cost: Adult £15, concession £12
More details: Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01621 856503
Heybridge Basin Regatta
Saturday 25th June 2016 to Sunday 26th June 2016
Heybridge Basin, Maldon,   CM9 4RX
Water and landside activites at this community event in Heybridge Basin. Come along to enjoy all the sailing races on Saturday plus children's activities and lots more fun on Sunday
Cost: Free to spectators
More details: Jenny Sjollema Tel: 07903 347782
Armed Forces Day at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome
Saturday 25th June 2016
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackman's Lane,, Purleigh, Nr Maldon   CM3 6RJ
Members of the public, veterans, serving members of the forces and their families are all welcome to attend and show their support for our Armed Forces.The will be a parade and 'flag raising' ceremony taking place at 1.00pm and much more.
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Festival Choral Evensong | Maldon Festival
Sunday 26th June 2016 18:00
St Mary's with Mundon, Church Street, Maldon   CM9 6HP
St Mary's Choir perform a feast of English choral music in a format dating from 1549. The programme celebrates HM Queen's 90th birthday.
More details: Maldon Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01621 856503
Shakespeare in Song | Maldon Festival
Tuesday 28th June 2016 19:30
St Mary's with Mundon, Church Street, Maldon   CM9 5HP
Colin Baldy, baritone, Christopher Weston piano. Versions of Shakespeare's songs by a variety of composers, plus settings by Schubert, Arne, Loewe and including selections for piano fromProkoviev's Romeo and Juliet.
Cost: Adults £12, concessions £10
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Sarah Gordon Memorial Concert | Maldon Festival
Wednesday 29th June 2016 19:30
St Mary's with Mundon, Church Street, Maldon   CM9 5HP
Marta Kowalczyk, violin and Somi Kim, piano performing Beethoven: 'The Spring Sonata'. Wieniawski: Fantasia on Themes from Gounod's 'Faust'. Rachmaninov and Schumann. Sarah Gordon was a founder member of the Maldon Festival.
Cost: Adult £12, concession £10
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Colomboloco | Maldon Festival
Thursday 30th June 2016 19:30
Taoist Tai Chi Centre, 17 -19 London Road, Maldon   CM9 6HD
Dynamic music from across Southern Europe with Tarantella, Classical Opera, Greek, Spanish and Turkish traditional music.
Cost: Adult £12, concession £10
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Restless Theatre Company presents 'Othello' | Maldon Festival
Friday 1st July 2016 19:30
Upper Plume School, Fambridge Road, Maldon   CM9 6HD
Themes of jealousy, betrayal and revenge are central to this Shakespeare tragedy. There are sub-plots of racial prejudice and xenophobia.This interpretation adds sexual prejudice & homophobia: a very contemporary version of this great work
Cost: Adult £12, concession £10
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