Promenade Park has served the town of Maldon since 1895, and welcomes over half a million visitors each year.
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Known locally as the ‘Prom’, the park is packed with attractions for all the family, including several play areas, Pirates Bay Adventure Golf, a model boating and crabbing lake, skateboard ramps, wildlife areas, as well as plenty of places to enjoy a picnic. During the warmer months, the Maldon Splash Park is very popular water play area for kids, along with the beach huts which make for great bases during the day.
Next to the Prom is the Hythe Quay which is a historic working waterfront that has been used as the town's port for over a thousand years. The quay is home to the largest collection of active Thames Sailing Barges that are still in use today, and you can take trips out on these iconic barges with Topsail Charters and the Thames Sailing Barge Trust.
You can enjoy views out across the Blackwater Estuary as you walk along the promenade, and at the end you will find the statue of Byrhtnoth overlooking the water. Byrhtnoth was the Ealdorman of Essex who was defeated during the Battle of Maldon 991. His statue faces the causeway of the Northey Island, which is regarded as the site of the battle and as the oldest battlefield site in England. The Prom is also home to the Museum in the Park, where you can learn more about the town’s history.
Throughout the year, there are a wide range of events for all the family to enjoy from festivals, fairs and open air cinemas, to car shows, firework displays and sporting events. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed day, or simply for a place to enjoy a picnic and relax, Promenade Park is certainly a must visit when coming to Maldon.