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 that includes the galleon, sandpit, a zip wire 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
Promenade Park's popular Splash Park is open again in 2021 weather permitting. Admission charges are £3.25 per twenty five minute session which must be pre-booked online.
SPLASH PARK WILL NOT REOPEN IN 2021
Maldon District Council have announced that due to 'mechanical issues' and 'other unforseen circumstances' the Splash Park will not reopen until 2022.
In the Valley adjacent to the Splash Park is the Galleon, a large climbing and sliding activity structure, a sand pit, play fort and a zip wire. Further along there is large model boating and crabbing lake. You will also find a skate board park and BMX track in the park.
The kids will love the PETTING ZOO where they can meet over 70 species of animals. The zoo is open most days subject to weather conditions with admission prices at £5.95 per person or £19.95 for a family of four. Find more details by clicking here.
PIRATES BAY ADVENTURE GOLF
This adventure golf attraction 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.
Plenty to eat and drink
Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 5JQ
PARK OPENING TIMES
7.30am until dusk (later if there is a special event)
PARKING In the park £1.20 up to 1hr, £2.40 up to 2 hrs, £6.00 up to 4hrs or £7.70 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
Promenade Park is managed by the Maldon District Council