Promenade park is situated in Maldon, Essex alongside the River Blackwater and is the perfect place to visit as there is something to do for everyone of all ages….
-The Splash Park
-Model Boating Lake
-Play Galleon and Forts with an Aerial Runway
-BMX and Skate Park
The park is a favourite of my boys and we always spend a day there when visiting Nanny. There is so much to do that they never tire of keeping them self entertained.
The youngest boys love the sand pit area which is at the end of the ornamental lake and right next to refreshment kiosk. The Pit also has water play equipment in it, the children love to pump the water up and watch it travel down the cut out logs and onto the sand, the children enjoy digging out channels in the sand so that the water travels further away.
We ordered a couple of coffees and some raspberry slushes for the children and sat down at a table which was next to the sand pit and watched the children play in the sand. They quickly made friends and working together they planned out a way of getting the water from the pump to a hole that they dug out.
Oliver loved jumping from the sand into the water trying to see how big of a splash he could make.
After about an hour and half of sand play we made our way over to the Galleon play area for a little adventure play before heading on ver to the splash Park.
The children could play in here for hours without getting bored, Oliver loved going down the bumpy slide and Joseph like climbing all over the wooden boat.
Wherever there are children and a football my eldest will seek them out, he is always disappearing and I will always find him on the grass running around with other children, I love how confident he is with joining in with other children’s play.
When we first arrived at the park we booked onto a session in the water Splash area, the sessions cost £2 each and last for about half hour. Once your booked on your given a coloured wristband depending on what session and a receipt.
After a short play in the play area it was time to head on over to the Splash park in time for our session to start. It was a lovely hot day and after a long play it was much needed to cool the boys down.
Oliver spent the whole time running around the splash area following the yellow markings on the floor and running through the puddles.
He even plucked up the courage to sit underneath a water fall
The eldest two went from one water play to another, trying to get as wet as possible
It was hard not getting wet surrounded by so many water fountains turning on and off and shooting water out of the ground.
I love to watch my boys enjoy themselves, after our time was up we made our way back to the car for a little picnic. The car was parked at the edge of a field so we put up a little tent and the boys sat inside and ate their food.
We spent the rest of the day having running races, playing frisbee and kicking a football about whilst relaxing next to the car and eating. It was perfect summers day.