Visit Maldon's Promenade Park
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Promenade Park

Photo: Natasha Kennedy

Located on the sloping bank of the river Blackwater, Maldon's Promenade Park has been a favourite summer playground for over a hundred years.

Avenues of mature trees and recreation areas lead down to the ornamental lake complete with fountains and resident swans and other wildlife. Smaller children will love the sand pit which is located at the end of the lake. The pit is ajacent to one of the many refreshment kiosks in the park so you can relax with a cup of tea and watch the kids enjoying themselves. There is also an oyster and seafood bar which is open weekends and bank holidays.

At the far end of the lake you will find more refreshment kiosks and beyond those is Promenade Park's famous Splash Park. Located in the Valley, this water playground for children is open on certain dates between April and September, the charge for 2017 is £2.50 per session. Click here for details of opening times and dates as well as other important information about the use of the Splash Park.

Beside the Splash Park is the Galleon, a large activity feature in the shape of a ship where children can climb and slide to their hearts content. Next to the galleon, there is an aerial runway for that extra bit of excitement.

Also in the Valley are the new beach huts which are available to hire for the day and make an ideal base for a day in the park.

If you fancy a bit of crazy putting, the new Pirate's Bay Adventure Golf is now open ajacent to the Splash Park and features talking pirates, cannons, water explosions and a huge pirate ship.

Further along you reach the model boating and crabbing lake where you will often see a model Thames barge being controlled by it's proud owner. You can find more information about crabbing here.

Walk along the bath wall to the statue of Earl Brithnoth and take in the view of the Blackwater including the site of the Battle of Maldon in 996. At the opposite end of the park you will find a traditional childrens playgound with swings and slides, together with a wildlife area.

Take a trip on the Viking Saga

Take a short cruise up the Blackwater estuary. Trips on the Viking Saga depart from Hythe Quay in the summer season. click here for details
NEW Fun Orienteering activity Xplorer is the perfect outdoor activity for primary and pre-school children and their families to have fun and is in partnership with Sport England and British Orienteering. Click here for more details

Special Events in the Park
Parkrun at Promenade Park
Saturday 25th February 2017
09:00 Parkrun encourages both new and experienced runners to take part in timed runs with an emphasis on fun and creating a welcoming atmosphere. Routes are on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. 5km adult route every Saturday. Free admission but please register online before your first run. Dogs on leads welcome.
Cost: Free entry
More details: or email
Bubble Rush
Sunday 9th April 2017
10:30 to 14:00 Take part in Farleigh Hospice’s brand new fun run! The family-friendly 5km has four bubble stations situated around the route. Cannons will be blowing out heaps of bubbles to cover you colourful foam! Registration fee covers admin costs and includes a special bubble rush t-shirt, medal and running number. There is no age restriction, but bear in mind the bubbles can reach 4ft so you may have to carry your children through the bubble stations.
Cost: £10-£20
More details: 01245 457355
Maldon Mud Race
Sunday 7th May 2017
The famous Annual Mud Race returns. More details will be available nearer the date
Maldon Motor Show
Sunday 2nd July 2017
Classics on the Promenade include Vintage , Classic , Sports, American Cars, Military & Commercial Vehicles Retro Cars & Motor Bikes, Auto Jumble, Auto Trade Stands, Vintage Fair & Craft Fair
Cost: Free (Parking charges apply)
More details:
The Maldon Traithlon
Sunday 30th July 2017
05:45 The event consists of an Open Water Swim in the River Blackwater, Cycle on the quiet and scenic roads of the Dengie Peninsula and finishes with a lapped Run around the beautiful Promenade Park and Hythe Quay. Sprint (750m/28km/5km) and Olympic (1.5km/45km/10km) distances available. With plenty of facilities for the whole family, activities throughout the day and countless cafes lining the route the event is sure to draw a huge crowd of spectators and provide a great atmosphere for all.
More details:

Pirates Bay Adventure Golf Maldon
The new 18 hole
open all year until late every day
(subject to weather)

PRICES: Adults £7.50 Senior citizens £6.50
Children 5-13 yrs £5.50 Under 5's £2.50
Disabled adult £4.00 Disabled child £3.00


The Galleon
Model Boating Lake

Promenade Park
Park Drive Maldon

Postcode: CM9 5JQ 

7.30am until dusk
(later if there is a special event)

In the park £1.10 up to 1hr,
£2.20 up to 2 hrs,
£5.50 up to 4hrs or £7 all day.

Well behaved dogs are welcome in the park but are not allowed in fenced off areas such at the children's playground and splash park

Open on selected dates during April to September. (Weather permitting)
Click here for more details of the Splash Park including opening days and times.

Taking part in the Mud Race?
Get your registration form from the Mud Race website now... Click here
The gardens at Beeleigh Abbey will be open to the public again this year on selected days. Click here for details
Details of the opening dates and times for this year are now available. Click here for details