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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

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 adjacent 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 a seafood bar which is open on 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 in Promenade Park is home to Maldon's famous Splash Park. This popular water playground for children is open again this summer. Click here for details of how to book yours.

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



Also in the Valley are the Beach huts, day huts that 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
Maldon Outdoor Antiques & Vintage Fair
Sunday 30th June 2024
Friday 5th July 2024 to Saturday 6th July 2024
The Maldon Doggie Weekend
Saturday 6th July 2024 to Sunday 7th July 2024
Brass On The Prom
Sunday 7th July 2024
Maldon Outdoor Antiques & Vintage Fair
Sunday 1st September 2024

Petting Zoo in Promenade Park

Home to over 70 species of animals, the Maldon Promenade Petting Zoo invites you to enjoy meeting a variety of farm animals including goats, alpacas, and a potbellied pig named Horace. Exotic animals include meerkats, skunks, Marmoset monkeys and racoons, while the aviaries are home to parakeets and finches plus many more.

The zoo is open most days subject to weather conditions with general admission prices of adults £10.95, children £8.95, concessions £9.95 or £34.95 for a family of four. More details here...


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.

Pirates Bay Adventure Golf Maldon
The 18 hole Pirate's Bay adventure golf is open throughout the year subject to weather condition. Click for details of open days and hours

Further along you reach the model boating and crabbing lake where you will often see a model Thames Sailing Barge being controlled by its 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 991.


At the opposite end of the park you will find a children's play area 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.

Visit the Museum in the Park

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.

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


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

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

In the park £1.60 up to 1hour,
£3.20 up to 2 hours,
£8.00 up to 5 hours or £11.00 all day.

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

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.

Open on selected dates weather permitting
Click here for more details of the Splash Park including opening days and times.


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