Your guide to the district of Maldon and its history
PROMENADE PARK

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 2016 between April 1and September 25 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, aerial runway and a large model boating and crabbing lake. You will also find a skate board park and BMX track in the park.

JUNIOR FUNFAIR
In the summer you will find a junior funfair including dodgems, battery bumper boats, Formula 3000 cars, huge inflatable slide, chair-o-planes, prize every time stall. Tokens £1.25 each or 10 for £10. Please note that the funfair is now located in the car park field opposite the Splash Park - look for the signs.

PIRATES BAY ADVENTURE GOLF
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

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

EAT & DRINK
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
Junior Funfair*
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

Xplorer is a family friendly navigation challenge that is educational and fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the Promenade Park to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together. Click here for more details
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: www.parkrun.org.uk or email maldonpromhelpers@parkrun.com


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: maldonmotorshow.co.uk


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: http://www.dengieevents.co.uk/maldon-tri-race-info/


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 maldonmuseum.org.uk
 

Promenade Park
Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 5JQ

PARK OPENING TIMES
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.

SPLASH PARK Open on selected dates during April to Sept. Admission charges apply. CLICK HERE FOR OPENING TIMES AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE USE OF THE SPLASH PARK

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

For more information contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01621 856503