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
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
SWINGS & SLIDES
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.
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 Saga. Short cruises up the Blackwater Estuary depart from the Hythe Quay ... see here for details.
Plenty to eat and drink
Play Galleon & Fort
Model Boating Lake
*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
EVENTS IN THE PARK
Vintage funfair in Maldon!
Saturday 26th May 2018 to Saturday 2nd June 2018 Saturdays 11am-10pm & 11am-7pm all other days. Free fireworks Saturday 26th
Your local vintage funfair is back in town is back in town for 9 days (26th May- 3rd June) with rides and attractions for all the family to enjoy! Visit us in Promenade Park, free entry & free fireworks! Carters Steam Fair is believed to be the largest travelling vintage funfair in the world. Experience unique vintage rides dating from the 1890s to the 1960s.
Cost: Free entry!
More details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maldon Mud Race
Sunday 10th June 2018
Entrants race across ther muddy river bed ain this annual event which raises money for local charities and good causes. As always, it will be a good day out for all the family with stalls, refreshments and plenty of activities in the park.
Maldon Motor Show "Classics on the Promenade"
Sunday 1st July 2018 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 Saint FM.
Cost: Free entry
More details: 01621 875800
Maldon Carnival Summer Fete
Saturday 4th August 2018 11:00 to 19:00
Maldon Carnival Summer Fete. Lots to buy, eat, music to listen to and dance groups to watch. There will also be a lot of fun things for children.
Cost: Free entry
More details: Rhian Oakley 07514 410465
Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival 2018
Saturday 18th August 2018 to Sunday 19th August 2018 Sat -10:30-20:30 - Sun-10:30 -18:30
The Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival, a family celebration of the art of cooking with fire and smoke, comes to Promenade Park, featuring 20 International BBQ teams and Essex heats of the UK Chilli cook-off comp, A Real Ale and Cider Festival, Chilli and Hot Wing Eating Contest, Live Entertainment plus you will get to taste, smell, discover and learn about all kinds of US-style low ’n’ slow BBQ’ing grilling, smoking, meats and specialties from around the globe.In aid of Essex Air Ambulance
Cost: £2 Adults - Kids FREE up to the age of 16
More details: email@example.com - www.smokeandfirefestival.com
Saturday 13th October 2018 10.30am onwards
Take part in Farleigh Hospice’s exciting event, back for a second year following last years success. A fun filled family 5km Fun Run with 5 different coloured bubble stations along the route!
Registration fee covers admin costs and includes a special bubble rush t-shirt, medal and running number.
Pre-registration closes Sunday 25th March,so hurry and register now!
Cost: Pre-registration price £20 adults £10 under 18s
More details: 01245 457355 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.farleighhospice.org/bubble
The 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
Park Drive, Maldon,
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
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