The Maldon District has a diverse range of attractions and activities for you to enjoy with family and friends. Throughout the year, there are plenty of events for you to experience, from fairs, concerts, plays and pantomimes, to country shows, music festivals, carnivals and flying events.
Explore our historic maritime towns and traditional villages, and learn more about our heritage by visiting a museum, heritage centre, or a historical site. Extend your stay at a wide variety of accommodation to truly experience what the Maldon District has to offer.
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The Viking Saga departs from the sea wall between Promenade Park and The Hythe for 40 minute excursions out past Heybridge Basin towards Osea Island and then back in the opposite direction. Longer trips are also available.
Topsail Charters operate sailing barge trips from Maldon’s Hythe Quay.
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Avenues of mature trees and recreation areas lead down to the ornamental lake complete with fountains and resident swans and other birds and wildlife. Smaller children will love the sand pit which is located at one end of the lake.
The pit is adjacent to one of the many refreshment kiosks in the park so you can relax with a cup of tea and watch the kids enjoying themselves. There is also an oyster and seafood bar which is open weekends and bank holidays.
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Situated by the main gates of Promenade Park, this museum features the history of Maldon through the years including displays about the Promenade Park swimming lake, Sadds Timber, the Railway Station and much much more.
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Combined Military Services Museum
Houses many exhibits portraying the history of warfare and weapons from the middle-ages to the present day.
Museum of Power Langford
Set in seven acres of grounds and housed in the Steam Pumping Station at Langford, exhibits and demonstrates working examples of power sources of all types and chronicles the major roles that they have played in history.
Heybridge Basin is located at the end of the 13 mile Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation and contains the sea lock which joins the canal to the Blackwater estuary.
The basin was dug out of the marsh to enable sea going vessels to enter the canal and unload their cargoes onto the barges for transportation inland to Chelmsford. The navigation was completed in 1796 and commercial traffic to Chelmsford by canal ceased in 1972.
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Where to Stay
Why not stay for a short break or a longer holiday to enjoy and make the most of your visit to the Maldon District? Whether your preference is for a boutique hotel, a cosy B&B in an historic building, a holiday park near the water, or a luxury converted barn in a rural setting, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with all that’s on offer.
With accommodation to suit all styles and budgets, you’ll be spoilt for choice as there’s something for everyone in the Maldon District.