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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.
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.
PRICES: Adults £7.50 Senior citizens
Children 5-13 yrs £5.50 Under 5's £2.50
Disabled adult £4.00 Disabled child £3.00
Park Drive Maldon
Postcode: CM9 5JQ
PARK OPENING TIMES
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.
Open on selected dates during April to September. (Weather permitting)
Click here for more details of the Splash Park including opening days and times.