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Visit Maldon's Promenade Park
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
 
 

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The popular Maldon Parkrun takes place every weekend in Promenade Park with the adult event on Saturday and Juniors on Sunday. Both events start at 9am and are free to enter but prior registration is required. Click here to go to the Parkrun website.

Promenade Park

AUTUMN AND WINTER IN PROMENADE PARK

Promenade Park is still a very enjoyable place to spend some time in the colder months.

On a sunny autumn or winter's day, when the low light casts shadows across the grassy banks banks of the River Blackwater, take a walk along the promenade to the statue of Brythnoth.

Take in the view and breathe in the air of the Blackwater Estuary..

The children's playgrounds and sand pits are open all year.

The adventure golf is still open at certain times subject to weather conditions - see here for details.

Fancy a nice warming drink? You will normally find at least one of the kiosks open in the park or walk a short distance to the Hythe Quay where you will find a couple of pubs which also serve food. The nearby High Street also boasts a good selection of places to eat and drink.

Just one of the kiosks in ther park
 

CORONAVIRUS

Promenade Park is currently subject to certain restriction due to the Coronavirus pandemic:

The park is open to the general public who must follow the social distancing rules. Have sanitiser with you and use it frequently - the virus is still with us. The area will be patrolled to ensure all visitors to the parks adhere to current advice regarding social distancing and gatherings.

The kiosks are open for takeaway service only and please put your litter in a bin.

PUBLIC TOILETS have reopened 10am to 5pm with social distancing required (subject to change if conditions require)

PLAY AREAS ARE OPEN. The Valley which includes the galleon may be subject to time limitations and you are asked that everyone sanitises their hands before entering and after leaving the area and ensure that everyone maintains social distancing as required.

USE OF PROMENADE PARK CAR PARK MAY BE RESTRICTED TO 8am to 6pm AND THE TICKET MACHINES ONLY ACCEPT CARD PAYMENTS

Any information on this page may be subject to change.

WHAT A YEAR 2020 HAS BEEN

Due to this terrible Coronavirus pandemic the Splash Park never opened and the doors of the Beach Huts remained locked.

The annual Maldon Mud Race was cancelled along with the November Fireworks Display - organised by the Maldon Rotary Club for the past 50 years - also being cancelled together with other events in the park.

Will this situation be any better for 2021? Let us hope that it will but it needs all of us to make that happen. We need to think for ourselves. Protect ourselves and those around us by being aware and keeping our distance to stop this virus spreading so that all of us, young and old, can hopefully enjoy next year a bit more.

Located on the sloping bank of the river Blackwater, Maldon's Promenade Park has been a popular leisure location 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 birds and wildlife. Smaller children will love the sand pit which is located at one 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 opposite end of the lake you will find more refreshment kiosks and the main conveniences. Beyond those is:

THE VALLEY

The Valley in Promenade Park is home to Maldon's famous Splash Park. This popular water playground for children is open on certain dates between March and September. Click here for details of opening times and dates as well as other important information about the use of the Splash Park.

HOPEFULLY, THE SPLASH PARK WILL BE OPENING IN 2021

Beside the Splash Park is the Galleon, a large activity feature in the shape of a an old sailing ship where children can climb and slide to their hearts content. Next to the galleon is a play fort and a zip wire for that extra bit of excitement - and all for free!

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Also in the Valley are the beach huts which are available to hire for the day. They make an ideal base for a day in the park. Click here for more details.

Beach Huts for rent in Maldon's Promenade Park
THE BEACH HUTS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IN 2020

If you fancy a bit of crazy putting, you will find the Pirates Bay Adventure Golf adjacent to the Splash Park. This attraction in Promenade Park 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 Byrhtnoth 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 childrens playgound together with a maze and wildlife area.

By the main park gates you will find the Maldon Museum with displays relating to Maldon's history.


Pirates Bay Adventure Golf Maldon
THE18 HOLE PIRATE'S BAY ADVENTURE GOLF
Open all year subject to weather conditions
 

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Visit the Museum in the Park
 
 
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
 

The popular Maldon Parkrun takes place every weekend in Promenade Park with the adult event on Saturday and Juniors on Sunday. Both events start at 9am and are free to enter but prior registration is required. Click here to go to the Parkrun website.

Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon
Postcode: CM9 5JQ 
Promenade Park is managed by the Maldon District Council

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

FACILITIES AND ACCESS
Toilet blocks include disabled facilities and a Changing Places toilet accessed by Radar key.
The park is wheelchair accessible.

PARKING
In the park £1.20 up to 1hr,
£2.40 up to 2 hrs,
£6.00 up to 4hrs or £7.70 all day.

TICKET MACHINES CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPT CARD PAYMENTS or via the Ringo app which incurs extra an charge

DOGS
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. Please be aware that there are certain parts of the park where dogs must be kept on leads.

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

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