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With it's avenues of mature trees and grass recreation areas running down the banks of the river Blackwater, Maldon's Promenade Park has been a summer haven for many generations of families.

Promenade Park has changed greatly over the recent years and features a children's play area in the valley which includes the galleon, sandpit, an aerial runway and the popular water splash park to cool the kids off in the hot summer months. The latest addition is a row of beach huts ajacent to the Galleon and can be rented as a base for the day

The Splash Park
Promenade Park's popular Splash Park is open on selected days in 2018 between April 1and September 16 weather permitting. Admission charges are £2.50 per twenty five minute session. Click here for details of the Splash Park opening dates and times.

Ajacent to the Splash Park is the Galleon, a large climbing and sliding activity structure, a sand pit, zip wire and a large model boating and crabbing lake. You will also find a skate board park and BMX track in the park.

Pirates Bay Adventure Golf The new adventure golf attraction is now open and features talking pirates, cannons, water explosions and a huge pirate ship. Click here for more details

At the other end of the park there is a traditional children's playground with swings and playthings and a maze plus a wildlife garden.

There are plenty of takeaway kiosks in the park to feed those hungry tummies or cool off with a drink or ice cream. Promenade Park is ajacent to Hythe Quay, the home of the Maldon Thames barges and also two pubs, both with restaurants, should you fancy a drink or a meal or venture up the High Street to one of the many eateries available.

As Promenade Park is located on the banks of the river Blackwater, you can sit on the wall and enjoy the view of the estuary or take a closer view by taking a boat trip on the river.

Take a trip on the Viking Sage
Take a trip on the Viking Saga. Short cruises up the Blackwater Estuary depart from the Hythe Quay ... see here for details.

The Galleon
The Galleon

Plenty to eat
Plenty to eat and drink

Splash Park*
Sand Pit
Play Galleon & Fort
Aerial Runway
Crabbing Lake
Model Boating Lake
Adventure Golf
Orienteering Course
Childrens Maze
Childrens Playground
Wildlife Area
Refreshment Kiosks
*Selected dates during main season

Promenade Park is home to almost 1000 trees of more than 65 different species of tree. There are about 30 species of 'native' trees as well as specimens from all over Europe, the Far East, Australia and North America. The Tree Trail has been developed to help visitors learn a little more about some of these trees. The Trail is about one mile long and follows good paths throughout and should take about an hour to complete, walking at a leisurely pace. Route leaflets are available from the Information Point in the park and from Maldon District Tourist Information Centre, Wenlock Way,

If you are thinking of staying in the area you will find details of local accommodation here

Rent a beach hut for the day

Vintage family funfair in Maldon for summer half-term!
Saturday 25th May 2019 to Sunday 2nd June 2019 11am - 7pm Daily 11pm - 10pm Saturday evenings
Visit us in Promenade Park, Maldon (CM9 5JQ). Open all summer half-term May 25th-June 2nd. 11am-7pm daily and 11am-10pm on Saturdays. This is our only event in Essex so don’t miss out! Watch an award-winning free firework display on Saturday 25th around 9pm. Travel back in time this weekend to a real fairground with original hand-painted rides dating from the 1890s to the 1960s. Lots of rides and games for the little ones. An unforgettable day out and beautiful location for timeless photos of your family and friends having fun. Dogs on a lead welcome. Enjoy the Vintage Vehicle Road Run: a parade of old and interesting transport leaving Promenade Park 10am Saturday and going around Maldon. Perfect for little lorry lovers! Learn more about our rides with Showman Joby Carter on the Fairground Art and Heritage Tour on Sunday 26th. Book your place here: Tickets are £5 for charity. Cost: Free Entry
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Bank Holiday Market in Promenade Park
Monday 27th May 2019
General market with a massive selection of goods from clothes, housewares, food, giftware, toys, bedding, tools, garden ornaments, shoes and much more! Weather and ground conditions permitting

Maldon Armed Forces Day
Sunday 30th June 2019 10am to 4pm
Please come along to the first Armed Forces day held in Maldon, Essex on the 30th of June 2019 at Promenade park and show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. Cost: Free for everyone
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Maldon Motor Show
Sunday 7th July 2019 10:00 to 14:00
An annual special day featuring displays of vintage, classic, sports cars, motorbikes, and military & commercial vehicles, as well as autojumble, a vintage mobile cinema, auto trade stands, a vintage fair, a craft fair, & live entertainment by Crystal Radio. Cost: Free entry
More details: 01621 856503

Visit the Maldon MuseumThe MALDON MUSEUM is located by the main gates of Promenade Park and is open Wed, Fri & Sat 2 to 5pm, Sun & Bank Holidays 11am to 5pm April to October Entry is £2.00 adults, 50p children

Promenade Park
Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 5JQ

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

PARKING 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

For more information contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01621 856503