Maldon Events Guide - What's On and Happening in the Maldon District
All Information on these pages has been compiled from information from third parties and which may be subject to change or cancellation. As we cannot be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies you are advised to confirm details with the various organisers before embarking on a long journey
The Maldon Motor Show is a popular event held each year in Promenade Park Maldon
Why not enjoy one of the many events in Maldon including the famous Maldon Mud Race and other special events in Promenade Park, open gardens or take a boat trip to explore the Blackwater estuary.

What's on in And Around Maldon

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David Hughes and Jade North
The Sunny Sailor, 1 Fullbridge, Maldon   CM9 4LE
Saturday 21st April 2018 19:30 to 22:30
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David Hughes is a local musician and member of Agnes Fountain, he has supported the likes of Fairport Convention, Ralph McTell and Bert Jansch. He is supported by acoustic solo artist Jade North, winner of the Music Net East Essex Songwriter award in 2017.

Cost: Tickets £10 from https://ti.to/child-org/livemaldonmusic

More details: 01621 858704
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon   CM9 6LL
Friday 27th April 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
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Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Click here for full details

Cost: Adult £6.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free (cash only)

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macTheatre present Brooks Williams
The Blue Boar Hotel, 3-7 Silver Street, Maldon   CM9 4QE
Sunday 29th April 2018 8pm
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Brooks Williams, Georgia USA creates a super-charged acoustic music that draws heavily on his blues and Americana roots. An astounding guitarist with "a voice you just melt into" (Americana UK). With a way of delivering a song that plays with the line like a slide guitarist teases the notes from the strings. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists he's picked with everyone from Taj Mahal to Little Feat. His timing is impeccable and he's thrilling to hear. Go see him, he'll blow your mind!

Cost: £15

More details: www.mactheatre.org.uk
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Frank Sinatra Tribute
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
Saturday 5th May 2018 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Kevin Fitzsimmons is known for his amazing live Frank Sinatra soundalike vocal performances as he delivers respectful tributes.

Food Available from the Menu
Licensed Bar Serving Drinks
Free Parking

Doors Open: 7:30 pm
Act: 8:30 pm
Tickets just £12.00

Book tickets online now at https://boxoffice.maldonstadium.com

For any further information please give our events team a call on 01621 983150.

Tell your friends and enjoy a night full of live entertainment!

Cost: £12

More details: Phone: 01621 983150 | Email: boxoffice@maldonstadium.com
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Thames Sailing Barge Trust 70th Anniversary Open days
Sailing Barges Centaur and Pudge, Hythe Quay, Maldon   CM9 5HN
Sunday 6th May 2018 to Monday 7th May 2018 11:00 - 17:00
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To celebrate our 70th Anniversary we are opening two historic Thames sailing barges to the public. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. All children aged between 5 & 11 will receive a free Activity Pack

Cost: Free but donations welcomed

More details: john.rayment@bargetrust.org
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon   CM9 6LL
Friday 11th May 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
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Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Click here for full details

Cost: Adult £6.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free (cash only)

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Tom Jones Tribute
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
Friday 11th May 2018 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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'Forever Jackson' is the ultimate tribute to Michael Jackson setting the industry alight and selling out venues wherever hes goes. Come and see him at Maldon stadium!

Food Available from the Menu
Licensed Bar Serving Drinks
Free Parking

Doors Open: 7:30pm
Tickets from just £12.00

Book tickets online now at https://boxoffice.maldonstadium.com

For any further information please give our events team a call on 01621 983150.

Tell your friends and enjoy a night full of live entertainment!

Cost: £12

More details: Phone: 01621 983150 | Email: boxoffice@maldonstadium.com
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Barges on the Blackwater Heritage Cruise
Topsail Charters, The Hythe, Maldon   CM9 5HN
Sunday 13th May 2018 10:45 to 12:45
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Enjoy a Two Island Cruise from Maldon past Northey Island to Osea Island and back with a commentary by Maldon historian Stephen Nunn to find out more about the history of Maldon, the Thames sailing barge and its’ role on the River Blackwater. Including Brithnoth at the end of the Promenade, the entrance to the Chelmer & Blackwater Canal at Heybridge Basin, Millbeach with it’s long history as a caravan holiday destination and Osea Island, which saw a lot of WWII activity.

Cost: Adults £23 Children £14

More details: 01621 857567
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Comedy Club Night
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
Thursday 17th May 2018 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Our Comedy Club is sure to have you laughing all night long. Get all of your friends together for a night of top quality entertainment!

Food Available from the Menu
Licensed Bar Serving Drinks
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Tickets £10.

Book online at: https://boxoffice.maldonstadium.com

Tell your friends and enjoy a night full of live entertainment!

Cost: £10

More details: Phone: 01621 983150 | Email: boxoffice@maldonstadium.com
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P!nk Tribute
Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
Friday 18th May 2018 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Vicky Jackson is the UK's Number 1 Pink Tribute Act and has been a run- away success since 2008. This will be an evening you won't want to miss!

Food Available from the Menu
Licensed Bar Serving Drinks
Free Parking

Doors Open: 7:30 pm
Act: 8:30 pm
Tickets just £12.00

Book tickets online now at https://boxoffice.maldonstadium.com

For any further information please give our events team a call on 01621 983150.

Cost: £12

More details: Phone: 01621 983150 | Email: boxoffice@maldonstadium.com
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Maldon Cricket Club Barn Dance Extravaganza!
Drapers Farm Sports Club, Drapers Chase, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge   CM9 4QT
Saturday 19th May 2018 7.30pm - 11pm
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Get ready to kick start summer with another great & lively night. This family fun affair, in support of Maldon Cricket Club, will be an evening of live music with caller, energetic dancing & games, with BBQ & full licenced bar available.

The event will be held in a marquee at Drapers Farm. Dress western and have a fun night with the whole family - all welcome!


Cost: Adults £12.50, Students £6, 18 and under go free!

More details: Debbie -Tel 07387761437 or Email karladallard@msn.com
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macTheatre present Charlie Dore with Julian Littman
The Blue Boar Hotel, 3-7 Silver Street, Maldon   CM9 4QE
Sunday 20th May 2018 8pm
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A respected songwriter for others, Charlie Dore enjoys a multi-faceted career that includes acting, comedy-improvisation, writing for radio, composing for film and TV as well as performing live. Her songs have been covered by many prestigious names including George Harrison and she had a UK No 1 with ‘Ain’t No Doubt’ for Jimmy Nail. Charlie is joined by Steeleye guitarist and good friend Julian Littman. Together their natural repartee and easiness creates a beautiful creative partnership.

Cost: £15

More details: www.mactheatre.org.uk
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Walk for Life
Heybridge/Paper Mill Lock to Chelmsford, e2v, Chelmsford  
Sunday 20th May 2018 Dependent on route chosen - from 8.30am onwards
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Join our sponsored Walk for Life taking in the beautiful Essex countryside whilst raising vital funds for people affected by life limiting illness. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, choosing from two scenic routes:

24km from Heybridge to Chelmsford
12km from Paper Mill Lock to Chelmsford

Coaches will be available to take you from Chelmsford to the start of your chosen route.
Advance registration £15 adult, £5 under 18s
On the day cost £20 adult £10 under 18s

Cost: £15 adult £5 under 18s if pre-register, otherwise £20 on way for adult £10 under 18s

More details: 01245 457355 or events@farleighhospice.org or www.farleighhospice.org/walk
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Goldhanger Film Club: Saving Mr Banks
Goldhanger Village Hall, Head Street, Goldhanger   CM9 8AY
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start
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Spurred on by a promise he made to his daughters, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) embarks on what would become a 20-year quest to obtain the movie rights to "Mary Poppins." The author, P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), proves to be an uncompromising curmudgeon who has no intention of letting her beloved characters become mangled in the Hollywood machine. However, when the books stop selling and she finds herself in need of money, Travers reluctantly agrees to consider Disney's proposition.

Cost: £6

More details: jillcrooks66@icloud.com
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon   CM9 6LL
Friday 25th May 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
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Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Click here for full details

Cost: Adult £6.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free (cash only)

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Marconi Sailing Club Open Day
Marconi Sailing Club, Stansgate Abbey Farm, Stansgate Road, Steeple   CM0 7NU
Saturday 26th May 2018 12.00-16.00
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Marconi Sailing Club is the South East’s premier sailing club and it is opening its doors so that anyone can experience a safe and fantastic introduction to sailing and water based activities. We are a family friendly club, and you are invited to come along and experience:

Dinghy Sailing | Catamaran Sailing | Keelboat Sailing | Yacht Sailing | Windsurfing | Rowing

And for those who prefer to stay on land we’ll also have:
Bouncy Castle | Arts and Crafts | Evening BBQ & Entertainment

Cost: FREE

More details: info@marconi-sc.org.uk
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon   CM9 6LL
Friday 1st June 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
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Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Click here for full details

Cost: Adult £6.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free (cash only)

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Bingo!
Goldhanger Village Hall, Head Street, Goldhanger   CM9 8AY
Saturday 9th June 2018 Doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start
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A great family evening, lots of prizes for all ages, raffle prizes too
Bring your own drinks but refreshments will be served in the interval.

Cost: Free, no need to book, just turn up!

More details: jillcrooks66@icloud.com
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Traditional Jazz Evening
Wickham Bishops Village Hall, Church Road, Wickham Bishops   CM8 3JZ
Saturday 9th June 2018 Doors open at 6.30pm.
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The Beacon Hill Sports Association presents Traditional Jazz at the Wickham Bishops Village Hall. Richard Leach's Seven Stars of Jazz will be performing this month. Please bring your own drinks and nibbles.

Cost: £12.50

More details: 01621 891717
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Jill Jackson in Concert
The Sunny Sailor, 1 Fullbridge, Maldon   CM9 4LE
Saturday 9th June 2018 19:30
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Jill Jackson is a songwriting storyteller transporting you into her world through music. Lyrically and vocally tender, beautifully depicting life, love and loss with each well crafted song. A voice reminiscent of the late Karen Carpenter, Jackson’s voice aches with emotion and honesty, drawing you in line by line.

Cost: £10

More details: Maldon TIC 01621 856503
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macTheatre presents Jill Jackson
The Sunny Sailor, Fullbridge, Maldon   CM9 4LE
Saturday 9th June 2018 7.30pm
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Paisley born Jill Jackson, brings her 5th solo album 'Are We There Yet?' (produced by Boo Hewerdine) to Maldon. It bears the hallmarks of a 25yr musical journey that has taken her from Paisley to Top of The Pops to every State of America. Jill temporarily relocated to Nashville where she became immersed in Music City’s culture of storytelling song writing. The result is these innovative, playful arrangements delivered in Jill's unmistakably warm and heart-wrenching voice. A fantastic night!


Cost: £10

More details: www.mactheatre.org.uk
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Maldon Mud Race
Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
Sunday 10th June 2018
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Entrants race across ther muddy river bed ain this annual event which raises money for local charities and good causes. As always, it will be a good day out for all the family with stalls, refreshments and plenty of activities in the park.

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Goldhanger Film Club: The Greatest Showman
Goldhanger Village Hall, Head Street, Goldhanger   CM9 8AY
Wednesday 13th June 2018 Doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start
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Penniless but ambitious & with a mind crammed with imagination and ideas, PT Barnum will be remembered as the man with a gift to blur the line between reality & fiction. Thirsty for innovation & hungry for success, some will call Barnum's collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to high-brow audiences, he loses sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted?

Cost: £6

More details: jillcrooks66@icloud.com
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Maldon Lunchtime Concert - Parsons Gurr & Carter
United Reformed Church, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 5PZ
Thursday 14th June 2018 Concert starts at 1pm.
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Pianist Molly has visited before but today she is introducing Jennifer Carter on Cello. Amongst other works Molly & Jennifer will be playing the Strauss Sonata. Coffee and Tea served from 12.15pm,feel free to bring your own lunch and come and go as you please

Cost: Free entry

More details: www.maldonurc.org.uk
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon   CM9 6LL
Friday 15th June 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
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Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Click here for full details

Cost: Adult £6.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free (cash only)

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Evening Tour of the historic Moot Hall
The Moot Hall, High Street, Maldon   CM9 5PF
Sunday 17th June 2018 19:00
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An evening sunset tour of the town's most historically important building. Uncover layers of the town's social history and discover three floors of historic artefacts. Finish with a visit to the rooftop to admire the stunning panoramic views of the town and the River Blackwater.

Walk Route: The Moot Hall, three floors and rooftop.

Access: Disabled access limited to ground floor

Includes a glass of wine on the balcony or roof and time to admire this Historic Building at your leisure.

Cost: £12.50

More details: www.themoothall.co.uk
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon   CM9 6LL
Friday 22nd June 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
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Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Click here for full details



Cost: Adult £6.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free (cash only)

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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon   CM9 6LL
Friday 6th July 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
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Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Click here for full details


Cost: Adult £6.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free (cash only)

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Little Totham Village Fete
The Swan, School Road, Little Totham   CM9 8LB
Saturday 7th July 2018 12:30 to 16:00
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On the Little Common. Stalls, activities, arena events,birds of prey, tea tent, beer tent and barbecue.

Cost: Free entry

More details: Vivienne Smith 01621 891660
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Goldhanger Film Club: Battle of the Sexes
Goldhanger Village Hall, Head Street, Goldhanger   CM9 8AY
Wednesday 11th July 2018 Doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start
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A Wimbledon special! This is a seductively enjoyable, smart and well-acted film based on the most deadly serious sporting contest of modern times: the Battle of the Sexes tennis match of 1973 in a packed Houston Astrodome. It stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell, respectively women’s No 1 Billie Jean King and fiftysomething ex-champ and self-proclaimed “male chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs – fighting to prove that men are better at tennis and better, full stop.

Cost: £6

More details: jillcrooks66@icloud.com
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Maldon Lunchtime Concert - Ingrid Cusido
United Reformed Church, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 5PZ
Thursday 12th July 2018 Concert starts at 1pm.
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London pianist Ingrid has recently travelled the world and this country and will be playing music from Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven. Coffee and Tea served from 12.15pm,feel free to bring your own lunch and come and go as you please.

Cost: Free entry

More details: www.maldonurc.org.uk
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon   CM9 6LL
Friday 20th July 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
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Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Click here for full details


Cost: Adult £6.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free (cash only)

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Maldon Carnival Summer Fete
Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon   CM9 5JQ
Saturday 21st July 2018 11:00 to 19:00
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Maldon Carnival Summer Fete. Lots to buy, eat, music to listen to and dance groups to watch. There will also be a lot of fun things for children.

Cost: Free entry

More details: Rhian Oakley 07514 410465
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon   CM9 6LL
Friday 27th July 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
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Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Click here for full details

Cost: Adult £6.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free (cash only)

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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon   CM9 6LL
Friday 10th August 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
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Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Click here for full details

Cost: Adult £6.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free (cash only)

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Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival 2018
Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon   CN9 5JQ
Saturday 18th August 2018 to Sunday 19th August 2018 Sat -10:30-20:30 - Sun-10:30 -18:30
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The Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival, a family celebration of the art of cooking with fire and smoke, comes to Promenade Park, featuring 20 International BBQ teams and Essex heats of the UK Chilli cook-off comp, A Real Ale and Cider Festival, Chilli and Hot Wing Eating Contest, Live Entertainment plus you will get to taste, smell, discover and learn about all kinds of US-style low ’n’ slow BBQ’ing grilling, smoking, meats and specialties from around the globe.In aid of Essex Air Ambulance


Cost: £2 Adults - Kids FREE up to the age of 16

More details: info@smokeandfirefestival.com - www.smokeandfirefestival.com
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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon   CM9 6LL
Friday 24th August 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
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Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Click here for full details

Cost: Adult £6.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free (cash only)

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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens Open Day
Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, Maldon   CM9 6LL
Friday 7th September 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
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Three acres of gardens provide a fine setting for the picturesque and historic former abbey buildings dating from the 13th to 16th centuries. Click here for full details

Cost: Adult £6.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.50, Children under 5 free (cash only)

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Essex 10K
Hoe Mill Lock , The Causeway, Ulting   CM9 6RA
Sunday 16th September 2018 10am
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IWA are hosting a 10km running event on Sunday 16th September 2018 at Hoe Mill Lock in Maldon, Essex. The course winds through the Essex countryside and along the beautiful Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation. So get your trainers on - it’s time to train! Find out more at https://waterways.cloudvenue.co.uk/essex10k20181

Cost: £15

More details: sarah.frayne@waterways.org.uk
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Bubble Rush
Promenade Park, Maldon, Maldon  
Saturday 13th October 2018 10.30am onwards
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Take part in Farleigh Hospice’s exciting event, back for a second year following last years success. A fun filled family 5km Fun Run with 5 different coloured bubble stations along the route!

Registration fee covers admin costs and includes a special bubble rush t-shirt, medal and running number.
Pre-registration closes Sunday 25th March,so hurry and register now!

Cost: Pre-registration price £20 adults £10 under 18s

More details: 01245 457355 or events@farleighhospice.org or www.farleighhospice.org/bubble
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Fancy taking a boat trip from Maldon?

Topsail Charters organise regular and varied trips on of their fleet of historic Thames Sailing Barges all through the year. Click here for details of their trips

Viking Saga operates 40 minute cruises from The Hythe out past Heybridge Basin towards Osea Island and back again during the season. Details here

 
 
 
 
Why not take part in this year's Maldon Mud Race, an annual event held on the muddy banks of ther river Blackwater Fancy taking part in this year's Maldon Mud Race? The event takes place on Sunday June 10 at Promenade Park. For details of how to enter this popular event see the Mud Race website
 
 
Why not visit the gardens at Beeleigh Abbey The gardens at Beeleigh Abbey will be open again on certain dates in 2018. Click for details
 
Fancy taking part in this year's Maldon Mud Race? The event takes place on Sunday June 10 at Promenade Park. For details of how to enter this popular event see the Mud Race website