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 which 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.

ADVENTURE GOLF
A new adventure golf attraction is currently under construction which will hopefully open in July.

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*
Orinteering 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, Maldon or you can download one here

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

Rent a beach hut for the day

 
EVENTS IN THE PARK
Carters Steam Fair
Saturday 28th May 2016 to Sunday 5th June 2016
Ride the Steam Gallopers, Chair-o-Plane, Steam Yachts and many more! With shows, stalls, arcades and refreshments.Open Saturdays 11am - 10pm; every other day 11am - 7pm. With free fireworks at 9pm on Saturdays.

Bank Holiday Market
Monday 30th May 2016
Popular bank holiday general retail market. Weather and ground conditions permitting

The Maldon Motor Show
Sunday 3rd July 2016
Vintage, classic, sports, American cars, military & commercial vehicles, retro cars and motor bikes. Live entertainment, auto-jumble and craft fair.
More details: 01245 268157


The Maldon Triathlon
Sunday 31st July 2016 10:40
Beginner friendly and fun event suitable for all. Sprint: 750m Swim / 28km Cycle / 5km Run Olympic: 1.5km Swim / 45km Cycle / 10km Run Entry & more info at www.dengieevents.co.uk
More details: www.dengieevents.co.uk


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