08/06/2013

Saturday Afternoon in Maldon, Essex

We are pretty lucky to be close to some very good attractions that are family orientated. Maldon Promenade Park is on the Blackwater Estuary and about 25 minutes drive from home for us. The monkeys love it there as there is so much on offer! 
The Thames barges are based there and can be hired out for parties and trips. There is a splash park which was open today but far too chilly for the monkeys!! Lots of fun though for the hotter weather.
The promenade also boasts a large wooden galleon which the monkeys love to climb all over and slide down. Many families gather there for picnics and to catch the sun.
As you can see, the monkeys love it there and I managed to catch a picture of them racing with daddy after playing on the galleon.
There is also an ornamental lake down by the front where we sometimes feed the ducks and several cafes where visitors can relax, and what trip by the coast would it be without an ice cream! The tide was out today but that meant I was able to get some photo's of the boats residing there whilst we walked along eating our ice creams and the monkeys got covered in chocolate.
We got to Maldon quite late this afternoon so it was fairly quiet there but normally in the height of summer it is very popular and the place is buzzing with people. So we were able to have a stroll  and ended the outing with a special treat for the monkeys! They love having tea alfresco.

If you would like to visit Maldon Promenade Park there is so much more to do there than I have covered, but we were only there for a short while today. We shall however be visiting again very soon.
Have you ever been?
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