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.
It is also well known for its Promenade Park, originally created on the sloping bank of the River Blackwater over one hundred years ago.
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.
On the banks of the river Blackwater, this park has been popular with generations
Where the Chelmer & Blackwater navigation meets the Blackwater estuary
Local & Social History, Combined Military Services and the Museum of Power
Explore the Blackwater Estuary and beyond with one of the many boat trips available
WHERE TO STAY
A selection of accommodation on offer in the Maldon district
Your guide to many of the events happening in the Maldon district
The Art of Craft
Friday 26th June 2015 to Monday 13th July 2015 11.00am - 4.00pm except Wednesdays & Sundays
The Maeldune Heritage Centre, St Peter's Tower,
An exhibition of six Essex artists featuring Sandra Hall, Andrea Morton, Bill Newman, Jean Smith, Carla Tindall and Helen Towers. All artists are members of the Essex Guild of Craftsmen and the exhibition features Ceramics, Fabric Bags, Fused Glass, Jewellery and Portraiture. Our exhibition includes four days of ceramics demonstrations - 27th June & 4th July, 3rd July & 10th July.
Cost: No entrance fee.
The Maldon Festival
Saturday 27th June 2015 to Saturday 11th July 2015 All performances commence at 19:30
This two week international festival provides music lovers with a feast of orchestras, choirs, jazz, talks and workshops. Full details of all performances in programme available from Maldon Tourist Information Centre or on the Maldon Festival website
More details: Tickets & Enquiries: Maldon Tourist information Centre Tel: 01621 856503
Maldon Choral - ' Songs from Stage and Screen' including supper.
Saturday 11th July 2015 7.30pm
Maldon Town Hall,
Musical Director / Conductor : Dr Gillian Ward Russell
This is a cafe style concert including a supper. A bar will be available.
Cost: £12 in advance from Maldon Tourist Information Centre, Wenlock Way, Maldon, Telephone 01621 856503 or £12 on the door.
More details: 01621 852362
60's Themed Summer Fayre in aid of Cancer Research UK
Saturday 11th July 2015 13:00
Music, food, drinks, sideshows, motorcycle & classic car exhibition, tug of war, egg & spoon races, childrens funfair, Zumba dancing,
The Big Sing, bouncy castle and tribute band "Half Stoned".
More details: Stafford 01621 854821 or Trevor 01621 781004
Opera in the Orchard - Gala Opera
Saturday 11th July 2015 17:00
An evening of opera in the beautiful surroundings of Bouncers Farm. Tickets £30 from 1st May - 8th July increasing to £40 after 8th
July. Children up to 18 years FREE. Gates open 15:00 - Performance: 17:00 - Interval 18:00 - 19:30. Camping £10 per pitch per
More details: Maldon Tourist Information Centre 01621 856503
Game Fair and Classic Car Show
Sunday 12th July 2015 10:00 - 17:00
Fundraising show in support of Little Havens Hospices. Stalls selling dog, cat & horse supplies, plants, flowers, gifts etc. Clay pigeon
shoot, air rifle shooting, archery, gun dog scurry, dog agility & dog show (entries taken on the day), children's amusements, donkey
rides, heavy horses, cars, military, tractors & auto jumble.
Cost: Adults £5.00, Under 16's FREE
More details: Tony Turner 01621 742184