Maldon District Council

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John Durham Exhibition

Date: 16th Jul 2015 - 4th Aug 2015

Event type: Art exhibitions & classes

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

Maeldune Heritage Centre, Market Hill, CM9 4PZ

The Maeldune Centre is hosting an exhibition of paintings and drawings by John Durham. Figurative work in a range of media. Closed Wednesday and Sunday.

Enquiries: 01621 851628

Happening Today, 30th July 2015

Basin Pleasure Boat Cruises

Date: 5th Apr 2015 - 31st Oct 2015

Event type: Activities Afloat

Time: 11:30

Cost: Adults £6 Children & Concessions £4.50

Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, adjacent to Daisy Meadow Car Park, Basin Road, Heybridge Basin.

Experience a relaxing 1 hour cruise aboard the Elver, a 25ft steel narrow boat.  Gently winding along the canal at a leisurely 4 knots gives the passenger ample time to take in the scenery and wildlife of this little known waterway.  Please feel free to bring a picnic, tables are carried on board should you require them.  We advise you to book your place in advance to avoid disappointment as these trips are extremely popular. Please bring a light jacket with you to ensure your comfort.  Snack kiosk available on site.  Every day except Monday at 11:30, 13:00, 14:30 & 16:00 Also available 2 hour sunset cruise and rowing boat hire.

Enquiries: Mark 07835 657462 Website: www.basinpleasureboats.co.uk

Carnival Fun Fair

Date: 29th Jul 2015 - 1st Aug 2015

Event type: Festivals, Shows and Fetes

Time: 11:00 - 22:00

Cost: TBA

Promenade Park CM9 5JQ (Mill Road entrance CM9 5HX)

All the fun of a traditional fair. Open 11:00 - 22:00 subject to weather.

Dengie Meditation Centre

Date: 7th May 2015 - 30th Dec 2015

Every week

Event type: Other events

Time: 19:30 - 21:30

Cost: unknown

Room 5, Marine House, Steeple Road, Mayland CM3 6BE

A time to engage with friendly and thoughtful people. This class starts with a meditation followed by a discussion on a Buddhist topic led by an experienced practitioner.

Enquiries: 07936534546, email: info@dengie-meditation-centre.org.uk website:www.dengie-meditation-centre.org.uk

Festival of Quilts

Date: 26th Jul 2015 - 30th Jul 2015

Event type: Festivals, Shows and Fetes

Time: 12:00 - 17:00

Cost: Adult £7.00, Child £4.50, Family £20

Layer Marney Tower, Layer Marney, Nr Colchester. CO5 9US 01206 330784

Summer Exhibition of quilts by the Essex & Suffolk Quilters' Guild. Talks, demonstrations and workshops through the week. Closed Friday and Saturday. Entrance to exhibition is included in your entrance fee. Tea Room and Gift shop open.

Enquiries:Jackie Knoyle Hughes www.layermarneytower.co.uk

Happy Hearts - Exercise class for the over 50's

Date: 15th Jan 2015 - 24th Dec 2015

Every week

Event type: Other events

Time: 11:15 - 12:15

Cost: £4.50 per class

St Bartholomew's Church, Church Road, Wickham Bishops. CM8 3LA.

An enjoyable exercise class with plenty of laughter, motivation & support, specifically designed to be safe, effective and fun for all levels of ability and limitations.  Also suitable for people that have experienced heart problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis.

Enquiries: Lucy 01621 842989 Mobile 07947 259405 or email: lucyhappyhearts@hotmail.com

Invitation To View - Hyde Hall Gardens

Date: 25th Jun 2015 - 16th Sep 2015

Event type: History, Heritage and Museums

Time: 14:00 - 17:00

Cost: £17.00

Hyde Hall Gardens, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET

Guided tour of 360 acres of gardens,  including behind the scenes tour and cream tea. Tour dates:

Thurs 25th Jun 2015

Thurs 23rd July 2015

Thurs 13th Aug 2015

Wed 16th Sep 2015

Enquires: Prior booking essential via Mercury Theatre 01206 573948

John Durham Exhibition

Date: 16th Jul 2015 - 4th Aug 2015

Event type: Art exhibitions & classes

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

Maeldune Heritage Centre, Market Hill, CM9 4PZ

The Maeldune Centre is hosting an exhibition of paintings and drawings by John Durham. Figurative work in a range of media. Closed Wednesday and Sunday.

Enquiries: 01621 851628

Learn to stand up paddle!

Date: 1st May 2015 - 31st Aug 2015

Event type: Activities Afloat

Cost: Not known

Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation

Stand up paddle board riding is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK.  Lessons available for beginners and more experienced boarders with BSUPA qualified & approved instructors Anni & Mike.  All ages - children must be accompanied.

Enquiries: 07597 094233 or visit: www.frangipaniSUP.com Email: info@frangipaniSUP.com

Mad Science Summer Camp

Date: 27th Jul 2015 - 31st Jul 2015

Event type: Children’s events

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Cost: £35 per day or £165 for 5 days

Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, CM9 6QA

All camps are suitable for children aged 4-11 years. Every day is a mixture of dynamic demonstrations and exciting hands-on experiments with an out-and-out emphasis on fun.

Monday - Rocking Robots

Tuesday - Shocking Science

Wednesday - Popping Potions

Thursday - Walloping Weather

Friday - Lights, Camera, Awesome

Enquiries: To book your place call: 01245 364220 or 01245 363670, website: www.mad-science.co.uk/east

Maldon Country Market

Date: 15th Jan 2015 - 24th Dec 2015

Every week

Event type: Shopping & Markets

Time: 09:00 - 11:45

Cost: Free entry

Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon. CM9 4RL.

Every Thursday. Home-made cakes, savouries and preserves.  Jewellery & crafts.  Refreshments served.  New producers welcome.

Enquiries: 01621 859202  

Maldon General Market

Date: 8th Jan 2015 - 24th Dec 2015

Every week

Event type: Shopping & Markets

Time: 09:00 - 15:00

Cost: FREE entry

Butt Lane Car Park, Maldon. CM9 5HD.

Every Thursday. Some stalls on Saturdays.

Enquiries: Terry Frost 07747 308438

Maldon Ghost Walk

Date: 25th Jul 2015 - 22nd Aug 2015

Event type: Guided Walks

Time: 19:00

Cost: £5 Adults, children under £16 £3, under 5's FREE

All Saint’s Church, Maldon CM9 4QE

A guided walk to discover the ghosts of Maldon. Meet outside All Saints Church, Maldon at 7pm on;

Sat 25 July, Wed 29 July, Sat 1 Aug, Wed 5 Aug, Sat 8 Aug, Wed 12 Aug, Sat 15 Aug, Wed 19 Aug, Sat 22 Aug.

Pay on arrival - walks last approx. 1.5 hours

Museum of Power - UK Mega Essex Geocache Hunt & Teddy Bears Picnic

Date: 30th Jul 2015

Event type: Festivals, Shows and Fetes

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Cost: unknown

Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, CM9 6QA

Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides. 'Astaria' model village open and "Marshall" the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by compressed air and other oil / diesel engines will be running.

Enquiries: 01621 843183 email:enquiries@museumofpower.org.uk

Promenade Park Splash Park

Date: 31st Mar 2015 - 6th Sep 2015

Event type: Children’s events

Time: 11:00 - 18:00

Cost: £2.00 for a 25 minute session

Promenade Park CM9 5JQ (Mill Road entrance CM9 5HX)

This fantastic children's water park is located in The Valley in the centre of Promenade Park with water jets and fountains. Open 11:00 - 18:00 weekends and school holidays, weather permitting. Also open Thursdays & Fridays in June 11:00 - 16:00, weather permitting. Please visit our website: Maldon.gov.uk/splashpark for further opening times. Wristbands available on arrival or in advance by visiting the Maldon Tourist Information Centre. This facility is also available for private parties and school hire outside of the public sessions.

Enquiries:  Maldon Tourist Information Centre, Wenlock Way, Maldon CM9 5AD Tel: 01621 856503

Promenade Peddlerz

Date: 23rd Jul 2015 - 3rd Sep 2015

Event type: Children’s events

Time: 11:00 - 17:00

Cost: £3 for a 10 minute ride

Promenade Park CM9 5JQ

Hand operated boats suitable for children aged 4 - 10 years will be available on a sectioned off area of the boating lake, weather permitting. The boats go forward, backwards and around in circles - life jackets supplied.

Enquiries: Daryl 07974 715830 

Relaxing Cycle Rides

Date: 11th May 2015 - 17th Aug 2015

Event type: Other events

Time: 18:40 - 21:30

Cost: FREE

The ride starts at Saints football hut, Park Drive

Mondays every week commencing Monday 11th May - except bank holidays. Please arrive at 18:40 for a 19:00 start. Ride time 1 - 1.5 hours. All rides are led by experienced ride leaders and use quiet roads, lanes and bridleways. All abilities welcome. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show

Date: 30th Jul 2015 - 2nd Aug 2015

Event type: Festivals, Shows and Fetes

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: unknown

Hyde Hall Gardens, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET

Floral displays from exhibiting nurseries with a large range of plants, garden sundries and ornaments to buy.

Enquiries: 0845 2658071

St Lawrence Through The Ages

Date: 18th Jul 2015 - 6th Sep 2015

Event type: History, Heritage and Museums

Time: 14:30 - 16:30

Cost: Donations welcome

St Lawrence Heritage Discovery Church, St Lawrence Hill. CM0 7LN

Church open Saturday, Sundays and Bank holiday Mondays. Groups at other times by arrangement. Light refreshments available.

Enquires:01621 779319 or 01621 779267

Summer Reading Challenge in Essex

Date: 11th Jul 2015 - 5th Sep 2015

Event type: Children’s events

Cost: FREE

Maldon Public Library, Carmelite House, White Horse Lane, Maldon.CM9 5FW.

Inspiring children to develop a love of reading, find new authors and titles and build reading confidence. This year's theme is 'Record Breakers', aimed at children aged 3-12, with a special early years versions for 0-2 year olds. Children will need to read 6 books to earn their certificate and their reward.

To enter & for more information visit: www.essex.gov.uk/parentinfo

Swing Jive Class

Date: 16th Apr 2015 - 31st Dec 2015

Every week

Event type: Dance & Drama

Time: 20:00 - 22:00

Cost: £4 per person

St Peters Social Hall, St Peters Hospital, Maldon CM9 6EG

Fun and friendly class teaching jive, strolls and social dances. Just turn up. Free parking.

Enquiries: Chris or Steve 0772 1691932

Two Island Boat Trips Aboard Viking Saga

Date: 1st Jun 2015 - 30th Sep 2015

Event type: Activities Afloat

Cost: Adults £12, OAP £11 & children £5

Hythe Quay, Maldon. CM9 5HN

90 minute cruise past Northey & Osea Island. Licensed bar, lounge & toilet. Commentary by skipper Noddy. Booking essential.

Enquiries: 01621 843334 or 07766480793

 

UFO Spinning Cars

Date: 23rd Jul 2015 - 20th Sep 2015

Event type: Children’s events

Time: 11:30 - 17:30

Cost: unknown

Promenade Park CM9 5JQ

Hand operated spinning cars available on the following dates:

3 - 6 August

10 - 13 August

17 August - 2 September

19 & 20 September

 

Enquiries: Maldon Tourist Information Centre, Wenlock Way, Maldon, CM9 5AD Tel: 01621 856503

 

Viking Saga Boat Trips

Date: 18th Jul 2015 - 31st Jul 2015

Event type: Activities Afloat

Cost: Adults £6.00, OAP £5.00, children £3.50

Hythe Quay, Maldon. CM9 5HN

40 minute trips from Maldon Promenade past Heybridge towards Osea Island and then down to Fullbridge, returning to the jetty. Commentary on board by skipper Noddy. Licensed bar, lounge & toilet. Queue at the jetty and pay on the boat. Up to 4 trips per day, subject to tide, numbers & weather. Start time of first trip of the day:

Sat 18th July 12:30

Sun 19th July 13:00

Thurs 23rd July 15:00 1 trip only

Thurs 30th July 11:30

Fri 31st July 11:30

Enquiries: 07766480793, 01621 843334 www.vikingsaga.co.uk

YMCA Summer Roadshow (Burnham-on-Crouch)

Date: 30th Jul 2015

Event type: Other events

Time: 12:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

Riverside Park, Burnham-on-Crouch. CM0 8HS

Activities include free-running, Sumo suits, Music workshops, arts and crafts, football.  For ages 9 - 16 

Enquiries: Craig.gough@chelmsfordymca.co.uk

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